Central Baptist Church
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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“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 
 
 
May 1, 2019

 
                        
 
                           
 
    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the Desk of Bro. Billy
 
     These past weeks have truly been amazing as we have witnessed God at work. As we participated in the revival services at Millard, we saw God move in the hearts and lives of men and women with many of them coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and many others re-dedicating their hearts and lives to Christ. We need to be much in prayer for these men and women and their families.
     We had a tremendous time of celebration, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday. Easter is a time of new beginnings and we all should and must present ourselves to our Lord, first for salvation, and then for service.
     As you are receiving this note, we just starting our Revival services. Be sure to join us for each service, Sunday at 11 AM & 6 PM, then Monday - Wednesday at 7 PM. It is my prayer that this will be a time of renewal for each of us. May the spirit of revival permeate the hearts of each one who help make up Central Baptist Church.
     Right ahead of us is VBS, June 17 - 21. This is always one of the most exciting times in the life of the church. Please join with me in praying for the children and the workers. Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring conviction to the children’s hearts and knowledge and wisdom for the workers. Please also be in prayer for the families of the children.
     Also be praying for our Youth camp which is right around the corner.
     As you can see there are many things God is doing and we are excited about the results of His work in our midst. So I ask you to join me in praying, praying, praying for God’s will to be done in each and every heart.
 
 
 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
 
     We have been through another Christmas, New Year, and now Easter, and each day we see the words of God coming to pass. He said things and people will get more wicked and evil, certainly we can see that this is happening. As we see and hear what people are saying and doing, I believe God is showing us just how evil people can be. He said, “men will become lovers of themselves, they will not honor God.” We can see that is happening every day. We see trouble everywhere, hatred, bitterness, but remember Jesus said, “let not your heart be troubled,” in other words, “don’t worry about it.” He is still in control, all this will run it’s course, then He will put a stop to all sin and evil. It won’t be long, Jesus is coming for us. Lift up your heads, your redemption draweth nigh, praise God there are better days on their way. God Bless us all!
Bro. Danny
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
     Sunday School and Memorial Day Memorial Day is coming soon, a special day where we remember those who made great sacrifices for us. Memorial Day is a special occasion to remember the brave men and women who served this country in the military. We recognize them for the sacrifices they made. Jesus said in John 15:13- “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” That's the same reason Jesus came - to put our needs ahead of his, and die for our sins. God wants us to put him and others ahead of ourselves. Please join us this and every Sunday at 10 a.m. to learn more about what God’s plan is for us. Bro. Tommy Johnson
 
 
 
 
Young at Heart News
 
     "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day!" Many of us grew up hearing this little rhyme when there was an abundance of rain or when the weather interfered with our plans. However, as we have grown older, we realize that God sends the amount of moisture needed for his creation to flourish. I think of the beautiful Azalea bushes in full bloom and the green grass of Spring, the budding trees and the early gardens- all because God sent the perfect amount of rain needed for growth. We are no different. God sends rainy days in our lives to help us slow down, reflect, regroup and grow. He knows what we need and when we need it. We just have to trust that at the end of our rainy season, there will be new growth. God always provides and gives us exactly what we need. So, as you see the beauty of Spring, pray that God will grow you into something beautiful in His sight.
     If you missed our April meeting, you missed a blessing! Bro. Carl and Faye Pind, a local missionary home on furlough, talked to us about missions. We learned about the people Faye ministered to and ways she and her team were able to share the gospel. We also learned that our Annie Armstrong offering goes to help people like Mrs. Faye. Definitely a good investment for the Kingdom of God!
     Our group also went on an outing to the Bogalusa Grill. Twenty one of us wore our church shirts and enjoyed the wonderful meal. It was a great time of fellowship!
 
Senior Spotlight
 
     This month we have two special ladies: Mrs. Peggy Pullen and Mrs. Marcia Jarrell. Both of these ladies are very friendly and truly care about others. Mrs. Peggy was born May 3 and her favorite color is blue. Mrs. Peggy used her compassion for others in her 40 years as a CNA. She worked for Camilla Home Health and Hospice, the Health Department and agencies in Picayune, Poplarville and Bay St. Louis. She loves to work in her yard and stays busy all the time.
Mrs. Marcia is an artist who is extremely talented. She was born May 19th and her favorite colors are yellow, red, and orange. Because of these colors, her nickname is "Sunshine"! Marcia worked at the Walmart pharmacy for 19 years and later, a doctor's office. Her hobbies include oil painting, coloring books with scriptures, and tending her roses. She's married, has 5 living grandchildren and 1 in Heaven, loves spending time with her family and friends and really enjoys being involved with the Young at Heart group.
     Hope to see everyone at our May 7th meeting! Our guest will be Donnie Leonard from the Carriere Volunteer Fire Department. Come out and enjoy a great time of fellowship and get the latest update on what's going on in our community! Love you all! Reva
 
 
 
May 2019 - Upcoming Church Events
1 - Children/Youth Night - 5:30 PM
1 - Revival Service - 7 PM
2 - National Day of Prayer
5 - Senior Adult Day
5 - Bridal Shower - 2 PM - Rachel Breland
5 - Deacon Meeting - 4 PM
7 - Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon
9 - Adult Fishing Day - 6 AM - Assoc. Lake
11 - Fellowship Hall Reserved - PRCMS
12 - Mother’s Day - NO PM SERVICES
19 - Graduation Recognition
26 - 31 - Youth Camp
26 - Baby Dedication
27 - Memorial Day - Office Closed
29 - Children’s Activity
 
 
 
Beginning May 5, 2019, our Sunday evening schedule will change. This change was brought up in our business meeting, discussed, and adopted by an overwhelming vote. Effective that date we will meet from 5:00 - 6:30 PM for Discipleship training with no Evening worship hour. This change will give our Discipleship classes more time for in-depth Bible study and interaction. Please pray about this change and become involved in one of our Discipleship classes.

 
Vacation Bible School - June 17 - 21 - 8:30 AM - Noon - Age 4 to Grade 6 Registration forms are available in the Church Office. VBS T-Shirts are available for purchase. Donations needed of Chips, Cookies, and Hawaiian Punch.

 
Graduation Recognition - Sunday, May 19

 
Baby Dedication - Sunday, May 26 - If you would like to participate please notify the Church office by Monday, May 6.
 
Time to start filling those shoeboxes again!!
 
SHOEBOX INSTRUCTIONS
***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
 
May Shoebox Emphasis
Boxes for the older Boys/Girls (Age 10-14)
 
Suggestions
Boys - Tools (Hammer, Nails, Screws, Gloves, Tape Measurer, Etc.), Fishing Kit (Sinkers, Lures, 30lb Line, Hooks, Etc.), Solid Deodorant, Comb, Toothbrush, Soap, Etc.
Girls - Sewing Kit (Needles, Thread, Fabric, Etc.), Gardening Tools (No seeds), Solid Deodorant, Comb, Toothbrush, Soap, Etc.
 
May Food Pantry Need - Household Needs - Toilet Paper, Deodorant, Toothpaste, etc.

 
Bridal Shower - Sunday, May 5 at 2 PM - For Rachel Breland & Bradley Alexander
 

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