Central Baptist Church

"Loving God and Loving People while having Fun!"

Fundraising Sunday Report

Wow!  We had an amazing number of Estimate of Giving pledge cards submitted on Sunday, September 28: Consecration Fundraising Sunday: 81 pledge cards with a total financial commitment of $275,704.00 for 2015. We still need thirty-one pledge cards and $74,296.00 in financial commitments to reach our 2015 goal.  Please submit an Estimate of Giving pledge card to Jim Mealiff, Stewardship Secretary, before Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to be included in our annual fundraising campaign. 

Cindy Brown and the Youth Group did an outstanding job preparing, serving, and clean-up for the Celebration Dinner.  The Youth Group served 160 guests.  Awesome Job and Thank You!

Christmas Cantata Rehearsal

The Chancel Choir started working on the Christmas Cantata on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel.  Come join us for this exciting time of praising God together.

Dr. John D. Booth, Minister of Music and Worship

Fundraising "Stewardship" Campaign

"Rexanne and I love to be generous.  We love to give the first ten percent (10%) of our income to the Lord as a Tithe, which equals a little more than $500.00 per month through Central Baptist Church.  Nevertheless, it would be hard for us to say that this church needs our money.  We are only one of a large number of families who regularly give to God through the church.  The church will not go out-of-business without our money.  This truth helps us remember that financial giving is not about the church needing our money.  Giving brings our family a sense of joy, meaning, happiness, and spiritual growth in our relationship with God and other Christians.  The central focus of our need to give."

The Ministry of Trustees is sponsoring the 2015 Stewardship Fundraising Campaign, Building for the Future, starting Sunday, September 28.  The focus of this annual pledge drive is asking the question: 'What percentage of our income is God calling us to give through Central Baptist Church; not what the church needs to receive.'  I hope you will join us on Sunday, September 28 for worship and a free meal to celebrate Fundraising Sunday.  Remember, this is a free meal  provided by the Ministry of Trustees, not a carry-in potluck dinner.  Please watch your mail box for a Fundraising Campaign booklet and instructions mailed on Monday, September 22, 2014.  Bring your completed Estimate of Giving pledge card to worship on Sunday, September 28, 2014.  We hope you will come!

Ivan, Rexanne, and family!


Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is working to fill positions on all Church Missions and Teams. There are openings on every Mission and every Team. If you feel led to serve in continuing God’s work at Central Baptist, please contact Su Langenburg, Ken Phillips or me. Any one of us will be glad to explain the responsibilities and blessings of the various positions. Thank you!

Dave Smith, Chair of the Nominating Committee

Christmas Cantata Rehearsal

The Chancel Choir will begin working on the Christmas Cantata on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel.  Come join us for this exciting time of praising God together.

Dr. John D. Booth, Minister of Music and Worship

Join the Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Team

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball will begin on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the CYO Gym. Men and women, ages 18 an up are invited to play.  The first 4 guys and 4 ladies to sign-up will be on the team!  See Corey Miller, Intern in Sports Ministry, for details.

Pancake Palooza - Sunday, September 7

The Youth at Central Baptist Church will host their annual “Pancake Palooza” fundraiser on Sunday, September 7, from 9:35 to 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  A free will donation will be received to help fund Youth programming and activities.  No reservations are needed.  The Junior and Senior High youth meet weekly for Bible study, and plan activities throughout the year – including an annual ski trip and Young Christians Weekend.

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Number of Children

Wednesday Suppers Started...

WEDNESDAY SUPPERS…CHUPPERS  (Church + Suppers = CHUPPERS) –  Register for CHUPPERS on-line at http://www.cbcquincy.org/chuppers-church-suppers, on a Friendship Card, or call the Church Office before noon on Wednesdays.

  • Sept. 10 – Meatballs, potato, vegetable, salad and dessert
  • Sept. 17 – Honey Glazed Ham, potato, vegetable, and dessert 

The meals are served from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Costs for the meal is: $4.00 per adult (age 18 years and older), $2.00 per youth (7th thru 12th grade), or $10.00 per immediate family.  A child-friendly meal is served to students in 6th grade and younger.  

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Campaign

 

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.

Salvation Army Food Item

The Ministry of the Diaconate will collect PASTAS; and other nonperishable items for the month of September.  Please leave items in the grocery cart in the coat foyer.  Thank you for donating 206 items the month of August.

Spirituality 110: The Three Colors of Your Spirituality

SPIRITUALITY 101 – Pastor Ivan will teach a new class, The Three Colors of Your Spirituality, on Saturdays, starting September 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (cafeteria).  There are nine spiritual styles.  This class will help every believer identify which one is the most natural way for them to connect with God: the sensory, rational, doctrinal, Scripture-driven, sharing, ascetic, mystical, enthusiastic, or sacramental style.  Suggested donation: $10.00 per person. 

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Child Care Needed?

Women's Study on Prayer

 All women are invited to attend a study on prayer led by The Reverend Karen Frasier Moore.  The study will begin Monday, September 8, 2014. The study will be held on Mondays in the Lounge from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Please contact Rexanne G. for more information.

Church Picnic & River Baptisms

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.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

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 Church Sunday - September 21

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.

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Correction: Church Picnic and River Baptisms

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.

Christian Concert at the Adams County Fair

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

We Need Your Input...

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

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