Graham Christmas Gift Store

The Graham Christmas Gift Mart is an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for your children at a great price! The Gift Mart was created to bless families who are a part of Graham Elementary School, Children’s House, and Central and is made possible through gifts and donations from Central Baptist Church and our community.

With the purchase of a $5 voucher you get 4 gifts for your children:
WANT – a fun item your child will love playing with
NEED – an item like a blanket, pillow, or package of socks
WEAR – a polo or sweatshirt or other clothing item
READ – an age appropriate book

During the event you will be able to select new gifts for your children and wrap them while they create gifts and crafts in a designated kid’s area. All proceeds from vouchers go to Graham Elementary to support school initiatives!

Vouchers can be purchased in the Graham School Office beginning November 4th through December 3rd. Vouchers are first come, first serve and a limited amount are available. Vouchers can be purchased for your children who are not Graham students and are under 18 years old. Only one voucher can be purchased per child.

WHERE: Central Baptist Church Downtown
501 S. 4th St (corner of 4th & Jackson), Springfield 62701
WHEN: Saturday, December 14 from 10 AM to 12 PM

If you have questions, contact Glen Morrison or

5/3 – Important Info for Sunday

10847399_838393046239144_5970511244735955625_oThis Sunday, May 3, we will meet for one combined service in Springfield at 8:30 a.m. due to the Lincoln Funeral Reenactment. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:45.

Large crowds are anticipated in the downtown area as the processional passes by the church. 4th street will be blocked off at 9 :00 a.m. and we will lose access to our parking lot after that. There will be no parking on 4th street that day. We will be able to leave the parking lot through the Jackson Street exit at anytime. We encourage you to carpool as much as possible.

The funeral procession will not begin until noon and may not come by the church until 12:30 or later. While we wait for the procession, we will have a potluck in Merriam Hall. The church will provide a meat and cheese tray, bread, beverages, & table service and everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The funeral procession has not been reenacted since the original funeral so this very likely is a once in a lifetime experience. More info & a link to the entire route map which is on the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition website can be found at:

View an Interactive Google Map of the Weekend’s Activities here.
View Lincoln Funeral Coalition website and the Funeral Route here.

We will still have our regularly scheduled worship service at the New Berlin location at 5:00 p.m.

Also, this Sunday, you may still bring your donation for Undie Sunday for the James Project. Any size donation of new children’s underwear and socks, for boy or girl, is being collected.

And, this Sunday is “Blanket Sunday.”  Your monetary donation to Church World Service helps provide blankets to those whose world has been torn apart by war, severe weather, earthquake, or other disaster. Envelopes will be available in the pews, which say “Blanket” & give as many multiples of five dollars as you can to support this service. Make checks to Central Baptist Church.

Celebrate Easter with Us!

JEaster2015oin us on Sunday, April 5th as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!

In New Berlin, we will join with Island Grove United Methodist Church to worship at 7:30 AM at Central in New Berlin. A breakfast will follow that time of worship.

In Springfield, we will come together to worship and celebrate at 10:30 AM.

Everyone is welcome. We look forward to spending this special day of worship with you!

4/2 Maundy Thursday Service

MaundyThursday.001Join us for a Maundy Thursday service at 7 PM Downtown in the Sanctuary. Our time of worship and remembrance together will focus on the night before Jesus arrest as he gathered for a meal with his disciples. We’ll sing, pray, and celebrate communion together as we remember the new commandment Jesus gave his followers.

3/27 Easter Egg Hunt


Join us for some pre-Easter fun!

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held for children ages Pre-K- 5th grade at Central Baptist (downtown campus) on March 27 at 5 p.m. In addition to the hunt we will also have snacks and crafts! We would love for you to join us and invite friends.

RSVP’s encouraged by calling Tricia Allen at the church office at 523-3639 or