Central Baptist Church
Tuesday, January 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
December 1, 2018
      Christmas!  What does it mean to you?  Do you look at Christmas as a time of receiving or do you look at it as a time of giving?

God looks at Christmas as a time of giving!  On the first Christmas He gave the greatest gift any person can ever receive, He gave His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ!

John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

A gift becomes a gift only after we have received it, so I ask you, have you received the gift of God?

Romans 6:23 - “.....but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

As we have received God’s gift of forgiveness and salvation let’s spend this Christmas season sharing God’s love with a lost and dying world.

May this be a blessed and joyous time for you and yours.  Ginnie and I wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


It is not “this holiday,” it is Christmas!  It is the day we celebrate the Birth of Jesus, our Redeemer, our Savior, our King.  It is a time of celebration and joy. It is sad that there is so much commercialism and not more celebration, but although the rest of the nation strives for a big profit, we can still be in the celebration thankful mode.  Our cantata this year is entitled, “How Great our Joy,” so appropriate for the season. Let the world strive for peace and happiness. It will not be found without reaizing that Jesus is Lord, and this is the Reason for the Season, nothing else.  Put Jesus in your heart and mind, trust and worship Him, then we can see for ourselves, “How Great Our Joy!”

                                                            Bro. Danny


“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

December is one of my favorite times of the year.  Not only is it my birthday month, but more importantly it’s time to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Christmas is not about lights, gifts, or a tree.  That’s what our attention is drawn too, there is nothing wrong with those ideas as long as we think about the reason behind those elements. It is about Jesus, who is the LIGHT of the world.  He is our GIFT from God. 2000 years ago our King, Jesus came to die on a TREE.  So Christmas is a great time of year, just make sure you focus on the true gift and not the decorative wrappings.

Hunter Williams


Teaching the True Meaning of Christmas

Too often today our children are exposed to ideas about Christmas which are "More Tinsel than Truth."  Now, we don’t want to douse all the ‘fun’ of Christmas, but Christmas is more than tinsel and tradition.  After all, tinsel and traditions are fun, and some of our traditions have roots in ancient facts. While traditions are an integral part of the Christmas season, it is important for us to teach our children the truth behind the celebration of Christmas: The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Please plan to join us in Sunday School this Christmas season.  It’s the reason for the season!

                                    Bro. Tommy Johnson


Young at Heart News

     Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of sharing, caring, and giving thanks!  The air is cooler and the wind is brisk - it’s a wonderful time of year!

We have so much to be thankful for, especially our salvation!!!!



Senior Spotlight!

This month we have two wonderful women who work hard for the Lord - Mrs. Maureen Patch and Ms. Lavert Penton.

Mrs. Maureen was born July 19 and her favorite color is blue.  She loves to work crossword puzzles in the free time. Maureen has worked at Picayune Funeral Home for many years and continues today.  She enjoys singing in the choir, and chairing one of our food teams, and helping wherever and whenever she is needed.

Ms. Lavert was born June 5 and her favorite color is blue.  She is an avid reader and loves to antique shop. Lavert is a retired Office Manager.  One thing we all know and love about Ms. Lavert is her servant’s heart. She is a wonderful cook and loves to prepare food for her food team or those in need of a meal.  We all look forward to her dishes at our luncheon.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 4, at noon.  Our guest speaker will be a member of the Pearl River Storyteller’s Guild.  Come and join us and bring a guest.  A good time of fellowship awaits us all!!!

Love you! Reva



December 2018

Upcoming Church Events

1 - Young Adult S.S. Class Party - 6 PM - Selena’s

2 - Vote on 2019 Budget - AM Service

2 - Graves Baby Shower - 2 PM

2 – Deacon Meeting - 4 PM

3 – Minister’s Fellowship - 10:30 AM - LCC

4 – Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon

4 – Men’s Ministry Meeting - 6:30 PM - Union

7 – Mary-Martha S.S. Class Party

8 - Mixed Adult Class Party - 5 PM - Jeane Holcomb’s

9 – Deacon Vote - AM Service

14 – Children’s Activity/Christmas Party - 6:00 PM

19 – Youth Christmas Party

23 - Christmas Cantata - 11 AM

23 - Christmas Program, followed by Fellowship - 6 PM

24 - Christmas Candlelight/Communion Service - 6 PM

25 - Christmas Day - Office Closed

31 - New Year’s Eve


December Food Pantry Need

Canned Chicken & Tuna


A Staff Christmas Love Offering is being collected through our AM Service on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Communion/Candle Light Service

Monday, Dec. 24, 6:00 PM

Diaper Shower for Lacey & Tyler Graves

Sunday, December 2 at 2 PM

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Our Church Goal:  $2,500.00

Thanks for your generousity!

We received 143 Shoeboxes this year!  

Angel Tree gifts are due in by Sunday, December 9

Please do not wrap the gifts.

Use gift bags or put in a white garbage bag.

Christmas Program

“The Best Christmas Program Ever”

Sunday, December 23 at 6 PM

Followed by a time of food and fellowship.

Merry Christmas from the CBC Staff   

Bro. Billy Galloway      Bro. Danny Johnson

Bro. Hunter Williams      Bro. Jesse Jones

Kandy Mitchell Tara Poolson

Matty Jo Fox      Gracie Carter

Christmas Cantata

Sunday, December 23 at 11 AM

Presented by our Sanctuary Choir

“How Great Our Joy”


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 But Christ Jesus as Lord”