The end of summer brings with it many new beginnings. Our usual thought as parents and grandparents is of “back to school.” However, we all seem to see the coming new season with a fresh look. Indeed, that is true of many women over the past forty-three years who have been a part of what is known as “Friday Morning.”
Friday Morning Bible Study became just “Friday Morning” when Louise Watson, a precious retired schoolteacher became a regular attendee. Each week as the week came to an end, Louise’s husband, Phares, would say in his Minden, Southern accent, “Louise are you going to Friday Morning?” She loved it and we loved it and it became our name!
The Bible Study that meets each week in the home of Judge and Mrs. Graydon Kitchens was begun with an intimate group of five young women who met in the Kitchens’ home and listened to a Bible program on the radio together.
As time passed, their desire to know more about the Word of God and its application to our everyday lives became a deep study of God’s Word, verse by verse. The number grew from five to between 25 and 50 women meeting each Friday from September through May.
The group is interdenominational and we encourage all races to be a part. Mrs. Kitchens is the teacher, following in the footsteps of her deceased mother Grace Carroll, a well-known Bible teacher and author from Baton Rouge.
Occasionally we have a video when appropriate, but the Bible is out textbook. We encourage questions and discussion. Prayer, also, plays an important part in the weekly meeting, though we are not a “prayer group” but a Bible study.
Our time together each week is one of fellowship and sharing. We are bound by a strong belief in Christ as our Savior and the individual needs expressed each week are held in strictest confidence.
Our study this year, beginning Friday, Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m., is vital to our homes and cities, as we are seeing violence abound and spiritual warfare fought on every level. We will be looking at every verse in the Bible dealing with angels. Mrs. Kitchens calls the study Angels: Good and Evil.
There will be a supplemental book available at the beginning of the study, but is not required. Our text will be the Bible, so bring your favorite translation a notebook and pen and be ready to learn the truth about God’s creations, angels, good and evil.