July, 2017 Beacon Newsletter




801 Ward Ave.
Caruthersville, Missouri 63830





A Word From Your Pastor:

Summertime is here! Going to get Hot, Hot in the coming months. July has us waving flags, watching fireworks and planning a GREAT Vacation Bible School. It also brings vacations, swimming and enjoying summertime weather.

The Pastor hopes you have a great summer and enjoy your family and friends. We do have church during the summer by the way, Lol. Hope you can come and be blessed by God’s Word and an Awesome music ministry.

July is "LOVE YOUR CHURCH" month. I just made that up but we seem to have a day and month for just about everything now-a-days. Love Your Church month exists to remind us that we are a FAMILY of Jesus Believers. Therefore, show your love for your church this month by doing something. Pray about it and see what Jesus wants you to do in the name of LOVE for your church.

Have an AWESOME July and know that Susan and I love you ALL very, very much! Enjoy the summer months as much as you can. Winter will be here soon.


In Christ,

Bro. Jimmy

First Baptist Church:

Thank you so very much for the delicious lunch you all provided for our family.

Your generosity and kindness has touched us deeply.


Family of Rae Michie


FBC Worship Choir

For Christmas this year, we will be doing a joint production with the choir from North 10th Street Baptist Church in Blytheville. This means there will be two productions, one in Blytheville and one at our church. I’m really looking forward to working with Jim Clark, the minister of music at North 10th Street, and ministering with both choirs.

If you would like to be a part of this musical in anyway - drama, singing, or help with the sets, just let me know. We will be doing the musical, "The Christmas Shoes", based on the song and movie of the same name. We’ll start working on the music this month. I really hope that you will be a part of this special production.

Singing His Praises,


Tuesday Night Bible Club:

We are doing a study of the 5 Books of Moses, the Pentateuch, beginning with Genesis. We meet every Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the fellowship hall. If you like a topical approach to Bible study with a more in-depth and thought provoking format, then this is the Bible study group for you. There’s just something about God’s people meeting together and studying the Word of God that brings a closeness to God and each other. Come and join us this Tuesday!


Help Needed:

If you are interested in learning to run sound and multi-media for our evening services, please let me know. I will be offering another training course soon. This is a much needed ministry at our church. Please pray about joining the audio-visual team this year.



Women On Mission:

Women On Mission will not be meeting during the month of July and August. Our next meeting will be on September 18, at 6:30 pm.

We are continuing to make scarves. Much appreciation to those that are cutting fabric and putting together the scarf.

Please be a part of the prayer team for my upcoming mission trip to the Amazon River. I appreciate all prayers. If you would like to donate to help in this medical, evangelism and children’s ministry trip, please mark you donations for mission trip and turn in to the church. We also have lots of medical supplies and children’s items to purchase for this trip. I believe you will be blessed beyond measure in giving to missions. If you have any questions as to how you may help, please get with me. Thank you for being such a giving church.

Pam & Christy


VBS News:

VBS is moving right along. We will be meeting at Temple Baptist Church the night of July 13, at 8:30 to retrieve their decorations. We will spend the 14th and 15th getting the decorations up and ready for the VBS on the 16th. We need any and all that want to help to be available for those days. VBS doesn’t happen overnight, it takes lots of planning and MUCH NEEDED PRAYER...please be in prayer for everyone of our Galactic Starveyor children that will come through the doors of First Baptist, that love and kindness will be shown to them and they will feel Jesus all around.

Galactic Starveyor, Discovering the God of the Universe. Searching the visible, Discovering the invisible.

Colossians 1:15 - 16

The VBS Team





Children’s Church Workers Schedule

1st Sunday: Kristy Riggs

2nd Sunday: Janice & Rickey Bell

3rd Sunday: Paige Gillock

4th Sunday: Kathryn & Terry Waldrop

5th Sunday: Christy & Bill Mercer

* Ewanda Young Substitute

*Please contact Myra Sandage if you cannot be here on your designated Sunday


If you are willing to help in the nursery 0 - 3 years old or the 4 - 5 years old, please see Leslie Cunningham




Memorials given in memory of Kathryn Steadman;

given by: Joe & Dorothy Watkins, Bill & Christy Mercer, Pat Ferrell, Ray & Marilyn Strawn

Memorials given in memory of Rae Michie;

given by: Joe & Dorothy Watkins, Ginger Davis, Bill & Christy Mercer, Pam Peeler, Pat Ferrell, Ray & Marilyn Strawn

Memorials in memory of Lou Waldron,

given by: Ray & Marilyn Strawn, Bill & Christy Mercer, & Pat Ferrell

Barbara Brewer gave Honorariums in honor of:

Marilyn Strawn, France Alsup, Pam Peeler, Linda Strawn, Barbara Pullam & Dorothy Watkins.

Pete & Barbara Meales gave memorials in memory of their parents: Miles & Mattie Meales and Red & Lee Lane



Church Family:

Words cannot express our feelings for our church family. Thank you for being there for Paul & I during this heartbreaking time.

The prayers, visits, gifts, food & calls were so helpful.

A special thanks to our preacher for all his help then and now. I don’t know how we would have got through this without all of you.

Please keep our family in your prayers, the loss of Kathi is still so fresh and heartbreaking.

Thank you so much.

Paul & Shelby Walker


Calendar Events:

July 4: Celebrate Our Independence/Office Closed

July 9: 5:00 pm House & Grounds Committee

7:00 pm Deacons meeting

July 11: 7:00 am Men’s Prayer/Methodist Church

10:00 am Nursing Home service

July 12: 7:00 pm Business meeting

July 13: 6:00 pm Ladies Game Night/fellowship hall

July 16: Week of Prayer for Children’s Camp

July 16 - 20 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm VBS

July 24 - 28 Association Children’s Camp/ Van Buren

Cost is $130.00 you may pick up applications in the front foyer or the church office


July 29th, 4:00 pm:

Adults Only swim/fellowship at Elizabeth Hardesty’s home on Carleton. Please bring you favorite snack foods.


Please turn ALL charge tickets from Hays, The Store or any others so that we can determine what accounts to pay them from. There is a container in the fellowship hall on the counter for these receipts or you may drop them by the office

  December 2020  
Upcoming Events




Youth Bible Study (7th-12th)
6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Our new Bible study time for our youth group! (See more info in the Youth Group tab)


Sunday School - All Ages
9:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Nursery and classes available for all in any age group!
Morning Worship Service
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Sunday Night Worship
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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