Our Mission Statement:
Connecting People to Christ to Make Devoted Disciples
NOVEMBER 2019 Worship Opportunities
Flock of Ages Carry In
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* 6:15 PM Youth/Children Programming 7:00 PM Choir Practice
November 14th 12:00pm CCC Fellowship Hall Meat & Drinks Provided. Please bring your favorite holiday side dish and/or dessert to share.
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
Calling all Seniors 55 and older… Have you heard of the Flock of Ages (FOA)? We are a group of seniors that meet once a month for fun outings and activities. We like to eat out, play games, go on fun outings, and fellowship with others from Central. Visit the FOA bulletin board in the main hall for information on upcoming events.
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, Mgr. Bobby Moser, Asst. Facilities 423-534-0137 cell Lisa Bailey Office Manager Donna Tallman Office Secretary Tommy Sharrett Custodian Kori Mosher Kim Parker Kelly Welch Nursery Attendants Patti Quarles Music Assistant
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I am thankful! There are so many things that I could name for which I am thankful. Many of them are not material items, but rather people. When I begin to think about how thankful I am, I can only turn to God and give Him the glory. He has blessed me in so many ways. Now, I’m not going to name all the ways I am blessed or all the people who are a blessing to me (surely, I would forget to mention someone and get in trouble). When I pray each day, I usually use an acrostic to guide my prayers: A.C.T.S. The “A” stands for Adoration. I spend a few minutes in adoration of God, i.e. what He has done, who He is, and how He works. “C” stands for Confession. I have to take a little more time here as I talk with God about my shortcomings and ways to overcome my failures. The “S” stands for Supplications, which are requests that I make to God for Him to do something. As a pastor, I pray for a lot of people, so this takes a while. You may have noticed I skipped the “T.” Well, that stands for Thanksgiving. I spend some time here most days, also. This is really an area where I am so often amazed. When I think about all that God is doing in my family, in our church, and just in my life in general, I can’t help but be grateful. God works so many ways in our lives that perhaps we often take Him for granted. When I am feeling down or having a difficult time, it is uplifting to take a few minutes and thank Him for His many blessings. I hope you will do the same. Think through all aspects of your life, family, career, community, hobbies, special interests, etc. You will begin to notice some blessings you probably haven’t thought about. I heard about a woman who was very tired one night and at the end of a long day, she was overheard by one of her family members, praying this prayer: Thank You Lord, for all the dirty dishes, it means I had company for dinner. Thank You Lord, for all the laundry I had to do today, it means my family is still here with me. Thank You Lord, for the carpet being dirty it means I have had a lot of guests. Thank You Lord, for house-cleaning that needs to be done, it means I have a warm place to live. Thank You Lord, that I have to get up early in the morning and go to work, it means I have a paycheck that I can cover my bills. Thank You Lord,… And on and on she went. This prayer certainly puts a whole new perspective on things for me. If you think about it, we do have a lot to be thankful for. Our country has created a day which we set aside for thankfulness which we call Thanksgiving Day. For so many, it’s about taking a day or two off, eating a bunch of food, and watching football. All of these things are fine, but let’s remember the real reason we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a day that we should set aside to be thankful to the Lord. In many parts of the world, there is so much turmoil. We all go through seasons in life where we have trouble and problems, but no matter what we have going on, we can still find a number of areas where we can thank the Lord. My heart overflows with thankfulness and I can only pray, “Thank You Lord, for being You and for loving me; for providing all the friends and family I have to enjoy life with; for Central Christian Church and all the folks that impact me regularly through their love, generosity and faithful service to you; for forgiving my sins and promising me a place in eternity with You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.” Love, Grace, & Peace,
Kris' o r n e r
As I sit and write this article, I can’t help but reflect on the fact it’s been eight years since I began ministry here at Central. If you would have told the 20-year-old version of me that eight years later, I would be sitting here in this same office, I’m not sure I would have believed you.
