September, 2019 Beacon Newsletter




801 Ward Ave.
Caruthersville, Missouri 63830



A Word From Your Pastor:
I feel Fall in the air! The seasons are changing and soon
we will enjoy cooler weather and the beautiful fall colors.
Football, football is here! The Tigers are starting their
season and we hope Snoop Dog and the Tigers have a
great season.
 As I look at the calendar, we have another action-packed
month and I’m excited to see what the Lord has planned
for FBC in the month of September. Things off the top of
my head is the Associational meetings, First Responder
Dinner, Pastor Conference and our Seniors visiting the Ark
in Kentucky. 
 This month I pray the Lord will have His way with you
and bring you closer to Him more than ever before. My
hope is that we give Him all that we have in every part of
our lives, when we do this, we will experience Him like
never before and He will reveal Himself to us in a special
way. Jesus is waiting on us to surrender our ALL to Him
and I pray we will do this very soon. 
Have a Great September everybody and put Jesus first in
                                                              Pastor, Jimmy  


Children’s Church Workers Schedule
September - Paige Gillock


 Soon, we’ll say “Goodbye” to the hot days of summer and
begin to enjoy the cooler days and nights of fall. Can hardly
  August has been a month to remember. Women on Mission
met August 12 with 14 members and one guest present. The
theme for the evening was, “What’s in Your Mirror”.  Tables
were decorated with mirrors and each lady was asked to look in
her mirror and describe what was revealed to them.  Reflections
of Jesus in our lives was discussed. Our own Shelby Walker
gave the program on Stephen and his cruel death as a result of his
unwavering faith in God. The ladies were given small stones to
hold as Shelby talked about the act of violence that killed
Stephen. They were asked about their thoughts and feelings as
they examined these stones and heard about Stephen’s painful
execution. The mission spotlight was on Jamie and Andrea
Thompson, missionaries in Chicago’s Garfield park
neighborhood. The inhabitants there are plagued with more
murders than anywhere else in Chicago and they are in desperate
need of salvation. Their church, “Reborn Community Church”,
needs our prayers as they try to meet both spiritual and physical
needs of these people. The ladies enjoyed “Chicago deep dish
pizza” and “Twinkie Cake”, foods Chicago is famous for.
Wrigley’s gum, brought by Nancy Barron, was given as favors..
WOM sponsored a church wide ice cream social on August 25.
Over 40 church members attended and we received donations for
$252.00 for Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Everyone “stuffed”
themselves on delicious homemade ice cream, as well as some
“store bought” and a variety of “Yummy” desserts. Christy
Mercer chaired this very successful event. Thanks to all who
brought the ice cream and other desserts, as well as to the ladies
who brought cookies for the Ministerial Alliance 9/11
appreciation dinner to be held on September 16 at the American
Legion Bldg, with Ben Baker and helpers preparing fish and all
the trimmings. Our youth will help serve. 
  WOM is sponsoring the “Billy Crocker Bakeoff” also chaired
by Christy Mercer, to be held on September 29 at 5 PM in the
fellowship hall. The men will “star” in this event with their
dessert entries. Awards will be given and donations from this
affair will also go towards our Lottie Moon Christmas offering
goal which will be set at our September 19th (Thursday), meeting.
  We are still collecting items for the nursing home. Christy
Mercer and Polly Lunceford put the first gifts together for
delivery to hall 100 and we need many more items. The
collection boxes have been moved again and are in the
fellowship hall. Church, thanks so much for your participation in
this mission ministry. 
 Due to conflicts in scheduling, our regular monthly meeting
time for September has been changed to the 19th  (Thursday) at 6
PM in the fellowship hall. This is an important meeting so please
mark your calendars and  attend. I apologize for any
inconvenience. Let’s not put our missions on the “Back Burner” !
The theme for the September meeting will be, “Are You The
Missing Piece in The Missions Puzzle?” our mission spotlight
will be on Australia and the mission and ministry of Ken and
Kathy Woods. Please join us as we learn about Jesus,
Evangelism and Koalas. We’ll have some of their foods as well.
Who knows what other surprises we’ll have! God Bless you all!!  

                                                  Jo Ann and Hope


   Music is in the air as we change seasons once again in
2019. The music department is moving right along this fall
and I am so excited as we begin to plan revivals and our
Christmas season. I am learning new things in my life as I
fill in as your music leader.
  Very, very, very excited to have Sandra back playing the
piano for us. She plays so beautifully and we are stronger
as a music department with her helping us. Thank you,
   The Deans have been doing an awesome job with our
computer programs for the worship services and we are
indeed blessed to have them here at FBC. Also, James
Prater is an expert technician most every Sunday morning
and we appreciate you, James for helping us. James will be
graduating this year so we need to enjoy him while he is
here for the Lord will take him away to school or other
experience once he graduates.
  The music team is still looking for a permanent music
leader and as we wait please pray for this position in our
church. Have a great month and have a song in your heart
all month long!                                                  
                                                                        Bob Interim   



 We would like to thank everyone for the continued support you
have shown for the youth department. We had a great turnout for
the showing of the movie, “Breakthrough”. We took the youth to
see David Crowder in concert on the 24th. We are working on
possibly trying to make it to another concert soon. I know it
seems early but we are starting to plan and get reservations in for
Extreme Winter in Branson. As of now we have about 8 youth
signed up and 2 adults. If you know anyone that would be
interested just let me or Elizabeth know. We will be doing a
couple of fundraisers to try to help with paying the way for the
ones going. The youth will be selling the knives and other things
they did in the past. We will also be trying another car wash
either the end of September of first of October. The car wash will
depend on the weather as to when we will work on planning this.
We also have a couple of other fundraisers we are working on
getting together and will keep everyone posted on them.   

                           Joel Williams and Elizabeth Hardesty  



                                                           Memorials:                                                                       In Memory of Opal Caruthers, given by: Pat Ferrell, Fred
& Janice Boyd, The Kreagers & Stevens Families, Terry
and Delila Swinger                                                             
In Memory of James Bruton, given by: Jean Ann
James, Fred & Janice Boyd                                      
Memorial given to Jerry Hatley, by: Fred &
Janice Boyd                                                              
Memorial given to Wanda Willis; by: Pat Ferrell


  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
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6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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