Central Baptist Church
Monday, February 19, 2018

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“THE CENTRALITE”
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
  
 
December 1, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     FROM THE DESK
     OF BRO. BILLY
 
 
  
 
      We have a tremendous opportunity to teach the lost of our community as we prepare for “Pearl River Alive.” Pearl River Alive is the combined efforts of the Churches of the Pearl River Baptist Association to reach our county for Christ.
     Bro. Rusty Kuhn will be the guest evangelist, sharing the Gospel of Christ each night. April 22 – 25. The services will be held at the multi-purpose building on the campus of PRCC.
     In preparation for this great event there will be a prayer meeting at Juniper Grove Baptist Church at 7 PM, February 6, 2018. I would encourage each and every one to attend this time of prayer as we pray about our lives reflecting submission. If you would like to serve as a counselor, there will be two training sessions, February 22 and March 22. These sessions will be held at the Lee Conference Center and you must attend at least one of these sessions in order to be a counselor.
     Will you join me in praying for a mighty movement of the Holy Spirit during this crusade?
 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY
 
     Wow! These last 3 weeks have made us forget that we live in the south part of Mississippi. We just don’t have really cold weather to just come and stay. So far, we have had a really cold winter. Speaking of cold, it could be worse. God blessed me this January with another birthday, and my mom told me several times that the day that I was born, on the day before my birth, January 18, it had rained, turned to sleet, then that night everything was ice, no snow, but ice. When time came for me to come into this world, my dad had to take an axe and cut the ice from the old cars wheels, to push it off to crank it to go get Dr. Horn. The coldest days that she could remember and it also lasted a while. Even through things like this it is so wonderful to know that God is always there and He is still in control. When things are good, He is there. When things are bad, He is still there. What a wonderful Savior! I am so glad that He is still God, still all powerful, and best of all, still loves us. So no matter if bitter cold winter, or blistering heat, God is always there for us. We serve a great big wonderful God!! May our God continue to bless us all. Bro. Danny Johnson
 
 
YOUTH MINISTRY
 
“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” - 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 ESV
 
2017 was great year. 2018 is going to be an even better year. With all the turmoil going on in the world, we often wonder how it would be possible for anything or anyone to change. But we can change and we must change. We as a church tend to find one spot in our Christian walks and try to stay right there, but that isn’t what Jesus wants of us. We have to grow up and the only way to do that is to be like Jesus. In order for us to be like Jesus we must love. When we set aside our old worldly ways, we will see true change not only in our live but in the church and our nation.
                                                                                                                    Bro. Hunter Williams
 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
     Jesus entrusted the local church with the responsibility of making disciples of all nations. What better way to start than right here in Sunday School? We use training material that is Biblically based, written on an appropriate level for all from the nursery to adult. We encourage participation from the students, such as group discussions and asking questions. Each student learns how they fit into God’s plan and how they can become disciples and witness to others. Students learn Biblical truths and how to increase their knowledge of the Bible. Please plan to join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. You’ll be glad you did. ‘Our God is an awesome God!’ Bro. Tommy Johnson
 
 
Upcoming Church Events
1 – Gideon Banquet – 6:30 PM - FBC Picayune
4 – Deacon Meeting – 4 PM
6 – Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon 6 – P.R.A. Prayer Rally - Juniper Grove - 7 PM 14 – Valentine’s Day
16 – Youth Fundraiser - Valentine Banquet - 6:30 PM 17 – Ladies Prayer Retreat - LCC – 9 AM
21 – Widow Valentine’s Banquet - 5:30 PM
22 – P.R.A. Counselor Training 6:30 PM – LCC
25 – Gideon Speaker - AM Service
 

 
Shipwrecked VBS - Coming June 11 - 15, 2018
Now recruiting teachers and helpers!!
See Ms. Sandra Burke for more information.
 

 
Youth Valentine Banquet Fundraiser - Friday, February 16 - 6:30 PM
 

 
Widower Valentine Banquet - Wednesday, February 21 - 5:30 PM
 

 
February Food Pantry Need - Beans and Rice
 

 
HELP NEEDED!!! We are looking for an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Coordinator for the 2018 season. If you would be willing to serve in this area please contact the Church office.
 
Time to start filling those shoeboxes again!!
SHOEBOX INSTRUCTIONS
***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


 

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