April 2011 FBC Beacon Newsletter
First Baptist Beacon
 801 Ward Ave.
  Caruthersville, Missouri 63830
Bro. Doug Boyd, Pastor
  Home phone 333-4859 cell 573-479-9981
April , 2011
Notes From Bro. Doug:


It is time for Revival. Please make plans now to be there every service!!!    
Revival Schedule:                                  
Wed. April 6: 7:00 pm Prayer for Everyone, after short business meeting                             
Sun. April 10:    9:30 am Sunday School goal: 130       
Sun. April 10: 10:30 Revival Family Day  (bring your whole family)     
Sun. April 10: 5:00 pm Revival potluck dinner (church provides drinks & bread)              
                      6:00 pm Revival Service Youth Night (everyone invite youth to come)     
Mon. April 11: 7:00 pm Revival Service Kids Night (everyone invite kids to come)        
Tues. April 12: Revival Service Sunday School Night (100% class attendance!!!)             
Wed. April 13: 6:00 pm Heavenly Delight Family diner will be open (bring a friend)
                       6:30 pm chapel Prayer Revival Service
                       7:00 pm Revival Bring a Friend Night (bring a friend)        
Easter April 24, 2011 Schedule:
7:00 am Sunrise service at River Front 
Pancake breakfast at FBC fellowship hall
sponsored by the Brotherhood
9:30 am Sunday School goal 130(teachers please make contacts)
10:30 am Special Easter Service
Noon(ish) Easter egg hunt for kids 0- 4th grade (bring 12 candy filled eggs)  
Baptisms and Attendance and Giving is up…Praise the Lord and Good Job FBC!!!
Bro. Doug
 BAKE SALE!!!!!      The Women on Mission will be having a bake sale at the Wal-Mart in Caruthersville from 9 am - noon this Saturday March 26. Those who signed up to bring items, please have them there no later than 8:30am at WM. Come and buy some goodies and spread the word. Postponed till April 16th...Walmart 9-noon                 
BROTHERHOOD Breakfast this Sunday at 7:30am.              
Baptism…we will be baptizing 4 members this Sunday during the morning service. One on Aptil 3rd.
Mini Mission Trip     On April 2nd we will be taking the church van to Cape Girardeau to help a church pass out flyers for a mission project. We will leave the church at 7am. We need people that can walk a pretty good distance. We will eat out and shop after the event. Bring your own money
We will be observing the Lord’s Supper on Sunday morning April 3rd.             
Wedding Shower      Friends of Ashlea Burrus and Kevin Riggs are throwing a shower for the couple. It will be on Sunday April 3rd from 2-4pm at the church fellowship hall. Everyone welcome.
Angel Food Orders ready this Saturday…Call Bill or Christy Mercer
House & Grounds mtg. changed to April 3, 4:00                      
Deacon meeting changed to April 3, 7:00 pm                        
Business meeting changed to April 6, 7:00 pm
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to date $2,115.50 our goal $3000.00

discontinue the “back pack” program since school would soon be dismissed for the summer, but would instead collect various school supplies, including uniforms, underwear and socks for needy children throughout the summer months in preparation for the next school year. Melissa McClain volunteered to update the Prayer Chain and is already working on this project. A new list of nursing home resident’s birthday’s has been given to Renee Young, one of our “Cheergreeters” for the purpose of sending cards on their special days. Cards are sent to those members who are ill or home bound. Don’t forget our project of “pillow cases for Haiti” and the collection of used Sunday School material and devotionals for a jail ministry. We have begun collecting items for our “Easter Baskets for foster children” ministry and lists of needs are on the table in the fellowship hall as well as other places throughout the church. Marilyn Boyd is circulating a sign up lists for those who will supply baked goods for our bake sale in the Wal Mart parking lot on Saturday, March 26. Proceeds will got to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. The youth is in charge of donations for Nails to be given in memory or honor of loved ones and friends with proceeds from that also going to Annie Armstrong. The nails can be obtained for a $5.00 donation. Laura Boyd answered questions and gave information on her upcoming training and mission trip in the summer. She is to let us know what supplies she may need for the trip and we have voted to give a contribution of $100.00 toward that trip. A list of Prayer Partners who will call each other each day for the purpose of praying with, requesting prayer for, or just to see if that person is all right can be found on the round table in the fellowship hall. If you would like to partner with someone, please sign the list and include the name of whom you would like as your partner. Our next gathering will be on Monday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The theme will be “Aroma Of The Spirit.” Ladies, please make plans to attend.   Prayerfully Yours, Jo Ann Manz

Mission Moments: Spring is in the air and Women On Mission are gearing up for another busy season. We held our March gathering at the “Rainbow Inn” (church fellowship hall) on March 14 with 20 ladies in attendance. The overall theme for this quarter is “Release The Fragrance Of Christ.” The theme for our March meeting was “Fragrance of Life.” Women were introduced to various perfume scents and asked if they could identify them. They were then asked if they could relate these scents to someone’s life. A short program was given on ways we, as believers, can project the “scent of Heaven” in our lives. An Irish meal was served and the meeting was called into business session. The ladies decided to
Memorials in memory of Buck Ferrell, given by;Ted & Lynn Hubbard, Rick & Renee Young, Meghan Hunt Rackley, Joe & Dorothy Watkins.
