Quarterly Business Meeting – 1/16

On Wednesday, January 16th we will meet as a church family at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for our Quarterly Business Meeting to discuss important matters in the life of the church. This is a great opportunity to come together as a church family and discern together where God is leading us.

Plan to come early (between 4:45 and 5:45) to enjoy Wednesday Night Dinner. Reservations are needed by noon on Tuesday, January, 15. You may RSVP by calling the church office at 523-3639.



Coming Up: First Friday Date Nights

FirstFridayDatesHappy New Year! When you are making your New Year’s resolutions, be sure to make one as a couple that will benefit your relationship. ConnectEdPAIRS and Central Baptist Church can help you keep that resolution.

All couples can benefit from spending some intentional time focusing on growing as a couple. In hopes of providing some space for that growth, we are excited about the First Friday Date Nights program we are kicking off on Friday, February 1. We will have an introduction to the program that will include a couples’ class from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This includes a PREPARE/ENRICH inventory, workbook, monthly classes, and childcare each First Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at no additional cost.

The classes throughout the program will aim to help couples identify strengths and build new ones, strengthen communication skills, uncover stressful areas, resolve conflicts, explore families of origin, comfortably discuss financial issues, establish personal, couple, and family goals, and to understand as well as appreciate personality differences.

After experiencing the First Friday Date Nights on February 1, couples can decide if they would like to commit to being a part of the program on each first Friday of the month through November 1. The cost for the entire program will be $100 per couple.

Our hope and prayer is that God can use this program to help couples and families grow closer together. If you have any questions at all, about the program, please contact Tricia Allen at 217-523-3639 or email her. Registration forms are available in Central’s welcome center, you can also find more information and register on the Connected PAIRS website.

January Family Virtue: Determination


Our January Family Virtue is Determination: Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.

We hope that you’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 we’ll also have additional Cue Resources available to help!


Check out this video to learn more about Determination!

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