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Week of Mar 10

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Dr. Charles Quarles - The Pastor's Qualifications Part II | Mar 3

I Timothy 3:1-7

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Member Class This Sunday, March 3

The next New Member Class will be held this Sunday, March 3, at 9:00 am in Room A-03. This is the first of the 2 sessions that are required parts of our membership process. The classes do not need to be taken in order. If you are interested in church membership, please speak with a Deacon at the conclusion of the worship service.

Primary Election Polling at CBC - March 5

Christ Baptist Church is a voting place for our primary elections.  Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. Any voter in line at their assigned polling place at 7:30 p.m. will be able to vote.

If you are not sure where your polling place is located, you can check HERE

Click to enter your information and Get a Sample Ballot

Missions Prayer Focus - NC Primary Elections

Pray for the upcoming primary election. Pray we would elect men and women of integrity and honor holding fast to our Nation’s traditional Judeo Christian values. If you'd like to learn more about your options before you vote, check out the NC Values Coalition website at NC Values Coalition

You can watch a forum of the Lt. Governor candidates. This was filmed at Christ Baptist. Click here: Lt. Governor Candidate Forum.

Update From the Senior Pastor Search Team

The pastor search committee is meeting weekly, and we are excited to begin organizing our process of seeking the next senior pastor for Christ Baptist Church.
The search committee has established a website which will be used to provide updates to the congregation on our progress. Information is already listed under the FAQ section that you may find helpful: Pastor Search Committee
We also want to share an email address for the congregation to communicate with the search committee:
If you have a candidate in mind, please encourage that person to send a resume to this email address. Church members may also submit candidates for consideration. We request that you include as much information as possible about the candidate, including contact information and why the candidate should be considered.
Thank you for your prayers as you partner with us in the search.
CBC Pastor Search Committee:
Mark Hunsinger - chair
Tim Ammons
Debra Beasley
John Bruce
Susan Edwards
Sarah Knott
Chris Rice
Mary Weiler

Operation Christmas Child Celebration March 9

Our church's participation in Operation Christmas Child in 2023 resulted in a record-breaking number of shoeboxes packed and opportunities to share the gospel to children worldwide. You are invited to a special event to celebrate this achievement. The event will include:

  • A time of worship
  • An amazing presentation by a shoebox recipient 
  • An update on the 2023 numbers and our impact on the Kingdom 
  • A ministry update and how you can participate for next Christmas
  • A time of corporate prayer 
  • Refreshments and giveaways, including free shoeboxes.

The event will be Saturday, March 9th from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. Enter by the portico on the left side of the building. Please RSVP HERE.

Birthdays at CBC

Click below to see who has a birthday this week.

Inclement Weather

Information on church closing or event cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on our website and WRAL-TV. Changes will not be made to our website or WRAL if events or services remain on their regular schedule.

Last Sunday's Attendance & Contributions

Missed Last Sunday's Sermon?

Click here to watch last week's message!

Member Directory Access

Need to contact a fellow member, but not sure how?

OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK - Christmas Decorating

Join us as we decorate for Christmas! We need many hands committed to helping make Christ Baptist Church lovely for the holidays. The fun will begin Wednesday, November 15th at 2 p.m. We will also decorate on Thursday, November 16th from 9-5, and Friday November 17th from 9 a.m. until we are finished. No decorating experience is necessary, and you can stay as long as you like; we have a lot of work to do! To volunteer contact Kim Faucette.

Student Life Groups

Student Life Groups have resumed and are meeting Sundays at 9:00 a.m. There will be a time of fellowship, worship, devotion, and refreshments. The topic for June is Godly Wisdom.

Beth Slusher is leading with help from Han Ng and Will Allen. More volunteers are needed. Please join us!
For more information contact Beth Slusher at or 929-961-8023.

Lost & Found Items

This Sunday, October 15 is the last day to retrieve your items from Lost & Found. They will be disposed of on Monday. The table can be found in the hall between the kitchen and fellowship hall.

Missions Ministry at CBC

David Listrom, who has served as our Missions Ministry Coordinator, announced last month that he and his wife, Linda will be transitioning to a new involvement with King's Cross Community Church.  We are very thankful to David and Linda for their tremendous service given to both the CBC Missions and Worship ministries.  Their faithful leadership is a gift.  Please pray for David and Linda in the new work to which God is calling them.

We are pleased to announce that Marc Collins has taken the reins as the CBC Missions Committee Chairman.  Marc recently retired from his teaching position with Wake County schools. He and his wife Susan have been very active in Missions ministry, and they both bring wonderful gifts of service and skills as our leaders in this area. Praise God for Marc and Susan's faithful commitment to serve at CBC.