Memorials were given in memory of Shirley Russom, given by:
Marilyn Boyd and Bill & Christy Mercer
Memorial in memory of Paul, Edna Mae Hooker, & Linda Hooker and Harvey Brown.
Honorariums given in honor of: Renee Young, Reid Bruton & Doug Fitzwater; by: Bill & Christy Mercer
Honorarium given in honor of: Barbara Meales; given by Charlie Jones.
Prayer Chain Up-date  You still have time to be a part of the prayer chain. Turn in your filled out form to Melissa McClain, asap
CMA Community Good Friday Service: April 22, 7:00 pm at Wesleyan Church speaker, Ricky Lyle, pastor of Presbyterian Church
            Get your recipes in As Soon As Possible. The First Baptist Church Cookbook will be published soon. The proceeds will go to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2011.
Youth News from Daniel’s Den:
   What an awesome time of year. It seems that spring has sprung and God is blessing us with new growth and beauty every day. He is also blessing us with a lot going on in the youth group. We are seeing many blessings each and every week and it is AWESOME!
            As many sports & things are starting back up, your youth may find it difficult to juggle school, sports, and youth as well. I would ask that you be in prayer for the students. Also encourage and support them to find that balance that still brings them to the fellowship and growth that comes with being here at church.
  As I said above, we have a lot going on right now, youth meetings, the youth committee working hard, fund raisers, and the struggles of every day life. Fundraising is a big push right now and we are now selling the coke products. Please support the students as they are out working hard to sell products to help build up the youth fund. All Coke products orders are due on the 13th and we will be delivering on the 19th. Please mark your calendars for this date as all the students will be needed to not only sort the orders, but help with the delivery.
            We also will be having a Road Block Day on April 2nd with more details to come very soon. We will be setting up road blocks throughout the town and collecting donations. This is a good opportunity for the students to raise more funds for things that they have stated they would like to do. Our goal is to keep these fund-raisers going so we will have the capability to do more mission type ministry work not only within the church, but in the community.
   We still have a few spots left for Crossings camp left on the guys side...the girls side is filled up at this time. I will be posting lists around the church so you can see the students that are going and start praying for their experience. I also have some that have not paid as of yet. If you are one of these, please lets get these funds in as soon as we can. I will be passing more info as it becomes available as far as what needs to be done online.
   Thank all of you for allowing me and my family serve for and along side of you.                   In HIS Hands,
                                    Daniel’s phone 502-758-0108   
                                    April’s    phone 502-758-1799
Bro. Doug & Church Family,
    We are blessed with a wonderful Christian family and many great friends. Please accept our sincerest thanks for all your many acts of kindness during the illness and loss of my Daddy. We miss him very much, but we know he is with our Lord with no more heart problems, kidney problems, and I’m sure finally hearing the angels singing! Your visits, calls, flowers, food, prayers and making us feel loved mean so much to us, and we thank you and love you. Please keep us in your prayers. We have had a difficult year and will need prayers to help sustain us through the difficult days to come.
