Central Baptist Church

"Loving God and Loving People while having Fun!"

Correction: Church Picnic and River Baptisms

CORRECTION: The Church Picnic and River Baptisms are rescheduled for Sunday, AUGUST 31 due to flooding and conditions of the river. Thank you to Steve Eighinger for the thoughtful article in the Quincy Herald Whig. Please speak with Reverend Ivan Greuter, Matthew Smith (Director of Children and Family Ministries), or Carol Williams (Chair of the Diaconate) if you would like to be baptized in the Mississippi River.

Christian Concert at the Adams County Fair

You are invited this Sunday, July 27, to the Christian Artist Band, NewSong, in concert at the Adams County Fair. Cost is the admission cost into the fair: $7.00. NewSong is an nationally known Band that has been around for a long time. They sponsor Winter Jam all over the country. Great opportunity for Christian community to come together for a great event at the Fair. Spend the afternoon at the Fair and enjoy a great concert that night.
Bruce Rice, WGCA 88.5 FM - Quincy

We Need Your Input...

Inspiring worship is a personal and corporate encounter with the living God. Both personal and corporate worship must be infused with the presence of God resulting in times of joyous exultation and times of quiet reverence. Inspiring worship is not driven by a particular style or ministry focus group, but rather the shared experience of God’s awesome presence.

Please take a few minutes to answer this simple ten-question survey about your experience in worship at Central Baptist Church.  

Dr. John Booth, Minister of Music and Worship

All Church Birthday Party and Trivia Night

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, the Ministry of Family Life will sponsor a “Chuppers Style” meal (cost is the same as Chuppers) in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.  Menu:  Pasta Bar, cole slaw, three bean salad, garlic bread, and birthday cupcakes.  Please make reservations on the Friendship Card or call the Church Office at (217) 222-1310.  Special guest, Dale Steinkamp, will host a Trivia Night Program (Bible Knowledge) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  See Jean Coonrod for details.

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New Drama Team seeks Members

Do you secretly long for an opportunity to express your inner clown, imitate your crazy boss, or mock some overly emotionally family member? An exciting new group is forming at Central Baptist Church and you are encouraged to check it out! If you have a flair for the dramatic or a desire to participate in drama, please join us on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. We will begin to work together to present a short skit (5 minutes or less) on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in late service. Not only “actors” are needed. We welcome other “helpers” (who do not wish to be in the “spotlight”) to locate props, or occasionally simple sets and/or costumes. If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. John Booth or Rev. Karen Fraser Moore at (217) 222-1310 or by email. Bring your ideas and energies! We are excited about the possibilities! We know DRAMA can change a life! 

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

This offering began sixty-five years ago in response to the devastation of World War II. In March 1949, a national broadcast on a Saturday evening asked Americans to give generously the next morning in their churches. A remarkable assembly of national leaders and celebrities gave their efforts to the broadcast, and more than 75,000 churches responded the next day. Today, One Great Hour of Sharing serves people in over 80 countries around the world. Sponsored by nine Christian U.S. denominations and Church World Service, One Great Hour of Sharing makes sure that we can respond to needs as soon as they happen and that tens of thousands of people receive support for ongoing relief, rehabilitation, and development.

The World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Board of General Ministries reviews each development request for funding from the One Great Hour of Sharing offering received from American Baptists. Gifts reach the ministries and people in need through a network of regional and international partnerships with the following: American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist International Ministries, Baptist World Aid – the compassionate arm of the Baptist World Alliance, supporting three areas of ministry: relief, development, and support of national partners. Church World Service – Founded in 1946, Church World Service is a relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry supported by 36 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations in the United States. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS works to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.
Thank you for donating $550.00 to this disaster relief and development offering!  Please mark offerings “OGHS” and/or use a mission envelope. 

Backpacks for the Back to School Fair

Central Baptist Church is partnering with Quincy area churches to sponsor the Back to School Fair for children.  Central Baptist will collect 35 sets of school supplies for the Back to School Fair in August.  The Ministry of Mission will sort the school supplies after their August meeting.  Please place donated school supplies and backpacks in the large Mission Box in the Foyer.  Cash donations are also welcome. Each set of school supplies should include: 
•    1 bottle Elmer’s Glue (4 fluid oz)
•    1 box Colored Pencils
•    1 box of Crayons (24 count only)
•    1 box Washable Markers (wide tip)
•    1 Plastic Pencil box
•    1 regular size box Kleenex
•    1 Scissors (Fiskar)
•    1 watercolors 
•    1 wide line spiral notebook
•    1 wooden ruler
•    2 pink erasers
•    2 pocket folders
•    12 pencils #2
•    Box of 1 Gallon size Ziploc Bags


Choir Director Resigns

Rexanne Greuter submitted her letter of resignation as the Choir Director effective July 31, 2014 because “of some new teaching opportunities.”  She stated in her letter, “Central’s choir is outstanding, and the members deserve the very best direction.  I know that under [Dr. Booth’s] direction the choir will continue to grow and love one-another as they praise the Lord together.” The Ministry of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Dr. John Booth to be the Choir Director during their July meeting.  He will start his new ministry position on August 1, 2014.

