Drop-off week begins in 8 days and runs for 8 days.
Check the Samaritan’s Purse OCC site to identify the nearest locations and hours of operation.
Be sure to arrive during the hours listed.
Thankfulness – Day 6
Today, I am thankful to be able to invite people to worship with us at FBC, Kentwood. It might be at the grocery story or even at a funeral. I hope it is like a seed in someone’s mind and that they might act upon it one day if and when God speaks to their heart.
Today’s Prayer Focus
Today, I hope you will think of several homebound people and pray for them. David and I have been temporarily homebound on several occasions. It’s hard, but teaches an appreciation for those whose circumstances don’t improve. It also brings such a longing into your heart to be with other Christians and to worship together.
A Special Blessing
Blessings slip up and enter our hearts when we least expect them. Yesterday, I spoke to a lady who told me that she prays for me. She really caught me off-guard when she told me I had been on her prayer list for a number of years and she had prayed for me earlier in the day.. This sincere senior adult was such an encourager. I want to be worthy of her time and dedication for all those prayers.
Another Special Lady
David and I, individually, were able to speak to Mrs. Ann Chapman and Deloy Chapman yesterday. She looks great! Her smile is as big as ever. God has blessed her with many years, years long after Mr. Quincy’s death. I knew her before we moved to Kentwood and was surprised when I was taken to her Sunday School class when I entered FBC, Kentwood shortly before we moved from Roseland. She was such an inspiration to me years ago and again yesterday. (Mr. Quincy and my daddy both worked for the telephone company.)
I hope you can say you have some people you have been able to look up to for many years and who impacted your life in a positive way.
A resident of Hammond, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 30 ,2022 at his home. He was born February 8, 1975 in Jackson, MS and was 47 years of age. He is survived by his 2 sons, Steven Bass and Caleb Bass; parents, Jean Lambert and Donald Bass; 1 brother, Michael Bass; former spouse, Jamie Ashford Bass. Preceded in death by his biological father, Harold Fairburn, Jr.; grandparents, Harold Fairburn, Sr. and Wilda Mae Fairburn and Joe Thomas Freeman and Christine Strickland Freeman. Memorial Services on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 2:00PM at Tangipahoa Cemetery. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Today, I am thankful for my church and church family. I learned long ago that a church is people, not a building. We are not perfect, but we strive to do God’s will. We have many wonderful church friends. My life would be so different if I did not have a church family.
Have a great day today. Make it special for someone else!
Dean Sharkey said his twin brother, SCOTT SHARKEY, is doing much better. Scott is still in ICU, but should be moved to a regular room soon if he continues to be without additional problems.
Mattie “Patsy” Albin Lee
November 9, 1935 – November 1, 2022
Mattie Lucille Albin Lee (Patsy) went home to be with the Lord November 1, 2022. She was 86 years old and a resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. She was born November 9, 1935. She leaves behind two daughters, Janet Lee and Gwen Spinks (Clay) of Greensburg, LA; grandsons, Shawn Spinks (Misty), Ryan Spinks (Jessi), Kyle Spinks (Tammy), Corey Spinks (Amanda), Seth Lee, and Bryson Lee; 15 great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Mabry, Gabriel, Abram, Addi, Gauge, Autumn, Brooke, Chloe, Cason, Trey, Callen, Keller, Kyndall, and Houston. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Lee, Sr.; son, James Wesley Lee, Jr.; parents, Antoine and Audis Hoover Albin; 5 sisters and 2 brothers, Marguerite Clement, Katherine Smith, Esther Sandifer, Hugh Lee Albin, Linda Stewart, Lansing Albin, Helen Dee Rawlins, and Willis Albin. Pallbearers will be Shawn Spinks, Ryan Spinks, Kyle Spinks, Corey Spinks, Seth Lee, and Bryson Lee. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen and Rev. Clay Spinks. Interment Wales Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
GARY HENDRY‘s wake and funeral will be tomorrow, Saturday, morning at FBC, Amite. Burial will be at the Roseland-Arcola Cemetery.
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY
November 4 – Ephesians 2:8
THANKFULNESS, DAY 4
Today, I am thankful for Christian friends. I know some wonderful people who set an example, encourage me, minister to me, and teach me. I’m glad God provides them to help me as I serve Him.
