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Weekend Glimpse … Photo Style

This weekend was our Baptism Celebration weekend. It is the weekend where we do open, spontaneous, outdoor baptisms. Jud preached about baptism, people decided they were all-in, and they responded.

The catch … it was FREEZING! Had to be one of the coldest late-May weekends ever. I must have checked the weather on my phone 20 times. The temp never topped 58* on Sunday. That is winter like for us Vegas folks. The wind was blowing 20-30 miles per hour. And the water wasn’t heated. So, as I stood crying, watching all of those people shivering as they followed the Lord in baptism, all I could think was … that is MAJOR love and dedication to Jesus.

One of my favorite things is that families can link arms and get baptized together. It is really special. Here are some pictures:

And the Winners are … & Consolation Prize

First off, if you didn’t win the drawing for Uncensored Truth: A No-Spin Guide to the Christian Faith, I have this little consolation prize for you. This is the performance of Amazing Grace that we did this Easter. Our team worked hard and were incredible. So enjoy. You can get the FREE audio download of this version here. If you are on FB or an RSS feed, click through to watch … trust me.

Amazing Grace (Live) from Central Online on Vimeo.

And (thanks to random.org) here are the winners of my husband’s new book Uncensored Truth: A No-Spin Guide to the Christian Faith:

1. Vanessa

2. Heather Moore

3. David Coyne

4. Tiffany Gowesky

5. Star Forbis

6. Mike McGown

7. Amanda

8. Codi

9. Lisa

10. Stacie Wood

Congratulations winners. I shot you an email with the information about getting the book to you.

2nd Birthday … the Giveaway

Today is the 2nd Bloggy Birthday of this here blog.

So … in order to celebrate … or to grab hold of an excuse to give stuff away, we’re going to do a mass giveaway.

This is my husband’s new book: Uncensored Truth: A No-Spin Guide to the Christian Faith

“In Uncensored Truth, Jud Wilhite offers a straightforward guide to the core beliefs of Christianity and shows why they matter and how they apply to life. Jud leads a no-holds-barred discussion about everything from God and Jesus to the Bible’s teaching on end times, heaven and hell. He shows how discovering God’s uncensored truth leads one to rediscover God s uncensored grace in a fresh way.” – Product Review on Amazon

Jud wrote this book as the simplest, most engaging way to explain the essentials of the faith as he possible.

So … I have 10 copies of this book to give away to celebrate. All you have to do is leave a comment. I’ll draw the winners at random Sunday night, and announce them on Monday. You can find the book at Central Online Bookstore and Amazon.

Ok … on your mark … get set … go comment:

That’s Real Love … Easter

Posted by Lori (If reading on RSS feed or FB, click through to watch video)

I love Easter. I love celebrating the life, sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus. I love the unique opportunity that we have to share the Gospel with tons of people who don’t normally come to church. I love that God uses the work, effort and energy of staff & volunteers to make His name known and bring people to Himself. Ahhh … I love it.

What is your church doing this Easter to share Christ with your community?

Murder Mystery Night

Posted by Lori

Every few months, I get together with our Pastors Wives and ladies on staff at Central.

We’ve Raced, and we’ve Blasted from the Past. And Monday night we put our detective caps on and did a little mystery solving. The mystery: Who killed King Henry VIII?

Our mystery was set in a library, so we each became different literary characters. I, of course, was Elinor from Sense and Sensibility because Jane Austen + Hugh Grant = pure deliciousness.

But I digress.

To top it off, we had beautiful chocolate fountains and prizes. Because it can’t really be a fun party without chocolate and prizes. Am I right?!

But best of all, we just got to be together. We laughed and chatted. And hopefully they felt valued and appreciated.

We have the best staff and staff wives out there! Love you ladies!

Now, on to planning our next event. Any ideas?