                                   In Christian Love,
                                   Christy and the family of Buck Ferrell 
Easter Egg Hunt
            Calling all kids through the 4th grade!!! On Easter Sunday we will be having our annual Easter Egg hunt after the morning service. April Davis and Leslie Cunningham will be running the event. There will be prize eggs. BRING 12 CANDY FILLED EGGS and a basket or sack to carry the eggs you find.
Nursery Workers Needed
            4 Volunteers are still needed. Thanks to the ladies who
 have volunteered for the nursery. I only need 4 more to complete the staff for a full quarter. That means you would only have to work once every 3 months. Ladies, it’s an easy job!!!     Please give me a call if you would be willing to help.                                 Thanks, Myra Sandage 757-5019   333-1640
Worker for March 27 - Christy Riggs
**** If you can’t work the appointed time, please arrange to swap with someone or call Myra Sandage.
Deacon of the Week:
March 27 - April 2 Chuck Manz 333-4350
April 3 - 9 Earl Bullington 333-1450
April 10 - 16 Doug Fitzwater 333-4521
Fund Raiser Fair
            The youth and the mission trip committee has placed a FR Fair in the fellowship hall. This way you
can see everything at one time. All the items are what you use anyway like, coke products, t-shirts, flowers & veggie sets, hanging baskets, cookbook. Also the W.O.M. have their mission fund raisers out too. You can purchase a memorial nail for the Easter Cross which goes to Annie Armstrong, or give toward the Easter baskets for foster kids, or give to the school
supply ministry. This should be offering money not Tithe. The Tithe comes first to the general fund.
Thanks for your support.
Newsletter information is due by the 20th of each month.
Vacation Bible School 
            Our dates are set for June 20th-24th from 6pm-8:30pm. We will have a Pre-registration Party on Sunday June 19th starting at 5:00pm. Commencement will be on the 26th. The theme this year is “Big Apple Adventure” Where Faith and Life Connect. Bro. Doug will be the director again this year. Non-church members can be helpers.
Multi Media Fund:
Money is being given for us to acquire a multi-media presentation system. A new fund is NOT going to be started, but you can give to the Miscellaneous Fund and it will be kept separate for this project. Offering to date: $2,170.55
Wild Game Supper
Chris Riggs will be driving the church van to the Kinfolkes Ridge Wild Game Supper on Sat. April 9th at 6:00p,. If you want to ride, be at the church no later
than 5:30pm.
College Students Addresses
            The Gleaners class wants to start sending cards of encouragement to all our college students. Please give their names and addresses to the church office ASAP.
Window Fund:
You still have an opportunity to give to the window fund, so we can finish painting & repairing the remaining windows.
Youth Camp
            The youth will be going to camp on June 12th-17th. You must turn in your $100.00 deposit and then help raise the remaining $225.00. IT IS WORTH THE WORK!!!
Puppet Ministry:
Chris & Kristy Riggs are restarting the puppet ministry. If you are interested, see one of them. We also have a special fund for this ministry if you would like to donate designate it to the Puppet Ministry.
Rickey Bell is willing to put up mailboxes for the seniors if they provide the box and posts.
Casserole Ministry:
Susan Pinkerton is getting the casserole ministry up & going. She will have casseroles in the freezer ready for families coming home from the hospital, or will be
 given to someone who has been sick and will be used during funerals and any other occasion that might arise.
 If you want to help make the casseroles, see Susan.
They will be made in the church kitchen and stored in
 the church freezer.If you know of someone who needs
 a casserole, see Susan or the pastor, please do not take one without permission
Bible Reading
            Bro. Frank Morgan & the brotherhood is asking the church to join them in a monthly bible reading
event. Be looking in your bulletin for the April Bible Reading list.                                                                                                  
Upcoming dates to mark on your Calendar                    
May 1st Memorial Day Offering begins
(formerly Harvest Day Offering)                        
May 8th Mother’s Day                                                                      
May 22nd Memorial Day Offering and Meal                                   
June 12th Youth leave for Jonathon Creek Summer Camp    
June 18th Burrus/Riggs Wedding                                          
June 19th Father’s Day                                                            
June 19th VBS Pre-registration Party                                     
June 20th Vacation Bible School Starts                                 
 June 26th Meal/VBS Commencement/Swimming Party
July 15th Our mission team leaves for Haiti






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