The Board of Trustees, President, Faculty, and Graduating Class of the University of Dubuque announce that the Reverend Ivan E. Greuter is a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Ministry with a major in Religion on Saturday, the seventeenth of May two thousand and fourteen at half past nine o'clock in the morning in the Heritage Hall, Dubuque, Iowa. Reception following ceremony in Heritage Center, A. Y. McDonald Lobby. Please contact the Church Office if you would like to reserve a ride on the church minibus to/from the ceremony.
Please help the Ministry of Family Life continue to provide fresh, hot brewed coffee each Sunday morning! Sign up below to make the coffee before the 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship service. Chet will provide instructions and training:
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 - EASTER FAST AND PRAYER VIGIL: The faithful believer is encourage to spend one day as a fast, in quiet reflect, Psalms readings, and prayers as a reminder of the day Jesus Christ sanctified the graves of the saint by resting on the Jewish Sabbath. Pray for these new converts to Christianity who decided to be baptized on Easter Sunday:
- Kyle Anders (11:00)
- Raven Brandon (8:30)
- Skylar Maggert (8:30)
- Amber Roberts (11:00)
- Katara Smith (8:30)
- Quintin Smith (8:30)
- William Valeu (11:00 )
- LeAndre Wittner (8:30)
EASTER SUNDAY SUNRISE SERVICE IN GREENMOUNT CEMETERY - The community is invited to witness the sunrise as we hear the Good News: Jesus is not dead; Jesus is Alive! Follow the signs on South 12th Street in Quincy to Greenmount Cemetery. Worshipers will enjoy the trumpet sound proclaiming Morning has Broken, additional music by a brass ensemble, scripture reading, songs, the lighting of the Christ Candle, and Holy Communion. Central Baptist Church celebrates "open communion." The Lord's Table is open to any baptized Christian regardless of denomination or church affiliation. Gluten free wafers are served upon request. Bring a lawn chair, a lap blanket (it may be chilly), and wear warm clothes. A free-will offering will be received for the ministries of the Church. This event is open to the public.
COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES: All Quincians and surrounding people are invited to the Community Good Friday service on April 18 at 12:00 noon in Luther Memorial Church on South 12th street in downtown Quincy. This annual service reflecting on the Death of Jesus Christ is sponsored by the Quincy Area Ministerial Association. Area clergy will participate in this ecumenical service to demonstrate our common bond in God through Jesus Christ.
The Reverend Ivan E. Greuter, President of the Quincy Area Ministerial Association
MAUNDY or HOLY THURSDAY COMMUNION WORSHIP SERVICE will be held on April 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Central Baptist Church. This sixty minute reflective service of the Lord's Table commemorating the final Seder meal Jesus shared with his disciples before his arrest and murder. Central Baptist Church celebrates "open communion." The Lord's Table is open to any baptized Christian regardless of denomination or church affiliation. Gluten free wafers are served upon request.
FOOTWASHING CEREMONY on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. - Men and women are invited to demonstrate Jesus Christ's love for one believers through the humble act of washing each other's feet in separate areas. Men will wash feet downstairs in the Lounge. Women will wash feet upstairs in the Parlor. Boys and girls are welcome to participate in this healthy, hygienic commemorative ritual.
The Chancel Choir will perform their annual Easter Cantata Musical on Sunday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m. This year's musical, The Day He Wore My Crown, created by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith, and published by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing. From the moment Jesus was born, His whole life was about one thing - fulfilling His mission as the Lamb of God who would be slain for our sins. Every person who has come to Jesus in repentance and asked to be forgiven has done so in the shadow of the cross where He died. To us, Calvary is precious ground, and the cross is a constant reminder of just how far Love was willing to go to save us The Day He Wore My Crown. This 35-minute musical is filled with classic songs, new songs and hymns such as "Christ the Lord is Risen Today," "The Old Rugged Cross," "Had It Not Been," "Christ Is Risen (His is Risen Indeed)," all build around the timeless song, The Day He Wore My Crown. Worship services are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received for the ministries at Central Baptist Church.
Join the Children on April 13 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. for their Palm Sunday parade as they lead us in remembering Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem the week before his arrest, death and resurrection. The children will march around the church waving palm branches and singing to celebrate Christ's entry into our Church and world. Adults are encouraged to bring scarves, handkerchiefs, or other decorative fabric to wave in the air while the children sing. Worshipers will receive palm branches to join in the celebration, too. This is a wonderful commemoration that Jesus Christ is the Cosmic King - He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.
You are invited to the Community Good Friday service on April 18 at 12:00 noon in Luther Memorial Church on South 12th St. This annual service reflecting on the Death of Jesus Christ is sponsored by the Quincy Area Ministerial Association.
The Church Family expresses it sincere sympathies to the Bradshaw and Triplett families at the passing of Bernice "Aunt Bee" Bradshaw. She went to be with the Risen Lord Jesus Christ on March 19, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. The Reverend Ivan E. Greuter will officiate a memorial service on Monday, 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is responsible for the service. Central Baptist Church will receive memorials in honor of her life and legacy.
