May 2015 Newsletter

 Petit Jean Baptist News

“Come to the Mountain for His Word”

May 2015 

From the Desk of
Bro. Bill Scroggs



May is a month of many celebrations. In Conway the first weekend is dedicated to The Toad Suck Celebration. It is a spring festival that funds many scholarships to the local colleges. This year it looks like it will be a great weekend; at least weather-wise. It will be the first year in many that is supposed to be rain and storm free.

The next celebration is Mother’s Day. It is the second Sunday in May. Like Thanksgiving in November, we should not relegate the gratitude for our Moms to one day or weekend a year.  After all she did not cease the care for us when the umbilical cord was cut.

In March I celebrate Reta’s birthday and in April Rhonda’s, but in May I have two birthdays; first Rebeca’s and then Emma’s. With everything else going on this month it is sometimes hard to get these in and they usually get combined.

The end of the month is the time we celebrate Memorial Day; a day set aside as a federal holiday to honor our soldiers who died in service to our country. Just like putting this holiday last in the month, many will use the day celebrating the beginning of summer vacation; forgetting the brave men and women who gave their lives protecting us.

Every day is a great opportunity to celebrate and thank God for His Love for us. Jesus tells us in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Missionary Moments

and his family are IMB missionaries, supported through the Cooperative Program, who serve among the Quichua people in remote areas of northern Argentina. Jay is developing well-drilling technology and designing accessible, effective filters to remove arsenic from drinking water. Meeting pressing needs for clean water allows access to the Quichua people, yet “our ultimate goal is to provide them with the Living Water of Jesus,” Jay says. Witchcraft and animistic beliefs breed a spiritually dark atmosphere, and syncretistic beliefs make it difficult for people to embrace Jesus as the only way. Glimpses of hope have come with finalizing the design for a simple filter and with relationships made through this work.


 We Lift Up In Prayer

Please lift up the victims of Nepal earthquake.  The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25th is at 3,400 and still rising.

Blake Chapman and Robbie Collinsworth are serving in the military.

Fern Bess, Flora “Bill” Clay, Nancy Donovan, Paul Fitts, Ina Martin, Jim Thompson, and Lloyd Vance are dealing with heart problems.

Phyllis Adams, Shirley Bell, Al Bembry, Aubrey Bradbury, Ken Bratwell, Sandy Burr, Phil Chapman, Frances Cunningham, Keith Duncan, Paul Fitts, Ruth Follis, Agatha and Lonnie Gasaway, Dianne Hall, Gabriel Johnson, Michael Johnson, Linda Jones, Cookie Larrick, Lisa Martin, Destiny McArt, James Meadows, Doris Reed, Jerry Schultz, Buddy Sherman, Abby Shrewsbury, Donna Smith, Johnathan Steinmetz, Robert Steinmetz, Billy Vance, and Jo Woodson are battling serious health problems.

Linda Beard, Vicki Branscum, Glen Brison, Roy Castillion, Linda Chapman, Cole Cody, Dale DeSpain, Sandra Dozier, D J Eades, Suzanne Earl, Jerry Elmore, Linda Elz, True Fitch, Cathy Flowers, Ed Garrett, Garrett Hayden, Mary Hopson, Buddy Hoezleman, Herb Huber, Rev. Larry Hudson, Evalee Hukill, Lambert West, Dena Murph, Tina Parish, Sherry Parks, Denise Robinson, Dr. Herbert Roland, Keith Rosenthal, Jeff Scaccia, Tyler Schroepfer, Betty Scroggs, Gabby Smellmann, Fred Steinmetz, Dennis Stewart, Bill David Walker, Misty Walker, and Suzy Ward are battling cancer.

Tommie Adkins, Virgil Donovan, and Reta Scroggs are struggling with severe forms of arthritis.

Heavenly Father, You are so faithful to watch over us and to care for us, and for this we are truly grateful.  Our prayer, Lord, is that we will also be faithful to You.  Lord, we lift up to You these, on our prayer list, who need Your healing touch, Your comforting hand, and the peace that only You can give.  In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.


You are invited to a Wedding Shower

Honoring Carrie Scott and Brandon Tallant

At the First Baptist Church

Sunday, May 17

At 2:00 p.m.

Rather than a gift, please consider contributing to a money tree
that will be present at the shower for the new couple’s honeymoon and/or home renovations. 







 Answers to last week’s Bible Trivia

1.   Which of the psalms contains the can’t-take-it-with-you philosophy?
      Psalm 49; all twenty verses are directed against the foolishness of trusting in riches. 
      Most of the psalm dwells on the idea that even the rich man must die, leaving his wealth to someone else.

2.   Which New Testament epistle of Paul’s instructs the rich to be “rich in good works”?
      1 Timothy (6: 17-18)

3.  What great city, famous for its wealth (and vice), is destroyed in the book of Revelation?
     Babylon (which may be a sort of code name for the city of Rome) (Revelation 18: 19)

4.  Who confronted King David with an incriminating parable about a rich man who takes away a poor man’s prized possession?
     The prophet Nathan, who was chastising David for his adultery with Bathsheba,
     whose husband had been killed at David’s command.  (2 Samuel12).

5.  What foreign visitor was deeply impressed with King Solomon’s wealth?
     The queen of Sheba, who was herself rather well-heeled (1 Kings 10: 7)


This Week’s Bible Trivia

1.  Who slept on a stone pillow at Bethel and dreamed about angels?

2.  What clever woman hoodwinked her father-in-law out of a signet ring and bracelets?

3.  What military man slept at David’s door while he was home on furlough?

4.  What New Testament woman had the same name as an old kingdom of Asia?

5.  What king had ten concubines that were sexually assaulted by his wayward son?

Copied from the Whimsical Quizzical Bible Trivia Book
Written by J. Stephen Lang




May 1              Henry Jones
May 2              Marion Eades
May 2              D.J. Scroggs
May 3              Samantha Rozvika
May 12            Dorothy Privett
May 14            James Walpole
May 14            Nadine Satterwhite
May 16            Braeden Brewer
May 20            Rebecca Pitts
May 21            Sandy Skipworth
May 22            Janet Eoff
May 22            Emma Pitts
May 25            Theresa Bertram
May 25            Fred Walppole
May 31            Mariah Rager


May 23            John and Diann Hale
May 25            Robert and Nancy Fitts


 Events Calendar

Sunday Schedule

Sunday School             9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship         10:30 a.m.
Choir Practice                5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship           6:00 p.m.


Wednesday Schedule

Bible Study                    6:00 p.m.

Monthly Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, May 30           8:00 a.m









Brandon Tallant
Carrie Scott

We are having a wedding; it’s truer than true!
We are so excited to share it with you.

June is the month, Seventh is the date.
It all starts at 3:00, so don’t be late.

We will be easy to find; there’s no need to search.
Join us at the Centerville Assembly of God Church.

After the ceremony, we have a hunch
You might want to stick around for cake and punch!

22059 State Hwy 154
Centerville, Arkansas