FAMILY CAMP - Register for the 23rd Annual All Church Family camp at Camp Emmanuel in Astoria, Illinois, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MAY 27 - 29, 2017. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Church Office. Prices are the same as last year for campsites, cabin rentals and food. Please pay Su or Franc Langenburg or the Church Office. Make checks payable to “Central Baptist Church.” Anyone planning to arrive before Saturday must contact camp managers, Randy or JoEllen Doyle, (309) 329-2291, and pay them directly for those rentals. Questions can be directed to Su or Franc Langenburg at (217) 224-4288.
The Chancel Choir program "The King Is Coming" will be held on May 21 in first service and is by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith.
CHILD DEDICATION ON MOTHER’S DAY - Bring your child before the Lord! Central Baptist will celebrate Child Dedications on Sunday, May 14 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Parents are encouraged to bring their infants and children to church for a special ceremony to bless and welcome each child into the family of God. Parents and the Congregation promise to support one another as parents raise their child in a Christian home, and make sure the child receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior at an appropriate age. There are no costs.
BLANKET SUNDAY – MAY 7: Donate $5.00 to provide a warm blanket that can be used as a tent, a tote, shade, room divider, etc. through Church World Service (CWS) on the First Sunday in May. For over 60 years, CWS has worked in partnership with local communities to identify their needs and access the resources they need to build the foundation for a more viable future, including:
Blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster
Tools and seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields
Wells for families living in drought prone areas to provide clean, safe water to drink and to irrigate crops and gardens
Literacy training and microcredit for women struggling to realize their potential.
Our National Mission Partner, Church World Services, works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. Church World Service, PO Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515http://www.cwsglobal.org.
Central Baptist Church will sponsor a Sunrise Service in Greenmount Cemetery at 6:30 a.m. (follow the signs). Bring your lawn chair, blanket and gloves for this memorable event. Open Communion will be served to all baptized believers of the Christian faith, including gluten free wafers, regardless of church affiliation. A free will offering will be received during the service. Dress warmly.
Wake up early for the EASTER SUNRISE BREAKFAST on Sunday, April 16, at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Menu: Breakfast casserole, biscuits & gravy, juice, milk, and coffee. The breakfast is being sponsored by our Youth. Cost: Free Will Offering. Please make reservations on your Friendship Card or call the Church Office at 222-1310.
The Easter Egg Hunt will be in Washington Park on Saturday, April 15. An “Egg filling” event to be held for a work night on Friday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. Participants will bring a snack to share. Family Life will provide drinks. Please bring small wrapped candy. Donations of candy will be appreciated if you cannot come.
Maundy Thursday Communion Worship Service will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. This service commemorates the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. Central Baptist Church celebrates "open communion."