“Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” 

~Psalm 50:15 NLT~


Read the Bible

  • 1 Kings 7=8
  • Psalm 65
  • Romans 1

Glenda Wicker McIntyre

November 16, 1961 – May 19, 2018

Glenda Wicker McIntyre, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was born November 16, 1961 in Amite and was 56 years of age. She is survived by her husband, William McIntyre, Sr.; daughter, Jessica McIntyre; 4 grandchildren, Weston McIntyre, Cassie Ricks, Dixie McIntyre, and Hank Wallace; mother, Sandra Nell Wicker; 3 sisters, Barbara Harris and husband, Chuck, Debra Lowe and husband, Boyd  and Cathy McIntyre and husband, Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, William Wesley McIntyre, Jr.; father, Eliga RN Wicker, Sr.; and her brother, Eliga RN Wicker, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM  until religious services at 11 AM Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jason Skipper. Interment Charles McIntyre Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




“Young” Ladies Birthday Party Honorees with May Birthdays Today at 11:00 at The Cafe

  • Firma Kay Schneeweiss
  • Wilma Smith
  • Judy Liberto
  • Marilyn Hart
  • Verna Callihan
  • Margaret Oliver
  • Diane Turner



Dates for Your Calendar – Both wonderful ways to help tell others about Jesus!

  • July 16
    • Quarterly WMU Meeting
    • Various churches will show you their craft items for shoeboxes, mission trips, missionary donations, etc.
    • Spring Creek Baptist Church at 10 A.M.
  • September 15
    • Quarterly WMU Meeting
    • Kay Bennett will be here to tell us about Friendship House in New Orleans.
    • We will bring items to donate to the ministry there.
    • Hillsdale Baptist Church at 10 A.M.


  • 9:00 – Leadership planning meeting
  • 10:00 – Meeting
  • Followed by a potluck lunch



FBC has scheduled some days for ministry projects.  These days will be for adults, youth, and children.  Without going to my calendar, I will say they will be in the next few months on the third Saturday of the month from 9 A.M. – Noon.  I would love to have some volunteers to help prepare for these meetings.  Let me know when you are available to work at the church for 2-3 hours.



Our mission in as Christians is to tell others about Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20).  Let’s do so in a way that is helpful and encouraging.

Anna Lee








After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

~Acts 4:31~



Chad Mixon Beadle

February 11, 1975 – May 18, 2018

Chad Mixon Beadle, 43, Osyka, MS., passed away on May 18, 2018 at the SMRMC in McComb, MS.

Visitation will be Monday May 21, 2018 from 4 PM until services at 6:30 PM at Osyka Baptist Church in Osyka, MS. Rev. Gene Richards, Bro. Wendell Rhodus, Bro. Joe Weaver and Bro. Marion Schenk will officiate and burial will be in Osyka Cemetery.

Chad was born in McComb, MS., on February 11, 1975. He is the son of Sherwin A. Beadle Sr., and Betty Joe Mixon Beadle.

Chad was a member and Deacon of Osyka Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and son. He attended South Pike High School and received his GED. He was a minster at heart and was able to minster at a variety of churches, Hebron Baptist of Franklinton, Friendship Baptist of Amite, La., Sunny Hill Baptist of Franklinton and more. He was an avid outdoorsman and anyone who met him, loved him. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Chad is preceded in death by one brother, Sherwin Albert Beadle Jr., and one sister, Kristy Gail Beadle.

He is survived by his parents, his loving wife of twenty four years, Angelia Schenk Beadle, three daughters, Areal J. LeJeune (Wilton), Mariha Joe Beadle (Jason Elie) and Maranda Kay Morgan (Zack); one sister, Kathy Joe Gaines; mother and father in-law, Thelma and Ray Schenk; numerous brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Cain Schenk, Andy Ellsworth, James Schenk, Ray Schenk, Dustyn Dickerson and Cody Schenk.

Honorary pallbearers will be, son in-laws and Deacons of Osyka Baptist church.

