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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.

October 26 Sunday


Matthew 22:32-46, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

8:45 am

Worship Service, Dr. Joel E. Richardson, "Are You a Legacy?"

9:45 am

Sunday School Classes

10:55 am

Worship Service, Dr. Loyd Allen, Guest Speaker; Special Music: "How Firm a Foundation," The Chanacel Choir, The Music Makers Choir (Grades 1 and 20

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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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.

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.


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

The ladies of Purses in the Pew are sending $1,000 to CBF Field Personnel Carson and Laura Foushee who are beginning their second year of ministry in Kanazawa, Japan. The mission gift was made in memory of Sara Hubbard and Opal Sanderson.

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:00 am
“Followers, Not a Fan Club”
Sharyn Dowd
Pastor for Caring and Serving Ministries
First Baptist Church, Decatur, GA

Sharyn Dowd joined the staff of First Decatur in August 2008 after 21 years of academic ministry as a professor of New Testament at Lexington Theological Seminary (Kentucky) and Baylor University (Texas). In the 1970s she served First Baptist Winston-Salem, NC as director of the church's urban ministry programs. While at Baylor she was also a member of the pastoral staff of Calvary Baptist Church.

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.

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 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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