Central Baptist Church

"Loving God and Loving People while having Fun!"

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.


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. 


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.  

Name *
Please type name or names of loved ones (printed as typed).

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. 

Thanksgiving Offering

The Ministry of Missions will receive its annual Thanksgiving Offering this Sunday, November 30, 2014 for the Murrow Indian Children’s Home and Bacone College.  This annual offering supports our Native American orphanage and school of higher learning in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Our Goal is $2,000.00. Please note “Thanksgiving” on your regular envelope.  Thank you in advance for giving to support God’s work among our Native American ministries.

Have a DEBT FREE Christmas

What is the worst part of Christmas? January Credit Card Bills! ABCNEWS reported, "The average American will spend $704 on holiday gifts and goodies this year, totaling more than $465 billion, the National Retail Federation estimates" (http://abcnews.go.com/WN/mailform?id=14998335)

THE CHALLENGE: I challenge my friends and family to create a "DEBT FREE CHRISTMAS!" Enjoy the holidays without the anxiety of January bills. Shop, spend, and give with a plan! And, then, join me on January 8, 2015 for a new class: Financial Peace University, on Thursday nights, 6:00 to 7:30. Free child care for participants!   REGISTER NOW! 

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY: Central Baptist Church - January 8, 2015 — March 5, 2015

Serving as the Hands and Feet of Jesus

The Ministry of Missions is seeking volunteers to serve well-balanced, free meals to the needy on the first, second, and fifth Fridays of each month at Horizon's Soup Kitchen, 701 Hampshire Street, Quincy. Volunteers should arrive at 11:00 am., and plan to depart at 1:00 p.m. Russ Hess, Mission Coordinator, needs seven volunteers: 

  • Food Servers (3)
  • Table Servers (2)
  • Clean Up Servers (2)

Volunteers wrap silverware, serve food, clear tables, and wash dishes. See Russ Hess, Soup Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator, for more details.  Click Here to Volunteer

Dresses for Africa

The Women’s Mission Circles at Central Baptist Church in Quincy, Illinois cordially invite all area women to join us for a hands-on mission project, Little Dresses for Africa, on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will be sewing dresses in the Fellowship Hall (use door “F”).  

Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit Christian organization, which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases and t-shirts, and distributed through the orphanages, churches and schools in Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy! 

All women, young ladies, and girls are invited to participate in this mission project.  You do not need to be a seamstress to join us on Saturday, November 22, 2014.  Volunteers are needed to cut patterns, iron fabric, fold dresses, etc.  Please bring a pair of scissors, a clothes iron, and a sack lunch.  Come and enjoy fellowship with the ladies and girls of the church.  Please contact me if you have any questions.



Mrs. Betty Thomas

Mission Advocate


Navy Seal Special Speaker on Sunday, November 2

Central Baptist Church invites you to join us in recognition of Veterans on Sunday, November 2 with a special speaker, Michael Imhof, Retired Navy Seal Commanding Officer. 

Michael H. Imhof is an evangelist. His goal is to speak before congregations where God opens the doors for him. That said, his background is unique versus most. He's a retired U.S. Navy Commander and a former Navy SEAL. He has lived and worked in a multitude of countries in the world on different continents, including Muslim countries. He recently returned from an assignment in Afghanistan where He was embedded with the U.S. Army as a civilian mentor in the training of Afghanistan National Army soldiers in support of Department of Defense operations. Mr. Imhof will speak at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services.

Worshipers should bring a framed photograph of their beloved veteran to the worship service.  Photographs will be displayed until Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  Photographs may be picked up from the Church Office after Veterans Day.

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