Central Baptist Church
Friday, April 26, 2019


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 
March 1, 2019


From the Desk of Bro. Billy
Romans 5:3-4 - “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:”
We all face those grueling times of tribulation in our lives. God allows, through His permissive will, the pressure, the affliction, the distress to come that He might demonstrate His grace toward us. Paul said in v. 2 that, “we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
When we stand in the Lord, trials and sufferings no longer discourage us, no longer cast us down into the dungeon of despair and hopelessness, rather they stir patience or perseverance which is steadfastness. Perseverance forces the trials of life and actively goes about conquering and overcoming them.
This in turn produces character and we know much more about the presence and strength of God. Then experience produces hope which is the guarantee that what God has started in us He will complete! And dear folks, God will never disappoint.
So no matter what may come your way allow the peace of God to fill your heart and be true to your commitment as you “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God is Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 3:14
Music Ministry
A lot of us guys have a lot of things in common, like we don’t ask directions from someone else to see how to get to a certain place. However, we are always ready to tell others how to get to where they’re trying to go.
Sometimes someone will ask us how to get to heaven. We should always be ready to tell them and to show them how to get there. Only one way, through Jesus and Him only. We should be ready to tell this even if we are not even asked. When we know something good, something very good, we should always be ready to show them the way to Heaven. Don’t keep it a secret! God wants us to share His great love with others. Remember when we don’t know where we are going or how to get there, we are lost. There are so many out there that are really lost. Let’s share the directions to God with everyone that we can. If we know the way, then let’s tell others. After all it is a very good thing, the best!!!
                                                                                                                                            Bro. Danny
Youth Ministry
We want to thank the church for their support in all of our fundraisers. We set a goal in our finances for the year and thanks to the generous donations from the church body, we have reached that goal. This means that all of our events between now and October will be paid for. Central Baptist Church is one of the most loving churches that I know of and they are helping the youth group to experience more of Jesus than we would be able to without them. We love and thank you for everything you do for us.
                                                                                                                                       Thank you, CBC Youth


Sunday School
Can a Christian be depressed? How can it be overcome?
Depression is a widespread condition, affecting millions of people, Christians and non-Christians alike.
The Bible tells us to be filled with joy and praise, so God apparently intends for us all to live joyful lives. This is not easy for someone suffering from depression, but it can be remedied through God's gifts of prayer, Bible study, fellowship among believers, confession and forgiveness. Feelings of depression can often be solved when those suffering with depression move the focus from themselves to Jesus Christ.
If you suffer from symptoms of depression, or have other problems or questions, please join us in Sunday School. Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.
God is waiting to make a difference in your life!
                                                                                                                                                 Bro. Tommy Johnson
Young at Heart News
If you missed the February meeting, you missed a great meeting. The weather was rainy so several were not able to attend. The few of us that were there had a great time of fellowshipping, singing, eating, and planning our next opportunity of service. This is what I love about this group- whether the attendance is great or small, we are there to enjoy our time with our fellow Christians and pray for and support those in our church family. What a blessing to serve!
Senior Spotlight
This month we have two very special men we would like to honor: Mr. Bill Caldwell and Mr. Thomas McArthur. Both of these men love the Lord.
Mr. Bill was born June 21 and his favorite color is blue. He was a Vehicle Maintenance Manager so his hobbies should not be a surprise - he loves 4 wheelers and Mustangs!!! My guess is the Mustang is #1! Something interesting about Mr. Bill is that he is a left-handed former red-head who had long curls until he was four years old!!!! :} Bet he was a cutie!
Mr. Thomas is a quiet man but a real sweetheart! His birthday is October 13 and his favorite color is blue. He is a retired Dairy Farmer and Farmer, and he loves his cows! His favorite hobbies include fishing and tending his livestock. We are so thankful for our farmers and should tell them so more often. Something interesting about Mr. Thomas is his accent - he is definitely "country"!!!! Love it!
If you are 55+ and are looking for a way to serve the Lord, come and join us! We have a lot of fun together worshipping God and trying our best to serve Him. Remember, no matter what our age, God has something for us to do! He places opportunities in our path daily - we just have to be willing to say "Yes, Lord"! Serving God is one of the greatest joys in life - try it! You might like it!
                                                                                                                                       Love you all, Reva
March 2019 - Upcoming Church Events
1 – Assoc. Speaker’s Tournament - LCC - 4:00 PM
3 – Deacon Meeting - 4:00 PM
4 – Minister’s Meeting - LCC - 10:30 AM
5 – Young at Heart Luncheon - 12 PM
5 – Men’s Ministry Meeting - Juniper Grove - 6:30 PM
10 – Daylight Savings Time Begins - Set Clocks AHEAD One Hour
13 – Blood Drive - 3:30 - 8:00 PM
14 – Senior Day Luncheon - LCC - 10:30 AM
27 – Church Bible Drills - 6:30 PM
30 - State Speaker’s Tournament
31 - Assoc. Bible Drills - 2:00 PM
March Food Pantry Need - ALL NON-PERISHABLE FOOD - Our food pantry is near empty!

“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!!
***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
Church - Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:30 PM
Association - Sunday, March 31 @ 2 PM
State - Saturday, April 6 @ 10 AM
Hardy St. Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS

Men’s Ministry Meeting
Tuesday, March 5
6:30 PM at Juniper Grove Baptist Church

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