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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 23 Sunday

Dr. Joel E. Richardson

"I Had a Flat Tire"


Matthew 25:31-46; Ezekiel 34:11-16; 20-24

8:45 am

Worship Service

9:45 am

Sunday School Classes

10:55 am

Worship Service—Special Music: "Surely the Presence," "Down From His Glory," "Ole Time Religion," "You Raise Me Up," "In My Dream," The Three Inspirational Tenors

November 26 Wednesday

9:00 am Senior adult breakfast at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. Reservations not needed.

No Wednesday evening activities. Happy Thanksgiving!

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mary poppinsAdults, join us on Friday, December 12 for dinner and theater. We will be traveling to the Springer Opera House in Columbus to see "Mary Poppins." The $50 cost includes transportation, dinner, and the play. We will leave the church at 4:30 pm. The deadline to sign up is December 1 or when all tickets have been sold. Sign up here.

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Sunday, November 23, 10:55 am

In 1995, three Atlantans, lifelong friends and classically trained tenors, decided to form their own version of the world-renowned “Three Tenors.” They became the “3 Inspirational Tenors,” focusing on Christian music. Since the group debuted in 1995 they have performed numerous local concerts in addition to concerts for the Centennial Olympic Games, a special program to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., and a series of concerts on a tour of Italy. They sang at the Basilica of Saint Mark in Venice, the Basilica of Saint Peter and the Church of Saint Ignatius in Rome, and before Pope John Paul II during a Papal Audience. We welcome the “3 Inspirational Tenors” to Central on Sunday, November 23, 10:55 a.m. One of the group members, Oliver Sueing, is no stranger to Central. Oliver, who has sung here on many occasions, returns with Sam Hagan, Ralph Freeman, and their accompanist/director Harding Epps for a special day of music and worship.

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

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.


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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 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


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