Central Baptist Church
Thursday, February 27, 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
  
 
March 1, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
        

FROM THE DESK OF BRO. BILLY
 

As I write this the weather is wet and gloomy and there seems there is no relief in sight!  Yet in the midst of this the SON is shining bright in our midst! You see, no matter our circumstances our Lord is always with us, no matter what may be.  Three of our family here at Central have completed their chemo treatments and have received reports of no more cancer. Another has had successful heart surgery and countless other reports of God at work in lives.  We praise the Great Physician and give Him the glory.

I want to encourage you to be in your place Sunday as we worship our Lord Jesus Christ.  There is a Sunday School class for the entire family and a special place for you in the worship hour.  The Psalmist said, “My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.” - Psalm 119:171.

We also want to welcome Bro. Cory Jones and his lovely wife Toni as they join the staff.  Bro. Cory is our new Youth Minister. You be much in prayer for him as he settles in and leads our youth.

See ya Sunday with prayer on my lips and a song in my heart.

 
 
MUSIC MINISTRY

All corporations, businesses, even churches and others all have people working in the background.  They are keeping things going, and making things work. Most of the time they are unnoticed, or not ever mentioned as they are mostly not in public view.  We know they all play an important part to keep things going as they are intended to do. We need to recognize them and give them a vote of thanks. Show appreciation for their work, even an old dog like a pat on the head every now and then.  So when you are in the bank, store, or church and see the lights are on, the floor is clean, the music is good, or you can hear the preacher, and you are not cold or hot, remember to say thanks for the one or ones in the background. So a big thanks to all of you who make things happen and keep things going as they should.  God bless us all!

                                                             Bro. Danny


YOUTH MINISTRY
 

Dear Centralites, Toni and I are thankful for such a warm welcome to your church. A brief introduction about me. My name is Cory Jones. I am from Fairburn, GA. Graduated from Georgia State University with an BBA – Accounting degree in 2014. Starting Fall 2015, I became a student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary working toward a Master of Divinity, emphasis on Expository Preaching.

Changing the subject, currently on Wednesday nights we are going through a series on the Sermon on the Mount. This series is intended to help improve our walk with Christ by building a firm foundation for our faith. Sunday nights consist of time of discipleship training. Currently we are having a time of Bible study and Bible drills.

Finally, please pray. Pray for these students. Pray for our efforts to reach this generation for the gospel.

God bless, Cory Jones

 
SUNDAY SCHOOL

Good morning to one and all.  February was a busy month and March is approaching.  Let’s stay busy for Jesus! Bring a friend to Sunday School and then join us for Church.  Let’s just come with an open mind and heart; and receive the word of the Lord.

We may not know why Jesus chose us; but Jesus knows each of us intimately, completely, and perfectly, the way we long to be known.  And He accepts us completely inviting us to be, not only His followers, but His beloved friend.

John 15:14 - “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”

Bro. Lutrelle Taylor
 
 
YOUNG AT HEART

This morning as I looked at the local weather report, I thought about the ever-changing weather patterns of our area. One day it is sunny and Spring-like and later that day it turns dark and dreary. The following day may have freezing temps and then a mild day. It's anyone's guess! 

   One constant and true in our life is God's Word. It's been the same since Creation was spoken into existence; it is the same every day and will be the same right up to Christ's return. That is something we can definitely count on.

   Our February meeting focused on the importance of friendship, and those in attendance seemed to have fun. A special thanks to Tara for bringing us a rousing game of Love Trivia. What we discovered in this team game is that Bro. Billy and Bro. Danny are very competitive and should not be allowed on the same team!!!! The excitement really started when the electronic scorekeeper quit working and the teams ended the game with a tie! Sweet friendship is a true gift!

   I want to encourage everyone to attend our March 3 meeting. Our special guest will be Bro. Danny Johnson, a retired Funeral Director with over 24 years experience, His topic will be "Preparing for Final Expenses" where he will share needed information about funeral planning and all the details it entails. Please join us for lunch at noon or join us for the program around 12:30.

    Finally, don't forget to bring in supplemental items for our food ministry: dish washing soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, tin foil, zip lock bags, hand soap, toothbrush or toothpaste...anything that would help a family in need.

    Love all of you and so thankful for our Christian friendship!                                Reva


 
 

March 2020

Upcoming Church Events

1 - Deacon Meeting - 4 PM

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

3 - Young at Heart Luncheon - Noon

3 - Men’s Ministry Meeting - 6:30 PM - FBC Poplarville

6 - Assoc. Speaker’s Tournament - 4 PM

8 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

Set your clocks AHEAD ONE HOUR

12 - Senior Day Luncheon - 10:30 AM - LCC

29 - Gideon Speaker - 11 AM

29 - 5th Sunday Singing - 5 PM

31 - Children’s Fundraiser - 5;30 PM

 

 

Sunday, March 8

Set Your Clocks AHEAD ONE HOUR


2020 Shoebox Goal: 300 Boxes

We are challenging each Sunday School Class to fill 20 Shoeboxes this year.

No Postage due this year, it has been covered!! This year’s theme for OCC is “Just one More.”  Every time you’re at the store shopping, stop and say to yourself, “Just one More” thing for Shoeboxes! 


Children’s Fish Plate Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Plates are $10 each and will include

Fish, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Hushpuppies 

and a Dessert.

All proceeds will go toward their trip 

to the Ark this summer!


Men’s Ministry Meeting

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM

FBC Poplarville


Senior Adult Day Luncheon

Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 AM

Lee Conference Center


March Food Pantry Need 

Macaroni & Cheese

Canned Chicken


“Rocky Railway” VBS

Coming June 15 - 19

Now recruiting teachers and helpers!!

See Ms. Sandra Burke for more information.


Our Sanctuary Choir and Children have 

began rehearsing for our Easter Cantata.  

Come join the Choir as they get ready to present this years program.


 
 

Visit us on Facebook and “Like” our page!!

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 But Christ Jesus as Lord”