Central Baptist Church
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Centralite

 
 
“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. Cory Jones, Youth Director
  
 
July 1, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 FROM THE DESK OF BRO. BILLY

 

      What a blessing to be able to again gather together as a family and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  It’s just like an old fashioned homecoming with the exception of hugging and hand shaking!  We will begin our evening worship hour on June 28th at 5 PM.  We are also meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM.  Bro. Cory will be meeting with our Youth and our children’s mission group will be in the fellowship hall.
I want to encourage you to join us as we meet to pray for our nation and the world we’re living in, it's in a mess!  The only answer to the problem is Jesus Christ!  He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6) and He is the answer for what is plaguing our world.
The problem can be summed up in one word, SIN, and until we recognize that that’s the root of the problem it will only get worse.  Our nation does not need reform, it needs revival and this revival must begin in the house of God (1 Peter 4:17).
God tells us in Hosea 10:9-12 that it’s time to seek the Lord and that begins with personal preparation born out of expectancy. He tells us to “break up your fallow ground” of our heart, ground once productive but now not in use - witnessing, giving, studying the Word, praying, etc.  Hearts that have grown cold and hard need to be broken up and prepared for God’s use.
Folks this is the command of God, not a suggestion!  We must come before God as the King of Nineveh who came down off his throne of self-sufficiency, took off his robe of self-righteousness, and put on sackcloth of repentance and sat in ashes.  Folks, the answer to our problems will be found on our knees.
Read 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Jeremiah 33:3 and join us as we pray for our nation.

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

 

It is amazing how God made us as creatures of habit.  Look at your life, you will see that this is true.  Nearly everything we do is from habit, by doing it over and over.  What I am building up to, not only do we come to church because of love for Jesus, loving the fellowship of other Christians, and having a time of praise and worship, but is also a very good habit.  When we stopped meeting in church, I just felt out of place on Sunday morning.  I have a habit of going to church on Sunday morning, and I missed this very much.  But after a few Sundays, I was more relaxed about it, but now we all are getting back into the habit of coming together to have praise and worship on Sunday morning.  It feels so good, such a natural thing to do.  Let’s all get up Sunday morning and come together as the people of God to fellowship and have a wonderful time of praise and worship.  Let’s make it a habit.  God’s word tells us that “on the Sabbath, Jesus went into the temple as was his custom.”  Let’s make it our custom.              Bro. Danny






YOUTH MINISTRY

 

     'There's just something about that name!' What about that name? The name is Jesus! In this glorious song there's another phrase that catches our attention, "Kings and kingdoms will all pass away." This month we celebrate our nation's independence. I'm honored to be the son of a honorable discharged veteran, Rick Jones, whom is buried with his fellow soldiers in a national Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. I'm thankful for all who have served and praying for those serving at home and abroad.  
     I'm even more thankful for the freedom that comes from Christ Jesus. Second Corinthians 3:17 states, "now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” I pray that you have eternal freedom, because being born or living in America doesn't grant us a free pass to heaven. God Bless!                                Bro. Cory

 

 

 

 

YOUNG AT HEART

 
      Joy! Delight! Rejoicing! Happiness! These are the feelings I experienced  Sunday when I had the privilege of worshipping at my church with my brothers and sisters in Christ! I can honestly tell you I got teary-eyed when Harlen and I drove into the parking lot and tears fell when I walked into our sanctuary. For the first time in three months, I saw my family and got to be part of a worship service. Even though safe-distancing and no contact were required, the Holy Spirit was there!!!! No better feeling.
 
 
   The scriptures tell us in Hebrews 10:24-25 to meet together, encouraging and loving each other especially as the Day is drawing near. We are meeting every Sunday at 10 and every Wednesday at 6:30; soon, we will go back to our regular activities. Until then, don't miss an opportunity of assembling yourself with others and getting a guaranteed blessing!
 
 
   Please continue gathering needed items for our food pantry; you can bring them to the fellowship hall. This is such an important ministry of our church and one that benefits our community.
   Sending a virtual hug to all!  Reva




July 2020 - Upcoming Church Events

4 - Independence Day
12 - Deacon Meeting - 3 PM

12 -  Church Council - 4 PM

15 - Quarterly Business Meeting - 6:30 PM

29 - Blood Drive - 3 - 8 PM

29 - Children’s BTS Party



July Food Pantry Need 

Canned Soup & Canned Vegetables

(We do not need corn or green beans)

All non-perishable items are needed, 

our pantry is low and out of most items.



Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 PM

Children’s Back to School Party


Our Children’s Mission Class has started back on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM


 

 

2020 Shoebox Goal: 300 Boxes

Help us meet our goal of 300 Shoeboxes this year!  Boxes are available in the Church Office.

No Postage due this year, it has been covered!! 

Donations needed of school supplies, washrags, bar soap, combs, brushes, and solid deodorant for girls and boys. 

 If you would prefer to not go shopping, donations will be accepted and we will go shopping for you!!


Blood Drive - Bloodmobile

Wednesday, July 29, 3 - 8 PM

Sign-up today!!


We are continuing to meet for our Sunday morning worship at 10:00 AM each week.

 

Join us for Worship at 5:00 PM 

each Sunday evening.


The new church year for Teachers/Officers/Committees commences September 1st.  In view of the Covid-19 situation, and the uncertainty of when classes and activities will fully resume, the Nominating Committee has recommended that all these current assignments and commitments “roll over” into the new church year.  Everyone currently serving is asked to please make this a matter of prayer and be willing to continue serving if so led.  Anyone who feels led to discontinue serving is asked to contact a member of the committee or Kandy 

in the Church Office.  A listing of current teachers/officers/committees is available at the

 front table for your review.

Nominating Committee:  Bonnie Johnson, Chairperson, Lutrelle Taylor (S.S. Director), Joseph Lott (D.T. Director),

Bob Dunhurst, Matty Jo Fox




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

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