December 20, 2020 – Fourth Sunday in Advent

Our advent wreath readers this week: The Willhite Family

Supporting God’s Work through Central

We encourage you to continue your faithful support of Central’s ministry in these days. Offerings can be mailed to Central’s office (501 S. 4th St Springfield, IL 62701) or you can make an online offering here:

Graham Christmas Mart

Since 2015, Central Baptist has held the Graham Christmas Mart in Merriam Hall and invited financially-challenged Graham parents to come shop for their children for Christmas. Over 200 children in the community had a good Christmas last year because Graham Christmas Mart. We can do this because dedicated volunteers shop clearance sales and petition local businesses to provide deep discounts for the merchandise on hand at the Mart. They can shop because your financial gifts make that happen.  If you would provide a gift this year, our volunteers can shop in early 2021 for the best deals they can find to prepare for next year’s Mart. If you would like to give, make your check payable to CBC with “Graham Christmas Mart” in the memo or go to this link to give online.

RMMO Offering

During November and December will will focus on the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering. In this way we say thanks to those who have ministered to us in our weddings, baptisms, and funerals and during times of transition. Please make your check payable to Central Baptist Church with “RMMO” in the memo and mail it to the Church office at 501 S. 4th St, Springfield, 62701. Or go to this giving link. Thank you for supporting those who have supported us!

Wednesday Night Dinner Meals for Contact Ministries

Since we do not know when we will meet again for on-site meals, we will continue the Meal Train for Contact Ministries on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month until further notice. Instructions are on the Meal Train web site. Go to this link: or call the church office 217-523-3639 and Ann will sign you up.

Spiritual Guidance

A link to the daily devotional series the First Fifteen

Instructions guiding you through an Examen prayer 

A good app for an Examen prayer for your phone or tablet