CENTRAL CHRISTIAN DIGITAL NEWSLETTER

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This month we are praying for our CCC FRONT DOOR MINISTRIES, and this week we pray for FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.

Please remember all of our CHURCH FAMILY and friends listed in the weekly PRAYER BULLETIN…available in the Church Office or each Sunday at Worship.

GET YOUR TICKETS

 

Get your tickets for this season’s Christmas production at THE ALLEY THEATRE: “FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS”.  Danny Erwin, Ned Hannah, Rick Vale, & Cito Wyatt return as “The Plaids” in this Christmas version of the hit “FOREVER PLAID”, which this same cast performed 3 years ago at Alexandria’s COMMON’S THEATRE.

Join the boys (again, back from the dead…you’ll need to see the show if you don’t know what this means) for some wonderful harmonies used in some of your favorite holiday songs, and some “Plaid” Classics.

Tickets are already selling well, and this show WILL sell out.  However, there are still seats available for the added Thursday performance (December 20th) 

Bring a friend or two and celebrate the Christmas Season with this wonderful production!

Remember that all ticket income goes back to CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH at the end of the fiscal year…so your ticket price is a donation to the Church General Fund.

“FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS”
December 20th, 21st, & 22nd at 7:30pm
December 23rd at 3:00pm

NEWS

FROM CENTRAL


JUBILEE CHRISTMAS

What is JUBILEE CHRISTMAS?
Established by the MISSIONS & OUTREACH COMMITTEE at Central, several years ago, “JUBILEE CHRISTMAS” is a program of giving to families with childen in Madison County for Christmas.  Central receives the names of families in need of a good Christmas from our para-church partners at OPERATION LOVE, INC.    Then the ages, genders and gift suggestions for each child of each family are written on paper ornaments then hung on the “Jubilee Christmas Tree” (put up on Thanksgiving Sunday).  Members of the congregation are encouraged to check in with Sarah Sheler and check out an ornament or two and purchase gifts for those children represented on the ornaments they choose.  Those gifts, once purchased, are returned (not wrapped) to the church.
On Saturday, December 15th the familes represented gather in the morning, in the Fellowship Hall, to wrap their children’s gifts which have been donated.  Each family also walks out of Central with enough food to make a good Christmas meal, and some extras.

Please consider giving to this Christmas ministry.  You may donate gifts, or give the Jubilee Christmas folks some cash for the purchase of Christmas Dinner fixings for these wonderful families – envelopes are available in your Worship Bulletins on Sunday.





SUNDAYS


Jesus will speak through any, and every, way possible to reach out to you.  Films sometimes move people in ways no other things will…and every spiritual truth has a physical metaphor…even in the movies.

Join us this Christmas Season, each Sunday at 10:00am for a series of sermons finding spiritual truths for the season in some favorite Christmas movies and television specials.

Sundays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

All are welcome!





Sundays, January 27th – February 24th Pastor Rick will tell the story of how we came to worship the way we do at Central.  From the worship beginnings of the Tabernacle in the desert to the Temple in Jerusalem, the building of Synagogues and then “home” churches…to today.

Some of the very traditions we hold to at Central were started over 7000 years ago…and we may not even know it.  Why we pray, sing, and teach the way we do…why our Church building is designed the way it is…all these things and more are answered in this Sunday morning worship session.

This is a story of God and His people adapting to the ever-changing envirnonments and societies through time…an unchanging God with each changing generation.

 

COMING IN 2019!

It’s already time to think about some things for 2019! Here are some SUNDAY LESSON SERIES, and SPECIAL DATES you’ll want to put on your calendars.

SOME SERMON/LESSON SERIES in 2019:
G40 – Reading the Gospels in 40 Days
The 7 “I AMS” of Jesus
The BIG 10 – a Look at The 10 Commandments
Lessons from the Musicals of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
A Month of THANKS
Learning From THE FLOWERS of CHRISTMAS

SOME DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:
SUNDAY, MARCH 3rdMARDI GRAS SUNDAY
      with the “DOCTORS of DIXIELAND” and an ALL-CHURCH LUNCH 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6thASH WEDNESDAY Worship at 7:00pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 9th – “Spring Forward”  

This Year’s LENTEN THEME is G40
     (Reading the Gospels in 40 Days) – MARCH 6TH – APRIL 20TH

SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH – PALM SUNDAY
THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH – MAUNDY THURSDAY
          7:00pm – TENEBRAE SERVICE
     FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH – GOOD FRIDAY
          7:00pm – “IN THE GARDEN” CONCERT
in the THEATRE with Pastor Rick
SUNDAY, APRIL 21st – EASTER SUNDAY
     EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE – 7:30am
     EASTER BREAKFAST – 8:15am
     EASTER WORSHIP – 10:00am

SUNDAY, JUNE 9THPENTECOST
     Come dressed in RED, and join us for an ALL-CHURCH LUNCH

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH – FIRST SUNDAY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2NDSET CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24THTHANKSGIVING SUNDAY
     Join us for an ALL-CHURCH LUNCH, and
     decorating the Sanctuary for Christmas

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH –CHRISTMAS AT CENTRAL”
CONCERT at 7:00pm 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th  – CENTRAL CHRISTMAS PARTY 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24THCHRISTMAS EVE
     LESSONS & CAROLS at 7:00pm


PBS: THE PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY

PBS starts up again WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th at 6:00pm with a study of the LETTERS OF JOHN (I, II, & III JOHN) and JUDE.

These small books carry a lot of “weight” in their message to the people of God today…interesting, pointed, and unique.

All are welcome!