Central Baptist Church
Monday, March 18, 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
  
 
February 1, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     FROM THE DESK
     OF BRO. BILLY
 
 
  
 
              
     

II Kings 7:3 - “Why sit we here until we die?”

A Christian or a Church can choose to stop at any place it decides.  It is seldom an issue of potential but of attitude and vision that determines what a person or a Church does.

When a person or a Church ceases to grow, learn, dream, or progress, something inside them dies.  Because the leapers in II Kings 7 acted and refused to “fossilize,” because they took a chance, their lives and the lives of the people were saved.

I want to share three reasons Churches sit and die:

1.  Churches sit and die because they lose their vision.

Proverbs 28:18 - “Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.”

It is from our visions, dreams that we get our mission and a mission provides the essential fuel for a Church.

2.  Churches sit and die because they lack sufficient faith.

People can quickly become satisfied with the status quo - not wanting to risk or launch out into new ventures.  Someone said this, “The chief danger in life is: we take too many precautions.”

3.  Churches sit and die because people refuse to change.

We can reach the point where we are more concerned about not making a mistake than we are with making progress.

Will Rogers said, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!”

This can happen to a Church, if we sit and do nothing, we will die inwardly and spiritually, but thank God, we don’t have to!

Let us move forward with vision, faith, and courage and when we do God will bless us with life and vitality!

Don’t sit there till you die!



 
MUSIC MINISTRY

In James 4:17, the Bible says, “To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”  Does that mean that if we see someone in need, or someone that needs help, and we look away or ignore them are we in sin?  When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we need to realize that we take on a great responsibility. If we are to imitate Jesus, then we have to do as he would do.  We need to try to think as He does when dealing with others. Let’s be aware of the task that we have to do as Jesus would. Just some food for thought. God bless!

                                                                                                Bro. Danny

 



 
YOUTH MINISTRY
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL

Jesus entrusted the local church with the responsibility of making disciples of all nations.  What better way to start than right here in Sunday School? We use training material that is Biblically based, written on an appropriate level for all from the nursery to adult.  We encourage participation from the students, such as group discussions and asking questions. Each student learns how they fit into God’s plan and how they can become disciples and witness to others.  Students learn Biblical truths and how to increase their knowledge of the Bible. Please plan to join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. You’ll be glad you did. ‘Our God is an awesome God!’

                                                       Bro. Tommy Johnson




 
YOUNG AT HEART NEWS

Young at Heart News

    

    

    Our January meeting was a big success and very informative.  Our guest was Mike Fitzwilliams, a local historian and author who shared information on how Picayune got its name.  Many in the group knew some of the information, but Mike also brought new information to us as well. Overall, it was an enlightening time for us all.  Our group enjoys eating out as well as our fellowship potluck dinners, so we will be going to a "meet and eat" Friday, January 25, to Bogalusa Grill. They will have a good country buffet which includes catfish!  The bus will leave the church at 10:30 AM, and we expect to eat around 11:15 AM.. Please plan on joining us! Other important dates include Tuesday, February 5 - Young at Heart potluck.


Senior Spotlight!

    Two very special ladies in our group are Mrs. Judy Aguirre and Mrs. Wanda Williams.  These two ladies are both very caring individuals who love the Lord. Mrs. Judy's birthday is November 22 and her favorite color is fuschia. She worked for the Credit Bureau in New Orleans for 23 years before retiring.  Judy loves to eat hot, spicy foods (especially Popeye's), watching Christian programs and reading. Her greatest passion is praying for Israel- she has a heart for the people. Judy's favorite music is Gospel.

   Mrs. Wanda's birthday is February 25 and she is a retired nurse.  Her favorite color is green and her hobbies include painting, piano playing, gardening, sewing, and trying new dishes.  She also loves to travel, especially to the mountains. Mrs. Wanda often plays piano for church on Wednesdays, so we are thankful she shares her gift of music.

    I encourage each one of you "Young at Heart" to get involved with our activities.  We have so much to offer and God is just waiting for His willing servants to avail themselves to the opportunities of service.  Come and join the wonderful fellowship, the delicious potluck dinners, and the interesting meetings. If you want to be used of God, He will certainly find a place for you.  You just have to make yourself available to His call.

      Have a wonderful week.  Love you all. Reva


 

 

 

February 2019

Upcoming Church Events

3 – Deacon Meeting - 4:00 PM

5 – Young at Heart Luncheon - 12:00 PM

7 – Gideon Fellowship - FBC Picayune - 6:30 PM

10 – Deacon Ordination Council - 4 PM

10 – Deacon Ordination Service - 6 PM

13 – Widow/Widowers Valentine Banquet - 5:30 PM

14 – Valentine’s Day

15 – Youth Fundraiser - Valentine Banquet - 6:30 PM

16 – Ladies Prayer Retreat - LCC - 9 AM

 
 

February Food Pantry Need

Rice, Beans, Peanut Butter, Jelly,

Spaghetti Sauce, Spaghetti


Widow/Widower Valentine Banquet

Wednesday, February 13

5:30 PM


 

“Roar” VBS

Coming June 17 - 21

Now recruiting teachers and helpers!!

See Ms. Sandra Burke for more information.



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

(Make checks payable to CBC)

***Return to church by November 10


Bible Drills

Sundays at 5 PM

Bible Buddies – Grades 1 – 3

Children Drills – Grades 3 – 6

Youth Drills – Grades 6 – 12



Youth Valentine Banquet Fundraiser

Friday, February 15 at 6:30 PM


DEACON ORDINATION

Deacon Ordination for Bro. Joseph Lott

Sunday, February 10

Ordination Council - 4 PM

Ordination Service - 6 PM

followed by a time of fellowship


Ladies Prayer Retreat

Saturday, February 16

9:00 AM at LCC

 



 
 

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