Central Baptist Church
Monday, July 22, 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 
July 1, 2019


From the Desk of Bro. Billy
The youth had a great time at camp in Panama City, FL. We also had a great week in VBS!
God has blessed in abundance as we saw 17 of our young people receive Jesus Christ into their lives, folks that’s what it’s all about! Our VBS staff has done a great job in presenting Christ to our young folks; from the kitchen staff to the craft department all was great. Ms. Sandra Burke did a great job in the planning and preparation, “Thank you Ms. Sandra!”
As you can see, it’s been a great kickoff to summer, let’s keep it going and remember as you take time for R and R, don’t leave Jesus at home, carry Him with you.
We love you and pray for you daily!

All through history, all people have desired to have one thing. Some have to secure it in different ways, some have tried to buy it, others have tried to get it by illegal ways, but it seems to escape many people. This thing is happiness, seems simple, but for some it is very hard to secure. We need to realize that happiness is almost always temporary. It depends on situations, or frame of mind. The Bible tells us to seek for joy and peace, which only comes from Jesus. His joy and peace is from deep in our spirit. It is real and tangable, comparing happiness “temporary”, God’s peace “real.” We need God’s joy and peace, then the happiness will be less important. Thank God for His peace and joy!!
Bro. Danny

"But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions...." Romans 15:23
A recent study found that 70% of the state of Mississippi is unchurched. When I heard that statistic, it absolutely rocked my world. I had always heard that Mississippi was the "buckle of the Bible belt." I had always heard that we were the most churched state in the United States. If that second part is true, our nation is in terrible danger. Even if it isn't we still have a great responsibility as Christians; The Great Commission. We are to go into the world and share the Gospel and we have been failing as a church for far too long. We have to share our stories with our neighbors, coworkers, and families and friends.
The verse Romans 15:23, Paul states that in the region he was in, he had "no place left." Nowhere that hadn't heard the Gospel. No person who hadn't heard about Jesus. That should be our creed! There should be no place left in Mississippi that hasn't heard the Gospel.
We always hear how America is falling farther and farther into sin and depravity. Isn't it time for the Church to do something?
Bro. Hunter

Technology and the Church
Yes, you can watch and learn from a Church service online anonymously and probably get something out of it, but what are you putting first in your life? Something that seeks convenience, instead of commitment? It takes more effort to get dressed and drive to church, than to flip on the computer, your smartphone or the TV. Your children and grandchildren are learning by your actions. What takes priority in your life: God’s house or your house? Teach by example that church is a privilege we should never take for granted. Please join us for Sunday School each week at 10 a.m. You’ll receive a blessing, as well as being a blessing to others! Bro. Tommy Johnson

Freedom is a frequently used word. Most people think of freedom as personal independence- the ability to make our own decisions and choose our own path in life to do what we want, whenever we want. This freedom we talk so much about was given at great cost for those who fought so that we might have such freedom.
But this is not the freedom Jesus promised us when He died on the cross. Jesus was not setting us free to do whatever we wanted; He was freeing us to do what we ought to do. He was liberating us to walk in a relationship with God and to be the kind of people He created us to be. This is called spiritual freedom. This is the freedom sin has denied us. Sin brings a penalty that we can't escape by ourselves, but when we accept Jesus into our hearts and accept Jesus' death on the cross as payment for our sin, THEN we are truly free!
As you celebrate Independence Day, take a moment to thank God for giving you the ultimate freedom- His son, Jesus Christ!
June's Young at Heart meeting was a great success! We had a wonderful picnic lunch with plenty of great food! Since we didn't have a speaker, we had a lot more time to fellowship. Mr. Jesse provided the music for us and did a great job! Sheriff Allison and his deputies will be our special guests for our July 2 meeting. Ladies, you know these officers love your cooking, so lets have a great meal for them
Our summer project will be on-going through the end of July. We are collecting NEW book bags for needy students at PRCE. This is our focus this year. If you would like to donate school supplies, those are welcome as well.
Our two special ladies this month are Ruth Stokes and Reba Deason. These two ladies love the Lord and are real sweethearts! Mrs. Ruth was born August 31 and her favorite color is red. She enjoys sewing, gardening, cooking and fellowship with her friends. Even though she said there was nothing interesting about her, one only has to visit with her to see that is not so! She is a lot of fun!
Mrs. Reba, one of our church musicians, was born March 25 and loves all shades of pinks and purples. Her former occupations include office work and cake decorator. She enjoys jewelry making, sewing, floral arranging and general crafts. She loves music and cooking. She is an amazing cook and we all look forward to the dishes she makes for our luncheon!
Our group is truly blessed to have these two in our fellowship!
This month as we celebrate the freedoms we are so blessed to have, take time to thank God for all He provides and His bountiful blessings!
Love you all! Reva

July 2019 - Upcoming Church Events
2 - Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon 4 - Independence Day - Office Closed 7 - Deacon Meeting - 3 PM 7 - Church Council Meeting - 4 PM 13 - Host OCC Worshop - 10 AM 14 - Ice Cream Social - 5 PM 17 - Quarterly Business Meeting - 6:30 PM 26-27 - Youth DiscipleNow Weekend 28 - Youth Sunday - AM Services 31 - Children’s Activity

Thursday, July 4th - Office Closed

July Food Pantry Need - Monetary Donations for Perishable items such as eggs, milk, bread, etc. (No donations needed of these items, thanks)

Sunday, July 7 3 PM - Deacon Meeting 4 PM - Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 17 - Quarterly Business Meeting - 6:30 PM

Youth DiscipleNow Weekend - July 26-27

Youth Sunday - July 28 - Sunday, July 14 at 5 PM Bring your favorite homemade ice cream, cookies, and toppings!

Let’s think, Christmas in July with a GOAL OF 40 SHOEBOXES turned in this month!! Will you help us meet our goal? Will you exceed our goal?
***Pick up your empty OCC shoebox(es)
***Fill it up with supplies
***Insert check for $9.00 per box, to cover postage
(You may write one check for total, payable to CBC)
***Return to church by November 10

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