Vacation Bible School time is near. The leaders are busy preparing for the children to venture into this year’s theme, ‘MAKER FUN FACTORY’. The following is a list of supplies needed to make this the best adventure possible. Please look over the list and see what you will be able to help us out with. Let Anna Pepin or Becky Fox know what you can contribute and you may leave the items in the kitchen. Thank you, as we all work for the glory of God!
The following items are needed by Sunday, June 18, 2017:
20 Dozen Cookies or Brownies
150 Juice Boxes
4 Bags of Apples
4 Bags of Halos
Thank you in advance for your support of VBS this year.
Becky Fox and Anna Pepin
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING – One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. In the 1990s, receipts have exceeded $20 million annually. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Great Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more.
Your gift meets the needs of people struggling in many ways. After a tornado or hurricane, your gift helps to rebuild homes and communities. When people are hungry, your gift provides for the seeds and tools to grow nutritious food. When people have had to flee their home—whether in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, El Salvador, or the many other countries in which chaos and civil unrest today have required people to become displaced—your gift provides for shelter, food, medicines and water to sustain life. Thank you for your generous contribution.
FAMILY CAMP - Register for the 23rd Annual All Church Family camp at Camp Emmanuel in Astoria, Illinois, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MAY 27 - 29, 2017. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Church Office. Prices are the same as last year for campsites, cabin rentals and food. Please pay Su or Franc Langenburg or the Church Office. Make checks payable to “Central Baptist Church.” Anyone planning to arrive before Saturday must contact camp managers, Randy or JoEllen Doyle, (309) 329-2291, and pay them directly for those rentals. Questions can be directed to Su or Franc Langenburg at (217) 224-4288.
The Chancel Choir program "The King Is Coming" will be held on May 21 in first service and is by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith.
CHILD DEDICATION ON MOTHER’S DAY - Bring your child before the Lord! Central Baptist will celebrate Child Dedications on Sunday, May 14 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Parents are encouraged to bring their infants and children to church for a special ceremony to bless and welcome each child into the family of God. Parents and the Congregation promise to support one another as parents raise their child in a Christian home, and make sure the child receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior at an appropriate age. There are no costs.
BLANKET SUNDAY – MAY 7: Donate $5.00 to provide a warm blanket that can be used as a tent, a tote, shade, room divider, etc. through Church World Service (CWS) on the First Sunday in May. For over 60 years, CWS has worked in partnership with local communities to identify their needs and access the resources they need to build the foundation for a more viable future, including:
Blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster
Tools and seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields
Wells for families living in drought prone areas to provide clean, safe water to drink and to irrigate crops and gardens
Literacy training and microcredit for women struggling to realize their potential.
Our National Mission Partner, Church World Services, works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. Church World Service, PO Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515http://www.cwsglobal.org.