You can pick up some gift bags in the church vestibule so you can get them packed and returned for them to be delivered in a timely way. What a sweet opportunity we have. I’m sure you will be blessed by selecting items and getting the bags ready for a local child. Don’t miss out.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DROP OFF TIME
November 14-21 is when the drop-off locations are open so churches can bring their shoeboxes. Be careful to check the daily time, because it varies. FBC,K loves being able to help in the collection process. We are blessed to see all the shoeboxes and to realize how many children receive a shoebox from our general area.
Thank-you for reading and praying each day. Also, thank you for being an encourager to me.
Dean Sharkey of Kedron asks you to pray for his twin brother, SCOTT, who has had two heart attacks this week and several heart surgeries to help him. Dean and Scott were two of me former students, but long before that we knew them because their mother worked with David.
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY
November 3 – Psalm 106: 1
Last night, Bro. Darryl presented an introduction to the book of Romans. David and I have decided to read one chapter of Romans each day until next month when we will read Luke. Then, we will return to Romans.
Today’s Prayer Focus – Today, let’s again focus on our country as we choose our leaders. Be sure to make plans to vote if you have no already done so.
Thankfulness – Day 3 Today, I am thankful for our daughter and her husband, our son.amd his wife, and our six grandchildren. Seeing all of them recently will probably go on record as one of our greatest highlights of 2022.
Doug and Crystal Watson thank everyone for the prayers after their motorcycle accident and as Crystal had surgeries. She is continuing to improve.
Katie Mae Cutrer
October 2, 1935 – October 30, 2022
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Hammond Nursing Home in Hammond, LA. She was born October 2, 1935 in Columbia, MS and was 87 years of age. She is survived by her son, David Norwood; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jerry Cutrer; parents, John and Mae Pomes; 2 daughters, Lola Howlett and Jackie Kubeck; and a son, Herschel Norwood, Jr. Visitation at Amite Pentecostal Church from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Monday, November 7, 2022. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY
November 2 – Philippians 4:6
November 2 – Day 2:
Today, I am thankful for my heritage. I am who I am because of the family who surrounded me as I grew up and those who helped my parents and other previous generations grow up.
Today, let’s thank God for our heritage. May our descendants be thankful for the heritage we left them – Faith, Education/Jobs. Values, etc.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It is only 12 days until DROP-OFF WEEK. Pray for Churches to complete their shopping and packing so they can deliver their “Shoeboxes” to the Drop-Off locations in time. This year there is a new drop-off location, the United Methodist Church on Duncan Avenue in Amite, which will focus on the area from Amite to Hammond. Thank God for growth and new churches and people involved.
Jane Wickham‘s knee surgery went well yesterday. Thank God for that. Pray for her to feel our prayers as she heals and does the rehab exercises.
Robert Monroe McGuire, Jr.
April 7, 1971 – October 28, 2022
A resident of Kentwood, Robert passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 in Kentwood, LA at 51 years of age. He is survived by his father Robert McGuire Sr (stepmother Melissa McGuire), stepfather Bobby O’Neal “Neal” Cutrer, Jr. (Michelle Cutrer); 3 sisters, Lora Beck (Ed), Debbie Tarver, and Erika Doucet (Marty), 1 son Dakota Forrest; Nieces and nephews Samantha Leger (CJ), Angelica Magee (Nick), Katherine Blades, Daniel Blades (Chrissy), Jason Beck (Sage), Joshua Doucet, Kaitlyn Doucet and Alex Doucet; aunts and uncles Jeff McGuire, Sterling McGuire, Della Stephenson and Gene Thomas and 7 great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Warner Cutrer; grandparents Howard K. Warner and Martha Ann O’Brien Warner, Bobby O’Neal “Bob” Cutrer, Sr. and Mary Cutrer, Guy D McGuire, Lora A. Ladner; uncles and aunts Howard Warner, Stella Ard, Daisy Cutrer, Sadie Braden, Guy Edward McGuire, Gene McGuire, Mickey McGuire and Virginia Schonewitz. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Stafford. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Clara Allen Bennett
October 3, 1951 – October 29, 2022