I can’t begin to tell you how much Central means to me. It’s the church that taught me how to take my faith seriously. It’s the church that took me in as one of its own. It’s the church that taught me how important it is to serve and give back with the talents God gifted me with. It’s the church that took a chance on a college kid who was pursuing music ministry. It’s the church that established a foundation of faith, not only for me, but for my brother, who will graduate from Johnson University in 2020 to pursue a career in ministry. It’s the church where I met my wife and it’s also the church our growing family plans to call home for the foreseeable future. As we approach this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take just a moment to reflect on how thankful I am for this place. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work here and grow closer to Jesus. I’m thankful for my family and friends, many of whom are also a part of this church. I’m thankful for our staff, our volunteers, our elders and deacons, and anyone who plays a role in making this church run smoothly. After spending lots of time with my firstborn son, it’s easy to find myself reflecting on the many blessings God has given me. You certainly don’t have to be a new parent to get there for yourself. Be sure to focus and reflect on the many blessings in our lives during this season. May we be ever grateful for the goodness of God and may He continue to bless your life. Until next time, Kris
Please Pray for Our Missions
Join Us On Wednesday Nights! Schedule Change - November 27th No Meal or Programming
Enjoy dinner, fellowship, and programming. 5:15 pm Prayer Team 5:30 pm Fellowship Meal 6:30 pm Adult Life Groups 6:15 pm Youth/Children Programming 7:00 pm Choir Practice Cost for meals: $4.00 donation per adult, $2.00 per youth/ child, or $12.00 donation for families of four or more.
November Menu 11/6 Lemon Pepper Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Salad, Dessert* 11/13 Beef & Wild Rice Medley, Salad, Dessert* 11/20 Potato Soup & Sandwiches, Salad, Dessert* 11/27 No Meal *Kids Meal Available Upon Request
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
Weekly Stats 10/6/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
94 137 123
10/13/2019 9:00 Worship 81 11:00 Worship 141 Sunday School 114
10/20/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
90 116 120
10/27/2019 9:00 Worship 11:00 Worship Sunday School
81 167 132
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
Looking Ahead • Men Only Alzheimer’s Support Group
Saturday, November 2nd, 12:00pm (F. Hall)
• Women’s Bible Study
Every Tuesday morning at 10:00am (Conference room)
• Missions Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 3rd, 12:15pm (conference room)
• Friendship Circle Meeting
Tuesday, November 5th, 2:00pm (fellowship hall)
• Flock of Ages Carry-In Thanksgiving Meal
Thursday, November 14th, Meat and drinks provided, please bring your favorite holiday dish and/or dessert.
• Leadership Meetings
Elder Meeting - Sunday, November 17th, at 3:30 pm Board Meeting - Sunday, November 17th, at 4:45 pm
• Sisters in Christ Meeting
Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30pm (fellowship hall)
• Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30pm (fellowship hall)
• Men’s Breakfast
Saturday, November 23rd, 8:30am (fellowship hall)
• Parent’s Night Out
Saturday, November 23rd, 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Ages infant - 6th grade)
• Ladies Card Ministry
Monday, November 25th,7:00pm (conference room)
• Christian Women’s Fellowship Meeting and Decorating Tuesday, November 26th, at 5:30pm in the fellowship hall. Please bring a finger food to share.
Thank you sincerely for the many cards and gifts for Pastor Appreciation Month. They were all greatly appreciated. Pastor Mark
Thank you for Mama’s basket of pretty flowers. I know she would have appreciated it and I do, too. Sincerely, Cathy Bowles (Mickey Trainham’s daughter) Thanks very much for remembering Wanda with the lovely flowers. She loved Central Christian Church and its congregation. Judy Rust (Wanda Kent Carter’s sister)
Sympathy To the Robert Dinwiddie Family (Lisa Bailey’s father) Steve Gilbert Family (nephew of Peggy Harr and Linda Moser’s brother-in-law) Mick LaBounty Family Patsy Mink Family (friend of Bobby & Linda Moser) Tom Vanderband (Linda Deuling’s friend)
Memorials A memorial donation has been received in loving memory of Deborah Jefferson By: Mike & Joanne Hodgson Mike McCall By: Mike & Joanne Hodgson Wanda Kent Carter By: Eleanor Kapusta
Central’s ANGEL & Silver Angel tree begins November 17th This year we are excited to add several “Silver Angels” to our angel tree. The “Silver Angels” are for less fortunate seniors in our area who might not have anyone to help them celebrate Christmas.
