Central Baptist Church
Thursday, September 19, 2019


Family Newsletter of Central Baptist Church
“Building the Greatest Church since Pentecost”
Bro. Billy Galloway, Pastor
Bro. Danny Johnson, Minister of Music
Bro. Hunter Williams, Youth Director 
September 1, 2019


From the Desk of Bro. Billy
What a blessing it was to listen as Mrs. Fitch shared with us concerning her trip to South Africa to help distrubute the Operation Chrismas Child Shoeboxes. It put a face to the box. No longer are they merely shoe boxes but now they are the delight of every child who receives them.
The greatest joy is to know that every child not merely receives a few gifts but they receive the greatest gift of all, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The child receives the Gospel and he or she takes the Gospel home to their parents, so the whole family is blessed.
It is my prayer that we will reach our goal of 140 shoeboxes and that we will far exceed this goal for the glory of God.
I want to encourage us to help our children as they raise funds for their trip to the Ark. I can only imagine what the eternal results of this trip will be in the lives of these children. As we get excited about blesing children around the world, let us be a blessing to our own children.
Finally as the new church year begins, let’s all pull together to make this a wonderful year for the glory of God. Find your place in Sunday School and be found faithful. We also need you to be here on Wednesday evening as we pray together and study God’s word. Right now we are studying Kingdom Authority. If you’re not here for Discipleship Training, you are missing a great blessing. The ladies are starting a study entitled, “20/20”, by Christine Caine and the men are studying the Baptist Faith and Message. There is also a class for children and youth so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to Grow in the Lord.
We love you and may God bless you in every way.
There is one tool in our Christian life that we don’t spend enough time on, that is our faith. When things are going smooth we think our faith is strong, but when problems arise, we realize how weak our faith really is. Problems, heartache, and disappointments all work together to test our faith. We need to work on our faith, and make it grow by using it. God is pleased when we stand on our faith in Him. Even when things do not seem to be improving, we should stand on our faith. God’s word says to us, “without faith it is impossible to please God.” So if we want God’s grace, we have to have faith. Such a small word, but what a great spiritual power. Remember God said have faith to us all. God bless us all! Bro. Danny
Fall is my favorite time of year! The temps are cooler, the air is crisper, and the earth begins to prepare for winter. I especially love to travel during the months of October and November to see the beauty of God's creation and the vivid colors of the leaves; it is breath-taking! Even though it is a time of beauty and change, we need to remind ourselves that these things of nature do not compare with what we have waiting in Glory! Can you imagine how beautiful Heaven will be? My brain can't fathom it!
As we admire the changes of the season, remember that God has so much more prepared for us. I don't know about you, but that's exciting news!!!!!
Our school supply drive was very successful. We donated over 28 new book bags and a large box of supplies to the elementary school. The staff was very appreciative as it allowed them to help those who couldn't help themselves. This means that at least 28 children were prepared for school! Thank you, Young at Heart, for caring about our kids!
Our September Young at Heart meeting, Tuesday, September 3, will be a "Meet and Eat"! Instead of our monthly potluck, we will leave the church at 11:00 and go to the Cross Roads Grill, Seafood and Diner. This restaurant is not far from the church and has excellent service and food. A lunch menu is available with reasonable prices. I would like for as many of us as can to wear our t-shirts!
Another opportunity in September is our Senior Choir Festival Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10:30. We will leave the church at 10:00 and lunch will be served. Please come and support our choir. It's a great time of singing and fellowship, and the meal is always good!
God Bless this week! Love you, Reva
September 2019 - Upcoming Church Events
1 - Deacon Meeting - 4 PM
2 - Labor Day - Office Closed
3 - Young at Heart Luncheon - 11:00 AM - Meet and Eat - Crossroads Grill
3 - Men’s Ministry Mtg. - 6:30 PM - W. Union
9 - Minister’s Fellowship - 10:30 AM - FBC Nicholson
12 - Sr. Adult Choir Festival - 10:30 AM - LCC
15 - Children’s Margaret Lackey Fundraiser Cookie Sale
22 - Bridal Shower - Alyssa Graeter - 2 PM
25 - Youth See You At The Pole Breakfast - 7 AM
27 - Youth DiscipleNow Weekend - LCC
28 - Youth DiscipleNow Weekend - LCC
29 - Youth Sunday
29 - 5th Sunday Singing - 5 PM
September Food Pantry Need - Mayonnaise & Mustard
Bridal Shower For Alyssa Graeter - Sunday, September 22 at 2 PM
Labor Day - Monday, September 2 - Office Closed
Senior Adult Choir Festival - Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 10:30 AM
5th Sunday Singing - Sunday, September 29 at 5 PM
Margaret Lackey State Missions Offering - State Goal: $2.1 Million
Our Church Goal: $2,000.00
Margaret Lackey Fundraiser - Children’s Cookie Sale - Sunday, September 15
Youth See You At The Pole Breakfast - Wednesday, September 25 at 7 AM
Men’s Ministry Meeting - Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 PM, West Union Baptist Church
Children's Trip to The Ark Encounter in KY, The Creation Museum in KY, & Pigeon Forge, TN - May 31 - June 5, 2020 - Grades K - 6 - $25 Deposit per person due and Sign-up deadline is November 3. See Desiree or Mary for more information. Sign-up sheet on the back table.
***Now a Children's Activity Fundraiser***
Claiborne Hill Receipts
Bring in your receipts and our children will receive 1% of all receipts. Funds received will go toward upcoming Children Activities. Thanks!
Operation Christmas Child SHOEBOX INSTRUCTIONS
***Pick up your empty OCC shoebox(es)
***Fill it up with supplies
***Insert check for $9.00 per box, to cover postage
(Make checks payable to CBC)
***Return to church by November 10

Central Baptist Church
“For We Preach Not Ourselves,
 But Christ Jesus as Lord”