Monday, Oct. 9
Everyone had a great time at Bellwood Baptist Church’s Ladies Night. There was great food prepared by ladies at Bellwood, great music provided by Robeline Praise Team, touching and inspiring testimonies by Liz Durr and Diane Massey, a funny skit by Gordon and Edyce Rivet, enough door prizes for everyone there and fellowship. Robin Welling crocheted beautiful butterfly magnets for each lady to have and Diane Massey had a gift bag for everyone that included a book mark, a prayer rock and a poem about the prayer rock. They served chicken salad croissants, English pea salad and chips and cupcakes that were made by Holly Mitchell.
A big thank you to Edyce Rivet and Robin Welling who put in lots of hours; to Diane Massey who helped with the decorations; and also to those who helped in other ways. Thank you to the businesses sponsors who contributed door prizes. Squirrel season opened last weekend. My great grandson, Conner, killed four squirrels.
He was really excited and I am so proud of his first hunt for the year. Bro. Roger and Connie attended the birthday party for Bentyn Pilcher, son of Brody and Stormie Pilcher, who celebrated his fifth birthday at their home in Florien. The theme was “PJ Mask” and there was a large crowd, including family and friends. He had a water slide and pizza, cake and ice cream were served. Bro. Roger Matkin preached homecoming service at Old Pisgah Baptist Church Sunday. There were approximately 185 people there. Bro. Dean Johnson, pastor, welcomed everyone, and Brad Ford led the worship. Hannah Sattler and Gracie Ebert read the church history and Marina Stampley read a poem written by one of the members.
C J Elhage sang “The Light House”, Lanay Patton sang “I Won’t Have to Worry Anymore”, Jerry Callens sang “Oh To Be Home” and Harold Wyatt sang “It Is No Secret What God Can Do”. After the service they enjoyed a feast in the recreation center. Bro. Roger and Connie said neither had seen so much food in one place. They were really happy to see those they served when he was pastor there for five years. One in particular was Frank Wyatt who is now living in a nursing home in Shreveport. Bro. Roger wants to thank Marvin Wyatt for filling in for him for the morning service at Bellwood Church while he was away. The District Eight Missions Office in Natchitoches is asking for help in sharing God’s love by meeting the physical needs of the people of Mexico. Collection week is Nov. 13-16 at the District Eight Missions Office in Natchitoches.
Operation Christmas Child is in full swing as everyone gears up to pack shoeboxes for children around the world. Drop-off locations will be at Calvary in Many, Martin Baptist and Westside Baptist in Natchitoches. National collection week is Nov. 13-20. Trinity Baptist Church Ladies Night is Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “Godly Lady” and the scripture theme is, “What? Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, who you have of God and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19”. The cost is $10. Harmony Baptist Church will have the fifth Sunday singing Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. There will be a meal. Anyone who would like to join in on this is welcome to come.