In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Osyka Baptist church building fund.

Margaret Dykes Gill

July 13, 1924 – May 19, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home. She was born July 13, 1924 and was 93 years of age. She was a retired Deputy Tax Assessor with Tangipahoa Parish. She is survived by her son, Harrison R. Gill, III and wife, Dee Dee, Amite; grandchildren, Molly and Jason Gill; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Garfield Dykes and Allie Jones Dykes; sisters, Alma Dykes Eichel, Vera Dykes Schwebel, and Adele Dykes Dyer. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 9 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12 Noon. Interment Sharkey Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Hope and catch up on any readings you may have missed.



My computer indicates the battery is very low.  I want to remind you of the ladies’ birthday party tomorrow and close for now.

Anna Lee





But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;

and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~




Linda Hornsby-Craddock is doing better.  Surgery will be scheduled for a later date and possible not even be necessary.



Adrian Phillips is in Lakeview.  He had a port reconstructed, but that didn’t work as hope, so he had to have a second surgeery.  Please pray for him, his family. and his medical team.




Chad Beadle of Osyka passed away.  His obituary is not available yet.  Please say special prayers for his wife, Angela, and their three daughters.



Mathilde “Tillie” Lopinto

April 23, 1927 – May 16, 2018

Mathilde “Tillie” Lopinto, a resident of Independence, passed away on May 16, 2018.  She was born on April 23, 1927 in Ghent, Belgium.  She is survived by her children and their spouses, Joseph R. and Velvet Lopinto and Marilyn and Jerome Rivet; her grandchildren and their spouses: Brian and Amy Rivet, Eric and Katie Rivet, Crystal and J.R. Alexander, Michael and Rachel Davis, and Cara Lyn and Dustin Reno;  her great-grandchildren John Rivet, Evan Alexander, Aubree and Colby Davis and Emmet Reno.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph P. Lopinto, her parents Angelus and Emerance Boelens, her sisters Angelle and Georgette and her brothers Frans and Maurice.  She was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church.  Visitation at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Independence at 9 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM on Monday, May 21, 2018.  Interment to follow at Colonial Mausoleum, Independence.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Jerry Patrick Fairburn

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 17, 1967 in Independence  and was 50 years of age. He is survived by 2 sisters, Shirley and Alan Simmons, Amite, and Cathy and Dudley McIntyre, Amite; nieces and nephews, Charles and Erica Lebo, Lacey and Brandon Joiner, Robert and Jennifer Crotwell, Regina and Benny Basso, Ashley and James Stilley, James Simmons, Jr. and Tiffany Cooper, and Jonathan Hart; great nieces, Hallie Lebo Royals and Jacob Provstgaard, Abigail Basso, Jasmine Joiner, Kenzie Crotwell, and Harley Basso. Preceded in death by parents, Luther Fairburn, Sr. and Louvernia Lebo Fairburn; brother, Luther “Peerod” Fairburn, Jr.; sister, Alice Jo Fairburn Robertson; brother in law, Richard Crotwell, Sr.; nephews, Richard Crotwell, Jr. and Justin Simmons. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. E. J. Didone and Rev. Darryl Miller. Interment Lebo Cemetery, Chesbrough. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to McKneely Funeral Home. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible

  • I Kings 3-4
  • Ps. 64
  • Acts 27



Birthday Ladies to be Honored Tuesday 

  • Judy Liberto
  • Wilma Smith
  • Firma Kay Schneeweiss
  • Marilyn Hart
  • Verna Callihan
  • Margaret Oliver
  • Diane Turner



May this Lord’s Day be special to you!

Anna Lee


For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

~2 Timothy 1:7~


Bobby Forbes’ surgery went well yesterday.  A rod was placed in his arm to support the brittle bone.  Please continue to pray for Bobby and Janie.



Jimmy Alford, brother of Kay Roberts, is having some tests done Thursday.  I know Kay will appreciate your prayers for him.



