The Church Picnic will be Sunday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m. at Quinsippi Island. Please bring a meat dish and a side-dish to share, plus a lawn chair and table service. The Ministry of Family Life will provide cold drinks. Persons wanting to be baptized should speak with Pastor Ivan.
The Ministry of Mission is sponsoring the annual Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Campaign for Samaritan’s Purse. The Ministry ordered 200 “Go Boxes” – prefabricated, decorated shoeboxes from Samaritan’s Purse available in the Heritage Room. Please pick up a Shoe Box Instructions Brochure. Donate $7.00 or more for each shoe box to help cover shipping and handling. Some gift ideas are:
- TOYS: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries).
- SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons, markers, stamp and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring books, and picture books.
- HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
- OTHER: Hard candy, lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries).
- A PERSONAL NOTE: In a separate envelope you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address the child may write back.)
- DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items, war related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, chocolate, food, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items, or aerosol cans.
- DO: Pray for the child that will receive the shoebox.
Completed shoe boxes are due on Friday, October 31, 2014. Place completed shoe boxes in the Mission box. See Marilyn Shrader for details.
Back-to-school, back-to-church…it’s the perfect season for new beginnings, and that’s just what you’ll find at Central Baptist Church. Join 30,000 Churches on September 21, 2014 to Invite America to Church. Thousands of churches across America will reach out to their unchurched neighbors and invite them to come to rediscover church. Won't you join them?
Back to Church Sunday is a campaign specifically designed to help churches reach out and invite everyone in America to try church again. The campaign encourages church attendance by inspiring and empowering church members to personally invite neighbors, friends and loved ones to a special Sunday service.
This year the goal is to have 30,000 churches actively involved in National Back to Church Sunday. Imagine, churches of varying backgrounds, worship styles, and spirituality, reaching 10 million people with an invitation to come back to church. Back To Church Sunday is the single largest annual community outreach in the nation, sharing the simple message and mission of inviting everyone in America Back To Church.
New Classes: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall (cafeteria). Use door "B". This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by the Reverend Ivan E. Greuter at Central Baptist Church in Quincy, IL will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.
Financial Peace University classes meet weekly for approximately an hour and a half. For the first half of the class, Dave Ramsey teaches on DVD. During the second half, class members come together for a small-group discussion and hands-on activities. Group members support and encourage each other as they work to change their financial futures.
CORRECTION: The Church Picnic and River Baptisms are rescheduled for Sunday, AUGUST 31 due to flooding and conditions of the river. Thank you to Steve Eighinger for the thoughtful article in the Quincy Herald Whig. Please speak with Reverend Ivan Greuter, Matthew Smith (Director of Children and Family Ministries), or Carol Williams (Chair of the Diaconate) if you would like to be baptized in the Mississippi River.
You are invited this Sunday, July 27, to the Christian Artist Band, NewSong, in concert at the Adams County Fair. Cost is the admission cost into the fair: $7.00. NewSong is an nationally known Band that has been around for a long time. They sponsor Winter Jam all over the country. Great opportunity for Christian community to come together for a great event at the Fair. Spend the afternoon at the Fair and enjoy a great concert that night.
Bruce Rice, WGCA 88.5 FM - Quincy
Inspiring worship is a personal and corporate encounter with the living God. Both personal and corporate worship must be infused with the presence of God resulting in times of joyous exultation and times of quiet reverence. Inspiring worship is not driven by a particular style or ministry focus group, but rather the shared experience of God’s awesome presence.
Please take a few minutes to answer this simple ten-question survey about your experience in worship at Central Baptist Church.
Dr. John Booth, Minister of Music and Worship
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, the Ministry of Family Life will sponsor a “Chuppers Style” meal (cost is the same as Chuppers) in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Menu: Pasta Bar, cole slaw, three bean salad, garlic bread, and birthday cupcakes. Please make reservations on the Friendship Card or call the Church Office at (217) 222-1310. Special guest, Dale Steinkamp, will host a Trivia Night Program (Bible Knowledge) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. See Jean Coonrod for details.
Do you secretly long for an opportunity to express your inner clown, imitate your crazy boss, or mock some overly emotionally family member? An exciting new group is forming at Central Baptist Church and you are encouraged to check it out! If you have a flair for the dramatic or a desire to participate in drama, please join us on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. We will begin to work together to present a short skit (5 minutes or less) on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in late service. Not only “actors” are needed. We welcome other “helpers” (who do not wish to be in the “spotlight”) to locate props, or occasionally simple sets and/or costumes. If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. John Booth or Rev. Karen Fraser Moore at (217) 222-1310 or by email. Bring your ideas and energies! We are excited about the possibilities! We know DRAMA can change a life!
This offering began sixty-five years ago in response to the devastation of World War II. In March 1949, a national broadcast on a Saturday evening asked Americans to give generously the next morning in their churches. A remarkable assembly of national leaders and celebrities gave their efforts to the broadcast, and more than 75,000 churches responded the next day. Today, One Great Hour of Sharing serves people in over 80 countries around the world. Sponsored by nine Christian U.S. denominations and Church World Service, One Great Hour of Sharing makes sure that we can respond to needs as soon as they happen and that tens of thousands of people receive support for ongoing relief, rehabilitation, and development.
