Community Thanksgiving Service

This year, the Community Thanksgiving Service will be on November 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Coushatta. The annual gathering of community churches will once again incorporate all the community, no matter the denomination. This service allows everyone in Red River Parish and the surrounding area to come together, worship, and pray for our community and our country.

The goals of the community service are to share the Gospel with all who attend, reach out to the community no matter the barriers, extend an invitation to join the service, and show the strength and unity of the people of our area.

This time of fellowship and worship allows an opportunity for an area ministry to be recognized. This year, the Red River Food Pantry organized by Amazing Grace Baptist Church is highlighted. Everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a canned good or food item to donate. Lists of needed food items will be circulated to area pastors. There will be an offering during the service for the ministry.

To begin a community awareness of all ministries and community services, the planning committee is asking that a short description and picture of area ministries and community services be emailed to Karen Squires at or
Each picture will be used in a presentation during the service.
A community choir is being organized, and anyone who wants to join this group is welcome. Caleb Willis of Fairview Baptist Church will be gathering information for the choir. Email Caleb at

Minister Matt Endris of Fairview Baptist Church is organizing the service and is reaching out to pastors in the area. If you want to volunteer or for more information, email Bro. Matt at