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Tuesday Night Bible Club (moved to Thursdays)
7:00 PM
Night Schedule
In-Depth Bible Study every Thursday night in the fellowship hall at 6:30PM.


5th-12th grade youth group
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Choir Rehearsal
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Worship Choir Rehearsal


Morning Worship Service
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Extreme Arts
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Youth Group
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Tuesday Night Bible Club (moved to Thursdays)
7:00 PM
Night Schedule
In-Depth Bible Study every Thursday night in the fellowship hall at 6:30PM.
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June 2012 Beacon Newsletter


First Baptist Beacon

801 Ward Ave.
Caruthersville, Missouri 63830

June, 2012


Notes From Bro. Doug:

We had a great month of May at FBC . The senior day was sad & exciting with Emma Fitzwater graduating. We made over 200 casseroles for Peggy Boyd & Emma Fitzwater to go to India this summer. On Mother’s day we had a great crowd & each mother was honored & given a gift. We had a very special baby dedication as we dedicated Andrew Clay Cunningham to the Lord.

We enjoyed being a part of Alex & Whitney’s wedding. It was so awesome and beautiful.

The Harvest in May committee led us in a great day on May 20th, the service was great and the meal was outstanding. Mrs. Pat Ferrell led the kitchen crew to a huge victory!!! While the singing was very poorly attended the music was great. We raised about $4,000.00 toward our goal of $5,000.00.

A big thanks goes to Commander Frank Morgan and Fred Boyd for leading in our Memorial Day service on May 27th. Our children’s P.R.A.I.S.E. group led us in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and they did sign language as they pledged.

Our youth are paid up and ready to go to church camp in Kentucky on June 10th. Pray for their spiritual growth.

June is gonna be awesome...Join in!!!!


In Christ,

Bro. Doug


If you have any announcements to be on the Sunday morning power point, please have your information turned in by Thursday noon. Thanks!


Please contact us: If your children or grandchildren have received any honors in school, let us know so we can announce it in the newsletter.

Women On Mission:

The Women On Mission met Monday, May 21 with 10 amazing women! We will be having our June 11th meeting at the Caruthersville Nursing Center to visit with the residents. If you would like to join us, we will meet at the nursing center at 6:30 and spend about an hour with some special people!

The nursing center is also in need of some "prize" gifts for their activities, so if you have any XL clothes (men or women’s) old jewelry, diabetic socks, etc. please bring those to the fellowship hall and we will deliver them.

We all need to keep praying for Peggy and Emma as they prepare for their mission trip to India! Bro. Doug will be doing a commissioning service on Sunday evening, July 22. We plan to host an ice crea m social after the service and take donations for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Our mission work is on-going and I hope everyone will be at this special service as we send two of our own to the mission field. The ice cream social will be a great way to fellowship and eat some delicious homemade ice cream! Dr. Doug Fitzwater makes the best homemade ice cream ever!

All ladies are invited to join us for our meetings and events as we strive to do God’s work in the mission fields both home and abroad.

Love in Christ,

Christy Mercer


Youth Report:

Congratulations to Emma Fitzwater for graduating at the top of her class, Valedictorian! WOW!! We are all very proud of Emma and wish her all of God’s Blessings in her future. She also was the recipient of the First Baptist J.F. Pat & Mary Belle Patterson Scholarship.

Well since we missed April’s report I’m going to combine the last two months into this report. The youth have been very active and we continue to grow.

Starting in April we began to have a monthly birthday party on the third Sunday night for those youth whose birthday falls in the current month. The first party we had in April we celebrated Jan., Feb., March birthdays so we could get caught up. We have had two parties so far and both have been a very fun time for all with great bonding between the youth.

The youth had a BBQ and bake and yard sale fundraiser at the church and it was very successful. Thanks to Bro. Doug, Josh Boyd and Dylan Treece for getting the BBQ ready for us and GOOD JOB to all the youth who participated by selling BBQ, bringing things for the yard sale and bake sale, also by helping get ready for the yard sale and helping clean up. It was a busy day but very successful and a special thanks to all the many church members and friends who supported the youth during this event. I think we raised somewhere around $1,300.00 on this day which covered the camp balance and now camp is completely paid up.

At this time it appears we have 16 going to camp. We will be sending three counselors to camp with the kids and the camp date is June 10th - June 15th, 2012. This camp is in Kentucky and is called Jonathan Creek. The kids always have a good spiritual time and we hope that the Lord touches these youth’s lives with the experience they will receive at camp. Kristy Riggs, Angie Constant, and Josh Boyd will be the counselors this year.

Since the last report we have performed a couple of times with the puppets and continue to practice with them on every other Sunday at 5:00 pm. We have some new material to use and look forward to the puppets putting on a show for everyone very soon.

The youth choir is doing a great job under the direction of Bro. Phillip Barksdale. They sang during the Harvest in May song fest and did an awesome job. They are working on a musical that will be presented in mid-September.

On a serious note, I want it known that all of God’s children are welcome here at First Baptist and I believe the entire congregation feels the same way. I do however believe that when you come to church GOD is the reason you are at church and you should be here to learn about GOD and His Word.

Without causing a bunch of problems I wanted to address some issues we have had during the Wednesday night meals and *Co

Youth Report Continue:

services. It is my understanding that the Pastor & Deacons have already met about the issue and I wanted to assure the members of this church that we are working on positive fixes for the issues we have been dealing with. We don’t want you to NOT come to church because the children who have behavior problems. We are working on the problem in a Christ-like manner.

