October 1, 2023
Welcome to Central Baptist! Thank you for joining us! If you are a guest with us today — we are so happy you’re here! We would love it if you would please fill out a connection card (located below) so we can get to know you better. You can also include any prayer needs you may have. Here at Central we want you to think of us as family. This is not only a place to come to, but a family to belong to! There is a place for you here!
READ HEBREWS 11:1-3
CONNECT WITH US
Join us for our Midweek Meal each Wednesday in the Gym from 5-6 pm. Fellowship with those you know and meet new friends! Invite someone new! Dinner is $5/adults and $3/child (10 & under).
"And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved." ~ Acts 2:46-47
SUNDAY SERMON SERIES
ON THE BOOK OF HEBREWS
Join Pastor Stephen on Sundays for his sermon series on the Book of Hebrews.
STUDENT FALL RETREAT – THE WKND 2023
Students, don't miss out on this year's Fall Retreat – the WKND – again at Camp Maranatha! Spend a weekend with other students paddling around the lake, ziplining, and much more! The bonus is - you get to leave all your distractions at home and learn how to deepen your relationship to Christ. Sign up HERE.
FALL 2023 EQUIP CLASSES
Join one of our Equip Classes anytime on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm. Classes end on November 8. There is something for everyone!
Fall 2023 Class Offerings:
1) "Membership Matters" - Pastor Stephen | Worship Center
2) "Marriage Matters" - Pastor Brian | Room 269/270
3) "Step by Step Through the New Testament" - Jonathan Hallman & Lyndi Stamback | Room 191/192 | $10
4) "GriefShare" - Mike Senseney & Cindy O'Mara | Room 187 | $20
UPWARD BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Parents, it's time to register your K5-5th Grader for Upward Basketball! The cost is $125. Registration ends tonight! REGISTER HERE
CENTRAL YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
If you're a College Student (age 18-24) or a Young Professional (age 24-30s), please join us on Sundays for Bible Study & Fellowship! Upcoming dates for Dinner & Worship Nights: October 1 (Moe's Catering) | FLC; November 5 (Home Cooked Dinner) | FLC; December 17 (Christmas Pot Luck) | FLC. For more details, contact Pastor Brian or follow us on Instagram: @centralwr_ya .
Central family – this month through October 15, we need your help collecting hygiene items for the children at the Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras that we help support. Needed items are in the ad above. Please leave your donations in the main office or in the Missions Center just off the Lobby. Thank you for your generosity!
TRUNK OR TREAT IS COMING!
WE NEED CANDY
Central Family – make plans now to attend our Annual Trunk or Treat on October 29 from 3-5 pm. We need lots of VOLUNTEERS! You can register to: Host a Trunk, Set Up & Decorating, Help with Inflatables & Games, Food Service, Welcome & Registration, Security, Parking, Clean Up. There is a place for everyone! Sign up HERE. We also need lots & lots of CANDY! Be on the lookout for Candy Donation Spots located around the church.
CENTRAL CHILDREN'S FALL SING
Join us on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:15 pm as we gather to hear our precious Children's Choirs come and share with us all they have been working on in choir this season. We are so blessed as a church to have this ministry! Please come and support all the children and their leaders!
2023 LADIES FALL DINNER
Central Ladies – join us on Thursday, October 5 for our Annual Fall Dinner! This year our guest speaker will be Cindy Evers, from Tifton, GA. For dinner, we will have Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad, and Dessert. Tea, water and coffee will also be available. The cost is $10/person. Click HERE to register.
Cindy Evers calls Tifton, Georgia, home and serves as the Executive Director of Alliance for Children, non-profit serving children in crisis. She is a practitioner of Christian community involvement and encourages other women to get involved in their community. Cindy works tirelessly for women and children in crisis as one of the seven founders of Ruth's Cottage and the Patticake House, a Domestic Violence Shelter and Children's Advocacy Center in Tifton, GA. Cindy founded the Coastal Plain Court Appointed Special Advocates in 2000, a program that serves foster children in the court system. In addition to numerous community activities, she has been the Director of Women's Ministries at Northside Baptist Church for 24 years. Cindy was married to Dr. Fred Evers for 44 years until his death in 2020. She is Mom to Joshua, Daniel, and Katie and finds great joy in being Yaya to Grace Ann, Jordan, Jase, Lawson, Madi, Colby Leigh, Charlotte Rose, and Landry.
NEW 9 AM MULTI-GENERATIONAL
LIFE GROUP BEGINNING OCTOBER 8
Hey Central Family! We have a new Multi-Generational Life Group starting up on Sunday, October 8 at 9 am in Room 191/192 led by Joe & Linda Burnett. If you are in search of a Life Group –– join us for a casual meet & greet on that first Sunday! Registration is NOT necessary, but we'd love to see who's interested! Sign up HERE.
CENTRAL SENIOR ADULT OUTING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
Join the Senior Adult Ministry as we travel to Warm Springs, GA to visit President Roosevelt’s Little White House and enjoy a Buffet Lunch at The Bulloch House Restaurant. We will meet at Central Baptist at 9:30 AM and travel on our church vans. We will return to WR about 4:00 PM. The total cost is $30.00 per person. Please contact Sue Giddens to make your reservation at 478-954-1974.
