Central Baptist Church

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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.

Blanket Sunday - November 2

The Ministry of Missions invites each family in the congregation to donate $5.00 to provide a warm blanket that can be used as a tent, a tote, shade, room divider, etc. Blanket envelopes will be in the pew pockets or mark donation “blankets.”  A new, yellow Church World Service Blanket is displayed in the Heritage Room. 

Hanging of the Greens

The Decorating Team invites all persons – men and women, boys and girls, youth and young adults – to help decorate the Sanctuary for the Advent Season.  The Team will start decorating on Saturday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m.  Help is needed for this event!

Salvation Army Food Items

The Ministry of the Diaconate will collect Boxes of Stuffing and other nonperishable items for the month of November for the Salvation Army holiday food baskets.   Please leave items in the grocery cart in the coat foyer.  Thank you for donating 306 items in October!

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Mere Christianity

A Classic Ever Christian Should Read: C.S. Lewis's, Mere Christianity.  This forceful makes accessible the doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books - The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality - Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis saw as the fundamental truths of the religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that "at the centre of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks the same voice."  Books are available in the Church Office, public library, or from your favorite bookstore. 

Veterans Sunday - Special Speaker

Central Baptist Church will recognize Veterans on Sunday, November 2 with a special speaker, Michael Imhof, Retired Navy Seal Commanding Officer.  Mr. Imhoff will speak at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services at 321 N. 7th St., Quincy, Illinois.  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.  

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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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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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.

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