We have set down reasonable rules that must be followed or those causing problems will not be allowed to return. You should see vast improvement in the situation. We are looking for people who want to help with the problems, so if you have any positive ideas or suggestions to help with the matter, please contact any of the youth committee or call Bro. Doug.

Our Pasta sales went well and we raised approximately $500.00 profit for this sale. Thank you to those who supported this fundraiser.

We are looking forward to a trip we have planned to SIX FLAGS in St. Louis in July. The Christian band "Third Day" will be there and the tickets each youth is purchasing gives them admission to the park, all you can eat for two hours and admission to the concert. Pray for your youth leaders as they try to keep up with the youth and their schedules.

This past Sunday we loaded up the van and went to McDonald’s in Hayti. Let me just say the dollar menu will never be the same! LOL

We have a very good, hardworking, responsible core youth group here at FBC and the continued support of the Pastor, Youth Committee, Deacons & members help to reinforce to these children & young adults that church is the place to be and to be here for the right reasons.

We play games, do skits, Jam for Jesus and have a good time but the main focus is to learn about GOD, learn about the walk Jesus took while on this earth and make it clear to all that the only way to HEAVEN is to know our Lord Jesus Christ and how important that step is in their spiritual life. This is done through Bible study, prayer and experimental learning and hopefully it leads them to getting right with GOD.

If we can lead just ONE to salvation, how great is that? Are you ready?

Continue to pray for our Youth and we will try to continue to lead our youth to do good things at First Baptist of Caruthersville.

God Bless until next month!

Chris & Kristy Riggs


There will be NO Jammin for Jesus :

after June 13 - but will begin again on August 8


Laura Boyd’s Wish List: (These are items that Peggy & Emma will be taking to Laura) Please understand - These are wants NOT needs

Bath & Body Works "Stress Relief" scent stuff that helps prevent mosquitos Pepperonis Pecans Chocolate -Hersheys nuggets (milk or white chocolate) Cheese its!! Pretzels Ranch Dressing packets Tylenol PM Tylenol (nice gel tab ones) or the normal kind Choc Chip cookie mix (Betty Crocker) Honey roasted nuts of any kind Dried Cranberries, or fruit of nay kind except raisins (we can get raisins) Packets of Starkist Tuna (the packets are not as heavy as cans) Neutrogena morning burst face wash Coffee (I like any kind) Tony Chachere (Creole seasoning) Crisco Sticks (they are not as heavy) Pony tail holders (small & big) bobby pins

Much Needed Supplies:

Beach balls for kids ministry

Bubbles (some with crazy wands)

Jump ropes

Construction paper

Pipe cleaners (cool colors)


The Heavenly Delight Family Diner Menu:

June 6 - Breakfast Buffet

June 13 - Pot-Luck

No meals after June 13th until August 8th


Deacon of the Week:

May 27 - June 2 - Jim DeReign 333-4570

June 3 - 9 - Nathan Pinkerton

June 10 - 16 - Earl Bullington 333-1450

June 17 - 23 - Doug Fitzwater 333-4521

June 24 - 30 - Charlie Jones 333-4029


The children's church workers:

June 3 - Jo Beth Moses June 10 - Amy Baird

June 17 - Melissa & Amber McClain

June 24 - Bill & Christy Mercer

Praise & Worship Service:

Come join our praise & worship service at 9:00 am every Sunday morning. It is a great way to kick off a wonderful day of Glorifying Jesus.


The Baptist Hour:

Every Sunday morning at 8:00 am on KCRV 1370 Radio

Check out our Website www.fbcville.com

Nursery Workers:

June 3 - Marilyn Strawn

June 10 - Susan Pinkerton

June 17 - April Davis

June 24 - Kristy Riggs

Pray for our Youth Council

Pray for your youth council as they lead our youth group. Emma Fitzwater, Sara Riggs, Dylan Treece, Jo Beth Moses, Duane Storey, Pam Bullington, Dana Constant, Kevin & Ashlea Riggs & Chris & Christy Riggs.


Puppet Ministry:

Chris & Christy Riggs are in charge of this ministry, if you are interested in helping, contact Chris or Christy or if you would like to donate, we have a special fund for this ministry.


Children’s P.R.A.I.S.E. Group

Our children meet every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm under the direction of Morgan Treece, our kids are learning, serving and having fun. All kids are encouraged to attend.

Cookbooks on Sale !!. Cost is $18.00 each.


 Newsletter Articles are due by the 20th of each month

Scriptures for Salvation:

Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23

John 3:3 and John 14:6

Romans 10:9-11

2 Corinthians 5:15

Revelations 3:20

Scriptures on Assurance of your Salvation:

Job 19:25-27

Romans 8:16-17

I John 4:13-16

I John 5:13

2 Timothy 1:12

I John 3:1-3

I Peter 1:3-5




Memorials given in memory of Elaine Tillman, given by: Jo Ann Morgan, Fred & Janice Boyd & Pat Ferrell

A Memorial given in memory of Purl Baird, given by William Baird & Denny Baird.

A Memorial given in memory of Little Rickey Bell, given by: The Bell Family


House & Grounds Meeting June 10th 5:00 pm

Deacons meeting June 10th, 7:00 pm

Youth Choir

Phillip Barksdale will be leading the choir on every other Sunday at 5:00 pm.

VBS 2012: June 18 - 22 will be the date of our VBS this year. The title is " Amazing Wonders Aviation" Encountering God’s Awesome Power,






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