The Church Family expresses it sincere sympathies to the Duvall family at the passing of Glen R. Duvall. He went to be with the Risen Lord Jesus Christ on March 17, 2014 at the Timberpoint Healthcare. The Reverend Russell Hess will officiate a grave-side service on Friday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Quincy Memorial Garden cemetery. Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point, IL are responsible for the services. Central Baptist Church will receive memorials in honor of his life and legacy.
A fundraiser will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Parlor, to help support the youth with their trip to Silver Dollar City. Snacks and beverages will be provided. You may order online at www.mythirtyone.com/rachelayalew. Click on “My Parties”, click “Shop Now” for “CBC Youth Fundraiser” or call Rachel at 217-316-0725. If you do not want to order, you may donate $23.00 for the purchase of a cinch sac/backpack for the Back to School Fundraiser this fall. All commission will be given to the Youth. Thank you!
The Church Council has called a special called business meeting for Sunday, April 6, 2014, to vote on repairs and striping of the parking lots which exceeds $5,000.00 as required by the Church Bylaws. The meeting will occur immediately after the Traditional Service and before the Contemporary Service. The projected cost of repairs and striping of the parking lot is $8,500.00. Active Voting Members of the Congregation, as defined in the Bylaws, my vote during one of the scheduled roll calls. See Herald Willis for more details.
The Church Office is ordering Easter Lilies in appreciation or memory of a loved one through Sunday, April 13, 2014. A six inch single stem Easter lily with five plus blooms is available for a $10.00 donation. Flowers will be delivered to the Church in time for Easter services on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Or bring an Easter lily, hyacinth, tulip, spring flower, or other floral arrangements from a florist of your choice to the Church Office on Wednesday, April 16 at 12:00 p.m. Names will be printed in the Easter Bulletin.
This year’s Easter Offering will support children and youth camps for the summer. We have had a great response to our children’s and youth programming this year and are expecting to have a great response to camps as well. The Ministry of Youth is planning on sending 10 youth and 3 adults to Green Lake Conference Center to Quest this year. The Ministry of Children would like to send at least 25 children to Lake Springfield Baptist Camp this summer. The estimated cost for these camps is around $8,000. We are asking that you prayerfully consider your annual gift to Easter Offering this year in order help support our children and youth go to camps.
Register for the 20th Annual All Church Family Camp at Camp Emmanuel in Astoria Illinois, Memorial Day Weekend, May 24–26. A sign-up sheet is on-line and in the Church Office. Please pay the Church Office for camp site, cabin rentals, and meals before Sunday, May 18, 2014. Individuals and families planning to arrive at the camp before Saturday must contact Camp Emmanuel Managers: Camp Emmanuel, RR 1 Box 143, Astoria IL 62624. Phone: (309) 329-2291. See Su Langenburg or a member of the Ministry of Family Life for details.
The camp asked us to notify them of early arrivals. Call Randy or JoEllen Doyle at (3009) 329-2291 if you plan to arrive at the camp on Thursday or Friday,
Central Baptist Church has deeds to five unused cemetery graves at Quincy Memorial Gardens which were donated by members. These graves are available to any family who needs a final resting place for a church member or loved one. Please donate your unused graves to the church’s Society of St. Joseph of Arimathea by surrendering the “property deed” to the church office. Joseph of Arimathea gave his grave to Jesus Christ following the Crucifixion. Donors will receive a charitable contribution letter for tax purposes.
Central Baptist Church was started in 1835 by an American Baptist Home Missionary, the Reverend Erza Fisher. Today, we receive an annual offering for our Regional and National Mission partners called, the America for Christ Offering. Your America for Christ 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 $25.00 per family which equals $2,875.00. Give online at www.nationalministries.org/afc.
Sign up to join a Lenten Home Small Group study starting the week of March 9-15, 2014. This year’s Lenten Small Group Study course is Son of God: Who Is He? from the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus Christ to the big screen like never before. It marks the first major motion picture about Jesus' life since The Passion of the Christ, (2004). See Son of God in theaters February 28, 2014!
Join a small group, today. Groups are limited to 12 participants, plus a facilitator and host/hostess. Facilitators’ guides are available. Call the Church Office or Sign Up below for a group, to volunteer as a host or hostess, or to facilitate a small group discussion.
Bring a guest to "Friend Sunday" on March 30, 2014 - When life gets too busy—with work, children's activities, even church—it's easy to let relationships take a back seat. But friends are an important part of our lives, and having a supporting group of friends can make life's challenges easier! Learn how to be a better friend and how to build deeper relationships during Friend Sunday at Central Baptist Church. This special service is dedicated to celebrating friendships and discovering what it means to be a true friend. So invite someone to come with you—it's the friendly thing to do! This event is sponsored by the Ministry of the Diaconate. https://www.facebook.com/bringafriendtochurchday