Online Giving

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We are worshipful in sharing God’s gifts to us.  These gifts support God’s work through our church and show God honor.  We recognize God as the source of all we have.  Please consider our service E-Giving Online that is available.

If you would like to take advantage of this service follow the link: www.communitybaptistchurch.org/give and follow the instructions.

If you have problems or questions, please contact our church administrator,  Dottie Snyder, and she will walk you through the process.

Have you used online giving?  Can you give a testimony to others that might be thinking of using this service?

Cindy Hall……Her Life, Family & Ministry

Memorial service for Cindy Hall: Saturday, October 27 at our church. Visitation 4:30-6 and service at 6pm (central time). Dessert fellowship to celebrate her wonderful life to follow. Her obituary.

Pastor Emeritus Dr. John Dunaway passes away

John Dunaway

Our pastor emeritus Dr. John Dunaway, 79, died October. 18, 2012 at his home in Huntsville, Ala., following a long illness.

He was a longtime Kentucky pastor and helped name the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

A constitution proposed at the inaugural CBF gathering proposed the group of disenfranchised Southern Baptists call itself the “United Baptist Coalition.” Dunaway, at the time pastor of First Baptist Church in Corbin, Ky., pointed out that an existing United Baptist group espoused “extreme Calvinist views” and “the identification with the United Baptists would be in conflict with who we are and what we are.”

Ed Vick, a layman from Raleigh, N.C., said Baptists, in the truest sense of the word, are not united but rather cooperative. And so the group instead named itself the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, today an 1,800-church organization with headquarters in Atlanta.

Dunaway graduated from Georgetown College in 1954 and received his master’s degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1958. After receiving various honorary doctorates, he received his doctorate from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1983.

He served as pastor of Little Flock Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, Eaton Memorial Baptist Church in Owensboro, First Baptist Church in Corbin and helped found Community Baptist Church in Henderson, all in Kentucky.

He was president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, chaired the board of the Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home and was chairman of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1982-83.

After the Atlanta-based CBF formed in 1991, Dunaway served as moderator of the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. He later helped to found the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, which recently relocated to the campus of Georgetown College.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Jayne Cutter Dunaway; his daughter, Susan Dunaway of Shelbyville, Ky.; his son, Mark Dunaway; his daughter-in-law, Angela Phillips Dunaway, and his grandchildren, Jonathon and Kristen Dunaway, all of Huntsville, Ala.

Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church in Hunstville, Ala. Services will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. A service celebrating his life is scheduled at First Baptist in Corbin, Ky., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

In lieu of flowers, Dunaway personally requested that donations be made to the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, 400 East College Street, Box 358, Georgetown, KY 40324.

© 2012 Associated Baptist Press, Inc.

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Order of Worship, April 10, 2011

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Order of Worship, March 27, 2010

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GoodSearch Does Community Baptist Good!

GoodSearchA while ago, Community Baptist Church  recommended GoodSearch.com to use as a search engine for the Internet. 

Community Baptist  Church receives a donation every time this search engine is used. 

Pastor Tim uses this site and is quite fond of it.   Just this week the church received a nice check from GoodSearch.com for everyone that is using the site and recognizing us as their favorite non-profit.

We would like to remind everyone to begin their holiday shopping at GoodShop.com (an affiliate of GoodSearch.com) and then click on your favorite store when buying online.

A percentage of virtually every purchase at more than 1,300 top stores (from Amazon to Staples) will go to Community Baptist Church.  There are also thousands of money-saving coupons posted on each site.

See how much Community Baptist has raised by using GoodSearch.com!

What was your search experience like using GoodSearch.com or buying from GoodShop.com ?

Our History

The Community Baptist Church first met in a home in early June of 1994. The next meeting place was the Green Valley Association building. There was no place for the children in Sunday School, so they had to be outside. Strange, but it must have been the Providence of God, because it did not rain during that entire summer on Sunday.

The third meeting place was in a store building in downtown Henderson at 115 North Main Street. It took a lot of work to make it into an educational and worship area. The next phase of the church’s life was to build a multi-purpose building to provide worship, office space, kitchen, education and recreational facilities as our ministry to the area continued to grow.

Not long after the church began to meet in the Main Street building, we called Dr. David Nelson to be the Interim Pastor. Dr. Nelson had retired from the First Baptist Church of Owensboro, Kentucky. Dr. Nelson was able to provide mature leadership and helped the church to prepare for the future.

The church was constituted as the Community Baptist Church on December 11, 1994, with 68 members. During the period from March to August of 1995, the membership had grown to 117, making it the fastest-growing church in Henderson.

In March of 1995, Dr. John Dunaway came from the First Baptist Church of Corbin, Kentucky, to be the first pastor of the church.

The church has been involved in several mission programs, such as Habitat For Humanity, Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas gifts for needy children, Angel Tree, as well as many other projects.

In December of 1996, Community Baptist Church moved into its new building at 1026 Pebble Creek Drive. We have a very active senior group and youth group, with planned activities each month. Our recreational programs are growing – basketball, aerobics, indoor walking track and others are in the plans.

The history of yesterday is exciting, but the future is even more exciting and challenging for Christ’s cause.

GoD And DoG (from Children’s Sermon)

Our children’s sermon this morning was brought to us by Herb Pritchett.  He and his wife Anne are avid dog lovers.  He used this YouTube video.  Several asked for the link.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/H17edn_RZoY&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0

Have you seen this video before?  What are your thoughts?  Tell us your dog/God story!

The story of the Rich Young Ruler

image For many of us, the story of the Rich Young Ruler is probably not one of our favorite passages of Scripture. And this is true for several reasons. First of all, most of us do not believe this passage applies to us because most of us do not think of ourselves as “rich.” When we think of rich we think of the wife of a prominent country singer who complained that she wasn’t able to find a decent house with a swimming pool and a tennis court on the meager 10 million dollar budget she was given. Or we might think about the rich man who got so angry with a hotel manager that he bought the hotel so he could fire the manager. Most of us are not that rich. But compared to most of the world’s population, we are rich.

The second reason this passage may not be one of our favorites is because we don’t like to be preached to about money. Well guess what. As much as the average person dislikes being preached to about money…double that…no triple that, and that’s how much most preachers dislike preaching about money. However, it is an important part of our Christian discipleship and we need to be reminded about it from time to time.

Another reason this story may not be one of our favorites is that some of us may be having a difficult time with the current economic situation. And to be frank with you, it costs a lot of money to live these days. As Yogi Berra used to say, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

Yet still, we need to confront the fact that Jesus warned us time and time again about the dangers of materialism. One of the greatest dangers of materialism is that our society has a tendency to over-value things but under-value people. We are so caught up in preserving our wealth that we ignore the needs of our church and the people around us. We are like Lazarus who stepped over the beggar at his door each day as he lived the good life.

Jesus said, “What does it profit a person if they gain the whole world but lose their soul.” He also indicated that we should be more concerned with “storing our treasures in heaven than storing them on earth.” We do this by giving our time, energy and money to the cause of Christ’s kingdom. The story of the Rich Young Ruler and many others that Jesus told prompts us to ask ourselves, what is most important—our material wealth or our heavenly treasures? It is a very important issue as we try to live our Christian lives with our priorities in order.

Tim Hobbs, Pastor

Join us this Sunday for Bible Study at 9;45 and Worship at 10:45.  Our topic is “The Power of Giving”.  We hope to see you!