Join together with our sisters, brothers, and siblings across the city to celebrate our diversity. This interfaith service will take place at St. Michael's Episcopal Church and will feature a message from their rector, Rev. Laurie Brock. Preludes begin at 6pm with the service to follow at 6:30.
On Wednesday, April 25, our evening meal will be an opportunity for the youth and children to raise money for camp this summer. Both our children and youth attend Passport Camps, a camp that emphasizes missions and service through our relationships with God. The meal for the evening will be pasta with salad and dessert. Your cost for the meal will go to help our students attend camp. We are also asking for additional donations and scholarships for individuals. If you are interested in providing a full scholarship for a student, please talk with Sara or Charles.
CBF-Cooperating Churches throughout Kentucky are using this Sunday to celebrate and emphasize the ministry and work of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. With the recent hiring of Dr. David Cassady as President the Seminary is continuing its committed mission of training men and women for gospel ministry. Central Baptist has had a very special relationship with the school with numerous trustees, administrators, faculty members, students, alumni, and sponsors among our ranks. We welcome Sara Herrington - Jones, our Minister to Children and a current student for our sermon and will feature other voices connected with BSK who mission is growing and expanding. The enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is up 50% over the previous year. An award of $ 300,000 from the Baugh Foundation and $ 50,000 from CBF of Kentucky and an expanded campus presence at Simmons University in Louisville all contribute to an even brighter future ahead. Learn more at BSK.edu and be a part of this wonderful day together.
Easter has come and gone and we now walk in the full light of Jesus' resurrection. The victory lap had been taken and we are filled with the joy of God's glad yes to our Lord's message of wholeness, healing, liberation, and justice. But the work must continue. Jesus promised his Spirit to accompany our continued ministry in his name. As we seek to apply his teachings, we leave the celebration and roll up our sleeves to get back to work. This Sunday, we will think about the challenge of building unity in a diverse culture. How can we help all feel valued and included without surrendering to the danger of everyone becoming their own source of authority? How can we hold all things in common? Join us as we open up these questions and seek to continue the mission of Jesus for our day and time.
Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! These are the glad and revolutionary words of good news we proclaim each Easter. Darkness has fled, sin has been conquered and death forever defeated. This bedrock affirmation is the foundation of our faith. Nothing on heaven or earth, not even death can separate us from the love of God. But are these assurances only revelatory at the moment of our personal death, or are they realities that can offer us hope, purpose, and joy in the here and now? This week we conclude our series of the good news proclaimers in the Gospel of John, all women who lead us into fresh and transforming experiences of God. In preparation, read John 20:1-18 and listen afresh to Mary Magdalene. Allow her witness of this surprising and credible encounter draw you closer to the LORD who also calls you by name and invites you to inherit his promises, even while challenged by the demands of our own worries, doubts, and struggles. Return with her to the tomb and may you discover the renewing and eternal power of our faith. Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!
Alliance of Baptists’ members and supporters will gather for a time of fellowship and faith sharing this spring at the 2018 Annual Gathering April 26-29 at Harmony Creek Church in Dayton, Ohio. Uniting under the theme “Earth: Beloved Community,” participants will be empowered and equipped to recognize the intersectionalities of justice embedded in life on earth, seek God’s peace and justice in the communion of life on earth, and return to their local communities as an embodiment of Christ’s reconciling spirit so all might be known as beloved. If you are interested in attending or have more questions, please contact email@example.com.
Rev. Crystal Shepherd shared this prayer this past Sunday with the congregation. Please join us as we pray for people both near and far.