THE CENTRALITE FAMILY NEWSLETTER

“Building The Greatest Church Since Pentecost”

 

May 2022

 

       Ever since Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, men and women have been straddled with a sin problem. In summary, according to scripture: a) we are conceived in sin, b) we come out of the womb speaking lies, c) we die because we are sinners, d) persons without the knowledge of good or evil do not yet have sin imputed to them, and e) our sin separates us from God leaving us in a condition described as lost and condemned. The good news is this: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) After His death, burial and resurrection, just before His ascension, Jesus commissioned us, His followers, to preach the forgiveness of sins in his name to everyone. Romans 10 explains that people are saved by calling on the Lord Jesus Christ and believing in their heart that God has raised Him from the dead. However, they cannot call upon one in whom they have not believed and they cannot believe in one of whom they have not heard. Moreover, they cannot hear unless someone shares the good news of forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Therefore, as followers of Jesus Christ, we have a weighty responsibility to share the good news with everyone. Let me leave you with a stanza of a song by James Rowe, “You Never Mentioned Him to Me.”      

       When in the better land, before the bar we stand, how deeply grieved our souls may be, If any lost one there should cry in deep despair, “You never mentioned Him to me.”

Bro. Kyle Jones, Pastor

 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

    Psalm 100 is a favorite of mine and most of the gospel musicians I've known. There are many interpretations of what "make a joyful noise to the Lord" means. Today, different churches translate it to mean everything from concert-like music to piano or acappella traditional hymns only; many have chosen a blend of both. There is probably nothing more discussed by church members than the style, volume, and quantity of music. I imagine the ancient Isrealites may have been surprised when Aaron's sister Miriam took a timbrel and started singing and dancing praises to the Lord! 

    I love music-playing and singing 40's quartet music through today's praise songs. But, worship is not about performance; it is showing God and others what is in our heart. He wants us to be joyful, for this is how we experience it. Galatians tells us that joy is the fruit of the Spirit- it goes beyond happiness; we must seek God rather than our own contentment. 

   This Sunday, regardless of the style of music, worship God with joy! It's important!

 

Harlen

 

Youth Ministry

We would like to invite you to spread the word about our Bible studies for our youth.

Sunday School - 9 AM

Sunday Discipleship Training - 5 PM

Wednesday Night - 6:30 PM

We look forward to seeing you here!!

 

 

     

       If you missed our April Young at Heart luncheon, you missed a lot of fun! We had a picnic-style lunch and an Easter bonnet contest with many beautiful and unusual creations. Tara challenged our minds with an activity, so fun was had by all!

    As I was watching the fellowship involved in our meeting, I had to stop and thank God for the wonderful group of seniors Central has! Each one has a life of purpose- they make the best out of everything, good or bad. Each one takes pride in their family, friends, and loved ones and love to share news about them with others. I also noticed they live in the present; not once did I hear anyone dragging up past hurts or disappointments.They exude love, happiness, and joy in the Lord! Many of them are examples for others because they do not believe in "retirement of Christian service"- they are faithful in their service to the Lord, whether leading music, praying for others, serving on committees, working with children, teaching Sunday School, or making meals and visiting sick members. They share their life experiences with others and never hesitate to talk about Jesus Christ- they have a genuine heart of love! Central, we are so very blessed and can learn much from this special group of folks.

    Our next meeting will be May 3rd at Sherral's Diner in Carriere. We have reservations for 11:00, so bring your appetites! If you need a ride, the van will leave the church at 10:45. Invite a friend and come on!!!!!!!

    Love you all!    Reva

 

May 2022 - Upcoming Church Events
1 - Bridal Shower - 2 PM
1 - Deacon Meeting - 4 PM
3 - Young at Heart Luncheon - 11 AM - Sherral’s Diner
5 - National Day of Prayer
8 - Mother’s Day - No PM Services
12 - Adult Fishing Day - 6 AM - Assoc. Lake
17 - Ladies Fellowship - 6 PM - Fellowship Hall
22 - Men’s Breakfast Fellowship - 8 AM
22 - Graduation Recognition - 10 AM
29-3 - Youth Camp
30 - Memorial Day - Office Closed
 
 
 

Sunday, May 8

Regular AM Services

NO PM SERVICES


Memorial Day: A time to remember and honor > Joint Base San Antonio > News

Monday, May 30th

Office Closed


Youth Summer Camp will be held 

in Shocco Springs, AL  

May 29th - June 3rd, 2022.

The 2nd deposit is due May 15th -$85

Deposits  cover registration, housing, and food. Souvenirs, etc., not included.

Checks should be designated for Youth Summer Camp.

Turn in payments to Shanna Keough. Contact Shanna for more details.


For Tyler Chisolm & Kaylee Grace

Sunday, May 1 at 2 PM

Registered at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Amazon, Belk, Target, & 

Holt & Company


The Well: Landrum, SC > Overflow Students - Graduation Recognition in AM  Service

Graduation Recognition - Sunday, May 22

We will recognize Kindergarten, High School, and College Graduates. 

Please submit 4-6 photos and a student bio by Sunday, May 1. 

Email to centralbapt4372@bellsouth.net or send through messenger.  Thanks!


Ladies Fellowship

Tuesday, May 17 at 6 PM

Potluck Dinner

We will have a guest speaker.


Vacation Bible School - June 6 - 10

5 PM - 8 PM, Age 4 - Grade 6

We will feed everyone from 5 - 5:25 PM.

VBS will begin at 5:30 PM

Teachers needed for the 5 yr old 

and Kindergarten classes.

VBS literature and music cd’s are available 

in the Church Office.


  Men’s Ministry Breakfast Fellowship

Sunday, May 22,  at 8AM

All Men, Youth, and Boys are invited to attend.


Thursday, May 5th


Order your VBS T-shirt!!

Student Theme - $8

Adult Staff - $12

Order sheet is on the back table.

 

 

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