“Give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 

~Thessalonians 5:18 NIV~




Pray for little Jules Tankesley who had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  She is doing much better now.  Pray for Jules and her parents, KerriBeth and Jamie.




Thanks to those who helped with the shoeboxes this week.  The shoebox schedule for this week is Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 P.M.and Saturday at 8 A.M.  We are progressing in getting enough shoeboxes ready for all the children we will be packing for this year.  Help us bring a smile to their faces.  We meet in the fellowship hall to paint.  Thanks to the ladies who helped this week.

We are collecting money to help with the postage.  It costs $9.00 per shoebox to get each one to their destination.  You can mark your check “OCC Postage”.  Thanks for your help.





Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions:  We are collecting funds to help people in Louisiana have an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  I know we want those around us to have opportunities to have Jesus in their hearts and lives.




Fifth Sunday Singing at FBC, Kentwood

  • Tonight at 6 P.M.
  • Boiled peanuts and hot dogs after the singing
  • Everyone is invited.



Scripture Writing – September 29 – Romans 15: 7-13

October Scriptures are available in the sanctuary or office of FBC, Kentwood.




If you have items to send because of the flooding in Texas they must be turned in first thing in the morning so the can get to Bro. Stan in time for the next trip.  Remember, they will only be taking the four items they requested – diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and Gatorade and other sports drinks.  We have disaster relief workers on the ground and working in Texas.




Monday, the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will meet at The Cafe at 11:00.  All ladies are invited to join in with them.




Sunday School begins at 9:15 and worship begins at 10:30 at FBC, Kentwood.  We invite you to join us if you are not attending another church.  We have classes for every age group.  We also provide a nursery, have children’s church, and other things that may interest you.

Anna Lee





The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.

Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance



Thankfully, Mrs. Ruby Dillon is better.  Keep praying for her.




Updates on Carl “Chicken” Gaines and Carol Bennett Sealey written by his wife/her sister, Barbara:

Good morning everyone. Quick update on Carl. We thought he was having another stroke Tuesday morning spent the Tuesday and Wednesday in the hospital but doctors thinking a migraine headache so home now! GOD IS GOOD!!

Have even better news on Carol. Talked with her this morning and got the good news that she is not going to have to go to dialysis. What an awesome answered prayer. I know that we have been praying for that specific request and I have had friends that have told me that they also have been lifting Carol up in prayer and praying that God would heal her kidneys so that she would not have to go to dialysis 3 times a week!!! Answered prayers HALLELUJAH!!!!  CAROL also is gaining strength in her legs and making great progress in making steps and standing up with assistance. God has big plans for Carol and her testimony of God’s Mercy and Grace!!! Thank you to all who have prayed so fervently for Carol’s healing and to please keep praying!!!




Scripture Writing – September 27 – Psalm 126: 1-6




Project Day for Operation Christmas Child – Saturday at 1 P.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.




The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will meet Monday, September 30 at 11:00 at The Cafe.  All ladies are invited to attend.




There is a Sunday School class for everyone at FBC, Kentwood.  We begin at 9:15.  If you need help locating a class contact me of enter the church fellowship hall and ask for assistance.  We would love to have you join us.




Have a wonderful, cooler day.  It doesn’t feel like fall yet, but there each morning these is a hint it is coming.

Anna Lee


“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.” 

~Philippians 4:19 The Message~




Request from Pam Sellers:

Please add Rick George to our prayer list. He will be having heart valve surgery on the 10th. Thanks!!!




Buddy Morris had a stent put in his leg and is doing well.




The obituary for Mrs. Hollis Ann Hayden is not on the home page of  McKneely Funeral Home in Hammond yet.  Pray for Adam Hayden, her grandson.




