Central Baptist Church
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Centralite

 
 
“THE CENTRALITE”
Family Newsletter of Central Baptist Church
 
“Building the Greatest Church since Pentecost”
 
 
Dr. Stan Davis, Interim Pastor
Bro. Danny Johnson, Minister of Music
Bro. Cory Jones, Youth Director
  
 
March 1, 2021
 

 
 
 
 
 

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Sunday, March 14th

 
 
 
 

MUSIC MINISTRY

 

Well, 2020 was certainly a year of change and bad things.  We can look at covid, the riots, the hatred, but I prefer to look at the prophesy that was fulfilled during this year.  Our God told us to look for troubles everywhere, for unrest, for men loving themselves, for liars, deceivers.  We could go on and on, but it all comes down to the return of Jesus.  I believe God is almost ready to tell Jesus, “Go get my children.”  What a day that will be, just think, no more hatred, no deaths, no deceits, wow!  I am ready!  Let’s get busy, make sure our family, friends, and everyone we know are ready.  After the trumpet sounds, it will be too late.  Considering all the things that have happened and still are, let’s join and say, “Even so Lord Jesus, come quickly.”  God bless us all..             Bro. Danny






YOUTH MINISTRY 

 

 

      This month is full of interesting dates. A quick google search and you will find some interesting information. March 15 - The Ides of March; March 17 - St. Patrick's Day; March 29 - National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.  Act Happy Week (starts the on the third Monday). Optimism Awareness, National Cheerleader Safety Awareness Month, National Kidney Month, and Problem Gambling Awareness Month. 
  These are fun interesting facts. But this month, people are fasting for lent, rare practice among Baptist churches. As I write this entry it is Ash Wednesday. Many people are wearing their ashes on their foreheads. Yesterday was Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).  Mardi Gras is an excuse for ungodliness (disclaimer, away from French Quarter, its family friendly) and today ashes for "their sins". There is only one that can pay for the sins of humanity. Now, what about us Baptist, I wonder how we approach April 2 - Good Friday. Is this day just a regular day? I hope not. I hope that we will think about the suffering that Christ bore for our sinning. Let us make this month about sharing our faith. This month I encourage each one of us to give a testimony to someone in our paths this month. 
      Students, now is the time to sign up for Summer Camp, June 14-18, 2021 in Panama City Beach, Fl. Cost without fundraiser aid applied is $389 per person. A $150 deposit is due April 4, 2021. There are only a few available slots available for camp, sign up now to ensure you can go!
                         God Bless, Bro. Cory Jones

 

 

YOUNG AT HEART

 

Winter is fully upon us and many are staying in and trying to stay warm!  Even though it is cold and windy, there is still something about a winter day that is beautiful.  The air seems clearer and there is a sharp contrast between the trees and the earth.  The birds fluff their feathers and the squirrels scurry for food.  There is promise of future growth in the plants and shrubs.  All of this is God's preparation for Spring!  During this time of Winter, God allows us a time of reflection, time with loved ones and friends, and anticipation.

It is a time to slow down and reflect on all our blessings and prepare for warmer times.  This is all in God's plan. 

   I encourage each of you to stay warm and healthy during these cold weeks and remember to thank God daily for His bountiful blessings.  Enjoy the world right outside your window and be in awe of God's creation.  With a rested soul and a thankful heart, we will be ready for service when the warm weather comes!

   Love all of you! Reva

 




March 2021 - Upcoming Church Events

2 - Men’s Ministry Mtg. - 6:30 PM - LCC

3 - Children’s Fundraiser Candy Bars begins

7 - Sunday School Starts Back - 9 AM

7 - Deacon Meeting - 2 PM

10 - Prayer Meeting/Missions - 6:30 PM

14 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

Set your clocks AHEAD ONE HOUR

28 - Church Council Meeting - 2 PM



 

March Food Pantry Need 

Peanut Butter and Jelly

All non-perishable foods are needed.


Updated Service Times Beginning March 7

Sunday Services

9 AM     Sunday School

10 AM     AM Worship

Wednesday Services

6:30 PM    Prayer Meeting & Mission Classes

Children will have a meal at 6:15 PM

 


“Rocky Railway” VBS

Coming June 28 - July 2

Teachers and helpers needed

in all areas!  There is a sign-up

on the back table.



 Children’s Fundraiser beginning March 3

World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Bars $1 each

Almond, Crisp, Caramel, 

Dark & Milk Chocolate


Our Church Goal: $2,000.00

National Goal: $70 Million

 


Operation Christmas Child - Shoebox Ministry

We have had a great start to our 

 

2021 Shoebox Ministry!

Our postage has been paid for just over 300 shoeboxes!! 

Oh, what a wonderful blessing that will be when these children receive their shoebox.

We will begin collecting items for our Shoebox packing party.  

 

March items needed:

Solid Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Hair Brushes

 

 


Volunteers Needed

As we resume our Church services, we are in need of volunteers to teach

Sunday School and to serve on some of our Committees. 

Please contact the Nominating Committee or Church Office if you would

be willing to serve.  Thanks!



Ark Trip - June 5 - 11, 2021

 

DEPOSITS ARE DUE NOW! 
PLEASE SEE MARY TO MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT!
TICKETS AND ROOMS HAVE BEEN BOOKED!!
 

Balance will be due May 5th.  See Mary Kennedy for more information.


 


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

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