FIRST BAPTIST BEACON
801 Ward Ave.
Caruthersville, Missouri 63830
A Word From Your Pastor:
Well half the year of 2018 is in the books. What did we do for Jesus? Hopefully we can do more this second half than the first. July is here and the fireworks are going off as we celebrate our independence from the King of England. Some 242 years ago we first celebrated this Great Freedom from England’s rule and every day I enjoy these freedoms. How long have you experienced Jesus’ Freedom?
I am free from the rule of sin and the penalties on my life and eternity. Now sin still has circumstances as we see and experience these regularly with ourselves and those around us. Often as we live out our lives we forget the Great benefits of being a follower of The Christ, Jesus Himself. Freedom in Christ is taught to us in the New Testament but we tend to forget our freedom and listen to the Evil One instead.
You are Free in Christ, so live like it! He loves you beyond measure and provides a great experience with Him as we walk with Him on a daily basis. Jesus loves me! Say it, Jesus loves me! The Creator of the world knows my name and looks after me every second of the day. I am not alone EVER. He came and died for me and you and rose again for me and you. We choose to believe and He promises us REAL life and a real Eternity.
Please walk the last half of 2018 knowing He cares for you and do not let your circumstances rule your life anymore. This life is all temporary. We are here for a little while then with Him forever and ever in Glory land. Don’t give up finish your race and collect your Prize! Life is in Him alone.
Volunteers needed to help with sound and multi-media. NO experience needed; I will train you to use all equipment. Please get with me if you can help with this important ministry in the church.
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS
The countdown has begun! Only 5 months until Christmas! This means that it is time to start thinking about our Christmas production. I’ve already began putting our program together for this year, but I need your help. If you like to sing, even if you don’t think you’re very good at it, I have a place for you. I would like to put together a choir to have a great program this year. Rehearsals will begin in August, so make sure you get with me today. I am also looking for soloist, actors, sound and lights operators and helpers to build the set and props. Please see me so we can make this year’s production amazing! I will have a sign- up sheet posted in the fellowship hall if you would like to be a part of this year’s production.
Singing His Praises,
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!
Children’s Church Workers Schedule
July - Paige Gillock
August - Kathryn & Terry Waldrop
September - Kristy Riggs
Honor of Bill & Christy Mercer; given by Opal Caruthers
Memory of Bunny Sisk; given by:Berean Sunday School Class
Memory of Deronda Hinson ; given by: Bill & Christy Mercer, Chuck & JoAnn Manz, Charlie Jones
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 and put it on the tv announcements