The new school year is almost here!

August is the month that we get back into our regular routines with work after vacation and school for the children and our college students. August is going to be a fantastic month. On the 5th we look forward to VBS Family Night celebrating all that the children have learned in Vacation Bible School. We will have a church wide service and fellowship that will be fantastic.

On August 12 we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. This is a special time. If you need to be baptized, please contact the church office as soon as possible.

I have enjoyed looking at Surprises in the Scripture, a sermon series that reveals some interesting facts that the Bible gives God’s people. I encourage you to look for opportunities to bring someone with you who needs encouragement from the Word of God.

Our Worship Arts Ministries is gearing up for a new season. Be on the lookout for a special orientation on August 19 for anyone interested in being involved in our Worship Arts Ministries. We look forward to a tremendous season worshipping and honoring the Lord here at North Central.

We have one of the finest staffs of any church in the country. We have some new staff members that have begun recently. Matt Seitz is our new College Director. Matt will do a fantastic job. Although Robert will no longer be our part-time College Director, he’s still plugged into the College Ministry. Last month he celebrated two years in this position. Congratulate Matt in his new position, and let’s all make sure and say thank you to Robert for the tremendous job he has done leading our College Ministry.

Ann Davis celebrates her 10th anniversary this month as a staff member of North Central Baptist Church. Ann has been a special member of our team for many, many years. She has held several positions on the Church staff, most recently as our Church Hostess, and does a fantastic job. She and Ben are very, very special in the life of this church. Let’s let Mrs. Ann know how much we love her as she celebrates her 10th anniversary on our staff.

This is the month we welcome new college students to North Central. Be on the lookout for them as they are visiting with us. God has given us a unique ministry with college students throughout the years. It is a blessing to welcome them.

As you know our Above and Beyond project is underway. Go outside and look at the progress that is being made. We praise God for His continued faithfulness in the life of this church. The faithful giving of God’s people has made it possible for us to realize the start and construction of our new Educational facility. We are so grateful for God’s blessings.

It is such a joy to Pastor this fellowship of believers. May God richly bless us as we move forward in reaching people for Christ.


Calvin J. Carr