Our Mission Statement:
Connecting People to Christ to Make Devoted Disciples
April 2019 Worship Opportunities Sundays 9:00 AM Traditional Service* 10:00 AM Sunday School* 11:00 AM Contemporary Service*
Wednesdays 5:30 PM Fellowship Meal 6:30 PM Adult Bible Study/Life Groups* 6:30 PM Youth/Children Programming 7:00 PM Choir Practice *Nursery Available
Central Christian Church 424 Melrose Street Bristol, TN 37620 423-764-9013 email: email@example.com On the Web at: www.cccbristol.com facebook.com/CCCBristol Twitter: @cccbristol
EASTER AT CENTRAL Easter Family Fun Night Wednesday, April 17th 5:30pm - Fellowship Meal 6:30pm - Inter-Generational Event for All Ages* (devotional, games, Easter lantern decorating, Easter egg hunt)
Good Friday Hillside Friday, April 19th 7:00pm - Special Worship Service*
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 21st 9:00am Traditional Service* 10:00am Sunday School* 11:00am Contemporary Service* *Nursery Provided (0-2)
Mark’s Minute . . . STAFF Easter is one of my favorite times of year. It’s a wonderful time of year, the weather is changing, the flowers are blooming, the days are longer, and there is great excitement around the church. People who don’t regularly attend church are often looking for a place they can attend on Easter Sunday. We have a great schedule of events planned and you can read all about them in Kris’s article.
Mark Overton Senior Minister 423-433-7387 cell firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Mosher Minister of Youth and Connection 407-489-4984 cell email@example.com Kris Mangrum Minister of Music and Outreach 423-502-3684 cell firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Boyles Children’s Minister 423-963-4902 cell email@example.com Courtney Worthy Children’s Dept. Assistant Bob Parker Facilities Manager 423-534-0137 cell Lisa Bailey Office Manager Donna Tallman Office Secretary Tommy Sharrett Custodian Kim Parker Nursery Attendant Patti Quarles Music Assistant
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Easter is always a good time to invite friends and family that don’t have a home church to come visit Central. Our programs are always well done and we offer a variety of events for all ages. Many of you have asked, “What can I do?” and I have come up with an answer. It’s simple, “invite” people to come be part of what we are doing. There is a simple way to approach someone to invite them to participate. This works with people who are outside the church or with people who are already attending on Sunday morning, but haven’t plugged in to anything else. Here’s a simple way to “Invite:” 1) Introduce yourself – Tell them your name and then listen for them to respond back with their name. Repeat their name back to them, so you make sure you get it right. 2) Initiate a conversation – Ask if they live close by, if they attend church, or if they plan to go to church for Easter, etc. If you are speaking to a person who is already at Central, you might ask if this is their first time here, if they know anyone here, or if they have any questions about the church. 3) Invite them – If the person you engage is outside the church, be prepared to tell them about the events we have going on during the Easter season. Let them know about the 9:00am and 11:00am services and what they can expect. If you are greeting someone who is already at our church, invite them to join you for Sunday school or to come to our Wednesday night meal and Life Groups. We want to reach all kinds of people with the Good News of the Gospel. Inviting them to church or inviting them to participate in a small group of some kind will go a long way toward helping them engage in the life of the church. The three “I’s” mentioned above (Introduce, Initiate, Invite), are a simple way to start a conversation with someone that could change their life. I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel good when I help someone discover something that affects them in a positive way. God wants to use all of us to help reach the world with Christ’s message of good news, hope, and eternal life. Let’s begin to pray for the upcoming Easter season, that we will reach out to many people, that many will respond to the invitation, and that lives will be changed through Jesus Christ. Please take time to remember this simple formula: How Can I help? Introduce Initiate Invite Love, Grace, & Peace,
Kris' o r n e r
Easter is almost here!
