Central Baptist Church
Friday, April 26, 2019

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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
  
 
April 1, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
  
 
              
     
From the Desk of Bro. Billy
Colossians 1:18 - “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
The greatest need in our world today is for the Church to be a first century Church in a twenty-first century world!
Functioning as the body of Christ the church must:
  1. Exalt the Savior
John 12:32 - “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
He has been lifted up on the Cross, yet on the Cross God worked a mighty miracle. He paid the full penalty for our sin.
He has been lifted up from the grave, they placed Him in the grave but all the forces of hell could not keep Him dead! Jesus came forth from the dead and He walked triumphantly out of the grave! In so doing He guaranteed resurrection power for victorious living to every person who will receive Him. He has been lifted up to the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1 - “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”
He took His place of authority at the right hand of the Father and there He ever lives to make intercession for all who will come to Him.
He will be lifted up again for He is coming again to receive His own that where He is we may be also.
In the mean time we must “Lift up Jesus!” The primary responsibility of Central Baptist Church is to “Exalt The Savior.”

MUSIC MINISTRY
As we enter into spring, I think of a time of rebirth. Flowers return and bloom, trees turn green, and grass starts growing, it’s surely a time of renewal. As God set the seasons in sequence, I think spring is the most spiritual time of awaking. It is a good time for us to renew our vows to God and to rededicate our lives. Some times in our busy life with family, friends, and job or school we can get stale on our relationship with Him. Only we can decide to renew our relationship with Him. Then He can restore the joy of His salvation. Then as spring renews the life of nature, we shall also be renewed in our Christian life. Thank God for His renewals, all of them. May God bless us all!
Bro. Danny
SUNDAY SCHOOL
Although it’s still a few weeks away, it’s not too early to start thinking of Easter! One of the most celebrated times of the year in Christian life is Easter. Churches fill to capacity with people eager to honor our Savior on the day of His resurrection. Easter is such a wonderful time of year. It reminds us of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross for us, and encourages us with the truth that Jesus rose from the dead and is ALIVE FOREVER!
Jesus told His disciples in John 14:19 " Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more: but ye see me, because I live, ye shall live also."
As His followers, we are promised LIFE! LIVE! Help teach others about the life-giving love of God through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ!
Please join us for Sunday School on Sunday at 10 AM.. God bless you this Easter and always!
Bro. Tommy Johnson

YOUNG AT HEART
I love that song "Look What the Lord Has Done!” It is a song of praise and thanksgiving for all He has done, is doing, and will do in our lives. The CBC Young at Heart is singing "Look What the Lord is Doing Through Us!!!" WOW! God is so faithful!
God is blessing our group so much and is adding to our numbers monthly! Our monthly meetings (1st Tuesday of every month) have wonderful fellowship, good food and interesting speakers. Also during this time we plan activities for community service projects and outings.
We recently attended the Associational Senior Day and had a great turn out (26 of us in our new CBC t-shirts!!!) We literally took up one side of the room! Praise God! As stated before, we are a group on the move for Jesus!
If you are 55+ and want good fellowship with some amazing Christian people, give us a try. We are a group who desire to serve God, regardless of our ages, and who are looking forward to opportunities the Lord puts in front of us. I am so thankful that He has chosen us to be His vessels of service!
Reminders: Monthly meeting- April 2- noon
Outing- Meet and Eat- Friday, April 12- leave church at 10:30. Eating at Bogalusa Grill
Senior Spotlight
This month's honorees, Dennis and Judy Butts, are fairly new to our church but have made quite an impact already! Mr. Dennis is quite a character and always brings a smile to one's face. His birthday is August 22, his favorite color is blue, and he is a retired Sr. Assoc Engineer. His hobbies include antiques and genealogy. When asked something interesting about himself he said, "I'm very boring!"
Mrs. Judy has a beautiful soprano voice and sings in our choir. Her birthday is September 11, her favorite color is yellow, and her former occupation was in banking. Her hobbies include gardening and junk-tiquing! Mrs. Judy has been married to Mr. Dennis for quite awhile because when asked to share something interesting, she replied, "I'm boring, too!!!" I can truthfully say that in my opinion, neither one is boring!!!! :)
I want to encourage each of you, regardless of age or ability, to serve God. Just because we are retirement age doesn't mean we need to retire from serving God. Each of us have a place and a purpose and God wants us to use it for him. Get involved and see where God leads you next! Look what the Lord is doing and praise Him daily! Love all of you! REVA

April 2019 - Upcoming Church Events
1 - Minister’s Fellowship - 10:30 AM - New City Buffet 2 - Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon 4 - Assoc. Spring Mtg. - 6:30 PM - Faith Memorial 6 - State Bible Drills - 10:00 AM - Hardy St. B.C. 7 - Gideon Speaker - 11 AM 7 - Deacon Meeting - 3 PM 7 - Church Council Meeting - 4 PM 12 - Young at Heart Activity - 10:30 AM - Bogalusa Grill 14 - Children’s Missions Cookie Sale 17 - Quarterly Business Meeting - 6:30 PM 19 - Easter Egg Hunt - 9 AM - Walking Trail 21 - Easter Sunrise Service - 7 AM - Walking Trail 21 - Easter Cantata - 10 AM - NO PM SERVICES 25 - Ministry Asst. Luncheon - 11 AM - LCC 28 - May 1 - Spring Revival

April Food Pantry Need - Ravioli & Spaghetti O’s

Easter Egg Hunt - Friday, April 19th - 9 AM - McNeill Walking Trail Each child should bring ONE DOZEN - Candy-filled eggs to be hidden.

Children's Mission Fundraiser - Sunday, April 14, after our AM Service $5 for a dozen cookies - All funds will go to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - Our Church Goal - $2,000.00

Easter Services - Sunday, April 21 Sunrise - 7 AM at the McNeill Walking Trail Easter Cantata - 10 AM No PM Services

Spring Revival - April 28 - May 1 Evangelist - Bro. Rusty Kuhn Worship Leader - Bro. Austin Williams
Sunday Services 10 AM - Sunday School 11 AM - Worship, followed by “Dinner on the Grounds” No Discipleship Training 6 PM - Worship
Monday - Wednesday, Nightly at 7 PM
Wednesday - Children & Youth Night - 5:30 PM
Nursery provided for all services

Bible Drills - State - Saturday, April 6 @ 10 AM - Hardy St. Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS

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 10
April Shoebox Emphasis - Boxes for the older Boys/Girls (Age 10-14)
Suggestions
Boys - Tools (Hammer, Nails, Screws, Gloves, Tape Measurer, Etc.), Fishing Kit (Sinkers, Lures, 30lb Line, Hooks, Etc.), Solid Deodorant, Comb, Toothbrush, Soap, Etc.
Girls - Sewing Kit (Needles, Thread, Fabric, Etc.), Gardening Tools (No seeds), Solid Deodorant, Comb, Toothbrush, Soap, Etc.

 
 

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