Central Baptist Church
Wednesday, September 18, 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
  
 
August 1, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
 
  
 
 
          
We have some exciting things coming up in our Church.
Our ladies will begin a Christine Caine Bible study, “20/20” on Sunday, August 18 at 5 PM. We will have Mrs. Cynthia Finch coming to share about her time in Africa on an Operation Christmas Child distribution trip on Sunday, August 11 at 11 AM. Come and see what God is doing with this awesome ministry, and how you can get involved in sharing the Good News of Jesus!
The Children’s Committee are planning, “The Maker Camp,” on August 9 - 10, at the P.R. Baptist Association. This is for children in Kindergarten to 6th Grade. Please let Mary or Desiree know if your child will be participating by August 4. The children are going to have a great time!
Let’s all get involved in our church activities!
Pray for our children, teachers, and administrators as they start a new school year! We will be prayer walking the schools on Wednesday, August 7!

 
MUSIC MINISTRY
Everyone is searching for some kind of happiness. Down deep inside of all of us is the desire to be happy. People have tried drugs and alcohol, both of these seem to bring a counterfeit happiness. The real peace, not a temporary happiness, but the real deal, Jesus promises his peace. Not as the world gives, but the peace that only Jesus can give. We don’t have to do drugs, or drink to get this peace, but Jesus offers it to whoever will come to Him. I can say with all assuredness the peace of Jesus is much better than the worlds happiness. Call upon Him today and you will see for yourself. It is the real deal. Try it, you will like it. God bless us all!
Bro. Danny

 
YOUTH MINISTRY
“The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning Jerusalem. And they said to me, "The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire." As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.” - Nehemiah 1:1-4 ESV
The book of Nehemiah has always been to me, one of the most amazing books in the Bible. Jerusalem had been conquered and the Hebrew people were slaves to the Babylonians. For decades the temple, walls and gates were destroyed with no one wanting to repair them. Then Nehemiah is convicted of God to do something. When he hears the plight of his people he falls down and he wept and mourned for days. Oftentimes when we are confronted with our own brokenness our only response to throw ourselves a pity party. But not Nehemiah, he wept and mourned but then he did what needed to be done. He prayed and he fasted and later he would rebuild everything that was destroyed.
We need to be mindful of how we approach our brokenness. Mourning and weeping are a natural part of the process, but don’t let it end there. Bring your brokenness to God and see what He can do for you! Bro. Hunter

 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
Well, it’s almost that time again. A new Church year will be starting in September, and I would like to recognize some of our members. As it’s also time for the nominating committee to ensure that all the necessary spots are filled. We have so much to be thankful for. As I was going over my list of Sunday School teachers and secretaries, it turns out that every single teacher and secretary said they would be glad to accept the roles again for the next year. That’s something to brag about! However, having the honor of working with this group and getting to know them, I wouldn’t expect anything less. They have made my job as Sunday School Director easy. I want to personally say Thank You to each one, and a special Thanks to all the Sunday School members who attend. Keep coming back and make this part of our worship service the best in the community. As some of you have heard, I will be stepping down and I’m sure you will find the new Director to be ready and anxious to help you in any way possible. God bless you! Bro. Tommy

 
Young at Heart News
I was thinking yesterday about time and how fast the days go by as we age. When we are young, time drags by as we anticipate a favorite activity or holiday. In our 20's, many of us have young families to take care of and time passes with the responsibilities of parenthood. Later, our children grow up and many of us become grandparents. With this comes the continued activities with the family, especially the grandchildren. Many of us retire during this time but find we are just as busy as we were in our younger days. Finally, we reach a point in our life where time slows down- our health deteriorates and we move at a much slower pace. For some, this is a welcome time; for others, it is a lonely time. God knows each of us and what is best during each season of our life. Regardless of our age, we must use the time God gives us to do His work. All of us can do something. I must interject here and say that I am so proud of our Young at Heart group- we are a group of various ages but ALL are willing to serve God and their fellowman by continually looking for ways to help others. Many in our group are in poor health or up in years yet they participate 100 percent on every project we begin. This is using the time and energy God gives us for the Kingdom of God!
Our July meeting was very informative. Sheriff David Allison and Chief Shane Tucker of the PRSD were our special guests. They discussed home invasion and our rights as citizens. They also discussed safety issues as well. At the end of the meeting, we presented them with a basket full of goodies to share with their fellow officers.
Our summer project continues through July 28. We are collecting NEW book bags and school supplies for needy children at PRCE. Please place the items in Bro. Danny's office (two marked boxes) or give to me. These items will be delivered July 30.
Our next luncheon will be August 13 and our special guests will be representatives from the PRC school district. They will update us on the new construction at both campuses and other updates about the upcoming school year. I hope all of you will come and support our guests. We are also planning a Meet and Eat on Tuesday, August 20. Two places have been suggested: the diner at the Crossroads and a diner in Kiln- both places have great reviews. We will have more info on these places at our next meeting.
Have a blessed week! Love you.
Reva

 
August 2019 - Upcoming Church Events
4 - Children’s Papa John’s Fundraiser 4 - Deacon Meeting - 4 PM 5 - Minister’s Fellowship - Oak Hill - 10:30 AM 6 - Election Day 7 - Prayer Walk Schools 9-10 - Children’s Activity Maker Camp - PRBA 11 - Cynthia Finch - OCC Speaker - 11 AM 13 - Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon 14 - S.C Business Mtg. - Present Teacher/Committee Nominations - 6:30 PM 18 - Christine Caine Bible Study Begins - 5 PM 20 - Young at Heart Meet and Eat - 11:30 AM 21 - S.C. Business Mtg. - Vote on Teacher/Committee Nominations - 6:30 PM

 
August Food Pantry Need - Mayonnaise & Mustard

 
Special Called Business Meetings Wednesday, August 14 and 21 Nominating Committee to Present 2019-2020 Teacher/Officers/Committee Nominations, then the next week we will vote on those nominations.

 
The Ladies Class will begin the Christine Caine Bible Study, “20/20” on Sunday, August 18 at 5:00 PM. Workbooks will cost $15 each, but not required. Please see Selena to sign up by Aug. 4.

 
Election Day - Tuesday, August 6

 
Sunday, August 4 - Children’s Fundraiser - Papa John’s Coupon Books - $10 Each

 
The Maker Camp for K - 6th Grade - August 9 & 10 Meet at Church at 4:45 PM to go to PRBA RSVP by Sunday, August 4 Contact Desiree (601)347-8659 or Mary (601)590-1604

 
Prayer Walk the Schools - Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM Meet at Church, then go to school

 
 

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