March, 2019 Beacon Newsletter

 

 

FIRST BAPTIST BEACON 


801 Ward Ave.
Caruthersville, Missouri 63830

573-333-1631

 

 

A Word From Your Pastor:
 Happy, happy, March to you! The great thing about
March is that we feel like the winter is about over and
warmer weather is on its way, I pray that this is the
case. The Lord promises seasons to us as we live out
each year so according to the Lord this season is about
over and we can enjoy a Spring where we begin to see
plants come to life and brilliant colors are given to us.
  March will be busy, busy, busy in our church life.  
Ordination service for the hardest working servant
within the church will be on the 24th. Phil is a precious
gift to this church and we look forward to ordaining
him into the Gospel ministry. Phil has exceptional
qualities in teaching the Word which lately we have
been enjoying on Wednesday nights.
   Men’s breakfast this month will be changing to the
last Saturday of the month at 8 am. I pray more men
will begin to attend this great time of fellowship and
great food.
   Coming back this year is the “Billy Crocker” Cook-
off competition soon. Men within the church with no
female help will bring their dishes to a dinner where
the women will be voting on the best dish and
desserts. So, fellas start practicing, I know you’ll need
it!
    Lastly, our Spring revival will begin on the night
of the 31st. Brother John Earl Dunavant of Holland
will be bringing the Word to us. I pray we begin
examining our hearts and experience true revival in
each of our lives. Invite a friend or acquaintance to
these nights of revival. Everyone needs Jesus and even
Christians need to get closer to our King.
    Susan and I love you all and we pray you have a
great March.
                                                 Your Pastor, Jimmy 

 

EXTREME ARTS:
 We are preparing for our 2019 retreat, which will be
April 26-28. This year, we will be doing a Disciple
Now format, as we did a couple of years ago. We need
some volunteers to help with this. We need a couple of
families who will take in our group members to let
them board with you for the weekend. We also need
people to help with the meals. I will have more info
later on this, but if you’d like to volunteer, please get
with me.
   Also, we need a huge number of large boxes. If you
have any empty boxes that you haven’t torn apart or
thrown away and need someone to get them off your
hands, please bring them to the church. I need as many
as I can get for a skit we are doing on April 28th. I
would like to have them by April 21st at the latest, so
we will have time to decorate and get them ready. If
they’re not broken down, that is fine. As a matter of
fact, that is preferable. It saves us from having to put
them back together.
                                                          Thanks,
                                                                          Phil

 

MISSION MOMENTS
 Women On Mission held their February 11, 2019
“Heart Happenings” in spite of the pouring rain. Ten
brave ladies “waded” into the church fellowship hall
that evening. The gloom and damp outside was made
brighter by the red tablecloths, roses and red and pink
hearts decorating the hall.
   Following our prayers for missionaries, a short
devotional was given and a Bible trivia game all about
“Love” was played. Paige Gillock and Susan Lemonds
had the most correct answers and a prize was awarded.
    The food was blessed and refreshments of pink
fruit punch, sloppy joe sliders, strawberries and
chocolate fondue and a variety of other sweets were
served.
      During our business session the items to be
placed in Easter baskets for foster children were
discussed and a list dictated. This list was placed in
the February 17 bulletin and again in the February 24
bulletin, but if you missed it, copies are on the tables
in the fellowship hall and each of the foyers. Deadline
for giving these items is April 1st. 
     The Easter Memorial Tree will be placed in the
front foyer and eggs in memory or in honor of friends
and loved ones may be obtained for a donation of
$5.00. This money will go towards our $4,000.00
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Goal for North
American Missions.
   Our next get together, a Spring Celebration called
“Get Your Green On” will be held March 11, 2019 at
6PM in the church fellowship hall for the purpose of
cultivating, planting, growing and giving of ourselves
to missions. We will learn how to start and cultivate     
new relationships by planting ourselves where we can
get to know new people and as a result, grow in            
communication skills. Working hard and being
faithful in little things will give us opportunities to
grow as a group and will widen our abilities to
influence others for Christ, and finally be more giving
of our time toward God’s plan for us. 
  Please join us for this important gathering on March
11. And don’t forget to wear something green. Who
knows what God has in store as we pray, share and
learn more about missions and ministry together.
   “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your
might.” (Eccl. 9:10)
                                                  JoAnn and Hope 


 

SPECIAL MUSIC
 If you would like to be put on the calendar for special
music, please see Bro. Phil. 
Share your talents with the church for the glory of God! 