Come to the Table

The Ordinance of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion will be observed on the first Sunday of the month - JULY 6 - at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. The Table of the Lord is open to any person who has accepted Jesus Christ and been baptized; church membership is not required to partake. Gluten-free wafers are available. A free-will benevolence offering will be received after Communion to assist individuals and families in-need. 

Church Picnic and River Baptisms

The Ministry of the Diaconate voted unanimously during their July 1 meeting to POSTPONE the Church Picnic and River Baptisms until Sunday, August 31 because of flooding and Quincy Park District closures.  The Church will host its annual Church Picnic at All America Park on Sunday, August 31 at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a carry-in dish to share, table service, and a lawn chair. The Ministry of Family Life will provide cold drinks. River baptisms will occur at 1:30 p.m. weather permitting. Persons interested in baptism should speak with Pastor Ivan, a deacon or deaconess. All people are welcome!

Special Called Business Meeting

The Church Council called a Special Business Meeting on Sunday, June 29, 2014 after the 8:30 a.m. service to vote on a new air conditioner unit for the Church Offices.  A motion was made to move the A/C unit above the drop ceiling in the Church Office, costing approximately $7,000.00.  Motion approved by the Trustees and Church Council.  See Harold Willis, Moderator, with questions or concerns.

Register for Ministry 301 - Discover Your SHAPE

Discover Your S.H.A.P.E. Pastor Ivan will lead a class to help you discover how your spiritual gifts, heart's passion, abilities, personal style, and experiences work together to create you into a unique servant in the body of Christ. Classes start Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 AM. in the Fellowship Hall. The class is free. Suggested donation for workbook is $10.00. Register Online: http://www.cbcquincy.org/small-groups/spiritual-gifts 

Graduation Recognition

Daniel Bearden, Jordon Eldridge, Kohl Kerkhoff, Ginny Mast, Kirsten Sutterfield and Russell Wilson graduated from Quincy Senior High in May.  Kirsten is currently enrolled at John Wood Community College.  Kara Prewitt graduated from Keokuk Senior High in May and will be attending University of Iowa this fall.  Colton Starman graduated from High School.  Please share all graduation information and updates with Mr. Matthew Smith, Director of Children and Family Ministries.

Parking Lot Update

The congregation voted unanimously to accept the bid from Coulter’s Asphalt Company to clean, repair, seal, and stripe the south and west parking lots with durable sealer and paint.  The total cost: $7,550.00.  The Trustees unanimously decided to set the space dimensions according the City code with double lines between the stalls.  The work began on Wednesday, May 21.  Coulters Asphalt Service will seal the South parking lot on Friday, June 6 at 8:00 a.m. after filling cracks and repairing potholes.  The West parking lot will be sealed on Monday, June 9 at 8:00 a.m. after all repairs.  The parking lots will be striped after the asphalt is properly sealed.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience!

Scott Darrow, Chair

The Ministry of Trustees

Church Co-Ed Softball Team

Come cheer for Central Baptist Church Co-Ed Softball team this summer at Faith Assembly of God Church on East State Street in Quincy. Please contact Corey Miller at 217-242-2424 for more information. 
- Thursday, May 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 27 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 29 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 10 @ 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 17 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 26 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Monday, July 7 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 24 @ 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 29 Make Up Games

Ragamuffin, the Movie

The Quincy Area Ministerial Association will sponsor a free showing of the popular movie about Christian song writer and performer, Rich Mullins, Ragamuffin, on Sunday, June 29 at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Central Baptist Church, 321 N. 7th St., Quincy, Illinois. Seating is limited to the first two-hundred persons.  A free will offering will be received, as well as an evangelistic invitation given, immediately after the movie.   

The Quincy Area Ministerial Association is a voluntary fellowship of Christian ministers promoting dialogue and ecumenical cooperation among Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and other free church traditions.  Please contact the Reverend Doctor Ivan E. Greuter, president, at (217) 222-1310 with membership inquires.  

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Christian Sympathy for Wade Family

The Church Family expresses it sincere sympathies to the Wade family at the passing of Mildred K. "Millie" Wade.  She went to be with the Risen Lord Jesus Christ on May 3, 2014 n Garden View Nursing Home in O'Fallon, Missouri.  The Reverend Ivan E. Greuter will officiate a funeral service on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home, who are responsible for the services.  Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.  Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Wednesday morning untl the time of services at the funeral home.  Central Baptist Church will receive memorials in honor of her life and legacy.  

Custodian John Christ Voluntarily Resigns

Mr. John Christ, Church Custodian, voluntarily submitted his letter of resignation on Sunday, May 4 at 12:30 p.m.  The Congregation voted unanimously during the Quarterly Business Meeting to accept his resignation effective immediately.  The church thanks him for his seven years of service, and pray God's blessing upon his future endeavors.  The Ministry of Trustees will immediately secure a temporary custodian until the Ministry can make permanent arrangements.  

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