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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 06 Sunday

Dr. Joel E. Richardson

"Pinball Religion


Mark 7:24-37; Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23

8:45 am

Worship Service. Special Music: The Trio

9:45 am

Sunday School Classes

10:55 am

Worship Service. Special Music: "Jesus Set the World to Singing," "Steal Away to Jesus," Carol Glover, Merry Todd, Cathy Wright

September 09 Wednesday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Family Fellowship Supper—Pizza, Salad, & Sandwiches (Reservations Appreciated)
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm    Children's Music and Missions (PreK - Fifth Grade)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Baptist History w/Dr. Loyd Allen (See story below left.)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Youth Bible Study
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

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Katie Faison, Minister to Children, Ordained

Katie Faison, Central's Minister to Children since October 2013, was ordained as a minister of the gospel on Sunday, August 23. Katie grew up in Newnan, Georgia. She has been a member of Central Baptist all of her life. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education from East Carolina University and is currently enrolled in the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University.

Katie is married to John Faison, who is a biology teacher at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA. Together they have two children, Emma Grace and Allie.

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ladiesbiblestudy09-01-2015withcaption"POWER to Live By: Studies from the Book of Acts"

Started Tuesday, September 1, 1:00-2:00 pm, The Heritage Room
Registration cost for materials: $20
Download the syllabus.

Please register on line and pay by credit/debit card or check.

The Book of Acts is action-packed and fun to read. In this book, that meticulous gatherer of details, Dr. Luke, records what has become the most reliable source of information about the beginnings of the Christian church. While his treatise is not an exhaustive historical account of the early church, he gives us enough information to see that the spreading of Christianity through the Roman world was nothing short of miraculous.

In this study, we will concentrate on finding power to live by. We will seek to answer the daily questions about commitment to Christ and the living out of that commitment in today’s world. We will seek to learn from the early believers about how to experience supernatural power in the battles of life and faith.

It is my prayer that this study will help you discover or rediscover the incredible power that God makes available to us through the indwelling of His Spirit. But more importantly, may knowing that Power accomplish its purpose: to bring you and through you, others to know God’s boundless love and care in Jesus Christ. Join us in this study, and as we journey together may you find wisdom as you see the unchanging principles and faithfulness of God through every challenge of life.  See you September 1. - Grace and peace, MissyB

Baptist History Series

How much do you know about Baptists? Do you know anything about their history, how they came to be? If you are curious at all about history and how we got to be who we are as a church, then you will want to attend our series on Baptist History. Dr. Loyd Allen, Professor of Church History and Spiritual Formation at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, will lead this four-week series. We will meet in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm on September 9, 16, 23, and 30. Dr. Allen has already led us in two other series—one on early church history and the other on the history of the Protestant Reformation. He is a treasure trove of information on the personalities and events in this history of the church that helped us get to be a church like Central. Joel

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

Monday, September 28, 11:00 a.m.
“Back to the Future,” Ruth 1:8-17
Alina Carbonell, First Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA

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

book group headerThe Lavinia Barron Book Group invites you to join them each month as they get together to fellowship and discuss that month's book. Here's the schedule for the remainder of the season.

laughSeptember 14

"Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor"

Susan Sparks

History Room at CBC. Ingrid Richardson and Jan Gregory, Hostesses

blessedOctober 12

"Blessed Grieving"

Joan Guntzleman

Anita Headley's Home

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"Nothing Gold Can Stay"

Ron Rash

Ann Cole's Home

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"Small Victories"

Ann Lamott

Happy Green's Home

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"The Gift of Years"

Joan Chittister

Patsy Mullen, Hostess

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"All the Light We Cannot See"

Anthony Doerr

Katie Brady's Home

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"The Storm"

Frederich Buechner

Marky Underwood's Home

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"A Prayer Journal"

Flannery O'Connor

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