Central Baptist Church
Monday, February 19, 2018

Centralite

  
 
 
“THE CENTRALITE”
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 
 
 
January 1, 2018

 
                   
 
                           
 
     FROM THE DESK
     OF BRO. BILLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                   
       

         

                     
       
             IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!

          Christmas!  What a wonderful time of the year!  That time of the year when we throw a huge party to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Now how would you like to have a party thrown in your honor but you were not invited to the party?  Tragically though, that is exactly what is happening today, we’re throwing a huge party to celebrate Jesus’ birth but we don’t want Him coming to the party.  There would not be a Christmas without the birth of Christ, there could not be a Christmas without His birth, so as we celebrate Christmas, let’s remember who the honored guest is and keep our Christmas centered around the Christ of Christmas!

            As we complete another year we look back on the great things God has done in our midst and we cannot but say, “To God be the glory, great things He has done!”  There have also been failures, but these have become opportunities for us to see where we might grow and become better servants of our Lord.

            Ginnie and I want to thank you for the privilege of pastoring the greatest Church in the world.  It’s been the most wonderful seventeen years of our life!  You’ve given us your friendship, encouragement and you have poured your love on us so much that our cups are running over!  Words would be totally inadequate to express our love to you, our extended Church family, but from our heart let us express, “You are family and we love you!”  May God somehow make a way in the year ahead for us to return a small portion of the love you have given us.

            From you Pastor and his Wife – “God Bless You And Your Family And May You Have A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy And Prosperous New Year!  And Let’s Always Keep Christ In Christmas!”

THE GALLOWAYS

 

 

 

Music Ministry

 

Hard to believe, we are entering the year 2018, wow, how fast time flies.  Someone has said, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”  Well I believe time flies even if you are not having fun.  Most of us are not young anymore; the young are getting older quickly.  Things are surely changing.  We do not know what 2018 holds and I am glad that we don’t.  But I believe God had this year and all years in His hand.  I also believe all things are working from His plan.  He is in control.  He is fully aware of all things that are going on.  He doesn’t have a plan B, His plan is His and it will come to pass.  With that said, I am not worried about this New Year.  I know that God is in control.  He loves me.  He is working all things for my good.  So let this year go as it may.  Let’s keep on trusting and praising God, because of who He is and He is the one who holds all future in His hand.  Thank God for being our all powerful God.  God Bless all of us this New Year.

 

                                                              Bro. Danny Johnson

 

 

 

Youth Ministry

 

 

 
 

 

Sunday School

 

     After the presents have been opened, the carols have been sung, and the festivities of Christmas day are over, most of us tuck our Christmas spirit—you know, that cheerful, nice-to-everyone-cause-it's-Christmas vibe—away until next year.

                A challenge has been issued to us to continually have the hallelujah spirit and not revert to  humbug this coming New Year.  Wouldnt it be nice if we could do this?  Jesus will give us strength and guidance to continually have Christmas in our hearts.  May His Holy Spirit reach out to each of us and enable us each day of the year to honor the Christ of Christmas, showing Christ to the world in our every word and action.  Please join us each week for Sunday School, as we study Gods plan for us.  God bless you and Happy New Year!

                                                                                                                                                Bro. Tommy Johnson

 

  

 

Upcoming Church Events

   1 – New Year’s Day - Office Closed

1-3 – Passion Conference

  2 – Young at Heart – Noon

  7 – Deacon Mtg. – 3 PM

  7 – Church Council – 4 PM

  7 – Bible Drill Kickoff – 5 PM

  8 – Minister Fellowship - New Palestine - 10:30 AM

11 – Pastor’s/Deacon/Wives Supper – LCC – 6:30 PM

17 – Quarterly Business Mtg.

21 – Sanctity of Human Life

31 – Children’s Activity

 

Our Food Pantry has served several families in the past few weeks.  Your help is urgently needed to help replenish our pantry.  Monetary donations are also needed to purchase perishable items for the Food Boxes.  To donate please put in an envelope and designate it for the "Food Pantry."  Thanks

 

January Food Pantry Need

Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Corn, Green Beans,

 

Red Beans, Rice


Sunday, January 7, 4 PM

Church Council Meeting

Planning Church Calendar

 

for February – April, VBS


EDUCATIONAL SPACE

 

Additional educational space for CBC has been investigated. A 40’ X 100’ foot metal building housing 11 classrooms and 2 bathrooms would cost $242,000 as of October 2017.

 

At the CBC business meeting in October 2017, CBC voted to establish a Building Fund to raise money for a future building. We will look at the contributions in 12 to 18 months and determine if CBC should move forward with a new building or use the funds to upgrade our present facilities.


Bible Drill Kick off

Sunday, January 7 at 5 PM

Bible Buddies – Grades 1 – 3

Children Drills – Grades 3 – 6

Youth Drills – Grades 6 – 12


Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

 

Sunday, January 21


Deacon Emphasis Week

 January 1 - 6

Associational Pastor/Deacon/Wives Banquet

Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 PM, LCC

 

Please notify the Assoc. office if you plan to attend.


Operation Christmas Child

Our 145 Shoeboxes were shipped to Cameroon

on December 5

Cameroon has 25 million people and is located in Central Africa

 

·         43% of the population is 14 years old or younger


 

Time to start filling those shoeboxes!!  
Our Church Goal:  140 Boxes
We 66 received during our Christmas in July promotion!!
SHOEBOX INSTRUCTIONS
***Sign-out the number of boxes you wish to fill
***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 11 
 

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