Deputy Nick Tullier is recovering for pneumonia and is out of ICU.  Please continue to pray for Nick and his family.




Camp Living Waters had a fire in a maintenance building yesterday.

Be in prayers for Camp. Lost maintenance shop with tractor, golf cart, two lawn mowers directors camper and everything else in shop. No one was in the shop or injured.
Churches, it is time to step up and help our local church camp.
Read the Bible
  • I Sam. 4-6
  • Ps. 49
  • Acts 5



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party today will honor Mrs. Othell Williams, Mrs. Catherine Yarborough, Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell, Gail Brister, and Virginia McKenzie.  See you at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



I hope you are getting outside and enjoying some of the beautiful weather God has provided.

Anna Lee


The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”

And let the one who hears say, “Come!”

Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

~Revelation 22:17~



Read the Bible

  • Reflect on God as Capable
  • Catch up on any reading you missed during the past week.



Opportunities this Week

  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
  • Wednesday – Filming for the Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer (Limited opportunity)
  • Friday – Romans 5 Bible Study
  • Saturday – Simulcast and Housewarming for Children’s Home
  • Sunday – 125th Anniversary of FBC, Kentwood



Please pray for our friend, Bobby Forbes of Arcola, as he has emergency surgery to remove a cancerous place from his arm.



Alice Faye Lee is home and doing better.  Thank-you for praying for her.



Heart problems seem to be numerous.  We have friends who have had heart procedures and other facing surgeries soon.  I know each of them would appreciate your prayers.



Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child are available to those wishing to pack some.  The ones in the area under the balcony contain instructions/guidelines.  You can participate in one or both option.  I’ll keep that area stocked with shoeboxes, so if someone gets the last ones, I’ll add more.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.



There of many spiritual, physical, and emotional needs in our community today.  Say some special prayers, please.

Opportunities are plentiful!

Anna Lee





The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!”

Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

~Revelation 22:17~



Pray for the family of Mr. John Alan Blackwell as they have his services this afternoon at FBC, Kentwood.

  • Wake – 2:00 P.M.
  • Celebration of Life – 3:00 P.M.


“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

Tuesday at The Cafe at 11:00

Honoring Ladies with April Birthdays

                  Othell Williams

                 Catherine Yarborough

                 Gail Brister

                 Annie Bell Harrell

                 Virginia McKenzie


M-JAM (Grades 1-5) – May 4-5

Permission slip and $20.00 fee is due TODAY!

See Anna Lee if you have any questions.


Children in Action

A video team will be here Wednesday night to film a portion of a segment for a future Georgia Barnette video.


Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes and information sheets available after church today!  Questions? Ask Anna Lee .  



Read the Bible

  • I Sam. 1-3
  • Eccl. 9:1-10
  • Acts 4



Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee



So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,  rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

~Colossians 2:6-7~



Pray for Alice Faye Lee who is not feeling her best.



Mrs. Jeanette McGehee is walking some during her physical therapy time at North Oaks.  That’s good.  Let pray for continued progress.



The obituary for Mr. John Alan Blackwell has not been posted yet.



There will be no gathering at the cabin tonight.  Thank-you for your understanding.  David is improving, but still tires easily and is weak.  He has regained a few pounds, but has many more to regain.


Shoeboxes and a list of suggested items to pack for Operation Christmas Child will be available Sunday morning.  Be thinking of how many you wish to pack this year.




Read the Bible 

  • Judges 19-21
  • Psalm 47
  • Acts 1



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe
  • All ladies are invited.



If you have a child (children) who are attending M-Jam on May 5th, please sign the list under the stairwell to the balcony.  We need to order shirts soon.




The Children in Action of FBC, Kentwood will be participating in a video which will be used for promotion of the Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana.  I thank God for these children and the opportunity to work with them.




Last night, we played a game about choices.  There are many we must make in life.  The most important one is inviting Jesus into our hearts/lives.  The decision is important for children, youth, and adults!  Have you made the correct choice?

Anna Lee