November, 2018 Beacon Newsletter




801 Ward Ave.
Caruthersville, Missouri 63830




A Word From Your Pastor:

Welcome to November Church! I hope you gave all that candy away because you know that you will eat it all yourself. Temptation is to great.

This month is Thankfulness Month! Each day of November be thankful for something in your life. Each day pick something else that you’re thankful for. You can never run out of things in your life that you’re thankful for! So, try it all month every day.

Check the calendar close to see when you can plug in to all the activities of the church. Join the Ladies Bible study, Tuesday Bible Club, etc.. ..

Thanksgiving is around the corner then Christmas is upon us quickly. Thanksgiving dinner on the 18th at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, there will be Great Food and music specials.

Being thankful really should be a daily occurrence for the Christian. I realize the nation sets aside a special holiday for this with food and more food with football games and leftovers but, as Christian we should have a thankful heart continuously all the time.

I am truly blessed in several areas of my life and the Lord Jesus is always looking after me. I am thankful for our church that Jesus has provided for all of us. Let’s be thankful in all we do! Have a Great November!

Your Pastor, Jimmy



 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!  



Christmas Choir

The Christmas Choir meets Wednesday nights after church. It’s not too late for you to join us! We are working on our Christmas Musical, "The Bells of Christmas", which we will present on December 23rd at 6:00 pm. Come and join us as we lift our voices in praise to the King of Kings!

Singing His Praises,




In Extreme Arts, we are taking a couple of steps back for now. I’m canceling our November production, but we will be preparing for a special production in the Spring. For right now we are going back to the basics, a necessity due to so many new members. We’ll be learning about improvisation, mime, stage voice and etiquette and other things of that nature. We will still do the occasional skit or song, but for now, our main focus will be on structure and preparation for our Spring musical. If you would like to be a part of our ministry to use your talents for the Lord and are in grades 6-12, please be at our next rehearsal. We meet every Sunday afternoon at 4 PM in the choir room.


Thank you

I just wanted to say a special word of thanks to a couple of people who make my life so much easier. To James Prater and Kristy Riggs, you are so vital to the ministry of this church. Thank you for taking the time to run our sound and multimedia. Your commitment to that area of ministry is so appreciated by me, Bro. Jimmy and the whole church. Thank you for putting up with me when I make all those last-minute changes and for your dedication and dependability. I also want to thank Joel Williams for volunteering to help in that ministry as well. You are an answer to prayer and I’m thankful for your willingness to help us out.


Women On Mission:

By the time you read this newsletter, the Women On Mission and youth group will have sponsored a hugely successful Fall "soup lunch" with proceeds going to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the youth trip to Branson in December. A special thank you to all who made soups, worked in the kitchen and attended.

Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop will begin the week of November 12. We will need all shoeboxes brought to the church no later than Sunday, November 11. We will load them onto the van and Bro. Jimmy will be taking them to the drop point at the Church of God.

We will be sponsoring the Merry Mart again this year on the day of the Christmas parade. In the next few weeks we will begin gathering the items for pricing and will be getting ready for the big day. If you have items to donate, please let me know. We want to keep it to Christmas themed items that may be gently used, baked goods, or other fun things. All proceeds will be going to our Lottie Moon offering.

Some special ladies have been finishing up the scarves the youth will be passing out during the Christmas parade. We want to thank all who have helped with this effort. The scarves are beautiful.

Please continue to pray for our missionaries on the field at home and abroad. The offerings we send help to keep them on the field so they can spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Blessings to you all,





Hello Everyone! We had our youth-led service on October 14th. To say I was proud would be an understatement. This was definitely out of their comfort zone, but through some set-backs, they stepped up to the plate and made it. We had a couple that got sick at the last minute, but others move into their positions to make sure it was covered. To me, that says a lot about these kids.

Also, on October 14th, we took a group of 14 of our kids and their friends to the Judgement House at FBC in Miner, MO. We had several new ones that had never been, so it was a really good experience. We had one from our group that made a decision that night. That’s what it’s all about!

On October 28th, with pleasure we partnered with the WOM for their annual soup and sandwich lunch. The kids did an awesome job serving and cleaning up afterwards. I really appreciate the WOM for splitting this with us for our trip to Branson, MO over the Christmas break.

On November 3rd, I have reserved the fellowship hall for us to have a movie night. We are going to veg-out with popcorn and smores to watch "I Can Only Imagine". They can bring camp chairs or bean bags, invite friends and we will have an awesome night of fellowship.

By now, everyone should have their items from our fundraiser. If you are missing anything, please come see me or Pam. Again, thank you for supporting us during our fundraisers. Please continue to pray for us.


God Bless,

Kristy Riggs


Children’s Church Workers Schedule

November - Paige Gillock

December - Kathryn & Terry Waldrop

Memorials Memory of Nancy Cagle, given by: Sally Ann Cagle, Joe Cagle, Robin Cagle & Julie Cagle Webb, and Jim & Ewanda Young.
Memory of Pat King; given by: Jim & Ewanda Young, Sandra Hooker, Shelby Walker, Pat Ferrell, Maxine Waldrop, Fred & Janice Boyd.
Memorials given to: John Sellars, Grace Turnbow, Bunny Sisk, Clyde Jones, Jr. Lavanda White and Frances Young; given by: Jim & Ewanda Young



A Thanksgiving Garden

Plant Three rows of Peas:

Peace in our Hearts

Peace in our Schools

Peace in our worldPlant Four rows of Squash:

Squash Gossip

Squash Indifference

Squash Grumbling, Complaining

Squash Selfishness Plant Four rows of Lettuce:

Lettuce be Faithful

Lettuce be Kind

Lettuce be Obedient to His Word

Lettuce Love one Another

No Garden should be without Turnips:

Turnip for Church

Turnip on Time

Turnip to help at Church and Help One Another

We must always add Thyme;

Thyme for Bible study

Thyme for Family

Thyme for Friends & Neighbors


Water freely with Patience & Kindness; Cultivate with Love and a Thankful Heart; There will be an Abundance in your garden because you will Reap what you Sow.

  December 2020  
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