Central Baptist Church
720 Danielsville Road | Athens Georgia 30601 | 706-353-7400

FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR RUSTY

Seventy-Second Anniversary Celebration Accolades
Sunday was most definitely a “victory” for Central Baptist Church! From the positive energy in the Worship Center, to the eating tables in the Family Life Center...and everything in between, you did a tremendous job of celebrating 72 years of ministry for this great church! Thank you to everyone who had a role in this victory! On another “note” (pun fully intended), I am pleased to report that the entire balance to purchase the church organ was raised on Sunday. Unbelievable! Someone said to me, “Well, I guess some people really like organ music.” That may be true, but I believe it has more to do with the amazing people of Central Baptist Church who are willing to do everything in their power to enhance our Worship experience. Thank you CBC! 

September is Sunday School Emphasis Month at Central
 During the month of September, we will highlight the Sunday School ministry at Central Baptist Church. Our goal is to increase awareness and involvement in this most important aspect of our church family. At present, we have four classes, with a fifth class (for youth) starting on Sunday, September 11. Many more details will follow this announcement, including a workshop for Sunday School leadership and a church-wide Sunday School Rally. The culmination of Sunday School Emphasis Month will be a high attendance goal we set for Sunday, September 25 - which is “Friends Day” at Central, and the start of our Harvest Celebration Week. 

One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure!
We’re planning a Rummage Sale for Saturday, September 24 in the front parking lot of the church campus. We’re asking everyone to round up all that stuff you’ve stored for years, and perhaps some of your “gently used” things that you plan to replace soon and bring them to the Family Life Center. We would like to have all donations received by Wednesday, September 21. If you have some items that you are unable to bring to the church, contact the church office and we will arrange to pick them up. All donations are eligible to receive a donation acknowledgement letter, which can be used for tax deduction purposes. Proceeds from the Rummage Sale will be used to help defray the costs of the Harvest Celebration Week. 

Harvest Celebration Week: September 25-28
Mark your calendars and prepare for a Harvest of bountiful blessings this fall. Lots more details to come. Speakers include Pastor Arthur Keeley, Dr. Stewart Simms,  Pastor Arthur Breland, Rev. Ray Finger, and Evangelusionist Jim Chester.