Senior Saints Fellowship - This Thursday, November 9

Senior Saints, you are invited to a Fellowship lunch on Thursday, November 9 at noon, with guest storyteller Rev. Ken Klingborg, Pastor Emeritus at North Raleigh Methodist Church. He is from Pennsylvania and has tons of “down home” stories about his home state and his life growing up there. Cost is $8 per person.

Also on November 9, you have the opportunity to help pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child from 10-3. You can help either before or after lunch at your convenience.

Register for lunch at

Charlie Colgan's Celebration of Life Service

Thank you to the many who have shown an outpouring of love and support after the loss of our leader and shepherd at Christ Baptist Church, Charlie Colgan. We praise God for the hundreds of lives that Charlie impacted for Jesus Christ. Continue to pray for the Colgan family in the days ahead.

You may watch the recording of this week's Celebration of Life service for Pastor Charlie by clicking the link below:

Charlie Colgan's Celebration of Life Service

Please Note: Change of Students' Meeting Space

The students will be meeting for Life Groups upstairs in the rooms above the gym until further notice.

Welcome Back Jane Brown

We welcome back Jane Brown to the church office. She has taken over Carla's duties. She will be with us part time, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9-4, and Thursdays from 9-4

Guest Speaker - November 19 - Kenny Jones

Our guest speaker this Sunday, November 19, in Dr. Quarles' absence will be Kenny Jones of Capital Community Church. Kenny has been the Associate Pastor of Administration and Ministries since 2020 and is responsible for overseeing all operations, providing direction for Capital’s ministries, and leading the staff team. Kenny completed his undergraduate work at Campbell University, with a BBA in Trust and Wealth Management. Kenny then completed a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. After graduating from Southeastern, he worked in Southeastern’s development office and later with First Citizens Bank in the Institutional Trust division. Kenny is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at The Master's Seminary. Kenny has a passion to equip every Christian to effectively use their spiritual gifts for the edification of the whole church and ultimately for the glory of God. He also enjoys laboring in the ‘verse-by-verse’ teaching of the Bible so that God’s Word builds-up the body. Kenny has been married to his wife, Kathryn, since 2011. They have three daughters.

Welcome New Members

We are excited to officially welcome our new members who joined CBC last Sunday. Be sure to say "hello" when you see them.

Colgan Family Support Fund

Please continue to pray for Pastor Charlie's family. Donations for the Colgan Family Support Fund for education and living expenses should be made to GiveSendGoClick on the link below to donate:

Saltshakers Registration Still Open for '23-'24

Saltshakers registration is open, and it's not too late to join us. The study of the Gospel of Luke continues on Tuesdays with morning and evening classes available.  There are preschool and homeschool programs offered as well.  Online registration is required.  Click below for more information or contact Karen Jennette at   

Click here: Saltshakers

Churchwide Valentine's Banquet - "A Night of Fun for Everyone!" Next Friday, February 16

Friday night fun! Make your reservations now for our churchwide Valentine's Banquet, "A Night of Fun for Everyone!," Friday evening, February 16, at 6:00 pm. We will enjoy a catered dinner and be entertained by Christian illusionist Tony Thomas. This will be a fun and magical event for everyone, so feel free to invite friends and guests.  Cost is $15 per adult, $5 for children ages 11-17. If you need childcare for your newborn - 10 year old, make the request when you register.  Register and pay online at Valentine's Banquet by noon on Thursday, February 15.

Lord's Day Prayer

Join us from 8:15 - 8:45 on Sunday mornings as we pray for our church and the missions we are partnered with. Come before the Lord with us for Lord's Day Prayer in room D-03

The Lord's Supper - Sunday, February 4

We will participate together in the Lord's Supper this Sunday, February 4 during the Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.  Please join us in remembrance of the Lord's Table.

Men's Golf Outing Tomorrow, October 27th

Join us for a wonderful time of golf and fellowship at River Ridge Country Club on Friday, October 27th. Tee times will begin at 9 a.m., and the cost will be $90.00 per person. This includes: green fees, cart, snacks, prizes, and lunch from City BBQ.

Register at Men's Golf Outing. Payment is required at the time of registration. Please include your handicap or your estimated score for 18 holes.

