Central Baptist Church
Wednesday, May 27, 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
  
 
May 1, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
     
FROM THE DESK OF BRO. BILLY 
 
      It’s been 5 long weeks without being able to gather with my family and friends here at Central Baptist Church.  There is an empty spot in my heart and life and I long for the time when we will be together again.
 
Until then let me encourage you to stay in and stay safe.  As I said a few weeks ago, God has given us who have the knowledge of how to combat this virus and He has also given us common sense.  We have been told over and over that the way to beat this is by staying in, by wearing masks and gloves when you have to go out.  We also need to be much in prayer for one another and looking out for each other.
 
Let me encourage you also to be praying for the ministry of our Church and that you continue to support the ministry financially. 
 
Proverbs 3:5-6 - “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
 
I want to share from Dr. Adrian Rogers:
 
When we depend on organization, we get what organization can do.
 
When we depend on education, we get what education can do.
 
When we depend on money, we get what money can do.
 
When we depend on prayer, we get what God can do.
 
Our world, nation, our homes and our churches need what God can do.
 
 
Until we’re able to meet again, pray, pray, pray!  We love you and pray God’s watch care over you and your family.
 
 
 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
 
We are living in an exciting but stressful time.  Stressful because of the virus, exciting because I believe all of these happenings is the Bible being fulfilled.  I truly believe this is leading up to the return of Jesus to snatch away His children.  There are earthquakes, wars, rumors of wars, hatred, plagues, and people with cold hearts.  All these things are happening just as God said that they would.  I believe it could happen any time.  So don’t be discouraged, as the Bible says, “When you see these things come to pass, lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.”  My thoughts are, even so come quickly Lord Jesus.  Let’s all trust in God.  Make sure our family and friends are ready.  God Bless us all!!
 
 
                                                             Bro. Danny

YOUTH MINISTRY  
 
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!!!
 Samantha Kennedy, Gabby Spiers, Colin Morel and Dylan Wade
on their accomplishment of graduating high school! 
 
 
Hey Church Family, Toni and I are missing worshiping with you! This past month many people across the nation have experienced unbelievable emotions. School cancelled or moved to online platforms, proms cancelled, graduations cancelled or postponed. College sports suspended, Pro-sports on hold, and my beloved NASCAR parked! Everything that we use for "self-care" is paused! Seems like our idols have been smashed! Students and others if you wish, read Psalm 13. COVID-19 is an invisible enemy. Let us pray out to God to answer our prayers. In the meantime, remember to trust God's faithful love, rejoice in salvation, and sing to the Lord with praises!!
 
 
 God bless, Cory Jones
 
 
 
YOUNG AT HEART
 
      Change is defined as "the act or instance of making or becoming different.” This word is very relevant to us as we are in the midst of something we have never experienced before. Our entire life has been turned upside down and for some, tragedy has been a real part of their new life. However, as we are beginning to come out of this horrible experience, I am reminded that God is in control and has all of us in His protection. I believe He knew we needed change, all of us, so we could live a fuller and more productive life for Him. In the Bible are specific passages that comfort us during these changes and give us hope:
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you..."
Romans 12:1-2  "...do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.."
II Corinthians 4:16-18 - “So do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day......"
      What these passages and so many more tell us is that God is near, He is in control, and He is desperately wanting his people to use this time of self-distancing for spiritual growth.
We now have time to be quiet and listen to what God has to say. We now have a chance to appreciate so many people and things of nature we have taken for granted in the past. But mostly, we now have the chance to be the person God intended us to be!  I hope each of you have gained a new love for our Savior; I sure have.
       On a final note...... I wonder how many of us will TRULY be glad to be in the House of the Lord soon?! I know I have been thankful for our weekly online services but I CAN'T WAIT to be with my family in the Lord's House! I'm not a shouter, but I may be getting close!!!!
 
       Love and miss all of you.    Reva
 
 
 
 
May 2020 - Upcoming Church Events
All Services and Activities have been cancelled, until further 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

The March Finance Report is available upon request.
 

 CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BIBLE DRILLERS
 
 Youth/Students:  Samantha Kennedy (9 year award),  Lana Bagley, Gabby Spiers, Trace Spiers
 
Children:  Ava Kennedy, Sara Kennedy, Zak Kennedy, Madi Kennedy, Izaeah Worthen, Malik Winterstein, Brooklyn Lumpkin, Carson Davis
 
Bible Buddies:  Blakleigh Sumner
 
Even though our Bible Drills had to be suspended this year, our drillers did a great job and will proclaim, 
 "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."  Psalm 119:105
 

 
The weekly sermon is on Facebook Live each Sunday morning at 9 AM.  
Weekly Sunday School lesson and 
 
Wednesday Night Bible Study will be added also.
 
 
 
May Food Pantry Need 
Peanut Butter & Jelly
All non-perishable items are needed, 
our pantry is low and out of most items, 
excluding corn & green beans.

 
“Rocky Railway” VBS has been cancelled.

2020 Shoebox Goal: 300 Boxes
We are challenging each Sunday School Class to fill 20 Shoeboxes this year.
No Postage due this year, it has been covered!! This year’s theme for OCC is “Just one More.”  Every time you’re at the store shopping, stop and say to yourself, “Just one More” thing for Shoeboxes! 

Graduation Recognition
Parents of High School, Kindergarten, and College Grads please send in 4-6 pics and a profile, ASAP. 
Email to
or send through messenger.  Thanks!

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