Central Baptist Church

"Loving God and Loving People while having Fun!"

180th Anniversary Celebrations

CENTRAL will celebrate the 180th Anniversary of “Baptist Witness and Worship” in Quincy in July, 2015.  The theme: “Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever” in Hebrews 13:8.  We will REMEMBER YESTERDAY by recalling our history.  We will tell of the amazing work God is doing in JESUS TODAY thorugh the Church.  We will tell others that JESUS IS FOREVER. 

The Ministry of the Diaconate has approved the following plans to celebrate over ten days (July 5 through July 15):

  1. Sunday, July 5 at 8:30 and 11:00 AM – The Reverend Doctor John Grisham, Area Minister, will preach in the Sanctuary about God’s work in, through, and for the Church. 
  2. Sunday, July 5 at 6:30 PM – The Reverend Doctor Orville Jones will preach in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. We welcome Dr. Jones and the Choir of First Baptist Church of Quincy. 
  3. Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 PM – All Events Cancelled because of Flooding
  4. Sunday, July 12 at 8:30 and 11:00 AMThe Reverend Deliris Carrion, our American Baptist Missionary in Haiti, will share stories in the Sanctuary about God’s work in and through our church missions programs. 
  5. Sunday, July 12 at 5:00 PM  – A Carry-In Picnic will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Church's Fellowship Hall (cafeteria). The Ministry of Family Life will provide the drinks and fried chicken. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad, and/or dessert.  The Reverend and Mrs. (Peggy) V. Clay Noah (retired) will preach in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Noah will recall the wonderful work of God through Central. Plan to stay for Ice Cream Sundaes served by the Ministry of Youth.  
  6. Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 PMThe Reverend Doctor Larry Mason, Interim Exec. Minister of the Great Rivers Region, will preach in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m., with other Regional guests included in worship.

A special free-will offering will be received during each worship service for the on-going ministry of Central Baptist Church.


Church Picnic and River Baptisms Cancelled

The Church Picnic and River Baptisms scheduled on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the All America Park have been cancelled because of flooding. The Carry-In Picnic will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall (cafeteria). The Ministry of Family Life will provide the drinks and fried chicken. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad, and/or dessert. The Reverend V. Clay Noah (retired) will preach at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

All baptisms will be scheduled for the church, or in the river, at a later date.


Wedding Announcement

Ms. Crystal Donald and Mr. Aaron Neff invites all of the friends and members of Central Baptist Church to their Wedding Ceremony on Saturday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the SanctuaryThe couple is registered at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, and Menards.

Christian Trap Shoot Event - Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 PM

The Trap Shoot event will be Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the West Quincy Gun Club, weather permitting.  If you are not 18 years of age or older, you must be accompanied by your gaurdian.  The fee is $20.00 for 25 birds and 25 shells.  After that, you may purchase more.  All proceeds / donations will go to Family Life.  Bring ear and eye protection.  If you have guns, bring them.  If not, guns will be provided.  There is a 1 1/8 ounce shot restriction.  Any questions, please call Ken Kuhl at 573-231-5440.  This event is sponsored by the Ministry of Family LIfe.  Thank you!

Corey Miller, Chair of Family LIfe

Postponed: Saturday Morning Men's Prayer Breakfast

The Saturday Morning Men's Prayer Breakfast on June 13, 2015 has been postponed due the passing of Rev. Mac Shotwell's wife, LaVerne.  The Reverend Mac Shotwell is the retired Executive Minister of the Great Rivers Region and an active leader in American Baptist Men Disaster Relief of Illinois and Missouri.  His wife, LaVerne, entered her eternal home Saturday, June 6 peacefully with her husband and daughter by her side.
A  service of celebration for her life will take place next Saturday, June 13 at First United Methodist Church, 2941 Koke Mill Rd. here in Springfield, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 11:00 a.m.  If your schedule permits and the distance is not too great Mac hopes American Baptist Men can join them for the celebration of her life.  

The Church Office will reschedule the Men's Prayer Breakfast with Mr. Terry Maurizio for a later date.

Quarterly Business Meeting

The Church Council has called for a Quarterly Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. in South Park, immediately after the CHUPPERS Wednesday Night Supper.  See Jim Fox, Moderator, for details and the draft agenda.

Vacation Bible School - Volunteers Needed

It is time to start thinking about Vacation Bible School (VBS) again.  The Ministry of Children is planning a, “Cross Cultural Thailand Trek,” Vacation Bible School.  VBS will start on Monday, June 15 thru Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  VBS will conclude with a Family Night on Thursday, June 18.  Volunteers are needed in all areas and if you are interested in helping please contact our 2015 VBS Coordinator, Summer at (217) 242-3471. 

Nursing Home Visitation Training

Do you want to visit friends in the nursing home but who are intimidated by it? Rev. James Riley, Chaplain at Good Samaritan Home of Quincy would like to help. He is offering a free, 3-hour class that will assist them in gaining confidence and effectiveness in their visits. Join our class: Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH. This class is not just for visiting at Good Samaritan but for anyone who visits any nursing home and others who are “shut-in.”  

American Baptist Men Saturday Breakfast

American Baptist Men at CENTRAL will host the regional President of ABMen, Mr. Terry Maurizio, on Saturday, June 13 at 9:00 a.m. for a free breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.  Mr. Maurizio will share his vision: “New Commandment Ministry.”  Reservations requested through the Church Office or On-Line.  Men of all ages are welcome!   


Job Open: Praise Band Guitar Player

CENTRAL is seeking a part-time Praise Band acoustic guitar player for the Praise Band.  She/He is expected to provide musical presentations and accompaniment for scheduled services at or on behalf of the Church.  She/He is expected to actively promote the vision of the Church and participate in the ministry team under the supervision of the Minister of Music and Worship.  Send resume and Application for Employment to Dr. John Booth

Photo by Evan Coonrod.

Photo by Evan Coonrod.

Easter Sunrise Service in Greenmount Cemetery

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 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.


It's an amazing story: the God of the universe sent his only son to live on earth and to die for us then on Easter morning, he rose from the grave! The people and places in this amazing story are real a part of documented history. This Easter, join us at Central Baptist Church, 321 N. 7th St., in downtown Quincy, Illinois to hear the full story and discover how Jesus life and death can change the outcome of our lives too! Discover the life and hope Easter brings! We will celebrate the amazing story of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection with amazing music, a brass ensemble, an inspiriting message, and lots of fun for children.

Come to Central Baptist Church this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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