LC Football Players Baptized




Scripture Writing – September 7 – Isaiah 61: 10-11




Coming soon:

  • Week of 15th – Georgia Barnette Offering Week of Prayer for Louisiana
  • 16th – Fall Food Round-Up
  • 16th – Two Rivers WMU at Hillsdale
  • 4th Thursday morning – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe
  • Operation Christmas Child – Let me know when you are available to help prepare items for boxes.



Thank-you for reading and praying.  You make a difference.

Anna Lee








“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.

And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.

So don’t be troubled or afraid.” 

~John 14:27 NLT~




Scripture Writing – September 3 – Hebrews 12:1-6




Continue to pray for those who have been/will be visited by Hurricane Dorian.  Thank God for those who have gone to help the people recover from the problems brought by Dorian.



Fall Food Round-Up – All food and cleaning supplies are to be picked up from FBC, Kentwood first thing Monday, September 16.  Help support these children from the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  This is our once-a-year food drive for them.




Two River’s Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 16 at 10 A.M. at Hillsdale Baptist Church.  Katie McElveen will be sharing about how the Georgia Barnette Offering is used in Louisiana.  A covered-dish meal will follow the meeting.




September 24th is the date of this month’s “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come for 11 A.M.  The meeting is concluded with birthday cake for ladies with September birthdays.




Thank God for the decisions made at our local churches recently.  May God continue to work in each church.

Anna Lee





“Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people.

I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

~Zechariah 2:11~




Caleb Estay received a good report at his check-up yesterday.  Continue to pray for him as he continues to heal.




Scott “Bozo” Pevey

November 21, 1969 – August 25, 2019

Scott “Bozo”Pevey, a resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Pine Grove, LA. He was born November 21, 1969 in Hammond, LA and was 49 years of age. He is survived by father, L.J. Pevey; 2 sisters, Donna Smith Rogers and Dena Guyn; 3 aunts, Ann Pevey Garrie, Pauline Creel and Kaye Creel; step-daughter, Annie Ficklin; grandson, Eli Ficklin; companion, Kirstin Cupit; fur baby, Dinky. Preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Powell; sister, Debra Ann Smith; nephews, Johnnie McLemore, Jacob Danhour and Jordan Danhour; paternal grandparents, Hulon and Nettie Pevey; maternal grandparents, Randolph and Geraldine Morris. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM Thursday, August 29, 2019. Interment Shiloh Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA . For an online guestbook, visit


Roy Scimeca

June 04, 1926 – August 22, 2019

A loving brother, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend, Roy passed away on August 22, 2019, in Amite, LA. He was born June 4, 1926, in Amite, LA, and was 93 years of age. He is survived by 2 sisters, Frances LaMarca, Rockford, IL, and Loretta Snow, Amite, LA; nieces and nephews, Janelle S. Randall (Glenn), Carolyn S. Smith(Sterling), Sherrie S. Magruder(Virgil Ray), Dr. David Scott Snow, Greg LaMarca(Helen), Gary LaMarca, and Alice S. Plauche(David); numerous great- nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Dominick and Jennie G. Scimeca; 1 sister, Josephine Scimeca; 3 brothers, Dominick, Louis and Joe Scimeca; 1 sister-in-law, Lelia Belle Scimeca; 2 brother-in-laws, Ernie LaMarca and Robert Lee Snow. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, LA from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on August 24, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Marshall Wallace. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA.




Walter “W.G.” Cutrer

July 22, 1950 – August 19, 2019

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith…. 2 Timothy 4:9

W.G. (Walter George ) Cutrer went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 19, 2019 after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was born July 22, 1950 to Floyd and Rowena Dreher Cutrer. After he retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School Board, he found his passion in hunting and running “his dogs”! He is survived by his son and caregiver, Will Thomas Cutrer; 2 brothers, Richard Cutrer (Paula) and Carl Cutrer. 2 sisters, Carol Ann Cutrer Cleveland (Ira) and Shirley Cutrer Newcomb and numerous extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Cutrer, and brother-in-law, Kirby Newcomb. Memorial Services to be scheduled at a later time. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing – August 27th – Zechariah 2:11




The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be this morning at 11::00 at The Cafe in Kentwood.  Join in the fun and enjoy our favorite lunch at the same time.  Birthday cake is always the dessert!