The World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Board of General Ministries reviews each development request for funding from the One Great Hour of Sharing offering received from American Baptists. Gifts reach the ministries and people in need through a network of regional and international partnerships with the following: American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist International Ministries, Baptist World Aid – the compassionate arm of the Baptist World Alliance, supporting three areas of ministry: relief, development, and support of national partners. Church World Service – Founded in 1946, Church World Service is a relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry supported by 36 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations in the United States. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS works to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.
Thank you for donating $550.00 to this disaster relief and development offering! Please mark offerings “OGHS” and/or use a mission envelope.
Central Baptist Church is partnering with Quincy area churches to sponsor the Back to School Fair for children. Central Baptist will collect 35 sets of school supplies for the Back to School Fair in August. The Ministry of Mission will sort the school supplies after their August meeting. Please place donated school supplies and backpacks in the large Mission Box in the Foyer. Cash donations are also welcome. Each set of school supplies should include:
• 1 bottle Elmer’s Glue (4 fluid oz)
• 1 box Colored Pencils
• 1 box of Crayons (24 count only)
• 1 box Washable Markers (wide tip)
• 1 Plastic Pencil box
• 1 regular size box Kleenex
• 1 Scissors (Fiskar)
• 1 watercolors
• 1 wide line spiral notebook
• 1 wooden ruler
• 2 pink erasers
• 2 pocket folders
• 12 pencils #2
• Box of 1 Gallon size Ziploc Bags
Rexanne Greuter submitted her letter of resignation as the Choir Director effective July 31, 2014 because “of some new teaching opportunities.” She stated in her letter, “Central’s choir is outstanding, and the members deserve the very best direction. I know that under [Dr. Booth’s] direction the choir will continue to grow and love one-another as they praise the Lord together.” The Ministry of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Dr. John Booth to be the Choir Director during their July meeting. He will start his new ministry position on August 1, 2014.
The Ordinance of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion will be observed on the first Sunday of the month - JULY 6 - at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. The Table of the Lord is open to any person who has accepted Jesus Christ and been baptized; church membership is not required to partake. Gluten-free wafers are available. A free-will benevolence offering will be received after Communion to assist individuals and families in-need.
The Ministry of the Diaconate voted unanimously during their July 1 meeting to POSTPONE the Church Picnic and River Baptisms until Sunday, August 31 because of flooding and Quincy Park District closures. The Church will host its annual Church Picnic at All America Park on Sunday, August 31 at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a carry-in dish to share, table service, and a lawn chair. The Ministry of Family Life will provide cold drinks. River baptisms will occur at 1:30 p.m. weather permitting. Persons interested in baptism should speak with Pastor Ivan, a deacon or deaconess. All people are welcome!
The Church Council called a Special Business Meeting on Sunday, June 29, 2014 after the 8:30 a.m. service to vote on a new air conditioner unit for the Church Offices. A motion was made to move the A/C unit above the drop ceiling in the Church Office, costing approximately $7,000.00. Motion approved by the Trustees and Church Council. See Harold Willis, Moderator, with questions or concerns.
Discover Your S.H.A.P.E. Pastor Ivan will lead a class to help you discover how your spiritual gifts, heart's passion, abilities, personal style, and experiences work together to create you into a unique servant in the body of Christ. Classes start Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 AM. in the Fellowship Hall. The class is free. Suggested donation for workbook is $10.00. Register Online: http://www.cbcquincy.org/small-groups/spiritual-gifts
Daniel Bearden, Jordon Eldridge, Kohl Kerkhoff, Ginny Mast, Kirsten Sutterfield and Russell Wilson graduated from Quincy Senior High in May. Kirsten is currently enrolled at John Wood Community College. Kara Prewitt graduated from Keokuk Senior High in May and will be attending University of Iowa this fall. Colton Starman graduated from High School. Please share all graduation information and updates with Mr. Matthew Smith, Director of Children and Family Ministries.
The congregation voted unanimously to accept the bid from Coulter’s Asphalt Company to clean, repair, seal, and stripe the south and west parking lots with durable sealer and paint. The total cost: $7,550.00. The Trustees unanimously decided to set the space dimensions according the City code with double lines between the stalls. The work began on Wednesday, May 21. Coulters Asphalt Service will seal the South parking lot on Friday, June 6 at 8:00 a.m. after filling cracks and repairing potholes. The West parking lot will be sealed on Monday, June 9 at 8:00 a.m. after all repairs. The parking lots will be striped after the asphalt is properly sealed. Thank you for your cooperation and patience!
Scott Darrow, Chair
The Ministry of Trustees
Come cheer for Central Baptist Church Co-Ed Softball team this summer at Faith Assembly of God Church on East State Street in Quincy. Please contact Corey Miller at 217-242-2424 for more information.
- Thursday, May 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 27 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 29 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 10 @ 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 17 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 26 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Monday, July 7 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 24 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 29 Make Up Games
The Quincy Area Ministerial Association will sponsor a free showing of the popular movie about Christian song writer and performer, Rich Mullins, Ragamuffin, on Sunday, June 29 at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Central Baptist Church, 321 N. 7th St., Quincy, Illinois. Seating is limited to the first two-hundred persons. A free will offering will be received, as well as an evangelistic invitation given, immediately after the movie.
The Quincy Area Ministerial Association is a voluntary fellowship of Christian ministers promoting dialogue and ecumenical cooperation among Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and other free church traditions. Please contact the Reverend Doctor Ivan E. Greuter, president, at (217) 222-1310 with membership inquires.