Our Mission Statement:
Connecting People to Christ to Make Devoted Disciples
Youth YarD SaLe
Friday, May 31st & Saturday, June 1st 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sundays 9:00 AM Traditional Service* 10:00 AM Sunday School*
(CCC Fellowship Hall)
11:00 AM Contemporary Service*
Tons of Items for Sale. Great Prices!
Proceeds will benefit the Central Student Ministry events & programming.
5:30 PM Fellowship Meal
Volunteers are still needed to help with set-up and pricing on Sunday, May, 26th, Wednesday, May 29th, & Thursday, May 30th.
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
Mother’s Day Flower Sale Pre-Order Looking for a gift for someone special this Mother’s Day? Central is selling beautiful potted geraniums in a variety of colors on Sunday, May 12th. Pre-order yours at the Welcome Center in the narthex.
Proceeds benefit the Back to School Bookworm Blessings Backpack Program.
Mark’s Minute . . . STAFF 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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TRANSFORMED. That is our theme this year at CCC. It is based on Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Transformation begins in the mind and works its way to the heart. It starts with a real love for God and faith in Jesus Christ. When we make a commitment to Christ, the Bible says we receive the Holy Spirit to dwell inside us. This Spirit helps us to grow spiritually and to know God’s will. The real transformation happens when we seek to know Christ and build a relationship with Him. When that happens, we become more “in tune” with Jesus, or to put it in modern terms we can be more “in sync” with Jesus. The word “sync” comes from the word “synchronize.” It basically means for two things to work together in harmony with one another. The Ford Fusion that my daughter Katelyn drives has a built in computer system called SYNC. This system enables your smart phone to work with your car so you can make and receive handsfree calls, play music from your phone through the car radio, and many other applications. When we are “in sync” with Jesus, we become more aware of what He is doing in the world and what He wants to do in and through us. The more we are in sync with Jesus, the better our lives will be and the more we will realize the blessings God wants to share with us. In short, I am trying to say, Spiritual growth leads to our lives being transformed and that happens the more we are in sync with Christ. We are beginning a sermon series called “IN SYNC.” Basically through this series we will learn how to be in sync with Christ through the Word, the Holy Spirit, other people in the church, and through prayer. By doing this we can walk more fully through this life as Jesus did. It is all part of the amazing transformation process that Christ wants to take place in your life. Christ said He came that they (believers) may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10). Be sure to join us on Sunday mornings, beginning April 28, for this intriguing series exploring how we can live a life “IN SYNC” with Jesus Christ. This will help take us another step toward the TRANSFORMED life that He wants for us all. Love, Grace, & Peace,
Kris' o r n e r
What an Easter it was…
As I sit here and write this article, I can’t help but sit back and think about how amazing Easter at Central was this year. I want to thank all of you who played such a vital role in making our special Easter services truly fantastic. I’ve heard great comments about Easter Family Fun Night, Good Friday Hillside, and Easter Sunday! If you missed any of our Easter services, I would highly encourage you to go back and watch them.
On Friday night, our guest speaker Micah Magee absolutely brought the house down with his Good Friday message. If you were at the service, there’s only one word that can sum it up: TETELESTAI. Micah did an excellent job breaking down the text and helping us understand what Jesus’ final words on the cross mean for us. Another moment you might have missed Friday night was the lantern parade toward the end of the service. The kids did an excellent job creating their lanterns! What an awesome way to end our service as we focused on how light overcomes darkness! As great as Friday was, we all knew that Sunday was a-comin’! We celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ with a packed house. The choir did a phenomenal job with its two choral pieces and the worship from the band was excellent! The name of Jesus was glorified! Also, thanks to Matt Mangrum for taking family pictures after services. You can view those photos on our Facebook page. Again, I’d like to say thanks to each and every person that made Easter so special. Whether its working the sound booth, putting in hard work on music, serving communion, running security or Welcome Center, teaching a class, or one of the many other vital roles, it took EVERYONE to make Easter at Central such a successful time. Thank you, thank you, thank you! TETELESTAI! Until next time, Kris
Join Us On Wednesday Nights!
Please Pray for Our Missions
Enjoy dinner, fellowship, and programming.
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
Schedule Change: May 29 - No Meal or 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.
May Menu 5/1 Hamburgers, Pasta Salad, Chips, Salad, Dessert 5/8 Pork Roast w/vegetables, Rolls, Salad, Dessert* 5/15 Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Dessert 5/22 BBQ, Baked Beans, Chips, Salad, Dessert *Kids Meal Available
More than 120,000 Tennesseans have Alzheimer's and 400,000 Tennesseans are caregivers for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Join us on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm as Tracey Kendall-Wilson from Alzheimer's Tennessee shares with us ways we can minister to those in our families, church, and community who are touched by dementia.