Thank-you for reading and praying.  Each prayer is important.

Anna Lee






“Why do you notice the little piece of dust in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood in your own eye? . . . You hypocrite!

First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your friend’s eye.”

~Matthew 7:3, 5 NCV~




Remember that today is the day for the birthday party for “young” ladies over 50.  All ladies are invited to meet at the Burger Basket at 11:00 to honor the birthday ladies.  Lunch is Dutch treat.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Hebrews 6:10-12




I have been sharing news of friends who are involved in missions.  Several local groups are doing missions now.  I just learned that a cousin and his sweet family from another state will be serving in Honduras this week.  Ricky, I’m so thankful for the way you and your family serve the Lord every day of the year and especially today.  May this trip be fruitful for the Lord!




James Rimes told me Buddy Waller has been sick due to a change in medicine.  A change to correct the problem has already been made.  Pray to God for remove this time of sickness so Buddy can return to his routine.




Beth Brabham saw a surgeon yesterday and will have gall bladder surgery next Monday.  Pray for her as she waits until this health issue can be corrected.  She will be at North Oaks for surgery.




Frances Gay asks for prayers for her granddaughter Kaylee Houeye who will  have out-patient surgery this morning at North Oaks to remove her tonsils.  In addition to praying for her surgery, please pray for the recovery time for her.  Your prayers will be appreciated.




My brother-in-law, Donnie Eudy of Ponchatoula, continues to fight damage the sun has done to his fair skin.  He latest report is leading to additional appointments and procedures.  Keep Donnie and others with the same issue in your prayers.




David saw his oncologist yesterday.  The blood level was a little lower, 7.3, but the decision was made NOT to get more blood at this time because of the additional fluid his body would have to deal with.  The Procrit injection was increased from 40,000 to 50,000 units.  It seems the body is making the blood, but the liver and spleen are acting like sponges and absorbing it.  In the meantime, David’s exercises are helping him regain strength and endurance.

David has been strong enough to sit and help unpackage items for Operation Christmas Child and was able to shop for more OCC items in a store on the way home from Baton Rouge.  This is rewarding to both of us because we have been in another country when the “shoeboxes” were distributed.  Not only do the boys and girls get needed items like toothbrushes and soap and they get school supplies and gifts, but they get an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  Each box is found to impact an average of seven people with the message of Jesus.  We believe this is a great mission opportunity and costs us so little.

If you need to know how to get involved with OCC, please ask us.  We would love to give you an opportunity to get involved.

Anna Lee





The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~



Scripture Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – 2 Peter 1:5-9



The monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be tomorrow at 11 at the Burger Basket.  Join the group in celebrating July birthdays.  Everyone is invited to have lunch with us Dutch treat.




It was good to see Kenneth Birch back in church yesterday.  Let’s continue to pray for good results from his back surgery.




Beth Brabham will be seeing a surgeon today to set up a date for gall bladder surgery.  Let’s pray for her to get relief soon.




Please continue to pray for Mr. Frank and “Miss” Barbara Erwin.  I certainly miss seeing them when they are unable to be in church.




Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby Dillon were back in church yesterday.  They enjoyed hearing Bro. Wendell Rhodus preach yesterday.




Gaylon Curter‘s blood level got low so he was admitted to the hospital for platelets and two units of blood.  He is home and feeling better now.  Continue to pray for him and his family as his continues to fight his battle with MDS.




Don’t forget to purchase some school supplies for OCC this week.  You can drop them off in the church office any day but Saturday.  School will be beginning soon.  School supplies will be less available them.  Every shoe box we pack will need school supplies so help us get enough for all the boys and girls.  Thank-you!

Anna Lee