Join us for a prayer meeting via Zoom as we share requests and pray for our family of faith and our community. You'll find the Zoom link at the top of each of our newsletters. If you need help, please email Aaron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The following statement concerning Amendment 2 was written by the ministerial staff of Central Baptist Church and has been endorsed by our deacon body. We honor our Baptist commitment to the separation of church and state and respect each person's right to vote their conscience. This statement seeks to clarify the intention and implications of this amendment.
We are glad to welcome Rev. Dr. Jim Abernathy as our Interim Choral Director. After many years in pastoral ministry in Kentucky and Virginia, Jim and Cindy retired in Lexington and joined Central a few years ago. While an excellent minister and pastor, Jim is also a gifted musician with professional experience in choral directing. We are thankful for his willingness to serve our church in this way.
The youth and children at Central are in need of your help. We have many places and ways that you can volunteer without committing to every Sunday. If you are interested, we need you to fill out a volunteer application and background check form. This is a way we create a safe space for our young people and build trust for faith to florish. A few things that you might want to know before filling out the application...
This week we will think about courage and the courage it takes to wait. On the heels of the 50th Earth Day, we will also consider creation and our place in God's diverse and beloved community of life. Thanks to Lelia Midkiff for providing the beautiful watercolor above.
Normalcy seems to be an idea of the past. Why are we here and what are we to do? These questions are central to the biblical story as well as our current situation. This Sunday, we look back at the work of God through the people in exile. Their isolation and uncertainty are felt by us, and their hope for restoration can help us shape a promising future. Join us this week for a message from Charles Conkin.
Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions as we celebrate even in the midst of shadows. The image above is a painting by our own Charlotte Blaydes. She started painting during our watercolor workshop last fall and has already created this beautiful work. While we may be apart, we can still find little hopes and joys scattered about like a bright red cardinal or an evening stroll. This week during our prayer time, we'll invite our children to draw pictures of things they are grateful for.