By Rev. Donnie Compton, Columnist
It was an exciting day at Centennial Baptist this past Sunday. Our services started with two baptisms and the sounds of our Centennial Bell Choir playing “Away in a Manger.” Dr. Steve Parr preached a great message ending his Series titled “Looking Down on Giants-Death.”
You can go online to www.centennialbaptist.org/ podcast to listen to this message and other past messages. Our j-Tunes children’s choir presented a Children’s Musical titled “A King is Coming to Town.”
They presented the musical to our Children’s Church and then again at 6 p.m. for the rest of the church family. The Christmas spirit has fallen on us here at Centennial. Next Sunday evening at 7 p.m. the Centennial Celebration Choir will be presenting a multi media production of “The Light of Christmas.”
The musical is full of passionate, worshipful songs that capture the meaningful moments you’ll need to start your Christmas celebration this year. It blends fresh original songs, familiar carols, popular Christmas standards, and an amazing variety of musical styles. Songs range from the award-winning “God with Us” (MercyMe), “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).
Come early for a good seat, the doors open at 6 p.m. We are excited about our Christmas mission opportunities this year. We have a team of 29 people who are leaving Friday morning to go to Williamson, West Virginia to provide Christmas gifts for 69 children and a Christmas dinner for their families.
On December 15 we will travel to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto to provide a meal and Christmas gifts for 40 children. Pray with us that God will work in these children’s lives as we share the love of Christ. Here are the December message titles from Dr. Steve Parr: 12-8 “Joy to the world but woe is Me,” 12-22 “Is there room for Jesus,” 12-29 “A Baby changes Everything,” and 12-29 “The future is not what it used to be.”
It’s going to be a great Christmas Season out here on the edge of Morgan County. We invite you to come and visit. We are located at 5321 Brownwood Road, Rutledge, GA. Visit us on our website at www.centennialbaptist.org. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Merry Christmas!