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
Weekly Stats 4/7/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
85 154 117
4/14/2019 9:00 Worship 92 11:00 Worship 191 Sunday School 145
4/21/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
128 243 n/c
Looking Ahead • Women’s Bible Study
Every Tuesday morning at 10:00am (Connect room)
• National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 2nd, 12:00 - 1:00pm at Cumberland Square Park, Bristol, VA
• Friendship Circle Meeting • •
Tuesday, May 7th, 12:00pm (fellowship hall) Flock of Ages Thursday, May 16th, noon, Covered dish lunch/bingo (fellowship hall) Leadership Meetings Elder Meeting - Sunday, May 19th, at 3:30 pm at CCC Board Meeting - Sunday, May 19th, at 4:45 pm at CCC
• Ladies Card Ministry
Monday, May 20th, 7:00pm (conference room)
• Sisters in Christ Meeting • • • •
Tuesday, May 21st, 6:30pm (fellowship hall) Loyal Berean Class Meeting Thursday, May 23rd, at 6:00pm (fellowship hall) Men’s Breakfast Saturday, May 25th, 8:30am (fellowship hall) Yard Sale Set-Up - Wednesday, May 29th & Thursday, May 30th (fellowship hall) Yard Sale - Friday, May 31st & Saturday, June 1st, 8:00am - 2:00pm (fellowship hall)
Memorials A memorial donation to the Building Fund has been received in loving memory of Arbie Kistner By Shirley Lewis Charles Sams Craig & Terra Kistner Tim Gentry Mark & Toni White Willing Workers Class Lind Willett Lonette & Andy King Gene & Kathy Kistner Walter & Tammi Rohrabaugh David, Becky, & Calin Willett Paula Gentry Friendship Circle Brenda Baer Chris & Donna Allen Teresa Hagy Abby Baer, Meredith, Chris Lucke Brenda Sellers
A memorial donation to the AED Defibrillator Fund has been received in loving memory of Arbie Kistner By Pat Sorah
On Sunday, May 19th, we will be recognizing students graduating from high school and college. If you or a family member would like to be recognized, please sign up at the Welcome Center.
Happy Mother’s Day
Dear Central Christian Church, Thank you so very much for the beautiful flowers you sent in memory of my mom, Arbie Kistner. They looked just like her and what she would’ve loved. Our family has fond memories of being members at your church and mom & dad loved their Willing Workers S.S. class and all they were involved in there! God Bless each of you! Love, Meri Baer
Donations are now being accepted (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 by May 15th to set up an appointment.
Kids Connection VIVID 2019 June 10-14
We need your help to make our camp the best one yet! Adult and teen leaders and helpers are needed in the following areas: Preschool Volleyball Drama Cheerleading Legos Crafts If you are interested, please see Stephanie Boyles or Cooper Mangrum
Summit Wednesdays at 6:30 Bring your Bible and a friend! Summit Store is May 22.
Lottie Boyles Libby Boyles Nate Johnson Taelynn O’Leary
Volunteer Meeting: May 19 at 3:00 pm
Searching through the book of Daniel for clues about how God wants us to live. Sundays at 11:00
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 The Mosher Family
SAVE THE DATE! May 31 & June 1 CSM Yard Sale May 19th Graduation Sunday July 8 - 13 CIY Move for HS July 14 - 19 Camp for MS @ ACC Summer Calendars will be out soon!
Cell: 407-489-4984 Summer Trips
Graduation Sunday On May 19th, we will be recognizing our graduating seniors! If you or a family member would like to be recognized, please let Matt know as soon as possible.
Yard Sale Dates YOUTH — this May is going to be full of opportunity to earn funds towards your summer trip! Adults/Parents — if you are interested in lending a hand in the yard sale, let Matt know. We need all the help we can get! May 4 & 18 - Yard sale work days May 26th - Yard sale set up *There will be additional set up days the last week of May that will earn students fundraising credits.
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, this trip is for you! If you are interested, contact Matt to see if there are any spots left! (Space is limited) 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.
