Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Checking in from Lowesville, VA

It is a hot one this week in Lowesville, VA.

I just wanted to take a few moments to say hello and to invite you to visit us one Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA. We would love to have you join us. We are an inclusive community fellowship of believers and we welcome people from all backgrounds and denominations from within the Christian tradition. If you are seeking a church family, try us out. You will find that we are a loving group of fallible human beings that seek to encourage one another. Even if you are not a Christian, we would still love to have you hang out with us. It would be our joy to learn what it is like to be "you" and to journey together with you through this life path that we are all on.

Blessings and peace. May your day be filled with joy.

Pastor Anderson
Central Baptist Church
Lowesville, VA

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

VBS 2016 at Central Baptist Church, Lowesville, VA

We had a blast this summer in VBS at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA!!! The theme was "submerged."

It always amazes me how God blesses us with a good turnout and with opportunities to encourage one another.

It is our desire at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA to be a welcoming congregation who work hard at serving all people, in our community of Lowesville, VA.

Feel free to drop by and visit us one Sunday! Bible Study begins at 10 am and Worship begins at 11 am.

We are located in beautiful Lowesville, VA on Lowesville Rd. The physical address which you will need to plug into your GPS is:

103 Central Church Lane
Arrington, VA 22922

Blessings & Peace,

Pastor Gary Anderson

Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA

Summer has been in full swing here for a few weeks in Lowesville, VA. My name is Gary Anderson and I am the pastor at Central Baptist Church, which is located in the hamlet of Lowesville, VA. I often times refer to our beautiful church house as the Lowesville Abbey. Central Baptist Church, or, the Lowesville Abbey, sits atop a hill overlooking the metropolis of Lowesville, Va. It is a beautiful spot for a church and I am of the opinion that it is one of the prettiest sacred spaces in Amherst County.  

With this said, I would like to cordially invite you to pay us a visit one Sunday. Bible study begins at 10 am and worship begins at 11 am.

Central Baptist Church is easy to find. We are not too far out in the country, north of the town of Amherst, VA. However, our address can be somewhat confusing. We actually have two addresses, one that is only a mailing address in Lowesville. The other is a mailing address as well as a physical address. In other words, the Lowesville, VA mailing address is:

Central Baptist Church

103 Central Church Lane

Lowesville, VA 22967

…and we get mail from this box down at Riverview Junction, which is the general store in Lowesville. The box is one of those cluster mailboxes with several individual mailboxes in it. Years ago there was a post office in Lowesville but when it closed down, the USPS changed most of the addresses to the neighboring community of Arrington, VA, which is actually situated in Nelson County, VA. Central Baptist Church is located in Amherst County, VA.

On the other hand, our physical address, which is what you will need to plug into your GPS is as follows:

Central Baptist church

103 Central Church Lane

Arrington, VA 22922

…and we also can get mail here in that since it takes people to our actual physical location, in Lowesville, VA, we decided back in the day to place a mail box in the ground, and sometimes mail appears. However, we prefer to give out the following address for all correspondence:

Central Baptist Church

103 Central Church Lane

Lowesville, VA 22967

I know, this is really confusing!!! Just imagine how this can easily get people off track when they decide to visit our church! At any rate, Lowesville is a beautiful rural community and for some reason, a fair amount of the addresses in our community of Lowesville are designated as Arrington addresses. This was the government’s decision… and we are left to constantly make attempts to keep everyone from getting confused, hence the reason for these types of posts!!!

In closing, feel free to join us at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA.

Blessings & Joy,

Pastor Gary Anderson

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Simple Path

Today is the first Sunday of Lent 2016. At Central we will endeavor to embark on a journey together through this Lenten season much like one walks along a path. May it be a simple path. We begin with Silence. Habakkuk 2:20 will be our guide for today's walk. Hope you will join us on this journey! God's Peace, Always. -Pastor Gary

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Life is about transitions. Even as life is a series of changes, it is also a series of choices. They only become more complex as we get older. We choose whether or not to accept or reject making peace with God through accepting God’s offer of salvation through enjoying a vibrant relationship with Jesus. We choose a life mate. We choose whether or not to avail ourselves of the benefits of an education. We choose a career. We choose whether or not to have children. We choose how we want to live. We choose the people who are in our lives. Join us over the next few weeks as we explore together, from God’s Word, what it means to navigate through life transitions. All are welcome! God’s Peace, Always… and we are wishing you the best in 2016. Happy New Year!!!

This is a picture taken last week just before we took the Christmas wreathes down at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA. We are so blessed to be a part of the community of Lowesville and we endeavor to continue to be a central gathering place for all people. It is our desire to provide a safe space for everyone to experience "sanctuary" in their lives as well as to provide a common meeting place for not only Christian worship but for community based events. All are welcome.

It is an exciting time to be at Central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VA. We are beginning a New Year together and we anticipate finding creative ways to be a blessing in our community of Lowesville, VA.

Feel free to join us each Sunday at 10 am for Bible Study and 11 am for worship.