Adam King

The Cleburne Christian Business Club will be “back in business” Monday, as one of the first civic organizations to resume meetings following weeks of COVID closures.

Johnson County Sheriff Adam King will be the featured lay speaker on the morning program, which will begin at 7 in the Exhibit Hall of the Cleburne Conference Center. Members of The Heights praise team will provide the special music.

This will also be the first meeting led by 2020-21 President Terry Bay, who believes it’s time for the Cleburne Christian Business Club to resume operations.

“In seeing our churches opening up, along with organizations, I felt it was the right time for our group,” Bay said. “With the conference center opening last week, that gave us the opportunity to make the decision to move forward and begin our meetings again. I’m excited to see us come back together, and hope we will welcome some first-time visitors. Our meetings are a great way to start the month.

“We have sent out information to our members, letting them know that all the social distancing and safety guidelines put in place by the city will be followed. We want to respect the personal preferences of those attending as they relate to social distancing, face masks and overall safety. We are meeting in the Exhibit Hall, which will give us lots of space to spread out and adhere to six-foot distancing.”

Bay, who serves as store director of the Cleburne H-E-B Grocery store, will be presenting his fellow officers for 2020-21, who include Vice President Kevin Sellers, Secretary Carol Cooper and Treasurer Perry Gott. Outgoing President Eddie Yancey will also be recognized.

In addition to the hiatus of monthly meetings, the 44th Annual Holy Week Services, sponsored by Cleburne Christian Business Club, was among the community events canceled to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

“We traditionally recognize our organization’s leadership at the Good Friday service,” Bay said. “We had wonderful hosts, lay speakers and guest musicians planned for this year’s services and we were saddened to have to cancel. 

“Our Holy Week observance is a major event in the community, as it brings all faiths together in worship. I began coming to the Cleburne Christian Business Club meetings after attending the Holy Week services.

“I’m very honored to be a part of this organization. I’m also excited for Monday and to have Adam King as our speaker. He is so well known for his years in law enforcement and in his service as our county sheriff. Adam has a great testimony and has some new things going on that he wants to share.  The Lord is moving in him in some special ways.”

Before the program will be a time of fellowship, starting at 6:45 a.m. 

Information on the Cleburne Christian Business Club, the monthly programs and special activities are posted on the CCBC Facebook page. 

The organization meets the first Monday of each month.

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