Central Baptist Church
Friday, August 17, 2018


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 
June 1, 2018

 Psalm 107 – “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”

            At a very young age we begin to teach our children to say, “Thank You!”  Then as we grow, acknowledging gifts or kindness with gratitude becomes habit.

            Strange as it may seem, we tend to remember to thank people more than we thank God, who has given us life and everything in it – and He continues to shower us with gifts every day of our life.

            God teaches us in Psalm 107 that gratitude is an essential aspect of our worship.

            The psalmist calls upon us worshipers to give thanks to God because He is good.  He recounts God’s goodness and faithfulness toward the Israelites and challenged the people to express their gratitude for God’s acts of faithful love.

            God has shown His goodness to us and thanksgiving should be an essential element of our worship.

I.                     GIVE THANKS FOR SALVATION

Psalm 107:2 – “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy:”

II.                  GIVE THANKS FOR NEEDS MET

Psalm 107:9 – “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”

            When life spirals out of control, we realize we’re at the mercy of God.  When we see God act on our behalf, a spirit of gratitude wells up within us.  We’re reminded that we have many reasons to give thanks.

            We need to focus on the ways God meets our needs and the needs of others.  God’s love extends to the whole world which makes His work in our life even more incredible.

            As Christians we have every reason to worship God with gratefulness.  We were once hell-bound sinners who lived for ourselves, but God intersected our lives with His saving love in the gift of faith in Jesus.

            We are forgiven.

            We are set free.

            If God never did anything else for us, He would still be worthy of our gratitude – gratitude that defines our lives.





Music Ministry


We as Christians very often tell others and ourselves what we should do about spreading God’s Word.  I very often will tell in one of my letters that we need to do this and that, kind of like giving advice. But I believe, I or we should go ahead and do what needs to be done, and then share that with others.  We all know what we need to be doing in God’s work.  So there is no should do.  We need to go and do it.  Sometimes if we don’t do it, it may not get done.  The Bible says, “To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”  So that puts the ball in our court.  The next move is up to us.  Let’s stop talking and start walking.  There is a lot to be done.  Get it done!!!


                                                                  Bro. Danny Johnson




Youth Ministry





Sunday School


    Summer School break is fast approaching!  While this is an exciting time for students (and teachers), it’s also time to do some juggling of activities.  Everyone struggles to work in time for vacations, family visits, trips to the mountains or to the beach, but we should not forget the importance of keeping up with Church activities as well.  Summer Church camp is a great place for the young ones to get spiritually recharged, while having fun together with old and new friends.  But what else can we do to keep in touch with the Lord?  Let’s not forget about Sunday School!

Sunday School is the place where you really learn how to dig in the Word.  Have you ever heard Brother Billy say something or reference a scripture that left you scratching your head in wonder?  You can’t stand up in the service to ask him to clarify.  After the service, you may not have the chance to ask. So how do you get your question answered?  Go to Sunday School!  Sunday School is the place where you can ask questions and interact with others about the Bible.  Since the class is usually small, it is a safe place to get clarification on things that confuse you.  This works for both young and adults!  So, have a safe and fun summer and you can tell us about how God has blessed you when we meet on Sunday.  See you Sunday morning!                                                                                                                   Bro. Tommy Johnson




Upcoming Church Events
 May 27 – Jun 1 – Youth Camp

  3 – Deacon Meeting – 4 PM

  3 – VBS Meeting – 4 PM

  5 – Young at Heart – Noon

  5 – Men’s Ministry Mtg. - 6:30 PM – Bethel

  9 – VBS Work Day – 10 AM

10 – VBS Prayer walk – 4 PM

11-15 – Vacation Bible School

15 – VBS Commencement - 6:30 PM

17 – Father’s Day - NO PM SERVICES



Our Food Pantry is very low on ALL supplies. 

Monetary donations are needed to cover perishable items, such as eggs, bread, milk, etc. 



June Food Pantry Need
Peanut Butter & Jelly

Vacation Bible School

June 11 – 15, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Ages 4 – Grade 6

VBS Work Day

Saturday, June 9

10 AM - till

VBS Prayer Walk

Sunday, June 10


4 PM

Young at Heart Seniors Ministry


If you are 55+ years young, come and join our Young at Heart group.  The Young at Heart meet the 1st Tuesday of the month for food, fun, and fellowship.  They also go on different outings throughout the year.  Come join the fun!!




Time to start filling those shoeboxes!!  
Our Church Goal:  140 Boxes
We 66 received during our Christmas in July promotion!!
***Sign-out the number of boxes you wish to fill
***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 11 

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