WELCOME! We especially welcome our guests and pray as you worship with us that you reel a renewed connection with God. Please fill out a connection card, and place it in the offering!

NUMBERS. May 5 we had 121 in morning worship. We gave $5,993. Budget is $6,000. Honduras Contribution was $119.

Children’s Church Volunteers Needed: Sign up on the table near the office for the dates you can help. 

Bible Classes John Dobbs’ class meets in fellowship hall today (read Romans 1-5 for this coming week.). Paul McComas teaching in Adult 2 (Proverbs).

LifeGroups Not Meeting Today because it is Mother’s Day.

COLLECTING IN MAY :  Canned Soups (any kind) / Canned Meals (ravioli, chili, etc.) for NorthEast Louisiana Food Bank. Goal: 300 cans.

BRIDAL SHOWER for Courtney Martin and Caleb Barlow, May 19th at 2:00. They are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target.

SERMON PREVIEW: Next Sunday we begin spending some time in Romans. Read Romans 1:1-17 to prepare.

PRAYERS: Don Glover has cancer and is now under the care of hospice. He and Barbara enjoy visits at The Guesthouse. Lane Boykin continues to suffer from an ulcer and complications. We remember and pray for those who are homebound: Gene and Ginette Jennings, Martha Linton, Sharon Worley, June Petterson, and Bernice Hickman.

VBS INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Monday, May 13, 5-8pm at the church. Come and go. Great time to volunteer!

May 15 - Third Wednesday Meal
May 19  - Bridal Shower for Courtney Martin (Caleb Barlow), 2:00
June 2-5 - Vacation Bible School at Forsythe!
June 15 - Meals on Wheels
July 4-11 - Honduras Mission Trip
Sept 13-14 - Prayer Workshop at Calhoun

The Wide Continuum of Mothering  by Amy Young

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you.

To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you.

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you.

To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you.

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you.

To those who are foster moms and spiritual moms – we need you.

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you.

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you.

To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you.

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience.

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst.

To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths.

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you.

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you.

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.

(Unedited article HERE )


I think that I shall never see
A Church that’s all it ought to be;
A Church wise members never stray
Beyond the straight and narrow way;
A church that has no empty pews,
Whose preacher never has the blues;
A Church whose deacons always deak
And none are proud and all are meek,
Where gossips never peddle lies,
Or make complaints or criticize;
Where all are always sweet and kind,
And all to others faults are blind.
Such perfect Churches there may be,
But none of them is known to me,
But still I’ll work and pray and plan
To make our own the best we can.

   John Dobbs    318-557-4144
   Daniel Kirkendall   706-573-2002
   Donna Mitcham    318-387-4467

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Forsythe Church of Christ, 2101 Forsythe, Monroe, LA 71201   387-4467