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Welcome Howard Tranby! He is joining the CBC family by confession of faith and baptism!

Who Doesn’t Need Summerzcool?


The conclusion of Commencement activities at Campbellsville University brings one of my favorite moments of the year. After the last of a record 558 May graduates proudly moved across our stage and campus, I quietly hung up my cap and gown in my office closet, threw up my arms in celebration, and commenced to perhaps my favorite class—“Summerzcool!” Jimmy Buffett describes it this way:

You messed up you read the paper
You accidentally watched the news
You inadvertently find yourself in the vicinity of the blues

Bust your tail to get the good life
You make a habit out of overtime
When the big report card comes
Your priorities are way out of line

You need to go to summer school
Get to the beach or at least in a pool
Time to go to summer school
Remember what is and what is not cool

In this song, Buffett celebrates what renowned German theologian Jurgen Moltmann describes in his now out-of-print book A Theology of Play. Ben Witherington III mines a few of Moltmann’s diamonds in his book The Rest of Life:

  1. Play foreshadows the joy of the eschaton [end of time] where all manner of drudgery and disease and decay and death will be left behind. It is not useless activity.
  2. Play is a celebration of life lived to its fullest.
  3. In play we emulate God’s actions who did not create the universe because it was a necessity. God is playful. He enjoys creating and playing.
  4. “Play relativizes our ‘over-seriousness’ toward life, filling us with a spirit of joy and delight that carries over into all aspects of our existence.”
  5. Play is not time out from work, and it is not rest time either. It is kingdom foreshadowing. It is a momentary escape into the future reality that God intended for us all.

One of my most esteemed professors was Dr. Wayne Oates. Often called the father of pastoral care and counseling, Dr. Oates wrote and published 57 books. But perhaps one of his greatest distinctives is that he coined the word “workaholism” to describe the unhealthy preoccupation that many in Western society have with work and accomplishment.

Maybe you can relate to feeling overscheduled, overworked, and under-rested. If so, let me invite you to join me in Summerzcool in these next few months!

Dr. Scott Wigginton, Counseling Pastor
sewigginton@campbellsville.edu

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Attention All Fishermen!

CBC will have a FISH FRY this fall. We need your help. We need your FISH! As you catch fish this summer, please put some of it away to help with the fish fry. If you have any question, feel free to contact Brad Lauer, Discipleship Pastor: bradl@cvillebaptist.com or call 270-465-8115.

Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, May 24
6:15PM, Prayer Meeting
7:00PM, Worship Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, May 28
9:00AM, Worship
10:30AM, Sunday School
No Evening Worship

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
Church Offices & CLC Closed

 

Vital Signs: May 21

Attendance:
Worship: 397
Sunday School: 397
Prison Ministry: 34

Tithes & Offerings
Budget Receipts Received This Week: $23,203.00
Budget Goal YTD: $505,403.43
Budget Receipts YTD: $490,636.94
Over/(Under) Budget Goal YTD: ($14,766.49)

Our Church His Glory
Capital Campaign Update

Given to the campaign so far: $83,620.88
Goal: $304,500.00

 

Ways to Give @ CBC

MyCBC: Over the past few months you have seen the ad for our new church app – MyCBC. Did you know that you can give through this app? All you have to do is follow the directions and set it up. Search “Campbellsville Baptist Church” in the app store. It only takes about 60 seconds.

Text to Give: From your smartphone/tablet follow these simple instructions:

  1. Open your texting/messaging app on your phone
  2. Text the number 30131
  3. In the message box type CBCGiving $(the amount you wish to give).
  4. If you have not set up the MyCBC app, you will be sent a link that takes you to a screen to input your payment info. You only have to do this one time. 

Portal: https://cvillebaptist.elexiopulse.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office.