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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.

September 21 Sunday

Dr. Joel E. Richardson

"Makes No Sense


Matthew 20:1-16; Exodus 16:2-15

8:45 am

Worship Service

9:45 am

Sunday School Classes

10:55 am

Worship Service; Special Music: "Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Blaire Morgan, Solo; "I WIll Arise," The Chancel Choir

September 24 Wednesday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Family Fellowship Supper—Pork Roast and Veggies (No reservation necessary.)

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

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Women meeting women to
. . . encourage one another.
. . . grow in discipleship.
. . . support mission endeavors

Monday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.
"And the Wind Came"
Kim Schmitt Holman, Chaplain
Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Reservations are requested for name tags and seating and are required for lunch. Register here to attend or call the church office at 770-683-0610.


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

Retired Professor of Theology Beeson Divinity School at Samford University

“Ask the Theologian”

Wednesday Evenings 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
September 17 and 24
October 8, 15, 22, and 29

This is a six-part series which will give attendees the opportunity to ask the “big questions” that puzzle us about God, faith, and the church. Please join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative series.


Central's very own PACK 47 will kick off a new  scouting year in August with our "Back to Scouting Outing." If you have a rising 1st through 4th grade young man who is interested in becoming a scout, please contact Cindy Burkhart for more  information: Cindy Burkhart at cmdburkhart@gmail.com or 770-328-0519. See full story.

operation christmas child 2013It is never too early to be reminded about purchasing items for the OCC shoeboxes.    When you are buying school supplies for your   family, please consider picking up extras to donate for the children who receive your shoeboxes.   There are some great sales so you can get more items for less for OCC:   blunt point scissors only,  pencils, sharpeners, pens, small note pads.  We always need small toys, dolls, yo-yos, balls, jump ropes, small Etch-A-Sketch, slinky, books, hygiene items (no liquids), new stuffed animals, dolls, puzzles.


senior adult upcoming events

Bi-Monthly, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Breakfast at Chick-fil-A
9:00 am
No need to make reservations. Just show up at the Dwarf House.

October 16, 2014
Hills & Dales Estate
Cost: $20 plus Dutch treat lunch
Register Online

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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 learning to walk in the dark October 13

"Learning to Walk in the Dark"

Barbara Brown Taylor

Ann Cole, Hostess

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


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