October 2022

THE CENTRALITE FAMILY NEWSLETTER

 

October 2022

 

       “The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are glad,” says Psalm 126:3. We here at Central Baptist Church join with the saints of Zion in their celebration saying the same thing. The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are glad.

On Sunday, October 2, we celebrate 50 years of blessing and 50 years of service! We join with the beloved hymn writer in exclaiming, “To God be the glory; great things he hath done!” At this season, we pause to reflect with appreciation and admiration upon the works of those who have gone before us. “The memory of the just is blessed,” says Proverbs 10:7. Today we bless the memory of our brothers and sisters who received the vision, committed themselves, donated their gifts, and volunteered their labors to plant and perpetuate Central Baptist Church here in the McNeill area. What Jesus told his disciples during the famous Samaritan woman encounter in John 4:38 is true of us today. “I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.” Homecoming is a time to acknowledge those labors of all who have gone before.

However, while we commemorate 50 years of service and celebrate 50 years of blessing by remembering the great past works of God here, we also look forward with great anticipation to the future. John 4 verse 35 also says, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest. Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are already white unto harvest.” Brothers and sisters, the harvest is truly great but the laborers are surely few. Will you join us in our labors here for the Lord Jesus Christ?

Bro. Kyle Jones, Pastor

 

October 2022 - Upcoming Church Events

2 - 50th Anniversary/Homecoming

3 - 7  Revival - 7 PM 

9 - Deacon Meeting - 3 PM

9- Church Council Meeting - 4 PM

10 - Assoc. Fall Meeting - 6:30 PM - Bethel B.C.

12 - Children Shoebox Shopping - 6:15 PM *POSTPONED*

13 - Fall Adult Fishing Day - 6:00 AM - LCC

19  - Children Shoebox Shopping - 6:15 PM

19 - Quarterly Business Meeting - 6:30 PM

23 - Men’s Fellowship Breakfast - 8 AM

23 - Church Picnic & Cake Auction - 5 PM

30 - Fall Fest & Trunk or Treat 4-6 PM


Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Please do not bring any food or drinks!



 

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 3 PM


Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 4 PM


First Baptist Suffolk: Suffolk, VA > Quarterly Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM


Men’s Ministry Fellowship Breakfast

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 8 AM

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


 

 

    

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 5 PM

Please join us for food, fellowship, and fun!


Each Sunday I see several people in the congregation not singing. When asked why, several have stated they couldn't sing or they didn't like that particular style of music. Singing from our hearts is a beautiful sound to God's ears, regardless of our ability to stay on pitch or not! As we prepare for weekly worship and our upcoming revival, I want to share a few reasons music is important for worship.

First, music teaches us the gospel through lyrics whether they are our old favorite hymns or one of our contemporary songs. Many of the songs we sing are actually words from  scripture.

Next, music connects us to God in special ways. It gives us a direct connection with God; it allows our hearts to speak to God in a way that doesn't always happen through preaching. It also joins our hearts with our brothers and sisters as we lift our praises to God. Music is our hearts communicating with God!

Finally, we are commanded to sing praises! We express our love for God with our whole being, and it changes our hearts and true worship begins.

I want to encourage each of you to sing with your heart and experience true worship. When our hearts are full and our spirits are soaring, we are then prepared to hear God's Word with open hearts, minds, and spirit.

I look forward to hearing joyful noises Sunday!

 Harlen


Youth Ministry

We continue our Bible study 

on Wednesday nights, 

“Walk through the Gospel of Mark.” 

Sunday School - 9 AM

Sunday Discipleship Training - 5 PM

Wednesday Night - 6:30 PM

We look forward to seeing you here!


God has truly blessed our Children’s program on Wednesday nights. We have a van ministry that runs every Wednesday night to pick up children that need ride to church. If you know any child that needs a ride to church please let me know. We hope to be kicking off the Awana program soon. I would like everyone to be praying for this program. 

We have a couple of things going on this month. On October 12, we will be taking the children to Dollar Tree in Poplarville for Shoebox Shopping. We will leave the church at 6:15 PM and will return at 7:30 PM. We will not be feeding the children that night. Then October 30 will be our Annul Fall Fest from 4-6 PM . This is one of our big outreaches to the community. We are looking for at least 15 trunks to be decorated with Biblical Themes. I would like for you to pray about it and if God leads you to share your testimony that evening with someone, would you do it or would you keep quiet? This may be the opportunity that God opens up the door for us to share our testimony with someone who doesn’t know the Lord. Can we say “Let me Tell you about my Jesus”?

Thank you for your support of our children’s program! We Love You - Mary & Children’s Committee


Saturday, October 30, 2022 4-6 PM

Donations of candy for games is greatly appreciated!


If you missed our September meeting, you missed a very informative session. Rep Jansen Owen was our guest speaker, and he shared some of the policies he has voted for and instituted. He also discussed some of the challenges he and his colleagues are facing with the present administration and our economy. Rep Owen has been fighting for family values in our public schools and in the government, so we are blessed to have him as a Conservation Christian fighting for us.

Due to Homecoming and Revival, we will not have an October meeting but will resume in November for our Thanksgiving luncheon.

I want to personally thank the seventeen seniors and two honorary seniors (Carrie and Gwen!) for helping stuff Saturate the Nation bags. This group spent ninety minutes and stuffed 1,000 bags! Who says seniors can't do anything quickly?!!!! This is a wonderful example of how people working together can get the job done!

Our "White Out "project for the Baptist Children's Village is due October 16. Please bring non-perishable white items such as toilet paper, paper towels, sugar, rice, salt, toothpaste, towels, washrags, hand soap, laundry soap, dish washing soap....and place them on tables in the fellowship hall.

  Love you all!

  Reva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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