Central News for March 14, 2016

Central News for March 14, 2016

Recent Messages
Our journey to look for the Cure for the Common Church continues.  While the common church in America is declining or stagnant, that’s not what we at Central want to be.  So, we’re looking for the prescription that leads to health.

January 3rd ~ Jesus First

January 10th ~ Jesus Reigns

January 17th ~ Real Salvation, Part I

January 24th ~ Real Salvation, Part II

January 31st ~ Faithfulness

February 7th ~ A Time for Rest

February 14th ~ The Help We Need

February 21st ~ A Promise to Keep

February 28th ~ What We Can’t Do

March 6th ~ On Better Promises

March 13th ~ Once for All

Upcoming Events
Central Church will be hosting a luncheon for the Porter Family on Wednesday at 12:00 PM.  Central families are asked to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.  If you can bring something, or if you can help out with serving on Wednesday, please let Larry or Margaret Starnes know.

The Deacon Ministry Team will meet on Sunday, March 20th following the morning worship service

Easter Egg Stuffing for our annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Thursday, March 24th beginning at 10:00 AM.  Lunch will be provided for all workers, we have about 3,000 eggs to stuff…

The Advisory Board will meet on Monday, March 28th at 6:30 PM

Our World Missions Offering will be collected on Sunday, April 24th

Missionary News
For the latest news and prayer requests about our Free Will Baptist missionaries, click here.

For the latest news and prayer requests about our missionaries, Joel and Naomi McGill, click here.

Bible Challenges
Bible Reading Challenge: Hebrews 10:1-39

Bible Memorization Challenge: Hebrews 10:39 (ESV)…But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

Pastor’s Note
It’s here once again, Pi Day!  March 14th is known as Pi Day because when the date is written out, 3/14, it is similar to Pi, 3.14.  This year, we are celebrating Rounded Pi Day.  Pi, when carried out to 5 digits, is 3.14159, when that number is rounded down it becomes 3.1416…March 14, 2016.  To celebrate Pi Day, and especially Rounded Pi Day, you should go eat a piece of pie, from a round dish…I know, this all sounds silly.  However, Pi is a number that in some ways seems much like God.  Pi is present in nearly every field of study.  Pi is a number without end.  Pi can never be fully understood, yet it is extremely simple in many ways.  Pi is a universal constant that never changes.  So go celebrate today, have a piece of pie, and celebrate the God who allowed us to figure out the importance of Pi.

Approved Stamp On ManI’m really looking forward to next week’s message, In Full Assurance.  This journey has been with one goal, determining if there is a Cure for the Common Church.  I believe that there is a cure, and the secrets for that cure are found in Hebrews.  This week’s message is dealing with the assurance we have through Jesus Christ, and what that assurance ought to bring us to.  Trust me, assurance means a lot, and the writer of Hebrews gives us plenty of things in Chapter 10 to focus on.  I’ll be focusing on what seems to be the most important things; however, I encourage you to read this chapter several times this week and look for yourself.

Oh, and don’t forget to be praying about who you should be inviting to church on Easter.  Remember, more people come to church on Easter and around Christmas than any other Sundays, and more people say they would attend if they were only invited by a friend.  So, be a friend and invite someone to church with you on Easter.  It’s coming up very soon…March 27th!

I hope to see you in church soon!