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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 30 Sunday

Dr. Joel E. Richardson

"It's Coming"


Mark 13:24-37; Isaiah 60:1-6, 19-22

8:45 am

Worship Service; Special Music—The Trio

9:45 am

Sunday School Classes

10:55 am

Worship Service—Special Music: "Comfort Ye My People," Jim Qualls, Solo; "Arise, Shine!," The Chancel Choir

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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Advent I, November 30

Mr. Jim Qualls, Soloist, With The Chancel Choir

Wednesday, December 3

6:30 pm Student Ministry Open House

Thursday, December 4

5:00 pm Children's Dinner With Santa

6:00 pm Caroling

Advent II, December 7

6:00 pm "Hanging of the Greens" Youth-led Service With Music by The Youth Girls' Ensemble

Advent III, December 14

Handbell Choir In Both Services
Global Missions Offering
6:00 pm Children's Choir Christmas Programm
7:00 pm Dinner for Children and Their Famillies in the Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, November 17

5:30 pm Family Christmas Covered Dish Supper

7:00 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Advent IV, December 21

6:00 pm Christ Communion with Russell Wright, Oboe

Christmas Eve, December 24

6:00 pm Family Christmas Service

11:00 pm "Festival of Lessons and Carols" With The Chancel Choir and String Quartet

December 28

10:55 am Worship Service Only

No Sunday School

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.

student ministry headerUPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:30-7:30 pm in Youth Building
Student Ministry Open House for Parents
"Hanging of the Greens" Practice in Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:30 -7:30 pm in Youth Building
Youth Christmas and Tacky Sweater Party
Prizes for tackiest sweater, and we will be having a gift exchange ($10 gift).

January 17-19, 2015
4th Annual Gandy Glover Memorial Hunt
Monticello, Florida
$40 non-refundable deposit . . . very limited space. Signup begins NOW by contacting Daniel.

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

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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