Advent & Christmas Worship Opportunities
Blue Christmas Service
For many people, Christmas can be a bittersweet time—with sadness and grief coloring the season for those who have lost a loved one, struggle with a health or financial crisis, or live with a difficult family situation. We will offer a Blue Christmas service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 15. This quiet service will acknowledge the sense of grief or loss that may come at this time of the year, as well as offer the hope of the Christmas message.
Christmas Eve Service
We will complete our Advent journey during our Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24. The service will feature carols, scripture and the congregation’s lighting of candles.
Running thru every Sunday during the month of December, we will be collecting soups, stews, baked beans, and granola bars for the Jamestown Community Food Pantry.
Little Dresses for Africa
The mission of “Little Dresses for Africa” is to provide relief to children of Africa, by distributing home-made dresses to little girls, primarily in African villages, but also other countries in crisis. These meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 1-3 p.m. in Clarke Hall. December dates is Dec. 16th.
CBC Walking Work-Out
Free and friendly! No gym membership fees required! Walk with us to up-beat music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. We start with a gentle warm-up, walk about two miles, then cool down, followed by gentle stretches. This full-body workout is non-competitive and can be done at your own level/pace. Wear comfortable clothes and whatever shoes you like for walking, as well as a water bottle. We meet in CBC’s Clarke Hall for a well-lit, non-slip, and even flooring location. Questions? Contact Ellen Greene. December dates are: 10, 12,17,19,31.
SIMPLE BLESSINGS: CENTERING PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL REFLECTION
Join the Christian Education Board of Central Baptist Church in Clarke Hall on Wednesday, December 18th from 1 – 3:00 p.m. and monthly on Wednesdays.* Our Centering Prayer practice follows the guidelines found in the Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeaut. Reflection and discussion topics will follow our viewing of talks presented at The Universal Christ Conference in March 2019 and from readings in The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. For information or to register Contact Central Baptist Church 423-1651 or Janet Larson 932-5558.