April at Central
Good Friday Hillside
Family Fun Night
FOA Visits the Barter Theatre and Harbor House
Easter in the Loyal Berean Class
Missions Corner Linda Lahr AGAPE Christian Mission, Haiti Update from Linda Lahr, Agape Christian Mission, Haiti Agape wishes to thank all of our supporters and prayer warriors at Central Christian Church. Steve and I were able to attend the Church and School Dedication Celebration on March 21-24. We went to Haiti under a Level 4 Security Alert which is the highest alert the Embassy Issues. This was due to the unrest in February which put the country on lockdown. Travel was impossible and danger was everywhere. The roadblocks were cleared on Feb 20th and protests lessened so I sent a request to the board for permission to travel alone for safety and to represent the mission at the ceremony. My 4 page report on the trip will be out in the next two days and I will deliver some copies to the church for the Sunday School classes and supporters. I will also be emailing it to everyone on my list. As for the current conditions and prayer requests for Haiti, we know that God is in control. It is difficult watching the corrupt government officials accuse each other and the President for the conditions in Haiti. Years of corruption have drained the funds in the country and they are not able to even buy fuel supplies for the country. The ships are offshore but will not deliver their fuel supplies until the 32 million owed is paid. This means no fuel for vehicles. The population is not able to get produce to the markets and public transportation is not operating. It is only a matter of time before the protests start again and the economy of Haiti collapses. The President has gone to the US State Department for help and also to the UN for appeals to the humanitarian relief needed. So far no one has responded. I am so thankful in all of this that our God has allowed us to complete an operational and safe compound with ability to supply water and shelter if needed. Pray for me and for the mission to seek wisdom and strength in the decisions we make as we direct the mission forward for Jesus. Thank you for your prayers and your loving support of those in Haiti. They send their love to you.
Join us for our new sermon series beginning April 28!
MAY 2019 MAY 5 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION JOEL FAIDLEY ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN BILL PARKER SERVING/SAFETY
MAY 12 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION ERIC REECHER ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN DENNIS HOLBROOK SERVING/SAFETY
MAY 19 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION DAVID HACKER ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN JOHN CULP SERVING/SAFETY
MAY 26 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION BILL PARKER ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN JOEL FAIDLEY SERVING/SAFETY
8:30 - EUGENE WOODBY 10:30 - DREW WHITE COMMUNION JIMMIE & CAFFIE WEST 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 GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - EDDIE BARKER 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) S. RUTHERFORD 9 -12 KEEGAN WORTHY 11 -12 CATHY MAC 11 -12 10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) ANNA BOYLES
8:30 - R. RUTHERFORD 10:30 - BRAD PROFFITT COMMUNION LIZ SUMPTER 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 GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - BOBBY MOSER
8:30 - LARRY O'BRYANT 10:30 - KENNY HENARD COMMUNION LIZ SUMPTER 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 GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - R. PATRICK
8:30 - KELLY TABOR 10:30 - LEW TAYLOR COMMUNION BOB & MIDGE HOBBS GREETERS 9:00 - BILL GALLIHER 9:00 - BILLIE WARDEN 9:00 - ANNA BOYLES 11:00 - RUTHANN 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 - 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) CHARLOTTE SAMS
KIDS CHURCH 11:00 LEAD - S. BOYLES
10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) GINGER SNEAD
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 10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) CAROLEE HACKER
WEDNESDAYS MAY 1 SECURITY KEVIN JONES NURSERY KIM PARKER
MAY 8 SECURITY BRAD PROFFITT NURSERY KIM PARKER
MAY 15 MARCH 16 PAT HULL NURSERY KIM PARKER
MAY 22 SECURITY KENNY HENARD NURSERY KIM PARKER
MAY 29 SECURITY NO PROGRAMMING NURSERY NO PROGRAMMING
20 7:00pm Ladies Card Ministry
3:30pm Elder Meeting 4:45pm Board Meeting
27 MEMORIAL DAY
Donna Allen Libby Boyles Lottie Boyles Ray Bloomer Alice Brookman Laura Allen Cummings Mary Douthitt Faye Elswick
GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY
Mike Flick Nate Johnson Randy Kennedy Clara Longbrake Larry Lilley Julia Malone Butch McCall Ruth Newsome Sally O’Dell
MAY BIRTHDAYS Millie Feagins
15 Regular Wednesday Programming
8 Regular Wednesday Programming
1 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
28 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
National Day of Prayer
23 6:00pm Loyal Berean Class Meeting
16 12:00pm Flock of Ages Covered Dish/Bingo
YARD SALE SET UP
29 No Wednesday Programming
21 22 10:00am Ladies Bible Regular Wednesday Study Programming 6:30pm Sisters in Christ Meeting
14 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
7 10:00am Ladies Bible Study 12:00pm Friendship Circle Luncheon
Todd O’ Dell Taelynn O’Leary Faye Owens Mark Overton Kim Parker Rebecca Saunders Patricia Sorah Zay Taylor Eugene Woodby
31 YOUTH YARD SALE MAY 31ST & JUNE 1ST 8:00AM-2:00PM
THS Class Night
17 Meals on Wheels
25 8:30am Men’s Breakfast