Contact George Bode at 919-522-8613

Czech Republic Mission Trip

We will partner with in-country missionaries Vlada and Eliska Donat as we lead an English camp for 8-21 year-olds, helping them with conversational English, showing the love of Christ, and sharing the Gospel. Our goal is to send a team of 12 people this year. Please pray about your participation. We are looking for commitments by February 1 to minimize travel costs by booking early.

Contact Mark Hunsinger at or 919-607-0061.

Men's Breakfast This Saturday, February 10

Our Men's Breakfast is this Saturday, February 10 at 8:30 AM. Brad Knott, former federal prosecutor and candidate for US Congressional district 13, will be our speaker. Click on the link to register Men's Breakfast or contact George Bode at 919-846-2633 or

Prayer Gathering This Sunday, January 28

This Sunday, January 28 at 5:00 p.m. we will meet in the Fellowship Hall for a time of corporate prayer. We will also receive a brief update from the elders afterward. If you have specific questions you would like the elders to address, please submit them to

Last Week for Annual Missions Offering

This is the last week to give to our annual Mission Offering for International and North American Missions. Every dollar of the offering collected during this time will be distributed to the Southern Baptist Convention to support our SBC missionaries, with 70% going to the International Mission Board (IMB) and 30% to the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Please use a Mission Offering envelope or mark your checks or online giving with ‘Missions’ in the memo line.

Labor Day - Church Office Closed

Monday, September 4, is Labor Day. Please note that the church office will be closed. Women of Prayer will meet the following Monday, September 11.

New Elders

Continue to pray for our new elders, Shayne Beasley, Frankie Gordon, and Mark Zurawel, who have been affirmed by the congregation and now assume this important leadership role.

We thank them for their willingness to serve.

End of Year Contribution Statements

End of year contribution statements have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please contact the church office at 919-573-5454.

Staff Anniversaries

Congratulations to Heather Johns, Administrative Assistant, on completing 1 year at Christ Baptist on January 20. Thank you for your commitment to serve well.

Ushers Needed!

We have a need for more people to serve as an usher during our Sunday worship services.  Any Christ Baptist church members interested in serving on a CBC Usher team, please contact Bob Martin for more details: or 919-614-1488.

CBC at With Love From Jesus-April 22

CBC will serve at WLFJ on Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m. This is a great opportunity to share the gospel, pray for the lost, and serve them with groceries, household goods, furniture and clothes. Click below for more details.

Deacon Affirmation

CBC members, we are excited to present our new deacon candidates. Remember that all forms are due no later than TODAY, August 24. Forms will not be received after that time, so please make this important decision for our church a top priority.   Candidates for deacon are: Dan Doster, Fred Frazier, Mark Hunsinger, Kevin Manweiler, Jim Pendergrass, Donnie Powell, Joseph Powell, Bob Smith, Steve Sterling, and Jerry Stirman. Fill out an online Affirmation Form from the link below, checking a box for each man. 

Deacon Affirmation Form 2023

LOVE LIFE Prayer Walk - THIS SATURDAY, 9:00 a.m.

This Mother's Day weekend, we have the opportunity to participate in Week 14 of the Love Life Prayer Walks. The walk is this Saturday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m. It is a peaceful and structured event, allowing us to publicly express our love for God and for moms and their unborn children.  After a 10 minute walk from the gathering point, the group will pray, sing, and listen to speakers who explain the realities that Love Life seeks to change.

You can join us! Go to the link below, then click on "VIEW LOCATIONS" and "JOIN PRAYER TEAM" under Raleigh, NC to register:

For more information talk to Margaret Beaman, or email us at:   

Business Meeting Sunday, February 18

NOTICE:  There will be a called business meeting on Sunday, February 18, immediately following the service to vote on the pastor search team members. The persons we will be voting on are: Tim Ammons, Debra Beasley, John Bruce, Susan Edwards, Mark Hunsinger, Sarah Knott, Chris Rice, and Mary Weiler. Please be in prayer as we move forward in this important step in finding a new senior pastor. Open the attachment at the top of this email to read team bios.

Guest Speaker - Dr. David Horner

This Sunday, February 11, Dr. David Horner will be preaching at Christ Baptist Church. David and Cathy Horner, along with other couples, started Providence Baptist Church in 1978, where he pastored for 37+ years, retiring in 2015. He grew up in Graham, NC, graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC (1974), then went on to prepare for pastoral ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, Massachusetts (1977). Most recently, he completed a PhD at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2018). In 2016, he began a new ministry called Equipped for Life. He and his wife, Cathy, were married in 1973. They have three wonderful sons married to three amazing daughters-in-law and five awesome grandchildren.

