December 2021

Saturday, December 4 at 4 PM

Children’s Christmas Caroling

Friday, December 10 at 6 PM

Young Adult Class Party

At the home of Jonathan & Shanna Keough

5 N. Reba Dr., Carriere

Bring your favorite party food and desserts.

Bring a gift, $15 max.

Sunday, December 12 at 10 AM

Children’s Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 15 at 6 PM

Children’s Christmas Party

Friday, December 17 at 6 PM

Mixed Adult Christmas Party

Jack's Fish House

Sunday, December 19 at 5 PM

Youth Christmas Party

Friday, December 24 at 6 PM

Candlelight/Communion Service

The Problem with Christmas! | Telecasts | Tomorrow's WorldChristmas Series

“The Problem with Christmas”

 November 28 - Let’s Celebrate God’s Unexpected Grace - Matthew 1:18-23

December 5 - Let’s Celebrate the Undeserved Gift of Jesus - Luke 19:10

December 12 - Let’s Celebrate that God Can Do the Unbelievable - Philippians 2:5-11

December 19 - Let’s Celebrate That God’s Goodness is Undeniable - Luke 2:8-20


This has been an amazing quarter century.  We have experienced good times and bad times, but the good times outnumber the bad.  We have been of one mind and one accord which is what God wants.  The big highlight is the times we have had in the choir, the cantatas, the senior choir festival, all the times we have offered our praise to God.  The fellowship , the love we have shared, I have a giant bucket of all the sweet memories.  Look how many children have been born in this time, how time flies.  God had blessed us all!  What a wonderful time we have had, I will surely miss it.  All of you have a special place in my heart.  I truly love all of you.  God Bless us all.                                                                                                             Love, Bro. Danny


If you missed our November luncheon, you missed a true blessing.

Meda had our tables beautifully decorated and we had lots of good "Thanksgiving food"!

There was so much, most of us took home to-go plates! 

Personally, I was thankful I didn't have to cook that night!!!!!

We had thirty-three in attendance, counting three guests.

It was a wonderful time of fellowship, laughter, and thanksgiving.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, we all have so much to be thankful for.

As Bro. Danny and Bro. Kevin reminded us, we need to be thankful for all things- good or bad.

If we have a thankful heart, we have a new perspective on the situation.

   For December, we voted to sponsor two angels from our angel tree using some of our funds from our account.

Thank you, Kandy, for shopping for us! You always do a great job!

I encourage each of you to join us December 7th for our December luncheon.

Since most will be cooking during Thanksgiving holidays, we will have finger foods for this luncheon.

Bring plenty of Christmas goodies, sandwiches, chips,....anything we can eat with our fingers!!!

Our special guest will be Mary Beth Magee, a local author and storyteller, who will share a Christmas story with us.

It should be just what we need to get into the Christmas season!

  In closing, focus on being thankful in all things and reach out and invite friends

to join us as we fellowship together and love each other.

Love you all.


Student Ministry News

Sunday Night Youth

December 5 - Our Christmas visit to the Baptist Children’s Village. 

Meet in the Fellowship Hall after Morning Worship

December 12 - Christmas Serve Project

December 19 - Youth Christmas Party and Bonfire.  This will take place at the Church. 

It will be an evening of a BIG BONFIRE, s'mores and other food, and a Christmas Message.

Spirit of Christmas Parade is December 3 – The Donalsonville News

Christmas Parade - Monday, December 6

Our Church will have a float in the local Christmas Parade developed by our Student Ministry. 

If you would like to participate in this event, please see Shanna Keough.

Generate Summer Camp 2022

June 13th – 17th at La Tech in Ruston, LA.

$75 deposit is due by Sunday, January 16

Scholarships are available.  

See Pastor Kevin for assistance

Biloxi Hockey Game - Friday, December 17

Cost is $10.00

Meet at the church at 4:45 pm

Don’t Miss The Gathering 

Wednesday Night at 6:15 pm

Dinner @ 6:15 pm and Bible Study @ 6:30 pm. 

We will continue our Jesus and Relationship Series and have some Christmas fun.

December 2021 - Upcoming Church Events

4 -Children’s Christmas Caroling - 4 PM

5 - Budget Vote - AM Service

5 - Deacon Meeting - 4 PM

6 - Minister’s Fellowship - 10:30 AM - LCC

6 - Christmas Parade

7 - Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon

7 - Men’s Ministry Mtg. - 6: 30 PM - LCC

9 - Minister & Spouse Christmas Dinner - 6:30 PM - LCC

10 - Y. Adult Sunday School Class Party - 6 PM

12 - Angel Tree gifts due

12 - Children’s Christmas Program - 10 AM

15 - Children’s Christmas Party - 6 PM

17 - Student Activity - Biloxi Hockey - 4:45 PM

17 - Mixed Adult Class Party - 6 PM - Jack's Fish House

19 - Youth Christmas Party - 5 PM

22 - No Wednesday Night Services

24 - Candlelight/Communion Service - 6 PM

25 - Christmas Day

26 - No PM Services

31 - New Year’s Eve

Men’s Ministry Breakfast Fellowship


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A Staff Christmas Love Offering is being collected through our AM Service on Sunday, Dec. 19

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Merry Christmas from the CBC Staff   

     Bro. Kevin Gantt, Bro. Danny Johnson, Bro. Jesse Jones, Matty Jo Fox, & Kandy Mitchell


Angel Tree gifts are due in by Sunday, December 12

Please do not wrap the gifts.

Use gift bags or put in a white garbage bag.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering - IMB GenerosityLottie Moon Christmas Offering

Our Church Goal:  $2,000.00


Our December 2021 Centralite will be our last bulk mailed newsletter. 

This is due to falling under the minimum number of mailings to be sent in bulk. 

Beginning January 2022, we will be publishing our Centralite Newsletter on Facebook and on our Church website. 

Printed copies will be available in each foyer. 

If you can not view online or pick-up a copy, we will mail you a copy. 

Please notify the Church office.

Christmas Partnership with Pearl River Community College BSU
The BSU is working with the Poplarville School District to provide Christmas to 168 children. 
They are hoping to buy one toy, socks, and underwear for each child. 
Their main financial partner is unable to help this year, so they need some assistance. 
Stan Davis, the BSU Director and former Interim for Central Baptist needs your help. 
If you can help, please mark on your check or envelope “BSU Christmas” and we will get the funds to them. 
The deadline is Wednesday, December 8th.