Central Baptist Church

"Loving God and Loving People while having Fun!"

Easter Cantata Musical on Sunday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m.

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.

Palm Sunday Children's Parade

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.

Community Good Friday Service

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.
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Christian Sympathy - Bradshaw Family

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.  

Christian Sympathy - Duvall Family

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.  

Youth Fundraiser - Thirty-One Party

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!

Special Called Business Meeting

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. 

Order Easter Lilies

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.

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Easter Offering for Summer Camp

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.


Family Camp

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.

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Meals provided: Saturday Supper, Sunday Brunch, Sunday Supper, and Monday Breakfast
Not spending the night? Purchase a meal pass.

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, 

The Society of St. Joseph of Arimathea

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.   

Icons of St. Joseph of Arimathea

Icons of St. Joseph of Arimathea

America for Christ Offering

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

Lenten Home Studies - The Son of God: Who Is He?

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.  

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Bring a Friend on March 30

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



It’s not a sewing bee or a quilting bee, but it IS a wonderful time with sisters in the Lord. PLUS you might get something done. Come to the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, February 22, 2014 anytime from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Bring any personal project to work on. It could be anything from scrap-booking to those thank you notes you haven't finished yet; we have lots of space to work! Bring your own snacks if you like, but that will not be the focus since we don't want the projects to be in danger!  Sponsored by ladies of Circle 31. Guests and young ladies who have a project of their own are welcome. If you have questions or need childcare contact Clare Smith at 217-222-1310.  SPECIAL NOTE:  Sandy will also be bringing card making supplies, so if you have no project of your own, that’s NO reason not to come.  Come make cards with Sandy to donate to soldiers overseas!

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Men's Bible Camp

Annual Men's Bible Camp: An annual men's trip to Bennett Springs State Park, near Lebanon, Missouri, for an extended week-end including in-depth Bible study, singing, and lots of trout fishing. Camp is limited to 15 men starting Wed., April 23 to Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Cost is based on the price of food, lodging, and occupancy (roughly $130.00) payable to “Central Baptist Church” with “Men’s Bible Camp” in the memo line.  See Corey or Franc for more details.  Men's Bible Camp is a program of the Ministry of Family Life. Personal items, such as, state fishing license, daily trout tag, fishing gear, dry clothes, Bible, etc. are not traditionally included in the cost.

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