Central Baptist Church
Saturday, April 04, 2020

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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. Cory Jones, Youth Director

 
 
April 1, 2020

 
                        
 
                           
 
    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

FROM THE DESK OF BRO. BILLY
 
     As we are facing one of the most momentous events in the history of our nation and the whole world, we are reminded that we serve a God who knows our every need and He is capable of meeting those needs. He is a God who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, so we need to look to Him as we face this pandemic.
     We as a family here at Central Baptist Church need to be in prayer for one another and for those in our community. Pray for our elderly and those who have compromised systems and those who might be prone to viruses. Pray for each and every one.
     Until we are able to meet again I want to encourage us to stay close to our Lord Jesus Christ through prayer and daily Bible study. As I am preparing for next Sunday’s message, which will be live streamed Sunday morning at 9:00 AM, we came to the verse:
Philippians 3:1 - “Finally, my brethrens, rejoice in the Lord…”
     In the midst of everything we can rejoice in the Lord because we know He is still on the throne and He is still in control. Again, pray for one another and rejoice in the Lord!
 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
 
The Bible tells of troubled times before Jesus returns. I believe we are in those troublesome times. The words of the Bible is being fullfilled right before our eyes. It is one thing to read about things like this, but to actually see it unfolding before our eyes gives it a real happening. We see people panicking, being fearful, and really uncertain of what is really happening. These are the times that test our faith. We should realize that God is still in control. He is watching to see that all is according to His word. Let’s keep praying, looking to Jesus, and soon and very soon we are going to see the King!! Halleluia! He is coming back! May God bless us all!
Bro. Danny
 
 
YOUTH MINISTRY
 
“Behold Our God,” is a song that helps remind me of the greatness of God in difficult times. The chorus goes like this,
“Behold our God, seated on His throne
Come, let us adore Him
Behold our King, nothing can compare
Come, let us adore Him”
As many know, Toni and I are in New Orleans (staying on campus, where there is no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus) transitioning our classes online for the remainder of the semester. Enough of COVID-19. We had a great time having lunch earlier this month with the students. Our regular Wednesday night Bible study has focused on the sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5-6). March 11th, we had a time of prayer. The Student Ministry will hopefully be rolling out some events in May. Summer Camp information will be available soon. Love you all. We will get pass this storm! God bless, Cory Jones
 
 
YOUNG AT HEART
 
Friendship is a blessing from God, and I am so thankful for the lovely people in our Young at Heart group! Most members range from early 60's to almost 90 years old, but it is a very lively, fun-packed group! This special group of people enjoy life and don't let anything get in their way! They support each other through prayers, sharing meals, participating in community service projects and encouragement. We have a group t-shirt that is worn on our meet-and-eat outings that let people know Central Baptist seniors are active and serving God!
Our meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, beginning with a potluck at noon. Most months we have a guest speaker but sometimes we have game day or just fellowship.
Please remember to pray for our friends who are sick or recovering from surgery and always be available for opportunities to serve!
Blessed to be in the CBC circle of friends! Reva
 
 
April 2020 - Upcoming Church Events
All Services and Activities have been cancelled, until futher notice.
 
 
Children’s Fish/Chicken Plate Fundraiser - Will be rescheduled to a later date. Thanks!
 
 
CONTINUED SUPPORT MINISTRY OF CHURCH FINANCES
 
We encourage your continued support of the ministry of church finances, and to be faithful stewards of what God has blessed us with. Your tithes and offerings may be mailed in during this time to the Church at:
 
Central Baptist Church
P.O. Box 310
McNeill, MS 39457
 
“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2
 
 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - National Goal: $70 Million
Our Church Goal: $2,250
 
 
April Food Pantry Need
 
All non-perishable items are needed, our pantry is low and out of most items. We are very low on designated funds for our Food Pantry. We have done 7 food boxes since January 1. Monetary Donations are needed to purchase perishable items for each box.
 
 
“Rocky Railway” VBS - Coming June 15 - 19
Teachers and Assts. Needed in all areas. Please contact Sandra Burke for more information.
 

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