Central Kids’ Connection
Pax Brewster Saturday, November 23 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM For kids ages 1 to 11 Games, Crafts, and more! Donations welcome and enable our teens to attend TCTC in January.
Looking for a place to serve? We have a place for you in the Kids Ministry!! See Stephanie Boyles for info
Ezra Miles Elaine Rife Rehearsals for Christmas Program Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Sundays at 11 Join us as we learn about failures in King David’s life and how God used him in spite of his major mistakes!
Can’t come on Wednesdays? There will be a part for you in our living nativity on December 22! Let Stephanie or Courtney know you are interested!
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! Nov 01 - Football Parking Fundraiser Nov 27 - No Youth Group HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Jan 10-12 - TCTC 2020
Interested in Serving Students?
Our annual winter weekend conference is just around the corner! Sign up at cccbristol.com/csm as soon as you can. Price will go up as we get closer. Let Matt know if you have any questions or if you are interested in going! Fundraiser Nov 1— help with parking cars for THS football!
Have you wondered about serving in the student ministry or might be interested? We have a variety of roles to serve at CSM. From special events to weekly and hands on to background roles (like praying for students). If you’re interested, please let Matt know.
SERVE BRISTOL In October our Central Student Ministry’s students and adults had a great time playing Bingo with the residents of Cambridge House. Special thanks to D. Simerly for allowing us to partner with Avalon Hospice! Keep an eye out for details of our next service opportunity!
CORN MAZE FUN !
Christian Women’s Fellowship Meeting and Decorating All ladies of the church are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 26, at 5:30pm as we decorate the church for Christmas. Please bring a finger food to share. This is a great time of fellowship and Christmas fun!
WHO: ALL KIDS (INFANT-6 TH GRADE) WHAT: CHILDCARE
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are Here! If you are interested in reaching out and making a difference in the life of a child across the world, a shoebox greeting this Christmas is a great way to do that. Shoeboxes, instructions and labels are available in the lobby. All filled shoeboxes, with a suggested donation of $9 for shipping and handling enclosed in each shoebox, need to be turned in to the Welcome Center no later than November 17th, for worldwide distribution.
WHEN: NOVEMBER 23RD 5PM TO 9PM WHERE: CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH WHAT ELSE: PIZZA WILL BE SERVED AT 5:30. DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO ENABLE OUR TEENS TO ATTEND TCTC. SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP TODAY AT CCCBRISTOL.COM
Many thanks to all who took the time to donate items and cook delicious meals for the Hospice House during the month of October!
Missions Corner Mountain Mission School provides a Christ-centered and love-filled home, church and school for children in need. We offer at-risk youth the security and structure they need to grow into all that God designed them to be. Toddlers to teens live and learn on our campus, developing in mind, body and spirit through constant contact with firstclass staff, facilities and programs. Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), we offer rigorous college prep academics, robust vocational and creative arts, premier athletic competition and a vibrant spiritual environment.
