Our March 2010 Update

I’m writing this article on a Thursday
morning and rejoicing over what God is
doing among our Youth. Last night I had
the privilege of speaking to a wonderful
group of youth who were engaged in the
study of God’s Word. We learned about the
fact that if they are believers in Jesus Christ,
they are members of the Body of Christ with
a purposeful assignment from the Lord. Our
fine Discipleship in Action Leaders took their
small groups to share & pray together. I’m thankful for these
dedicated adults that work with our students.
All of our Youth are encouraged to join with us on March
20th at 3:30pm to minister at the Woodlands Nursing
Home. We will sing and share testimonies with the residents
there and enjoy some Pizza afterwards. We are also preparing to
go to the Florida Baptist Youth Evangelism Conference in
beautiful Orlando, Florida on the 26th and 27th of March. Mark
these dates on your calendar.
The Future Expansion Committee elected last month has
already met twice and is working hard under the
excellent leadership of our chairman, Mr. Fred Hart.
be in prayer for this group to have the wisdom of God as they
are charged with bringing a recommendation to the church
This fall we celebrate North Central’s 75th Anniversary. Be
praying that we would have some special days of rejoicing
together over what the Lord has done through this precious
fellowship of believers. There have been thousands who have
been saved and baptized in our fellowship during our great
history. God’s hand has been on this church. We are praying for
an even greater history for the next 75 years.
March 7th we begin a new Sunday night sermon series
entitled, ‘Do you have Questions?’
Have you
ever wondered how to answer questions like-“Why do the
innocent suffer?, Is there really a God?, What about those that
have never heard the gospel?” We will be handling those and
other key questions from the scripture on Sunday nights. Also, our
study of Acts will be ending soon. Pray for the leadership of the
Lord as we move into another study together on Sunday
The Liberty Wind Ensemble will be with us on Wednesday
night, March 17at 6pm.
Come for a delicious supper at 5pm
and enjoy wonderful music that will lead you to the heights of
worship. Our own Amy Fox is a student at Liberty University and
plays in this group. Her parents, Dave and Mary Ann, are helping
us enlist host families for this phenomenal 60 member group. Let
them know if you can keep two of these students for one night.
Dr. Alvin Reid will be our guest in the morning worship
service on Sunday, April 11.
Dr. Reid is a professor of
evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is being used of God all over this
country as he speaks to students. He will be with our college
students in their annual spring retreat on Friday and Saturday,
April 9 and 10th in beautiful Hilliard, Florida.
Please pray with me about a major church wide
evangelistic outreach scheduled for June 20-23 of this
Pastor Anthony George from Aloma Baptist Church in the
Orlando Area will be preaching here 4 nights–Sunday through
Wednesday–as we seek to reach our friends for Christ. We will
host the Prayz Choir, made up of youth from the First Baptist
Church of Atlanta, Georgia. This 100 voice youth choir will join our
youth in a daytime ministry to hundreds and they will sing and
lead worship for our entire congregation in the evenings. We will
have the assignment of inviting everyone possible to these
powerful gospel meetings.
It is wonderful to be the Pastor of such a precious
fellowship of believers.
Let’s all be looking for someone in our
path that needs Jesus Christ. This is our assignment-to reach
someone with the gospel and then to see to it that they grow in
I love you in the Lord,
Calvin J. Carr