March 2019 Newsletter

First Baptist Church of Petit Jean

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

March, 2019

Is It Spring… Yet?

by Rev. Bill Scroggs

Regardless of what the groundhog said, and knowing he is wrong a greater percent of the time than he is right, we would just be forced to rely on the calendar, except for our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering! The AAEO is a sure sign of spring around the corner. I know we are all looking forward to spring as well as the AAEO. This year’s theme for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is, ‘Sending Hope.’

Spring is the time of year where our hopes are realized as temperatures rise back to normal and trees and flowers start budding and blooming. Just as spring brings hope to us, our offerings bring hope to those in North America where the offerings are distributed.

Jesus is the hope of the world and more than at any time in my lifetime I see the need for hope in our country. North America has a great need of a fresh touch from God like has seldom or never been felt in our lifetime.

The focus verse for this year 1 Peter 1:3 which says, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Because we have hope through Jesus Christ we can “Send Hope” throughout North America. 


     Happy Birthday

       March 6    Gwyn Gasaway

        March 12   Sandy Shaw

        March 14   Ann Shaw

        March 20   Patti Vance

        March 31  Reta Scroggs

Happy Anniversary      

March 19   Frank & Lily Young

March 28  Clayton & Linda Jones  



 You will want to mark your calendar for these special church events:

    March 17th——-Hat Day! This is also St. Patrick’s Day, so wear green!

    March 24th——-A night with Aimsley Curtis (Gospel Music)  5 PM

    March 31st——-5th Sunday Singing with a puppet show  5 PM

    April 21st——– Easter Sunday

    April 28———-Property Dedication in the afternoon.  A potluck lunch

                            following the morning worship service.



Congratulations to our children.  Abigayle and Jeffrey both made all “A’s” for the 3rd 9 weeks grading period.  We are so proud of you two.  Keep it up!



The church purchased an American flag and light for the Petit Jean Fire Department.  The flag was hung and the light installed by some of our hard working men.  Wayne Adams, Bob Cody, Clayton Jones and Nolen Owen got the job done.  It wasn’t a real safe job and we thank them for their bravery and effort. 


Wayne Adams, Nolen Owen, Clayton Jones, Bob Cody

Wayne Adams

Bob Cody, Wayne Adams, Nolen Owen

Clayton Jones, Bob Cody, Wayne Adams

Nolen Owen

Wayne Adams