Central Baptist Church

"Loving God and Loving People while having Fun!"

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. 

Nuring 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.

Give to the America for Christ Offering

Central Baptist Church receives an annual offering for our Regional and National Partners called the America for Christ Offering.  This offering is received during the month of March.  Your America for Christ Offering 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 $2,875.00.  

Find more information or give online at http://afc.abhms.org

Marilyn Shrader, Chair of the Ministry of Missions

Vermont Street Building Committee

The Ministry of Trustees and Church Council approved the motion to “preceed with the purchase of the proporty” offered by Awerkamp Machine Co.  The listed price is $179,900.00.  The Building Committee is gathering information/bids for various options: (1) demolition, (2) remodeling, and/or (3) updates.   The Building Committee will host a “Walk Through” for interested persons Sunday, March 8, 9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Please see Ken Phillips, Virgil Hochgraber, or Marilyn Shrader for details.

Dresses for Africa

Watch CBC's Mission Stars, Rene Schwengel and Betty Thomas, on our local WTJR Christian television station on Monday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m.; and Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 a.m. as they share about their passionate work: "Dresses for Africa" on "Outreach Connection." WTJR airs DTV broadcast on channel 16.1 and 16.2. - See more at: http://www.wtjr.org/.

Next Sewing Date: Saturday, March 14 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The Ministry of Missions is accepting donations of used luggage (hard or soft side) to transport dresses to Africa.  Luggage will not be returned.  

Lenten Home Bible Studies Starting Soon...

Sign up to join a Lenten Home Small Group study starting the week of February 16 – April 3, 2015.  This year’s Lenten Small Group Study course is 24 Hours That Changed the World, based on Adam Hamilton’s powerful book that guides us, step by step, through the last day of Jesus’ life.  We travel to the Holy Land with Hamilton to visit the sites where those events took place.  Hamilton has written many books, including Enough, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, Selling Swimsuits in the Arctic, Christianity and World Religions, and Christianity’s Family Tree

Join a small group, today.  Groups are limited to 12 participants, plus a facilitator and host/hostess.  Facilitators’ guides are available. Call Ken or Joyce at (217) 440-0267 or (573) 439-5482 to sign up for a group, to volunteer as a host or hostess, or to facilitate a small group discussion.  

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

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