 

Easter Choir
 The choir has begun working on our Easter musical.
This year we will be presenting Russell Mauldin’s,
“Rise Again”, based on the classic song by Dallas
Holm. It features some classic songs by such artists as
Dallas Holm, Don Francisco and Dottie Rambo. The
choir will present this musical on Easter Sunday
morning, April 21st. If you would like to be a part of
this choir, we still have plenty of books available. We
meet for rehearsal on Wednesday nights after church,
around 7 PM.
                                             Singing His Praises,
                                                      Phil


 

BROTHERHOOD
   The Brotherhood met Sunday morning, February
24, led by C C. Manz, Sr.  Who gave the opening
prayer, blessing of the food and a brief devotional.
    A great breakfast of scrambled eggs, cheese, three
meats, hash browns, biscuits, gravy and orange juice
prepared by Jim Young, Ricky Bell, and Ronnie Prater
was enjoyed by all.
    The pastor, Jimmy Lemonds shared about his
recent heart surgery and his progress as he recovers
from this life-changing event.
    During the business portion of the meeting, the
group voted to give $250.00 to the Annie Armstrong
Easter Offering. They decided to have a Billy Crocker
Cook- Off in the future  with awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
best dishes including appetizers, main dishes and
desserts. A Golden Spoon award will be given for the
most unique dish and all male members of the church
may enter. They must prepare their dishes with no
help from the ladies. Judges will be chosen from the
Women on Mission organization.
   Beginning with the month of March, the
Brotherhood will meet the last Saturday of each month 

at 8:00 AM in the church fellowship hall. The closing
prayer was led by Joel Williams.
                                                       Chuck Manz

 

YOUTH NEWS
   Hello everyone! We thank everyone that bought
pizzas! We sold over 100 and we have a few extras if
anyone would like one. A huge thank you to Christy
Mercer, Pam Bullington, Hope Bynum, Chris Riggs,
Polly & RT Lunceford for leading this fund raiser. I
was blessed with a new grandbaby that was born
February 1st , so I was at the hospital with my
daughter. I also am so blessed with people that are
there with me every step of the way with loads of
support. This means the world to me. I definitely
couldn’t do it without that support.
   February 3rd, Hope Bynum hosted the youth group
at her house for a Super Bowl party. We didn’t have a
lot there, but we still had a good time and we thank her
for opening her home to us.
   February 10th, we took a group of 9 to Kennett to go
bowling. We had a blast and would like to give a huge
thank you to Pat Ferrell for funding this trip. She paid
for our bowling and also gave everyone $10 for
snacks. This was an awesome fellowship. The kids
had fun competing against each other & the adults.
   March 17th, we will attend Winter Jam. This year
we will be going to Southaven, MS. We will leave the
church around 9:30, eat lunch before we get in line.
The show starts at 6 PM and usually lasts until 10 -
10:30. we will probably stop and get something to eat
on the way home, so this will be a very late night. The
lineup this year is Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend
Collective, Hollyn, Newsong, Ledger, Manic Drive,
and Dan Bremnes, with the Newsboys United
headlining. Our speaker will be Zane Black, who we 

heard at Extreme Winter. He made such an impact on
us, so we’re excited about hearing him again.
    We will be starting our yearly cross ministry. We
will have rental forms out starting March 10th. March
30th, we will meet at the church at 9 to start placing
them in yards around town. They will then be picked
up on April 13th and placed in the church yard until
Easter.
    March 16th, will be our Senior Adult banquet from
5 - 8 PM. There will be an RSVP list in the fellowship
hall soon so we know how many to prepare for. This
will be Irish themed. Our menu will consist of Irish
stew with cornbread. Desserts will be a fun play on the
theme, but think green. There will also be games and
door prizes. Please come join us for a fun night. Thank
you to Christy for getting the games & prizes for us.
     March 23rd, we will be doing a progressive dinner
starting at 5 PM. The kids need to be at the church at
4:45 pm so we have time to get to the first house to
keep on schedule. We will start at Marilyn Strawn’s
house for appetizers, then to Earl Bullington’s house
for salad, then to Bro. Jimmy & Susan’s house for the
main meal. We will finish at Edna Reno’s for dessert.
We will have a devotion. This means a lot to our
group that so many were willing to open their homes
to host us. Thank you, Hope for suggesting this fun
night.
   As you can see we have a lot of activities going on,
so I ask that you be in prayer for us as we continue to
grow in numbers and in our walk with the Lord.   
                                                                         God Bless,
                                                     Kristy Riggs


 

Children’s Church Workers Schedule
March - Paige Gillock
April - Kathryn & Terry Waldrop

 
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