Women’s Weekend draws 200 plus
Centennial Church pulls in large crowd for fourth annual event
By Ann Cantrell
The Centennial Baptist Church held its fourth annual Women’s Weekend May 2 to May 3.
The Women’s Weekend is one part of the church’s growing attendance and departments. Despite conflicting with a home-school convention weekend, the weekend event brought in about 200 women. In the past seven years, Centennial Baptist Church started growing, so much so, that the church is now planning to build a new sanctuary.
The Southern Baptist Convention recognized the church as the fast growing church within its category. “We’re amazed, people are joining the church every Sunday,” said Julie Phillips, one of the founders of the Women’s Weekend.
About 10 years ago, the women of Centennial were all going to conventions out of town. Phillips and other women decided to start their own Women’s Weekend when about 300 women were trying to go to out-of-town conventions. The speaker for the convention was Jena Forehead, who Phillips described as a captivating speaker. “The time just flies by and you don’t even realize it,” said Phillips. Twelve breakout sessions were also held on subjects ranging from grand-parenting to the affect that women have on one another and the rest of the world. Centennial Baptist Church is located at 5321 Brownwood Road at the corner of Centennial Road.