As we approach the Easter season, we have several programs planned at Central. Here is some more information about the special events we’ll be hosting this year: th
On Wednesday, April 17 , we will host Easter Family Fun Night. Join us at 5:30 PM for the regular fellowship meal but stick around for lots of fun. Beginning around 6:30 PM, we will be playing games, decorating Easter lanterns, and there will even be an Easter egg hunt for children! This will be an inter-generational event as all adult, youth, and children’s classes will come together for the evening!
On Friday, April 19th, we will have our annual Good Friday Hillside service. The service will begin at 7 PM and we’ll hear a message from guest speaker Micah Magee, student at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. Micah was scheduled to be with us for the Christmas Hillside until it was postponed due to snow. We will also be incorporating the Easter lanterns from Easter Family Fun Night. You won’t want to miss this special service as we focus on finding hope in the midst of struggle. Finally, on Sunday, April 21st, we will be on a normal schedule for Easter Sunday. Though it is a regular schedule, both services will have special elements. Also, we will have a booth set up for your family to have a nice family portrait made in your Easter best! We hope you plan to join us this Easter season as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Remember, this is a perfect opportunity to invite someone to church! Until next time, Kris
Join Us On Wednesday Nights! Enjoy dinner, fellowship, and programming. 5:15 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Prayer Team Fellowship Meal Adult Life Groups Youth/Children Programming Choir Practice
child, or $12.00 donation for families of four or more.
April Menu 4/3 4/10 4/17 4/24
Pizza, Salad, Dessert Shepherd’s Pie, Salad, Dessert* Chicken Alfredo, Salad, Dessert* Nacho Bar, Salad, Dessert*
*Kids Meal Available
Weekly Stats 3/3/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
99 154 125
3/17/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
91 137 128
3/10/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
84 189 137
3/24/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
82 154 128
Please Pray for Our Missions Valsa Abraham - Christian Evangelical Fellowship - India Alex & Diana Aburto - Mexico Agape Christian Mission - Haiti Tim & Tammy Aho - Great Britain Appalachian Christian Camp Joshua & Ruth Barron - Africa Biblical Institute - Croatia Bristol Emergency Food Pantry Bristol Faith in Action Christian Holyland Foundation - Israel Christian Service Mission - Birmingham ETSU Campus Ministries East TN Christian Home & Academy Bill & Charliece Fierbaugh - Pioneer Bible Translators Bill & Faith Foust - Wycliffe Translators Haven of Rest Haven Home Healing Hands Health Center Hope St. Christian Mission - Birmingham Lowell & Blanche Hunefeld - Brazil Ian & Kristin Isely - Ivory Coast Africa Kulpahar Children’s Home - India Meals on Wheels Grace Resha - GoTEN Stadia Church Planting
ELDERS David Hacker, Chairman John Culp Joel Faidley Dennis Holbrook Bill Parker Eric Reecher
TRUSTEES Pat Hull Larry O’Bryant Bill Parker Bob Parker Don Smith
DEACONS 2017-2019 Bob Hobbs Kevin Jones Brad Proffitt Ranny Rutherford Don Swiney Rick Tallman Drew White 2018 - 2020 Bob Moser Don Shelley Eugene Woodby 2019 - 2021 Harold Campbell Kenny Henard Pat Hull Larry O’Bryant D. Simerly Lew Taylor Kelly Tabor
Donations are now being accepted for the youth yard sale. (Please, no clothing.) Donated Items may be placed on the stage in the fellowship hall. If you need assistance with large items, please contact Matt Mosher to set up an appointment.