Annual Business Meeting-NEW TIME, 6PM June 21

We will gather for our Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. (note the change in start time) in the Fellowship Hall.  The church will vote on the proposed 2023-2024 Financial Ministry Plan along with other business items which are included in the published agenda. Members and attenders were emailed the Financial Ministry Plan and the Agenda.  Hard copies of both are available at the Connections Desk in the Gathering Hall. All are welcome to attend the meeting. However, only members 18 and older may participate in any voting.  Please make plans to attend this important meeting.  

Deacon Skills Team

As a part of their service to the congregation, a number of Deacons participate on a Skills Team to assist church members. Here is a list of some services the Deacons provide:

1. Painting
2. Yardwork and cleanup
3. Minor carpentry and electrical work
4. Help with transportation/grocery and medicine pickup and delivery
5. Professional advice and referrals
6. Helping with moving/prep for yard sales, etc.
If you need assistance please contact your assigned Deacon, Greg Allen at 919-561-2817, or Jim Pendergrass at 919-291-1021.

Installation of New Elders and Deacons

We are excited to install new Elders and Deacons this Sunday, January 8, during the Worship Service. The two elders are Craig George and Jerry Anderson. Both Craig and Jerry have served previously as elders and they have agreed to serve again.

The new deacons are:

  • Roger Heeren
  • Bob Cardon
  • Bob Stevens
  • Stephen Cartwright

 We are very thankful that these men have agreed to serve the Lord in these roles at CBC.  Please be in prayer for them and all the elders and deacons.  

GriefShare Spring Session - It's Not Too Late!

Christ Baptist Church is here to encourage you to find hope in Jesus Christ through the challenging times in life, including through the loss of a loved one. It's not too late to join us for the Spring session of Grief Share on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am - 12 noon. The last session will be on April 11. Dave and Susan Roeger are the facilitators. The classes meet in room LL-02, located on the Lower Level of the Classroom Building. Registration is required, and the cost is $25. Click to register and pay online:  Grief Share Spring 2024

Reconnect with the Dowdys

The Dowdys, a CBC family that have been in East Asia for 6 ½ years, have moved to a different country. Due to their changed security situation, they are able to resume their prayer newsletter. They'd love for you to begin to receive it regularly. You will be blessed by what God is doing through their courageous sacrifice and service. Use this link to sign up:

Fiscal Year-End Contributions

New Deacon Installation This Sunday, September 24

Join us this Sunday, September 24, as we install our new deacons. They are Dan Doster, Fred Frazier, Mark Hunsinger, Kevin Manweiler, Jim Pendergrass, Donnie Powell, Joseph Powell, Bob Smith, and Jerry Stirman. Please pray for them and thank them for their service to the congregation.

You Can Participate in Pray Now NC ONLINE!

There will be a prayer gathering at the NC State Capitol this Saturday, October 14, from 12-2 to pray for a spiritual awakening in our state and in the country. We want to encourage members to participate and will gather at the church to carpool to the Capitol.

If you are unable to attend and would like to participate online, visit the homepage at Pray NC fifteen minutes before the event begins. The livestream should appear there. 

Susan Murray and Margaret Beaman are the points of contact. Email them at  or  Visit Pray NC for more information on the event.

40 Days of Prayer

Members and attenders of Christ Baptist Church, please continue to prayerfully review and meditate on the scriptures you received on Monday for our '40 Days of Prayer' journey.  During this time we are praying specifically for God's leading for our church, especially as it relates to the selection of new elder and deacon leadership, the possibility of uniting with Capital Community Church, or the rebuilding and reviving of Christ Baptist.  

This week's email is called Week Four: Victory Over Sins of Commission.  We hope you find the tool useful as we focus on the Word and contemplate the Questions for Reflection which are included in each week's messageBe sure to check your email weekly throughout our prayer journey together.

"And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the request that we have asked of Him." -1 John 5:14-15 

Update on Dr. Jim Shaddix & Dr. Chuck Quarles

Some of you have been asking for updates on Dr. Shaddix. Here is a link to a site his children are running. Google Updates

We continue to pray for Dr. Chuck Quarles as he recovers from a serious case of Covid.

Cards may be sent to his home at:

55 Juniper Trail

Franklinton, NC  27525

Facility Use

For up to date event information or to request a date on the calendar/room at the church, first visit our website calendar. Please submit all calendar dates/facility requests online via the Calendared Event Request Form. All areas and rooms, including conference rooms, must be reserved in advance, to avoid schedule conflicts and for door lock/unlock and HVAC schedule to be set for you.

Calendar or Facility Reservation