New Arrivals! Mason James Mangrum Born: October 18, 2019 8lbs. 10 oz. 21 inches Proud Parents: Kris & Cooper Mangrum Grandparents: Tim & Regina Bowman, Mike Metcalf, Anthony & Susan Mangrum
Maverick Kane Rouse Born: October 30, 2019 8 lbs. 13 oz. 20 1/4 inches Proud Parents: Chase Rouse & Taneesha Burress Proud Grandparents: Dennis & Vicky Holbrook, Gwynn Morgan, Chris Rouse
3:30pm Elder Meeting 4:45pm Board Meeting
2:30pm Private Event (F. Hall)
Angel Tree Begins
25 7:00pm Ladies Card Ministry
PAX BREWSTER JOHN CULP CINDY HICKS DANIEL HICKS MIKE HODGSON
3 12:15pm Missions Committee Meeting
TIM ARGENBRIGHT MARGARET ARNOLD TERESA HAGY
20 Regular Wednesday Meal
13 Regular Wednesday Programming
6 5:15pm Prayer Team 5:30pm Fellowship Meal 6:30pm Adult Life Groups 6:15pm Central Student Ministry 6:15pm Encounter Kids 7:00pm Choir Practice
DANIEL POWERS ELAINE RIFE SANDY RUTHERFORD MOLLY SAUNDERS CHARLES SAMS
5:30pm CWF Meeting Church Christmas Decorating & Meal
26 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
27 No Services
6:30pm Sisters in Christ 6:30pm Congregational Meeting Meeting
19 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
12 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
2:00pm Friendship Circle
5 10:00am Ladies Bible Study
DENNIS HOLBROOK MATT MANGRUM EZRA MILES ROBERT MORTON WILL PARKER
14 12:00pm Flock of Ages Carry-in Thanksgiving Meal
DON SHELLEY MORGAN WHITE COURTNEY WORTHY
15 Meals on Wheels
5:00 - 9:00pm Parent’s Night Out
23 8:30am Men’s Breakfast
2 12:00pm Men Only Alzheimer’s Support Group in F. Hall
NOVEMBER 2019 NOVEMBER 3 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION DAVID HACKER
NOVEMBER 10 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION BILL PARKER
NOVEMBER 17 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION DENNIS HOLBROOK
NOVEMBER 24 ELDER 1 - COMMUNION JOHN CULP
ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN JOHN CULP SERVING/SAFETY TEAM LEADER 8:30 - HAROLD CAMPBELL 10:30 - PAT HULL COMMUNION MARY JOHNSON 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 - MARCIA SWINEY PRESCHOOL 11:00 LEAD - MINISTRY OPP. HELPER FLOATER MINISTRY OPP. NURSERY 8:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) SANDY RUTHERFORD 9 -10 KEEGAN WORTHY 11 -12 KORI MOSHER 11-12
ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN JOEL FAIDLEY SERVING/SAFETY TEAM LEADER 8:30 - DON SWINEY 10:30 - BRAD PROFFITT COMMUNION MARY JOHNSON 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 - LUANNE DOWELL 9:00 - MARCIA SWINEY 11:00 - M. ALEXANDER 11:00 - C. OVERTON GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 - BOBBY MOSER
ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN ERIC REECHER SERVING/SAFETY TEAM LEADER 8:30 - KELLY TABOR 10:30 - DREW WHITE COMMUNION BOB & MIDGE HOBBS 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 - C. CREGER 11:00 - M. JOHNSON GOLF CART 8:45 - DON SHELLEY 10:45 -R. PATRICK
ELDER 2 - OFFERING, SICK & SHUT-IN DAVID HACKER SERVING/SAFETY TEAM LEADER 8:30 - EUGENE WOODBY 10:30 - KEVIN JONES 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 - J. HODGSON 9:00 - GAIL POOLE 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 - MINISTRY OPP. HELPER FLOATER MINISTRY OPP. NURSERY 8:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) KELLY WELCH 9 -12
KIDS CHURCH 11:00 LEAD - S. BOYLES HELPER - SCOTT BOYLES PRESCHOOL 11:00 LEAD - MINISTRY OPP. HELPER FLOATER MINISTRY OPP. NURSERY 8:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) KORI MOSHER 9 - 12
KIDS CHURCH 11:00 LEAD - S. BOYLES HELPER - SCOTT BOYLES PRESCHOOL 11:00 LEAD - MINISTRY OPP. HELPER FLOATER MINISTRY OPP. NURSERY 9:45 - 12:00 (0 THRU 1 YR) KELLY WELCH 9 -12
10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) THE JOHNSON'S
10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) MARCIA SWINEY
10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) CAROLEE HACKER
10:00 - 11:00 (2 THRU 3 YRS) SUSAN STOUT
WEDNESDAYS NOVEMBER 6 SECURITY BRAD PROFFITT NURSERY K. PARKER/K. MOSHER
NOVEMBER 13 SECURITY DREW WHITE NURSERY K. PARKER/KELLY WELCH
NOVEMBER 20 SECURITY KENNY HENARD NURSERY K. PARKER/K. MOSHER
NOVEMBER 27 SECURITY NO PROGRAMMING NURSERY NO PROGRAMMING