Central Baptist Church
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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. Cory Jones, Youth Director

 
 
October 1, 2020

 
                        
 
                           
 
    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the Desk of Bro. Billy
 
  
        If ever our nation needed the people of God to stand in the gap and make up the hedge in prayer for her, it is now!
Our nation is falling apart at the seams, and it is even more apparent that satan is delighted that the nation founded on the motto of “In God We Trust!” has all but kicked God out of our nation.  We are at a crisis point concerning the survival of our nation.  Will we sit back and watch her crumble or will we, the people of God, step up and be counted for God and America? We can step up in many different ways that can help turn our nation back to God:
  • Pray
Jeremiah 33:3 - “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”2 Chronicles 7:14 - “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
  • Witness
There is a saying that goes like this, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”  Well it has been proven through the annals of time that the body of Christ is tough and folks it’s time for the body of Christ, His Church, to get going!  We can get going by being in our place.  When the body of Christ comes together: 

Hebrews 10:25 - “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

It is time we quit merely “talking the talk,” it is time we put feet to our prayers and “walk the walk” of a child of God!

Luke 19:39-40 - And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. 40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”

Don’t let a rock take your place!  Take your stand for God and America!


 
 

 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
 
 

We all have anticipations for different things. Looking forward to a child to be born, waiting for a new house to be finished, planning for a vacation, all of us share that same feeling of excitement.  Right now we are looking for fall, a change in temperature, maybe some cooler nights.  This is my favorite time of the year, the trees shed their leaves, the grass stops growing, locusts sing in the evening, just a great time to see the wonders of God.  I guess the greatest time of anticipation is watching for Jesus to return for us.   Just as we can see the fall coming by the things of nature doing what it is supposed to do.  The signs of Jesus' return are very plain.  The things we see happening are just as he said would happen right before his return.  We should make sure our family, friends, and neighbors are ready for just as sure as the seasons change, the return of Jesus will happen.  Even so Lord Jesus, come quickly, hallelujah!!  Great anticipation for us all.  God bless us all!

             Bro. Danny

 
 
 
YOUTH MINISTRY  

Fall is in the air!  Well, according to the calendar anyways.  This past week, Toni and I decluttered a closet in my old room at Mom’s house.  Clearing out the closet reminded me of my spiritual life.  I admit that there is junk in my spiritual closet.  How could I clean out the junk?  Psalm 119:9-16, provides a great remedy!  Read the Bible.  It’s that simple!  Our walk with Jesus requires sanctification, a continuing “cleansing.”  We are to be pure.  I pray we will begin to fight worldliness in prayer!  God Bless!

Bro. Cory


 
YOUNG AT HEART  

 As this pandemic continues into its sixth month, many of our seniors are feeling disjointed, discouraged, and lonely. More than any other time in the life of our church, it is important that we stay in touch and offer encouragement to one another. Our monthly potlucks have been postponed, the choir festival had to be cancelled, Sunday School and Discipleship Training have been put on hold, and life as we know it has totally changed. It's easy to lose focus through all of this. However, we must remember this pandemic is temporary and perhaps "life" will be improved. God is no doubt using this time of separation and change to help us reflect on what is important - Him!

    The song "In Times Like These" best describes what our focus needs to be:

"In times like these you need a Savior,

In times like these you need an anchor;

Be very sure, be very sure

Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!

This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the one;

This Rock is Jesus, The only One!

Be very sure, be very sure

Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!"

 Love and miss you! Reva


 
 

October 2020 - Upcoming Church Events

4 - Senior Adult Sunday

4 - Deacon Meeting - 3 PM

4 - Church Council Meeting - 4 PM

5 -  Assoc. Fall Meeting - 6:30 PM - Steep Hollow

11 - World Hunger Day

14 - Quarterly Business Meeting - 6:30 PM

15 - Adult Fishing Day - 6 AM - Assoc. Lake

18 - Church Picnic/Cake Auction 

5:00 PM

31 - Fall Fest/Trunk or Treat - 2 - 4 PM



October Food Pantry Need 

Canned Vegetables, Soup, Chili, & Ramen


Items needed for Thanksgiving Food Baskets:  Canned Ham, Stuffing Mix, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Jiffy Mix, Canned Green Beans, Canned Pumpkin, Gravy Mix, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Dessert/Pie Mix



Sunday, October 18 at 5 PM 

Hot Dogs, Chili, Chips, Dessert, Chili Cook-Off

Youth Fundraiser Cake Auction

These will be homemade cakes, pies, etc.

Bring your lawn chair and join us for a time of

food, fun, fellowship and

go home with some delicious desserts!!


Trunk or Treat

 

 

Saturday, October 31, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

 

Fun and refreshments!


 

Thanks to those who came out for our Shoebox packing party! 

These boxes will be a blessing for the children that receive them. 

2020 Shoebox Goal: 300 Boxes

We are at our goal of 300 Shoeboxes this year!  Boxes are still available!!

There’s still time to pack a shoebox or to donate items needed to fill our shoeboxes,

monetary donations are also accepted.

See Mary for more information.

 
 
 
 

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