• Women’s Bible Study
To the Arbie Kistner Family Tom Whittaker Family
Every Tuesday morning at 10:00am (Connect room)
• Friendship Circle Meeting • • •
Tuesday, April 2nd, 3:00pm (fellowship hall) Flock of Ages Thursday, April 11th, 2:00pm, Barter Theater & Harbor House Men’s Breakfast Saturday, April 13th, 8:30am (fellowship hall) Mission’s Committee Meeting Sunday, April 14th, at 12:15pm (conference room)
Memorials A memorial donation has been received in loving memory of Glen Anseth By Charles Sams
• Leadership Meetings
Elder Meeting - Sunday, April 14th, at 3:30 pm at CCC Board Meeting - Sunday, April 14th, at 4:00 pm at CCC
• Prayer Vigil • • •
Sunday, April 14th, at 5:15 pm at CCC Sisters in Christ Meeting Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 pm (fellowship hall) Ladies Card Ministry Monday, April 22nd, 7:00pm (conference room) Loyal Berean Class Meeting Thursday, April 25th, at 6:00pm (fellowship hall)
A memorial donation to the Loyal Berean Class has been received in loving memory of Glen Anseth By Don & Marcie Swiney
A memorial donation to the AED Defibrillator Fund has been received in loving memory of Carolyn Counts (Joanne Hodson’s sister-in-law) By Pat Sorah
Thank you for the beautiful plant but most of all for your prayers. The Family of Jack Quillen Thank you for your kindness in sending flowers. The arrangement was beautiful. Our family is comforted by your kindness. The Stout Family
(Glenda Quillen’s husband) By Pat Sorah
Bristol Sings! An evening of music benefitting Bristol Faith in Action April 27, 2019 7:00pm State St. United Methodist Church 300 W. Valley Dr. Bristol, Virginia
Church Key Checkout
CCC Prayer Vigil April 14, 2019 5:15pm Everyone Invited! We will divide into groups and pray throughout the church culminating with a closing prayer in the sanctuary.
If you need to check out a church key for a special event or one time use, please contact the church office. Keys may be checked out for a one week period.
Easter Lilies If you would like to place an Easter Lily in the sanctuary in honor or memory of a loved one, please sign-up at the Welcome Center. Deadline is April 7th. Cost - $14.00
Central Kids’ Connection VIVID 2019 June 10-14
Child Check In Beginning April 7 we will be Implementing a computerized child check in system. Be sure to stop by the desk across from the Nursery to pick up your child’s name tag each week before takng them to class. Please see Stephanie Boyles or Courtney Worthy if you have any questions!
Wilson Boyles Gavin Diamond, Jr. Bret Mann Emmi Sumpter Jillian Thornburg
Wednesday, April 17 5:30pm-Dinner 6:30pm-Lantern Decorating, Games, and Egg Hunt Fellowship and Fun for ALL AGES!
We need your help to make our camp the best one yet! Adult and teen volunteers are needed in the following areas: Preschool Volleyball Drama Cheerleading Golf Gardening Legos Crafts If you are interested, please see Stephanie Boyles or Cooper Mangrum Stephanie Boyles Children’s Minister 423-963-4902 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt’s Moment Matt Mosher, Minister of Youth & Connection E-mail: email@example.com
Special Sunday Outing
SAVE THE DATE! April 14 Sunday Outing - Just Jump! May 30 & June 1 CSM Yard Sale July 8 - 13 CIY Move for HS July 14 - 19 Camp for MS @ ACC
On April 14th, the Student Ministry will be having a special outing to JUST JUMP! Sign up online by April 7th. Contact Matt with any questions or for more information.
Looking for Adult Volunteers Have you thought about helping out in the student ministry? Matt would love to have an initial conversation about what that could look like, whether you are a parent or don’t have kids in the student ministry. He is looking for people who might fit well with leading small groups, being drivers for local trips, going on mission or other week-long summer trips, guest teaching, and more.
Summer Trips Students, summer is getting closer and it’s getting time to sign up for our summer trips! CIY Move—If you are 8th grade or above this year, we would love for you to come on our CIY Move trip! The $50 Initial Deposit is due by April 14. Camp ACC—If you are 6th, 7th or 8th grade, we will be attend ACC’s Core 3 week of camp. More information is located at the welcome desk & youth room.
