December 21, 2021
From the Pastor
The Handbell Choir played beautifully yesterday! The sights and sounds of Christmas we are able to enjoy in this season are too short. But, let’s enjoy them while we can! Don’t forget our Christmas Eve music and Lord’s Supper service at 6:00pm. It is a great way to focus our celebration on Jesus. And, our Christmas service will be this Sunday, the 26th. We will have both the 8:30 and 11:00 services, with Sunday School at 9:45 - its usual time.

It was exciting to have Rusty and Traci Campbell, and Linda DeVidts join our faith family upon promise of letter yesterday. Rusty and Traci have moved here from Athens, Texas, and Linda is moving her letter from a sister church in our association. Please make them feel welcome when you see them.

Rhys Everspaugh has been filling in on Wednesday nights with our youth, and is doing an awesome job. Rhys is a student at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and was recommended to us by Austin. Actually, Austin had used Rhys as a Small Group Leader and chaperone for DNOW and last summer’s youth trip. As the Search Committee is diligently seeking a full-time permanent Minister of Youth and Education, it has become apparent that the need for our youth ministry is greater than just someone to fill in on Wednesday nights. Effective January 9th, Rhys will be moved to a full-time interim status with school privileges. He will be here on Wednesday nights, Sundays, and other days of the week he is not in school. He is already assisting our adult volunteers with DNOW preparations, and will soon begin to help them plan our youth summer trip. While he is serving as our interim Youth Minister, Rhys will be temporarily living in the staff house. When you see him on the 9th, please take a moment to introduce yourself to him!

Janice and I love our church family, and we are so appreciative of all of the Christmas cards, gifts, goodies, and heartfelt expressions of Merry Christmas you have blessed us with during this Christmas season. 2021 has been another “COVID year,” and we are entering 2022 with the uncertainty of a new variant. Yet, our celebrations of Christmas have not been dampened, and our church has remained strong. Our Lord Christ reigns over His church! We are joyful about our present, and we are excited and filled with anticipation as we prepare to enter 2022. In regards to our salvation, may our attitude be the same as the Apostle Paul’s – “I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet [I’m not going to grow comfortable and complacent]; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead” (Phil. 3:13). Our best is yet to come!

Joy to the World!
Providing financial support to missionaries as they share the gospel overseas.

Church Goal: $10,000
Received: $6,155

visit imb.org for more details.
December 26
Session 4

Explore the Bible:
Matthew 2:1-12

Bible Studies for Life:
Prophecies that Point Us to Jesus-
The King Who Reigns Forever
Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 2:25-35
Join us Christmas Eve at 6:00 pm
For Music and Lord's Supper

Service will be Live streamed. If you are a shut-in and in need of the elements delivered to you please contact the church office by Wednesday, December 22.
Thank you to all who ordered a poinsettia(s) in memory of your loved ones. The Sanctuary looks beautiful this Christmas season.

You may choose and take your flower(s) at anytime.
Welcome to our New Church Members
Rusty & Traci Campbell
by Letter
Sunday, December 19
Linda DeVidts
by Letter
Sunday, December 19
1st-6th Grade
will resume January 5

Wednesday Nights

5:30 PM
Doors open for HANGOUT

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Activities include Group Station Rotation-
Music, Mission, Bible and Activity

5:00 pm Hang time
(Snack Bar Open)

6:00 pm Worship

Youth Discipleship Weekend
is quickly approaching.

for the weekend of January 21-23.

If you are willing to open your home
or need more details, please contact
Kim Hart as soon as possible.
No matter how big or small your purchase from Claiborne Hill, your receipt can help us raise funds. This will be a year round fundraiser so remember to save your receipts. Special drop box located in Sanctuary lobby or church office.
A copy of the monthly Financial Report for November will be available in the church office upon request.
Bible Drills:
Bible Drills are designed to help young people increase their knowledge of God's Word through scripture memorization, and to develop Bible skills by learning to name and locate books of the Bible. Brochures, Power Points and more are available to view and download at www.mbcb.org/bibledrills

Association Bile Drills
Wednesday, April 20, Central Baptist @ 6:30 pm

Worship: Sunday @ 11:00 am
Prayer Meeting: Wednesday @ 6:00 pm

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December 19


General Officer…3


8:30 AM…………111
11:00 AM………..124
(Service Total…..235)


8:30 AM

9:45 AM
Sunday School

11:00 AM
Nursery (Birth-4yrs)

5:00 PM
Adult Choir Pracitce


5:00 PM
Youth Hangout

5:30 PM
Kids Life Hangout

6:00 PM
Adult Prayer Meeting
Nursery (Birth-2yrs)
Mission Friends (Prek-K)
Kids Life (1st-6th Grade)
Student Ministry (7th-12th).
Dan Young
Senior Pastor
Brad Replogle
Assoc. Pastor / Music
Ceasar Argueta
Spanish Pastor
Jennifer Drennan
Financial Secretary
Nadia Young
Education Secretary