Central Baptist Church

"Loving God and Loving People while having Fun!"

Give to the America for Christ Offering

Central Baptist Church receives an annual offering for our Regional and National Partners called the America for Christ Offering.  This offering is received during the month of March.  Your America for Christ Offering donation blesses Christian centers providing after-school tutoring, newly released prisoners struggling for better lives, pastors seeking continuing education, community food pantries feeding the hungry, and much more. Join with American Baptist Home Mission Societies in building communities of hope across the United States and Puerto Rico with the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Our Goal is $2,875.00.  

Find more information or give online at http://afc.abhms.org

Marilyn Shrader, Chair of the Ministry of Missions

Vermont Street Building Committee

The Ministry of Trustees and Church Council approved the motion to “preceed with the purchase of the proporty” offered by Awerkamp Machine Co.  The listed price is $179,900.00.  The Building Committee is gathering information/bids for various options: (1) demolition, (2) remodeling, and/or (3) updates.   The Building Committee will host a “Walk Through” for interested persons Sunday, March 8, 9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Please see Ken Phillips, Virgil Hochgraber, or Marilyn Shrader for details.

Dresses for Africa

Watch CBC's Mission Stars, Rene Schwengel and Betty Thomas, on our local WTJR Christian television station on Monday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m.; and Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 a.m. as they share about their passionate work: "Dresses for Africa" on "Outreach Connection." WTJR airs DTV broadcast on channel 16.1 and 16.2. - See more at: http://www.wtjr.org/.

Next Sewing Date: Saturday, March 14 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The Ministry of Missions is accepting donations of used luggage (hard or soft side) to transport dresses to Africa.  Luggage will not be returned.  

Lenten Home Bible Studies Starting Soon...

Sign up to join a Lenten Home Small Group study starting the week of February 16 – April 3, 2015.  This year’s Lenten Small Group Study course is 24 Hours That Changed the World, based on Adam Hamilton’s powerful book that guides us, step by step, through the last day of Jesus’ life.  We travel to the Holy Land with Hamilton to visit the sites where those events took place.  Hamilton has written many books, including Enough, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, Selling Swimsuits in the Arctic, Christianity and World Religions, and Christianity’s Family Tree

Join a small group, today.  Groups are limited to 12 participants, plus a facilitator and host/hostess.  Facilitators’ guides are available. Call Ken or Joyce at (217) 440-0267 or (573) 439-5482 to sign up for a group, to volunteer as a host or hostess, or to facilitate a small group discussion.  

I Love My Church Campaign

In spite of her wort and wrinkles, I  have to say, "my church is filled with persons who love one another."  Christian psychologist, Dr. Gary D. Chapman, states in his book, The Five Love Languages, that humans express their emotional affection in five modes: (1) Words of Affection, (2) Acts of Service, (3) Giving and Receiving Gifts, (4) Quality Time, and (5) Physical Touch.  Starting Sunday, January 11, the Sunday after Epiphany, we will start a five week Sermon Series, “I Love My Church” to explore how we might love one another as the Bride of Christ. See Corey Miller to join an I Love My Church small group!        

Pastor Ivan

JOHN 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you."  Jesus commands that all of our interactions be bathed in love.  Sign up for this five-week study to explore different ways you can show love to other church members and to those around you.  A sign-up sheet is in the foyer.  If you feel led to lead the study or host it, sign up and you can set the time and place.      

Su Langenburg, Ministry of Family Life

Laundry Soap for Madonna House

The Ministry of Missions is collecting any brand of LAUNDRY DETERGENT during the MONTH OF JANUARY FOR THE MADONNA HOUSE AND QUANADA.  Please place your donation in the mission box located at the end of the first floor hallway.  Thank you!  Next month (February): We will collect Diapers for Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center during the month of February. 

Marilyn Shrader, Chair of the Ministry of Missions

 

All Church Bridal Shower for Adina Butler

All ladies are invited to a bridal shower for Adina Butler and Joel VanOs on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Church Parlor.  Adina and Joel are registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl's, and Target.  Shower hosted by the Aletheia Sunday School Class.

Salvation Army Food Collection

The Ministry of the Diaconate will collect CANS OF SOUP and/or RAMON NOODLES; and other nonperishable items for the month of January.  Please leave items in the grocery cart in the coat foyer.  Thank you for donating 249 items the month of December.  The church donated more than 3,400 food items to the Salvation Army Food Pantry last year.  Thank you!

