Early worship is an intimate gathering with simple music, a short homily, and plenty of space for quiet reflection.
Worship at Eleven is a larger, more traditional gathering with our sanctuary choir, organ accompaniment, and sermon.
Beginning in October, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, we will be filling a total of 480 bags for the Backpack Program - 400 for William Wells Brown Elementary (as we have been doing) and an additional 80 for students in Floyd County.
These were the best of times, these were the worst of times.
I love Central because it strives to use our strengths for service. I feel so honored to not only be asked to be a deacon, and then chair, but to be allowed to write and direct our Christmas musical last year, teach Adult Sunday school, and sometimes play the piano in worship and other special services. I feel that my input and voice is valued, but not in a way where I am asked to do everything, or in a way where my voice is valued more than others...
I have been so pleased with the children’s Sunday school curriculum and program. In fact, a few years ago Aiden would be so disappointed if we didn’t make it to Sunday school for some reason. Aiden loves the opportunities to create and learn in a safe space. As a mom, I love that the curriculum teaches children how to be still and quiet enough that they are able to take in lessons about both the Bible and our church year.
This Sunday, we look forward to celebrating one of the best, if not the very best gifts in our congregation: Each Other! Our community of faith is filled with wonderful people who give thanks, care for one another, practice humble faith and sincerely follow Christ. You can see this mutual care and support each Sunday in our welcoming foyer, and we will spend a little time highlighting how this space serves our calling as a family of friends and servants.
We look forward to Rev. Dr. Dennis Johnson leading us in worship on Oct. 6. Having served over 40 years in pastoral leadership in metropolitan Chicago and Charleston, W.V., he and his wife Holly have retired in Lexington to be close to their daughter Megan and family who live in Harrodsburg. A key feature of his ministry focused on congregational worship and spiritual formation through maintaining and living out our Baptist identity and heritage. This commitment has been integrated with his doctoral-level study and ongoing professional interest in the life and work of Baptist social ethicist and theologian Walter Rauschenbusch. Dennis has recently finished a book on daily reflections using the writings of Rauschenbusch called To Live in God. He will be leading us in both the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services.
Learning about Walter Rauschenbusch
This Sunday, we complete our study of Jeremiah as we conclude the service with the Ordination of two new deacons: Dara Felts and Jamie Wallace.