7th Annual Public Safety Appreciation Lunch
This campus ministry to the students of ETSU functions with the expectation of providing opportunities for peers to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through sharing experiences. Our weekly activities achieve this. Each Wednesday evening we worship together with Jesuscentric teaching as we reinforce New Testament theology. For the fall 2018 semester we applied some of the stories told by Jesus in the Gospels. This spring we have turned the conversation to the letter to the Hebrews. Our free Tuesday lunch provides an important social opportunity for students to interact casually during the middle of a common day, often inviting friends who have no other Christian connection. Local congregations cater this meal. We offer several excellent, staff-led small group Bible studies each semester as well as weekly service projects, semester retreats, and missions projects. Those details can be found on our freshly updated website. We have worked to build friendships with international students, particularly by hosting WORLD CAFĂ‰, a Friday night hang-out at our Campus House. We welcomed many students from several nations this past semester. During any given week, we estimate that one hundred different students come through the Campus House at least once. Several enter multiple times.
The CSF staff changed recently. In the fall, we added Katy Woodward to fill a part-time (30 hours/week) vacancy that Trivia Eggers had created when she moved. Also, the Advisory Board determined to bring the status of our international student minister from self-funded to permanent, while remaining at 20 hours/week. Every semester CSF employs a student intern to work in various ministry capacities for the group. We also have an intern to help with international ministry and a seminary student as a super- intern. Our Servant Team of five men and women assumes responsibility for the spiritual maturity of their younger peers. As the spring 2019 semester concludes, please continue praying for us as we commit to being in the right place at the right time for this crucial generation -- even through the summer.
Join Our Team! We are currently accepting applications for additional paid nursery attendants. See Stephanie Boyles for more information.
New Address? New Phone Number? New E-Mail? In order to keep our database current, please inform the church office of any changes to your address, phone number, or e-mail address. You may contact the office by calling (423)764-9013 or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
APRIL 2019 APRIL 7 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION DAVID HACKER ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN JOHN CULP SERVING/SAFETY
APRIL 14 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION BILL PARKER ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN JOEL FAIDLEY SERVING/SAFETY
APRIL 21 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION DENNIS HOLBROOK ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN ERIC REECHER SERVING/SAFETY
APRIL 28 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION JOHN CULP ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN DAVID HACKER SERVING/SAFETY
8:30 - HAROLD CAMPBELL 10:30 - BRAD PROFFITT COMMUNION DONALD SIMERLY GREETERS 9:00 - BILL GALLIHER 9:00 - LINDA MOSER 9:00 - ANNA BOYLES 11:00 - JIM BOND 11:00 - TIM BOWMAN WELCOME CENTER 9:00 - C. MANGRUM 9:00 - G. POOLE 11:00 - V. HOLBROOK 11:00 - R. BOWMAN
8:30 - LARRY O'BRYANT 10:30 - PAT HULL COMMUNION VICKY HOLBROOK GREETERS 9:00 - BILL GALLIHER 9:00 - JUDY BOOTHE 9:00 - ANNA BOYLES 11:00 - DAVID HICKS 11:00 - CINDY HICKS WELCOME CENTER 9:00 - LUANN DOWELL 9:00 - MARCIA SWINEY 11:00 - M. ALEXANDER 11:00 - C. OVERTON
