May 2019 Newsletter

First Baptist Church of Petit Jean

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

May, 2019

April Showers Bring May…

February, March and April have definitely been wet. If the poem holds true we ought to be able to see some terrific blooms this year.  We will see some beautiful flowers this year, but there are also opportunities that will abound throughout the month. The first weekend will bring a 5k race on the 4th sponsored by the EH Club to benefit the 29:11 Promise House at Morrilton.

We get to celebrate our Mothers on the12th. God has blessed us with Mothers that outshine any of the flowers cultivated by man.

On the 18th we will enjoy our 2nd Annual Family Fun Day. We will have hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings along with the yard games and bounce houses for the younger folks.

We should all be recuperated enough on the 25th to be able to relax and take nourishment at our Monthly Breakfast.

In each of these opportunities there is a place for each of us to serve, and for some of us more than enough. May we willingly take up the challenges from the writer of Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatsoever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.”

Let us continue to run with patience the race that is set before us, and enjoy the rests we find in between, wherever they are.

Bro. Bill Scroggs


We Lift Up In Prayer

Phyllis Adams, Wayne Adams,  June Andrews, Pauline Belk, Fern Bess, Paul Bess,  Linda & Phil Chapman, Virgil & Nancy Donavan, Pat Donnell, Gwyn Gasaway, Lew Gasaway, Agatha Gasaway, Dick George,  Clayton & Linda Jones, Ben Lancaster,  Sharon Leon, Cylinda Curtis, Susan Faith, Danielle Morgan, Nadine Satterwhite, Barbara Scott, Jay Scroggs, Bro. Bill & Reta Scroggs, Linda Smith, Matthew Steinmetz,  Marvin VanEchaute, Loyd Vance, Frieda Ward, Kay Winter, our missionaries and our Military.  

Happy Birthday

May 3  Samantha Lawrence

May 18  Marvin VanEchaute

May 23  Lily Young

May 27 Abigayle Curtis



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


May 4th        5K “Walk in the Woods”.  A benefit for the Promise House in                                          

                    Morrilton sponsored by the Extension Homemakers.


May 12th      Mother’s Day


May 18th      Family Fun Day at First Baptist Church of Petit Jean.  For all       

                    Children and adults looking for fun!


May 25th       Breakfast at the church—8 o’clock                                     


A Trip to Little Rock

On Saturday, April 13th, 17 of our church family attended the beautiful production of “The Kingdom” at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock.  So many have said that it was the best presentation they have ever seen. E.Kaye graciously provided her new 15 passenger van and Clayton did the driving.  Our thanks to both of you!  Several others went in cars.  It was an enjoyable day and we owe a special “Thank You” to Troy and Karen Scarbrough for inviting us and arranging for us to have the best seats in the house.

Box Tops for Education

Don’t forget to save box tops during the summer.  Our children will be ready to turn them in when school starts in August.  Let’s see how many we can collect.  Please place them in the bag on the bulletin board in the hall.