A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at her home in Greensburg, LA. She was born October 3, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 71 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Bennett Miller and husband, Steven; son, Derrick Lane Bennett and wife, Cheryl; 3 sisters, Barbara Hart, Louise Mitchell, and Rosa Lumpkin; 3 grandchildren, Marcus Miller and wife Rachel, Douglas Miller and Alyssa Kyzar, and Garrett Bennett; 1 great-grandchild, Emily Ann Miller. Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Jerry L. Bennett; parents, Hollis and Luberta Allen; 2 brothers, Hollis Allen, Jr. and Adren Allen. Pallbearers are Derrick Bennett, Marcus Miller, Douglas Miller, Garrett Miller, Jody Hart, and Steven Miller. Honorary Pallbearer, David Williams. Visitation at Wesley Chapel Methodist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Steven Miller. Interment Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at his home. He was born October 8, 1945 in Amite, LA and was 77 years of age. He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church, a member of Knights of Columbus, a member of Amite Oyster Board for 46 years and a member of Amite Lions Club for 36 years. He is survived by his daughters, Donna Cutrer (Ric), Ronda Durbin (Robbie Lee); sisters, Marilyn Russell, Carolyn Santangelo (Tony), Dianne Brown, Ann McDaniel-Hall (Jimmy), Robin Brown, and Missy Brown; grandchildren, Brandon Voight (Lauren), Todd Voight (Georgette), Devin Peek (Jessica), Kayla Hayden, Kyle Hayden (April), Kelly Ewing (Dustin), Tyler Durbin (Hannah), Brittany Cutrer, Baylor Cutrer (Baileigh), and Justin Cutrer; great-grandchildren, Daisy Voight, Hunter Voight, Ryleigh Voight, Keaton Peek, Anna Peek, Eli Peek, Triston Voight, Hadlee Voight, Tinsley Populis, Carter Stephens, Karigan Ewing, Lawson Hayden, Luke Hayden, Levi Hayden, Ariat Cutrer, Owen Cutrer, and Eden Cutrer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Linda Gabel Brown; father, Frances Merrill Brown; mother, Cora Belle Brown; daughter, Sheree Peek; grandson, Stephen Voight; sister, Tammy Brown; nephew, Bruce McLaughlin; nephew, Mark McDaniel. Pallbearers are Brandon Voight, Todd Voight, Devin Peek, Kyle Hayden, Tyler Durbin and Dustin Ewing. Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Hall, Ric Cutrer, Anthony Rick, John Narretto, Robbie Lee and Mike Delatte. The family would like to thank Shea Edwards, N.P. and Modern Hospice for their excellent care. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until 11:45AM on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 with a Rosary Service at 8:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 12:00PM on Wednesday. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Gary Hendry’s services will be Saturday Morning at FBC, Amite
Gary Hendry was a member of David’s Amite High, class of ’62. We saw Gary and Linda at the recent, September 23, class reunion. The service for Gary will be Saturday in Amite. The obituary is not posted yet.
The November Scriptures to read and write will focus on Thanks and Giving.
November 1 – Colossians 3:15-17
My 2022 Thankfulness
Nov. 1 – I’m thankful for God’s love for me, especially when I feel I am so undeserving.
Go to the top of this post and reread the Scripture. Think about what you are thankful for and write it down somewhere. It is such a great idea to do so all month or even all year. You can keep it private or share it. That is up to you.
Today’s Prayer Focus is on those at our churches who serve and who do so without calling attention to themselves. Notice some of them and give them a special word of appreciation.
Yesterday, FBC Kentwood had such an awesome day. I wish I could invite you to attend yesterday’s services, but it’s too late. I have two options for you though. You can watch the services on Facebook and/or attend future services in person. May God be glorified in all our services.
Please pray for Jane Wickham this morning. She’s having knee surgery in Covington. She told me she would appreciate your prayers.
Gary Hendry of Amite passes away yesterday afternoon. He was raised in Roseland and graduated from Amite High. He was married to the former Linda Stegall of Kentwood for approximately 56 years. Please pray for his family and many friends.
Prayer Focus Today
Today, let’s pray for musicianswho bring so much joy to family and friends. Be especially thankful for those who dedicate their skills and service to God. What a blessing they are to so many others. May we always be encouraging to young musicians.
Operation Christmas Child
Pray for all the individuals and churches who have been collecting items and packing “Shoeboxes” this year. Reminder: The shoeboxes can be taken to a drop-off location beginning two weeks from today, November 14th.
Read and Write Scripture Today
October 31 – Zephaniah 3: 14-17
Read the verse at the top again. Be anencourager today.