FAIR MINISTRY OPPPORTUNITY
If you would like to join us working at the Georgia National Fair anytime from October 12-15 with Baptist Campers on Mission, please let us know by signing up HERE. Pastor Brian will contact you with more details.
MEN'S FALL BBQ
Central Men – get ready to gather on October 19 at 6 pm down at the Pavilion for some delicious BBQ! Bring a friend, family member or coworker to join us. There will be plenty of food and fellowship with some outdoor activities, too! $5/person. Register HERE.
REACH COMMITMENT DAY
Just recently our church family voted with a 91.5% to affirm our Planning and Vision Team's proposal to build a new and expanded worship center that will help us accomodate the phonomenal growth we've had this year! We owe all the glory to God for growing our congregation! Let us unite as the body of Christ in order to continue the work He's given us to do as a church family to spread the Gospel and disciple His sheep. On October 29 we will have our REACH Commitment Day when we ask our members to make a commitment of giving to this endeavor. Please be in fervent prayer for the Lord to guide you in how He would have you respond to this opportunity. And remember, our goals through REACH are to: Reflect the Goodness of God, Equip the Next Generation, Advance the Kingdom, Create Belonging, and Hope for Tomorrow.
5TH SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE - OCTOBER 29
On each 5th Sunday, we collect non-perishable food items for our local Rehoboth Baptist Association Food Pantry (located at the Christian Social Ministries building on Watson Blvd.). Please bring Canned and Pre-Packaged Food – especially Baby Food & Formula – along with other needed items they hand out: Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap, Bath Soap, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Shampoo & Conditioner. When you bring your donation items to church, designated areas will be set up around the church for collection. Thank you for your help!
CENTRAL GLOW GOLF SCRAMBLE
If you’ve never played a round of Glow Golf – now’s your chance! On November 18, beginning at 3:00 pm at International Golf Club, we’ll kick off this year’s Glow Golf Scramble with 9 Holes of “Day Golf” followed by a Chick-Fil-A dinner. Once it gets dark, 9 Holes of Glow “Night” Golf will begin! Players will be in teams of 4. $40/person includes everything. Sign up now HERE – space is limited!
TIME TO PACK SHOEBOXES
FOR SAMARITANS'S PURSE!
What does a washcloth, tube of toothpaste, small toy, pencils, pencil sharpener, crayons, socks, and a book have to do with Christmas? These are all items millions of children very seldom -- if ever -- have the joy of receiving. Every year so many give selflessly to pack a shoebox for a child in another country that is far less blessed than ours. This is a very tangible way to share the love of Christ. Please consider packing a shoebox — or several — and bless a child this Christmas! Believe it or not, you will be blessed even more! For more information, a list of what to pack, or to download a shoebox label, please go to www.samaritanspurse.org.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation
1st Sunday of Every Month
On the 1st Sunday of every month, Erin Kitchens will be available for ASL Interpretation during the 10:30 am service. Please let an usher know so they may direct you to the appropriate seating. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this ministry and have any questions, please contact us at 478-953-9319.
Do You Have a Desire to Serve in the Worship Ministry?
Our Worship Ministry here at Central is a great place to get involved! This ministry consists of Adult Choir, Children's Choir, Orchestra, Praise Team, Student Worship Band, and Hand Bells. If you love music or just worshipping through song -- this is the place for you! For more information, please contact Nick Weaver or Jessica Bennett at 478-953-9319. Or you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Veterans Memorial Campaign
This memorial is dedicated by the grateful members of Central Baptist Church
to preserve and honor the memory of our brave men and women
who have so selflessly served our great nation in times of peace and conflict.
All gave some. Some gave all. We will Never Forget.
We are now accepting donations to the Veterans Memorial Campaign. Donations can be made directly to Central Baptist by cash, check, credit card or online payment. If you have any questions, please call the Church Office at 478-953-9319.
If you would like to purchase a brick to honor or memorialize your loved ones who have served our country, please review the information below. To order, please click HERE to order online (preferred) or paper order forms will be available in the Church Office.
- The Veterans Memorial will have a walkway made up of personalized engraved bricks. All bricks will be placed randomly throughout the walkway.
- Each brick may be engraved with up to three lines of print. Each line accommodates up to 15 characters with a service seal or up to 20 characters without a service seal, counting punctuation and spaces as characters.
- Price per brick is $100 without a service seal or $110 with a service seal.
- The Veterans Memorial Committee reserves the right to not accept messages that are deemed not in alignment with the goals of this project.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE
AT 478-953-9319 AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP!
Thank you for joining us in honoring our veterans!
Kids Ministry Volunteers Needed
Do you love kids and have a passion for teaching them about the Lord? We need you! If you feel led to serve in this area, please email Katie Creery at email@example.com .
You are encouraged to drop your offering in one of the boxes located as you exit the worship center. You can also continue to give through the church app or clicking the image above.
for Joining Us Today!