Lareva Glessner, Chair of the Ministry of the Diaconate

Lift Up Your Heart in Prayer

Join us on Wednesday nights for a family-friendly common meal: CHUPPERS (Church + Supper).  The cost-friendly meal if open to any person or family.  Register for CHUPPERS at www.cbcquincy.org/chuppers-church-suppers.  Supper begins at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, and served until 6:00 p.m. 

Stay for our Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Service at 6:15 p.m.  Pastor Ivan will lead Bible Study for adults on the Gospel of Matthew.  Join your friends at Central Baptist in "Lifting People Up" in praying for these individual concerns, celebrations, and for the community.  Please download a Prayer Sheet at www.cbcquincy.org/small-groups/prayer-request

There will be no Children's BuGs Bible Club on Wednesday, January 7 because of inclement weather.  There will be no BuGs Bible Club or bus transportation when Quincy Public Schools are Closed because of the weather.  Adult Bible Study will be held for participants.  

End of the Year Financial Gift

Please consider giving an End-of-the-Year gift online, by mail or in person.  Central Baptist Church is tax exempt under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all donations are tax deductible as provided by law.  All donations for 2014 must be received before December 31 to be included in your 2014 statement of giving.  Thank you for your generous donations to God through Central Baptist Church.

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER OR TIE SUNDAY

We all have one: an ugly Christmas sweater or tie which we bought or received as a gift, so let's have some fun!  Wear it! Dress in an ugly sweater, horrid tie, or outrageous Christmas outfit on Sunday, December 28 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. We can all share the holiday stories when we received these unique gifts. 

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

You are invited to our Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service on December 24 at 5:00 p.m.  We will have one service with the musical prelude beginning at 4:30 p.m. The service will begin at 5:00 p.m.  We will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who is the Light of the World.  God sent Jesus Christ into the darkest time of the year to shine his light on everyone “living in the shadow of darkness.”  Come discover the Hope of the World: God can be found in the day, as well as the night!  

The Lord’s Supper will be served, with an invitation for anyone who has professes faith in Jesus Christ and has been baptized.  Church membership is not required to partake of the Lord’s Supper.  Small, individual candles with drip protectors will be given to each worshiper to light before we sing, "Silent Night."  Parents and/or guardians: please help younger children make safe choices.  Children and adults of all ages will be invited to ring the 175 year old church bell. You will not want to miss this special service which commemorates the Incarnation of Jesus!

Come celebrate Christmas at Central Baptist Church!

Order Your Christmas Poinsettia

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA in appreciation or memory of a loved one through the Central Baptist Church Office before Wednesday,  December 17, 2014.  Suggested Donation: $10.00 for the 6” pot or $25.00 for the 8” pot. Flowers will be delivered to the church by a local florist in time for the services on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 11:00 a.m. Individuals and families may purchase a poinsettia to bring into the Church Office before Friday, December 19 at 12:00 p.m.  

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Sign Up to be a Worship Leader in 2015!

All of our worship leaders did a fantastic job leading the congregation in prayer, and reading the lectionary Scripture text for the day.  I invite you to volunteer in 2015.  Sign up is simple!  Go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44aaa728a1ff2-2015.  Click on the Sunday you wish to volunteer, and sign up.  You may write your prayers, pray spontaneously, or ask for written prayers.  You can also contact Dr. John Booth, Minister of Music and Worship, to volunteer or ask any questions. 

Merry Christmas,
Pastor Ivan

Quarterly Business Meeting

The Church Council has called the final Quarterly Business Meeting on Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall as outlined in the Church Bylaws.  The proposed 2015 Budget and 2015 Slate of Officers are displayed on the bulletin board for the congregation's review. Changes to the Church's Bylaws were approved by the Council, are available for review on the bulletin board, and will be announced in the services, as required by the Bylaws.  These documents will be available during the Quarterly Business Meeting. 

Please see Harold Willis, Moderator, for more details. 

SKWIM Ski / Swimming Youth Trip

The SKWIM trip is set for January 16 – 19, 2015.  SKWIM is a ski retreat designed to create a shared experience between students and adults.  The church hopes that our group will have a great time, experience God in a unique way through worship and teaching and grow closer to one another through the activities and group time together.  Junior & Senior High and college students are welcome to attend!  SKWIM happens thanks to the support of the American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region, all churches and denominations are welcome to participate.  Registration packets are available in the Church Office.  The registration and deposit deadline is due in the Church Office before December 5.  See Matt Smith for a balance of your Youth Student Fundraising Account. 

Central Baptist Church • 321 North 7th St • Quincy, IL • 62301 • (217) 222-1310