Alexandra Francine Harrell (Alley Ghaeteour) passed away October 26, 2022 at 7:57 a.m. She was surrounded by her loved ones to say goodbye at sunrise. Born September 2, 1990 in Stockton, California. Daughter of Brent Harrell and Nicole Delaune-Parker. Survived by mother Nicole Delaune-Parker, Step Father Gary Parker, Grandmother Annina Delaune, Brothers: Riley Harrell, Dakota Harrell (Amber), Sister: Sierra Garraway (Christopher); Nieces, Alexi, Taylor, Jolie Harrell; Brianna, MacKenzie, Porter Garraway; Nephew Graysen Garraway; numerous Aunts and Uncles, and countless cousins. Preceded in death by Father Brent Harrell, Grandfather Clyde Harrell Sr., Grandmother Audrey Harrell, Grandfather Aubert Delaune, Aunt Melanie Harrell-Sharp. Alley had a brilliant mind, was accepted into LSMSA in Natchitoches, La. She continued her education at Nicholls State University, earning a B.of S. Degree from Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. Her love and skill for the culinary arts led her to a career as a chef for Chef John Folse at White Oak Plantation. Her tireless hours and passion earned her a position as Chef John Folse media chef for a short time. Life crossroads took her away from her culinary passion, leading her to a life of adventure, to becoming an assistant brewer at a family brewery in Texas, traveling with friends and family to explore all that life could show her. Learning to grow gardens of flowers and plants; abundant vegetables and fruits. Spending as many adventures with all of her nieces and nephew. After many life hurdles, she truly found herself as an old loving soul. An avid reader, master of jig-saw puzzles, competitor of bingo. She was completely at home and peace in her last chapter of life, as a live-in caretaker to a beloved friend, Ms. Betty Parker.
– Enjoying the Simple Life
Memorial service will be held at Mckneely Funeral Home Kentwood, La Saturday November 5th 3pm-6pm
Celebration of life service White Oak Plantation Baton Rouge, La Monday November 7th time TBA
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY
October 30 – Zechariah 9: 9-13
As I prepared my Sunday School Lesson for today, my thoughts turned back to the Ladies’ Bible Study that was held on Fridays a few years ago. Spiritually, I grew so much during those years. Meeting as a group was such a great way to grow. I hope you can be a part of a Sunday School Class and/or a Bible study class. May your focus be on growing more spiritually.
The Kentwood OCC Drop-off address and times are listed below.
Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood
310 Avenue E Kentwood, LA 70444-2518
Mon, Nov. 14: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 15: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 16: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 18: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 20: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 21: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
One week from now, November 6th, we will “Fall back” with our clocks/watches. That will give us and extra hour to make up for the time lost when we “Sprang forward”.
This morning we have been requested to pray for Kathy Higginbotham of the East Fork community as she undergoes various tests.
READ AND WRITE SCRIPTURE
October 29 – Romans 12: 14-16
PRAYER FOCUS – Neighborhood children
Pray for children who are going from house to house getting candy treats over the next few days. Pray their parents will be wise enough to take the children only to the homes of friends and relatives, not house-to-house just because a light is on. Also pray for the parents to be wise enough to check all candy before allowing the children to eat it. Let’s guard the children God has blessed us with.
If you have any special requests, please share with me through by CONTACT button at the top of this page.
Today, let’s pray for the people at propane businesses as local people suddenly realize it is going to get cooler and their propane tanks are close to empty. Pray for patience and safety for those who provide for needs of area people.
FIFTH SUNDAY SINGING
FBC, Kentwood will have a fifth Sunday singing this coming Sunday evening at 6 P.M. Join us if you are available.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR KENTWOOD CHILDREN
You can check with the church office for a gift bag to fill for a Christmas gift for a child in our community. You still have plenty of time to fill it and return it to the church. The gifts will be delivered for you.
BE HELPFUL TO SOMEONE TODAY
You can plan something special to help someone or act on-the-spur-of-the-momenT when you see something that needs to be done. You can do it. You can be helpful in both ways, planned and unplanned.
Wednesday Evening Adult Worship will begin a new Bible study this week. It’s Romans.Join us if you are available.
Thanks for reading and then acting today. You are encouraged to pray at any time of the day and as often as God leads you to do so. Pray for personal growth in your prayer life. Anna Lee