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We welcome you to Central, which is anything but the typical Baptist church. It

  • embraces a traditional style of worship.
  • is theologically moderate.
  • recognizes that women, as well as men, may serve in leadership positions and may be ordained.
  • exhibits loving respect for the diverse opinions of individual members.
  • embraces the belief that the individual is free to interpret the Bible for himself or herself, using the best study tools available to the individual.
  • is autonomous, though affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

November 02 Sunday

Dr. Joel E. Richardson

"Make a List"


Matthew 23:1-12

8:45 am

Worship Service

9:45 am

Sunday School Classes

10:55 am

Worship Service, Special Music: "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing," "Neither Life Nor Death," The Chancel Choir and The Brass Quintet

October 29 Wednesday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Family Fellowship Supper—Veggie Soup/Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (No reservation necessary.)

See regular schedule for details of activities after supper. Adults will be in "Ask the Theologian" with Dr. Fisher Humphreys.

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operation christmas child 2013It is time to put together the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. School supplies are always good for the boxes: blunt point scissors only, pencils, sharpeners, pens, small note pads. We always need small toys, dolls, yo-yos, balls, jump ropes, small Etch-A-Sketches, slinkys, books, hygiene items (no liquids), new stuffed animals, dolls, and puzzles. Boxes should be turned in by November 5. Thanks for your help.


santa and carolingThursday, December 4

Come see Santa and eat dinner anytime between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

We will go caroling from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Please sign up your children ahead of time so that we may make proper plans. You may choose dinner, caroling, or both. We ask that you bring a $3 per person donation for a Chick-fil-a box dinner. We will also be collecting canned goods to donate to Bridging the Gap. Go to sign-up form.


book group headerBook group reads

Please join the Lavinia Barron Book Group during this season's reading, starting on September 8. Here is the schedule for the season, giving the date, the host, and the book. Meetings are at 7:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

book when crickets cryNovember 10

"When Crickets Cry"

Charles Martin

Anita Headley, Hostess

book raneyJanuary 12


Clyde Edgerton

Jane Albright Hostess

book why jesusFebruary 9

"Why Jesus?"

William Willimon

Martha Lee Child, Hostess

book question that never goes awayMarch 9

"The Question That Never Goes Away"

Philip Yancey

Katie Brady and Nan Van Patten, Hostesses

book breathing spaceApril 13

Breathing Space – A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

Heidi Neumark

Menlia Trammel, Hostess

May 11

Hilly’s Mill

Inez Glover, Linda Dubose, and Barbara Walls, Hostesses

Ever wonder if you have a problem when it comes to your use of alcohol? Has a friend or even your spouse told you that it has become a problem? This link has two sets of questions that look into a person's use of alcohol to determine if it's a problem. Take the time to answer the questions presented. If the answers you give indicate that you might have a problem, then consider doing something about it. You can call the church and talk to one of our ministers, or you can call the number in the phone book for Alcoholics Anonymous. It is an organization that has been around a long time with a really good track record for helping people with this problem. Please remember that alcoholism is a disease, like diabetes or coronary heart disease. If treated properly, you can expect to live a much healthier life. If ignored, then the problems will deepen and the impact on your family will only get worse. So, take the test, and if you need to, call me. --Joel


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