Coronavirus Updates

UPDATE 8

*Updated 3.31.20 at 4:00p*

Good Afternoon Central Family,
King David declared, “You, God, prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, he continues with truths like, you anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over.”  All these are found in Psalms 23:5.  In the midst of what has been described as an invisible enemy, God prepares a table before us. David reminds us that God set a spiritual feast before him.  During that feast, God anointed him, representing blessing and favor, but also healing. It gets better.  God kept on pouring and running over his cup.  You do know that David went into hiding from his enemies King Saul and the Philistines.  I want to encourage you to sit at this table during this pandemic and experience what God will do.  Let’s pray this together:

“Thank you God that you prepare a spiritual table before us in the presence of our enemies and anoint us with blessing and favor, plus you will keep running our spiritual cup as you pour. You are such a good, good father. In Jesus name AMEN”.

We are announcing for the first time, in accordance with the direction of the President of the United States, we will not be having worship services or ministry events through April.

You will be receiving another letter by this weekend with more details.

Keep joining us online at cbcdouglsville.com, for devotions and more; especially for Bro. Charles Gibbs Wednesday Bible Study posting tomorrow.

 

We are Central, Connecting, Growing and Going,

Pastor Steve McFall

UPDATE 7

*Updated 3.27.20 at 8:00a*

Good Morning Central Family,

With the current shelter in place for Douglas County we would like to also provide an update on what is going on at Central. We are currently having all employees work from home, this does not include employees that are required to be on campus for the day to day function of the church. The church campus is currently closed to everyone. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this please email us at info@cbcdouglasville.com.

We would also like to encourage you to be vigilant against scams. There has been a few of our members that have experienced attempted scams involving emails or phone calls that appear to come from companies in which they do business with. Apple, Amazon, and Xfinity are some of the companies in which the scammers have said to be representing. Please be careful with any correspondence you receive.

We also would like to remind you that we are continuing to publish multiple videos a week. This includes but is not limited to weekly services, Wednesday night devotionals, daily devotionals, children’s activity time, children’s story time, and celebrate recovery content. We hope you take advantage of all of these resources. This week’s Children’s Activity Time encourages children to make their own play-dough. The video will walk the children through the steps of making it. To be prepared the necessary ingredients are:

– 1.5 cup of flour
– .5 cup of salt
– 2 tsp of cream of tartar
– 2 tbsp of oil
– 1 cup of boiling water

We pray you are staying safe and pushing yourself deeper in your faith during this time. If you have any questions or concerns email us at info@cbcdouglasville.com.

We are Central, Connecting, Growing and Going,

Pastor Steve McFall

UPDATE 6

*Updated 3.24.20 at 6:00p*

Good afternoon Central Family,

In 2nd Kings 6:17, it says, “And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.’ Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha”. Wow! Did Elisha’s servant feel like he was alone, or that their enemy was too great. This verse encourages us to pray, to pray that our eyes would be opened, that our family and friend’s eyes would be opened to see the Lord’s army at our aid. Read the verse again. “And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.’ Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha”.

Let’s pray this together. Open my eyes Lord, God so that I may see the vast army that surrounds me and the situation which I find myself. Open the eyes of my family, my friends, our county, state and nation to your mighty power, love and salvation. Open our eyes Lord. In Jesus’ Name AMEN.

Tomorrow morning our staff will begin posting a daily devotion and you can watch Bro. Charles Gibbs online doing the Wednesday Bible Study which will also be posted tomorrow.

We are Central, Connecting, Growing and Going,

Pastor Steve McFall

We will have 27 extra ferns for sale from the Ferndraiser that can be purchased by debit/credit card only through a link provided by Lora Shelton, once you have emailed her at lshelton@cbcdouglasville.com and let her know the quantity you would like to purchase.

Tips to Hosting a Home Worship Gathering

Link to Prayer Request Page

UPDATE 5

*Updated 3.21.20 at 4:30p*

Good afternoon Central Family,

God spoke through Isaiah the prophet these words:

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10

In this verse God recognizes our response of fear and anxiety, and offers us the opportunity to focus on His presence, who He is, His strength, His help, and Him upholding us. Join me as I lead us to pray this:

“Help us Lord Jesus, not to fear but to recognize you are with us. Protect us from anxiety as
we look at the news and choose to trust that you are God. Thank you God for promising us your strength to help us and uphold us by your righteous right hand. And give our leaders wisdom and our healthcare workers protection and strength. In Jesus Name, AMEN”

Let’s join together tomorrow at cbcdouglasville.com, Facebook, and our other Social media sources as we worship together tomorrow starting at 10:30a online. Remember there are no services or activities till at least March 31st.

We are Central, CONNECTING, GROWING, AND GOING

Pastor Steve McFall

Link to Children’s Activity Time

Link to Prayer Request Page

UPDATE 4

*Updated 3.18.20 at 4:00p*

Good afternoon Central Family,

In 3rd John 3:2 it reads:

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you,
even as your soul is getting along well”

That is my prayer for you. This prayer includes a request to God for not only physical health, but emotional health. I love this part, your soul is getting along well.

Father, I pray for each one hearing this message and everyone in their home, that they enjoy good health and their soul is getting along well.
In Jesus name, Amen.

You will be getting more information in the mail hopefully by the weekend. In that information is our current decision not to have any services or activities at Central Baptist through March 31st. Our online services will continue with other ministry leaders also sharing additional devotions and teaching.

Let us continue to pray for one another.

We are Central, CONNECTING, GROWING, AND GOING,

Pastor Steve McFall

Link to Bro. Charles’ Devotion
Link to Children’s Story Time
Link to Prayer Request Page

3.15.20 SERMON

*Updated 3.15.2020 at 10:30a*

3.15.20-Sermon

UPDATE 3

*Updated 3.14.2020 at 5:30p*

Due to missing 3.15.2020 we have posted the bulletin online with the most up to date information. Due to the always changing conditions of Coronavirus the dates may change quickly. As of right now only events taking this week (excluding soccer) have been cancelled. Please visit cbcdouglasville.com/coronavirus for the most up to date information.

Click here for bulletin

UPDATE 2

*Updated 3.13.2020 at 7:45p*

Good Afternoon Central Family,

Let’s live in and share the peace of Christ during this Coronavirus situation. As a precaution, we are canceling all activities this Sunday, March 15th, and the activities for the upcoming week. We have been in constant communication with health officials and local authorities monitoring the situation. We feel it is necessary to take this precaution even though there are no reported cases in Douglas County at this time. In addition to services and activities for the next week being canceled, the soccer games tomorrow are also canceled.

Disciple Now and the men’s breakfast will continue as scheduled.

We value staying connected as the Central family. So, we encourage you to go over your Sunday School/Community Group lesson as a family on Sunday. We know that community is also important, so we encourage you to call a friend or Face-time to talk over the lesson. I will post a Sermon, with some very practical Connection Steps, this Sunday at 10:30a on our Website (https://cbcdouglasville.com), Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

So remember, the services for this Sunday, March 15th, are canceled, the Soccer games for tomorrow are canceled, and all the activities for the next week are canceled.

Let’s continue to pray for the families impacted by the Coronavirus and for a cure. Let’s also abide in the love and peace of Christ. We will continue to keep you updated via our Website, Facebook, Instagram, eNews, and Calling Post.

We are Central, connecting, growing and going.

Pastor Steve McFall