TiltonProgress.com: Update with Central Park Church of Christ
Seven Questions with Dr. Keith Warner, Lead Minister of the local church, see photo and quote below.
date of interview, 12 March 2021
First, a bit of a note:
In the late winter of 2020, the church hired Dr. Warner as its new Senior Minister. He preached his first sermon there on the first Sunday of March of that year.
From that ... ... well, from that beginning, good things, and unusual things, and some flatly odd things have happened. Not just to this local church, but to the entire world.
They got the technology together to move their services online. Live Streaming on Facebook and Youtube (links to those pages below). As well as to continue to broadcast a 'tape delayed' message on WITY radio and then post that message as a downloadable MP3 on their website (more links below). All together, their internet presence has had hundreds more people involved than would even fit in their building.
Not bad for a hundred and ten year old congregation.
Now, at the end of March of 2021, they are looking to 'get back to usual', one tries not to say 'normal' anymore. Sunday School is resuming on Palm Sunday. Then the ladies are having their monthly "Joy Us Ministries" meeting on 1 April. After that, they are looking to slowly bring all of the regular activities back, including their Fifth Sunday fellowship dinners, VBS this summer, and, sooner or later, their "household item giveaway" that was put on something of an indefinite hold last fall.
They are also totally remodeling their entrance way, there is talk of a spring "work day" to get the rest of the building and grounds back into shape, and more, as we'll see in a minute.
Tilton Progress sat down with Dr. Warner and decided to just give him our profile sheet and let him fill it out and see what happens. This is the result:
"I see the Mission of Central Park Church to be its outward focus, as well as working to build spiritual lives inside and outside the church, and to minister to the local community. If we do that, we will see the spiritual and physical growth of the church."
Keith Warner, Lead Minister
They are also discussing replacing the sign on Washington Street, and putting a new one on the highway.
It's beginning to look like every church in town is under construction in some way... but that really is PROGRESS!
phone number: 217-446-8947
Hours: Sunday School: 9:30 AM CST.
Sunday Worship: 10:30
Tuesday Morning Bible Study: 10 AM.
Other services and functions to be added soon, more information on the Website and Facebook:
CPCC's Youtube Channel
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