We can choose to cling to our small stories where we are running as hard as we can for greatnessÂ or we can live into our role as Godâ€™s image barers finding the answer to our smallness in the significance that the creator of all things has spoken into our lives.
If weâ€™ll stop long enough to reflect less on what we deserve and more on what weâ€™ve been given, we will experience God in a powerful way as he reminds us of all that weâ€™ve been given in him
This is the video mentioned in the middle of the sermon:
Giving Thanks from Central on Vimeo.
Our 27th annual Feast of Plenty free Thanksgiving meal will be held here at Central Baptist Church one week from today. There are still many opportunities for you to be a part of Feast of Plenty this year. They are listed below:
Volunteer opportunities are still available. We are in most need of meal delivery drivers and clean up help from 2-4 p.m. Please call the church office to sign up (217-523-3639).
Donations of hats, gloves, socks, and scarves are still needed and will be appreciated. We have not yet received many and with the weather getting colder the demand for these items will be great. Drop off your donation in the Serve the World Center.
Desserts are still needed. Please bring your donated dessert to the church office by 5 p.m. next Wednesday.
Fundraiser Remember to come out and support the Feast of Plenty Fundraiser at Noodles and Company on November 19, 4-9 p.m. 10% of sales from the evening will go to our Feast of Plenty. If you donate 2 items (hats, gloves, socks, or scarves), Noodles and Co. will give you a coupon for a free bowl on another visit.
Financial SupportÂ It takes around $3,000 to make Feast of Plenty happen each year. With food costs on the rise this figure may be even higher this year. If you would like to help in this way, you can make your check payable to Central Baptist Church noting â€œFeast of Plentyâ€ in the memo line.
Finally, please remember to Pray for our volunteers, volunteer coordinators, and everyone with whom we come in contact with on Thanksgiving Day.
If you would like to volunteer in any way or have any questions, please email us.
Candy Stivers took some time to reflect on Psalm 46:10 and shared that with us as we journey through the book of Psalms in the month of November. We hope her reflection serves to encourage you and also reminds you to keep Candy, Paul, and their family in your prayers. You can stay up to date on Candy’s journey through her Caring Bridge page.
Candy Stivers – Psalm 46 Reflection from CBC Youth on Vimeo.
Godâ€™s creation and his Word are testimonies to us of his goodness. As we live into our relationship with God, we too are testimonies for the world around us as the words of our mouths and meditations of our heart please God.
Our November family virtue is Cooperation: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
We hope that youâ€™ll join us as we work to help your children grasp the importance of this virtue for their lives. Our Focus Group leaders and Storytellers will use Bible stories and activities each Sunday to teach your children about God. The first Sunday of each month weâ€™ll also have additional Cue Resources available to help!
Check out this video on Cooperation: