November 2021
THE CENTRALITE FAMILY NEWSLETTER
 
November 1, 2021
 
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is one of my favorite shows to watch every year.  It shows that at Thanksgiving sometimes our family is just not our immediate family but to include close friends.  We all know the cartoon when Peppermint Patty invites herself and several other friends over to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving.  Charlie was not prepared for it so Snoopy jumps in to help for a masterful Thanksgiving Feast.  When it is all said and done, the whole group goes to Charlie Brown’s grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving Meal.  As we know family is not just immediate family but sometimes includes friends.  I want to encourage you to reach out to those in your community to insure people you are connected to have a great Thanksgiving Season.  The Gantt Family wants to say we are so thankful and blessed to be a part of the Central Family.
 
Thanksgiving Series
November 7 – Expressing Thanks 
(Luke 2:36 -38; Luke 17:12 – 17; Matthew 14:15 – 21)
November 14  – Thankful in Praise (Psalm 111)
November 21 – Thankful in All Things
(Psalm 100 & I Thessalonians 5: 16 - 18
Special Thanksgiving Service
Wednesday, November 24th at 6:30 pm
Message: Changing Thankfulness
Leviticus 7:12–15; Isaiah 1:10–17; Hebrews 13:15–16
 
 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
 
What do you think of when you hear a friend’s name?  Our name means more than calling us or recognizing us.  Our name stands for something good or bad.  Our name is known by our actions, our speech, or relationships.  The Bible tells us that it is good to have a good name.  The sweetest name of all is Jesus.  It means everything to His children.  That’s us!  We also share His name as children of God.  Let’s work to protect our name from becoming something other than one that brings reproach to the name of Jesus.  Thank God for a good name.  God Bless us all.          Love, Bro. Danny
 
 

     

     Throughout the month of October, Bro. Kevin has preached a series of sermons on the importance of connecting with people. He has challenged each one of us to get out of our comfort zone and find people who need Christ. We can do that in many ways - cards, calls, inviting someone to church, sharing gospel tracts, church activities which include the community around us - so many ways we can share Christ's love. Connecting is very important for the Christian.

   Our October meeting was very enjoyable and informative. Mr. Charlie Rogers from the Baptist Children's Village in Wiggins spoke to us about their ministry. They currently have 18 children ages 8-17. Our Young at Heart group is connecting with them by donating 10 baskets filled with essentials for children who arrive at the Village. Each basket has towels, washrags, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, brush and comb, soap, hair accessories, hangers and their own special blanket. This will be something personal for the new children. Thank you to those who donated and helped make this happen. I am sure it will be a blessing to these children who receive the baskets.

        Don't forget our Truck or Treat for the community on Saturday, October 30, from 2-4. You can donate a bag of candy for the games or volunteer for a variety of activities. You don't want to miss it- I am sure you will see many cute costumes as well!

        We will have our Thanksgiving luncheon at Noon on November 2. Bring your Thanksgiving dishes, invite a friend, and come for a good time of food and fellowship.

        Love you! Reva

 

 

COLLEGE/YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

November Bible Study Schedule 

(New Night But Same Time – 7 pm until 9 pm)

Monday, November 1st - at Ernest & Bonnie Johnson’s Home (160 Tripp Lane in Carrere)

Monday, November 15th - at Alan & Melissa Lumpkins’s Home (46 Ulmer Lumpkin Rd in Carriere)

Monday, November 29th – We are meeting at a local restaurant for an after Thanksgiving Fellowship. 

We will meet at 6:30 pm on this night only.

 

You Pick The Donation 
Adopt a Student for Passion Conference
Our College/Young Adults still need a little help getting to the Passion Conference in Atlanta in January. 
We are asking individuals, Sunday School classes or Ministry Groups to adopt a student. 
We have 10 individuals attending this incredible conference this year.
     During the month of November there will be a display set up in the back of the Sanctuary. 
There will be envelopes numbered from 1 – 100.  You pick an envelope or two or as many as you would like. 
Whatever the amount is on the envelope is what we ask for you to donate. 
Place the donation in the envelope and place it in the offering plate or turn into the church office. 
If you pick up more than one envelope, please staple the envelopes together and place the donation in one of the envelopes.
 
 
Student Ministry News
 
Sunday Night Youth Focus
Sunday Nights at 5 pm in the Youth House
November 7 – Service Project Night
November 14 – Lunch & Trampoline Park.  
Cost is $10 for the Trampoline Park.  Go to https://www.altitudetrampolinepark.com/locations/slidell 
to fill out a waiver.  You must fill out a waiver before 
Sunday, November 14.  We will meet in the 
Fellowship Hall after Morning Worship.
November 21 – Thanksgiving Message and Games.  
Plan to stay for SNAC after Youth Group for a time of fun and fellowship.  We will finish at 7:15 pm.
November 28 – After Thanksgiving Game Night. 
 
Don’t Miss The Gathering 
Wednesday Night at 6:15 pm
Dinner @ 6:15 pm and Bible Study @ 6:30 pm. 
The Bible Study Theme for November 
is “Jesus & Relationships”
 
Generate Summer Camp 2022
June 13th – 17th at La Tech in Ruston, LA.
$75 deposit is due by Sunday, January 12
Scholarships are available.  
See Pastor Kevin for assistance
 
Recycle & Help Our Student Ministry
Our student ministry is collecting inkjet cartridges to recycle and help fund their ministry. 
Please drop the cartridges off in Pastor Kevin’s office. 
 

November 2021 - Upcoming Church Events
1 - Minister’s Fellowship - 10:30 AM - Bethel B.C.
1 - College/Y. Adult Bible Study
2 - Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon
7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends 
Fall BACK ONE HOUR
7 - Deacon Meeting - 4 PM
8 - Baptist Women’s Day of Prayer - 10:30 AM - LCC
10 - Business Mtg. - Present proposed 2022 Budget
14 - Shoebox Dedication - AM Service
14 - Student Activity - Lunch/Trampoline Park
15 - College/Y. Adult Bible Study
17 - Business Mtg. - Discuss proposed 2022 Budget
17 - Widow/Widower Thanksgiving Meal - 6 PM
21 - SNAC
25 - Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed
29 - College/Y. Adult Bible Study

Men’s Ministry Breakfast Fellowship

NO MEETING IN NOVEMBER or DECEMBER


Shoebox Dedication - Sunday, November 14


Nursery Upgrade & Volunteers
During our Church Work Day our Nursery was cleaned out and organized. 
It is now in need of several new items to be ready for the new families that will need to take advantage of it to attend our services.  Watch the bulletin for specific items. 
If you would like to make a designated gift, please mark nursery on your donation
and we will use it to make our nursery look great.
We also need ministry partners who will make themselves available to staff the nursery on Sunday Mornings. 
There is a sign up list on the back table in the Sanctuary. 
It’s time to prepare our church to welcome new young families to our church family.

Sunday, November 7

Set your clocks BACK ONE HOUR


 
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