One of the most important adult ministries of the church is Sunday School classes for grownups of all ages (Adult Sunday School Class Descriptions). Beyond these, there are separate Bible study groups on varying schedules for men and women. Also for women, “Purses in the Pew” is very popular. Each of these meetings features a special guest speaker and includes lunch. Members of the Needlepoint Guild work on projects for the church.
In a less spiritual (in some ways) realm, the Fishing Club appeals to a number of folks.
For adults 50 years of age and better, a committee of peers plans retreats, day trips, extended trips and special programs to help minister and enrich lives.
This is a very active and caring group of individuals who are just a lot of fun to be around. There is a place for you in the Adult 50+ group as long as you’re past fifty.
An ongoing activity is to meet for breakfast each second and fourth Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at Cracker Barrel. One of the service projects after breakfast recently was to package meals for Backpack Buddies, a program that provides weekend sustenance for needy children (first photo).
A number of our senior adults went on a trip to Washington, DC just before Christmas 2018 (second photo).
The third photo is the group that visited Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs on May 6, 2019.
The fourth photo, from August 2019, is the group that rode the train overnight from Chicago to Glacier National Park, then enjoyed five days in the park.
Purses in the Pew
The women of Central Baptist Church have always been mission-minded. From the years of The Women’s Missionary Union, to several years of Women on Mission, and now Purses in the Pew, our church women have been led by the Spirit of God to generously share the gospel in Newnan, our state, our country, and abroad through their resources. Although Purses in the Pew started out as a hopeful “revival” of missions education for the women of our church, this fellowship has evolved into a group of women sharing one another’s struggles and joys. God’s Spirit has moved richly among this group of women. They have met, identified with, and prayed for so many women in ministry. They have prayed for one another. They have given very generously to support women through missions.
All sessions are at 11:00 am on the fourth Monday of each month from September – May. For more information, call the church office at 770-683-0610. The speaker schedule for 2019-2020 is as follows:
September 23, 2019—Rev. LeAnn Gunter Johns, Hospice Chaplain, Hospice Care Options, Macon, GA
October 21, 2019—Rev. Julie Long, Assistant Director of Baptist Women in Ministry, Macon, GA
November 25, 2019—Kim and Marc Wyatt, CBF Field Personnel, Research Triangle, NC
January 27, 2020—Ellen Sechrest, CBF Global Missions, Decatur, GA
February 24, 2020—Chaouki and Maha Boulos, CBF Field Personnel, Beirut, Lebanon
March 23, 2020—Rev. Jessica Asbell, Minister to Children and Families, First Baptist Church, Roswell, GA
April 27, 2020—Scarlette Jasper, CBF Field Personnel, Somerset, KY
May 18, 2020—Annie Westbrook, Children’s Pastor, Johns Creek Baptist Church, Alpharetta, GA
Ruth Drake Bible Study
The Ruth Drake Bible study is a group of women who come together to study the word of God, pray together, and fellowship. This group works together to decide each year what they would like to study. Their most recent studies are “Believers: Lessons from Women of Powerful Faith” by Gien Karseen and “Becoming a Woman of Prayer” by Cynthia Heald. This group meets on Tuesday at 1:00 pm from September – April. Please call the church office or email Katie Faison at Kfaison@centralbaptistnewnan.org if you would like more information about this bible study.
Lavinia Barron Book Group
Formed in the mid-nineties, the Lavinia Barron Book Group meets at 7:15 pm on the second Monday of each month in members’ homes. Both religious and secular topics in literature are chosen and discussed. Women of all ages are welcome. Please contact Katie Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about the next meeting!
WIT – Women in Transition
Our “WIT” group is for women who have recently lost a loved one. We all know grief is hard, and when you have lost someone close it is hard to find ways to clear your mind and get away from the grief. This group of ladies gathers on the second Tuesday of each month for a special outing or meal together. If you would like to be a part of this ministry as someone who has recently lost a loved one or as a friend to someone who has recently experienced loss, please contact the church office to be added to the invitation list.