January 2020 Newsletter

News from

First Baptist Church of Petit Jean

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

January, 2020


Y2K Plus

It is hard to believe we are now two decades past the feared Y2K scare. Those of us who were at least middle aged at the time the year 2000 rolled around can remember the whoopla surrounding the changing of clocks on our computers and the computers in our cars and many other machines we use on a daily basis.

I worked for a large company that spent well over a million dollars preparing for the event that in truth was not as big a deal as the hype.

I have grandchildren born after the turn of the millennium, who are now turning into young adults themselves. They face different problems than we faced. While we tried to get our cell phone from a bag size to something small enough to fit in your pocket. We worried about running out of minutes on our cell phone while the Y2K young’uns fret over slow data speeds and over data package usage with screens too small and low-tech cameras.

With all the changes we have seen in the past twenty years, it is good that some things remain constant.  The writer of Hebrews13:8 reminds us, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever.”

I, for one, am glad for something sure on which we can depend as we begin a new decade.                                                                                  

                                                                                               Bro. Bill Scroggs


We Lift Up In Prayer

Phyllis Adams,  James Bickerstaff,  Linda & Phil Chapman, Verlin Christmas, Jane Davis (infant), Don Dutton,  Evelyn Gambill,  Llewellyn Gasaway, Agatha Gasaway, Gwyn Gasaway, Dick George,  Ben Lancaster, Lawrence Henley,  Sharon Leon,  Kenneth Robertson,  Joel Satterwhite,  Nadine Satterwhite,   Jay Scroggs, Bro. Bill & Reta Scroggs, Sandy Shaw, Linda Smith,  Loyd Vance, Bill Wilson,  our missionaries, our Military, our law enforcement officers and The United States of America.

                            Happy Birthday!

                                 2nd   Frank Young

                                4th   Gina Sellers

                                21st  Matt Steinmetz

                                31st  Emily Lott


                            Happy Anniversary

                                 13th  Beau & Sharon Steinmetz




We  have some awesome kids right here around us.  With one semester of this school gone, they have earned outstanding grades and honors.  Just look at this list:


   Ariel Morgan—Awesome Attitude Award, perfect attendance and straight A’s


   Easton Morgan—Top Reader Award, perfect attendance and all A’s


  Jeffrey Curtis—Great Reader Award, perfect attendance and all A’s


  Abigayle Curtis – belt,  perfect attendance and all A’s


  Eva Kay Cox —  Obeys her teacher, loves to share her special pictures and toys during         

                             “Show & Tell” and quick to take care of her classmates because she is

                              “Dr. Eva”.


Wow!  We are so very proud of each of you!  Keep up the good work!