By The Rev. Donnie Compton, Columnist
As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, it is a wonderful time to reflect on how God has blessed us. It has been a year that has brought the Centennial family much closer together. We have been seeking God to raise up a new Shepherd to lead us.
We are so thankful that He is in control and will lead our search team to the right man who will become the next pastor of this great church. Dr. Steve Parr, our Interim Pastor, has been a real blessing to us as he has stood in the pulpit week after week and proclaimed the Word of God. He is an awesome expositor of the Word. You can listen to all of his messages atwww.centennialbaptist.org/sermonaudioarchive.
This past Sunday we honored the Veterans of our community. I am so thankful for the men and women who have served, and are serving this great Nation in all branches of our military forces. They have given us the freedoms that we share as Americans. We had a packed house for the service and were blessed and challenged by Veteran Tommy Clack our guest speaker.
Coming up on November 24, in the evening service, we will be adopting children from the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto, to provide Christmas gifts for them. After the service we will have a church wide fellowship around a Bonfire on campus. I invite you to come and participate and enjoy the fellowship. We will be delivering the gifts on December 15 to the Children’s Home and providing a meal. On December 7 we are taking a Mission Trip to Williamson, West Virginia, to share Christmas with some very needy families. We will be providing food, Christmas gifts and sharing the Gospel. This is one of the poorest areas of our country. We hope to put a smile on these children’s faces, provide a take home family Christmas meal and show them the love of Christ. On December 8 the Centennial Celebration Choir will be presenting a multimedia Christmas musical titled, “The Light of Christmas.”
The musical is an excellent mix of songs, ranging from the award-winning “God with Us” (Mercy Me), “Jesus, Born on This Day” (Mariah Carey), and “We Are the Reason” (David Meece), to contemporary favorites like “Let There Be Light” (Point of Grace/Chris August) and “Born That We May Have Life” (Chris Tomlin).
Program will start at 7 p.m.. God has blessed all of us this year! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this great church as the New Year approaches. We invite you to come and visit. God Cares… and so do WE, More Centennial Baptist Info. BIG NEWS!!! Keep up with the latest information!!! Follow us on twitter @CBC_Ministry Looking for a place to Worship? We are a body of believer’s Proclaiming God’s Grace and Cultivating God’s People. Looking for answers? You will find them at CBC in the message of the Gospel.
Listen to Podcasts online, go to www.centennialbaptist.org/podcast. Join us each week for Sunday School at 9:15a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Worship at 6 p.m. We have excellent Nursery and Preschool care available and exciting Kid’s Worship services. For more information, please visit our website at:www.centennialbaptist.org, or contact us by calling 706-557-2120. We are located in Rutledge at the corner of Brownwood & Centennial Roads. Our address is: Centennial Baptist Church, 5321 Brownwood Road, Rutledge, GA, 30663.