8:30 - BOBBY MOSER 10:30 - DONALD SIMERLY COMMUNION VICKY HOLBROOK GREETERS 9:00 - BILL GALLIHER 9:00 - DAWN CROWE 9:00 - ANNA BOYLES 11:00 - JIM WEST 11:00 - DONNA TALLMAN WELCOME CENTER 9:00 - DEBBIE DEPEW 9:00 - GINGER SNEAD 11:00 - CATHY CREGER 11:00 - M. JOHNSON
8:30 - DON SHELLEY 10:30 - KEVIN JONES COMMUNION JIM & CAFFIE WEST GREETERS 9:00 - BILL GALLIHER 9:00 - BILLIE WARDEN 9:00 - ANNA BOYLES 11:00 - R. TAYLOR 11:00 - CAFFIE WEST WELCOME CENTER 9:00 - GAIL POOLE 9:00 - J. HODGSON 11:00 - K. CRANDELL 11:00 - SUSAN STOUT
GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - EDDIE BARKER
GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - BOBBY MOSER
GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - R. PATRICK
GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - T. MICKELSON
KIDS CHURCH 11:00 LEAD - S. BOYLES HELPER - JUDY BOOTHE PRESCHOOL 11:00 LEAD - COURTNEY WORTHY HELPER - ANNA BOYLES FLOATER CATHY CREGER NURSERY 8:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) PEGGY BOND 9-10 CATHY MAC 11-12
KIDS CHURCH 11:00 LEAD - S. BOYLES HELPER - SCOTT BOYLES PRESCHOOL 11:00 LEAD - M. ALEXANDER HELPER - ROXIE BONDS FLOATER MINISTRY OPP. NURSERY 9:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) MINISTRY OPP. 9 -10 CAFFIE WEST 11-12 CATHY MAC 11 -12 10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) CAROLEE HACKER
KIDS CHURCH 11:00 LEAD - S. BOYLES HELPER - SCOTT BOYLES PRESCHOOL 11:00 LEAD - CAROLEE HACKER HELPER - ANNA BOYLES FLOATER MINISTRY OPP. NURSERY 8:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) MINISTRY OPP. 9-10 CATHY MAC 11-12
CHILDREN'S DEPT. KIDS CHURCH 11:00 LEAD - S. BOYLES HELPER - M. SWINEY PRESCHOOL 11:00 LEAD - PEGGY BOND HELPER - ROXIE BONDS FLOATER MINISTRY OPP. NURSERY 8:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) CAROLEE HACKER 9 -12 GRACE MICKELSON 11 -12 CATHY MAC 11 -12 10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) ANNA BOYLES
10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) ANNA BOYLES
10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) VICKY HOLBROOK
WEDNESDAYS APRIL 3 SECURITY H. CAMPBELL NURSERY KIM PARKER
APRIL 10 SECURITY KELLY TABOR NURSERY KIM PARKER
APRIL 17 MARCH 16 DON SHELLEY NURSERY KIM PARKER
APRIL 24 SECURITY RANNY RUTHERFORD NURSERY KIM PARKER
MAY 1 SECURITY TBD NURSERY KIM PARKER
12:15pm Mission’s Committee Meeting 3:30pm Elder Meeting 4:00pm Board Meeting 5:15pm Prayer Vigil
22 7:00pm Ladies Card Ministry
10 Regular Wednesday Programming
3 5:15pm Prayer Team 5:30pm Fellowship Meal 6:30pm Adult Life Groups 6:30pm Central Student Ministry 6:30pm Summit - Kids 7:00pm Choir Practice
Public Safety Luncheon 11:00am - 1:00pm
30 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
23 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
25 6:00pm Loyal Berean Class
Joel Faidley Louise Glover Mary Hargrave Betty Lilley Bret Mann Desiree Price
Good Friday Hillside 7:00pm
19 Meals on Wheels BTCS Closed
27 7:00pm Bristol Sings @ State Street United Methodist
13 8:30am Men’s Breakfast
Janet Quesenberry Emmi Sumpter Jillian Thornburg Paula Woolwine Harrison Worthy
APRIL BIRTHDAYS Eddie Barker Emery Kate Barnett Regina Bowman Wilson Boyles Jonathan Creger Gavin Diamond Jr.
24 Regular Wednesday Programming
11 12 2:00pm Flock of Ages Barter Theatre
jeans & casual pants men’sInter-generational we are in need of6:30pm Currently, 7:00pm Sisters in Christ Event (devotional, games, shoes. Thank athleticdecorating, and ladies and men’s (all sizes) Meeting Easter lantern you for your support! Easter egg hunt)
Family Fun Night Easter Pantry Clothing 5:30pm Fellowship Meal
16 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
9 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
3:00pm Friendship Circle
2 10:00am Ladies Bible Study