We hope you had a beautiful, blessed Christmas and are looking forward to a wonderful new year. Remember we will have one combined service at 10:00a this Sunday. George Paul Wood will be our guest speaker. Pastor Jeff will dedicate his three grandchildren to the Lord. Remember there will be no Sunday evening services or activities. Also, no services or activities will meet on Wednesday, December 30.
To be included on your 2015 giving statement, contributions must be received in the church office by 4:30p on Thursday, December 31, or postmarked or received online no later than midnight on December 31. Make contributions online by visiting here. It’s safe and secure. Thank you for your support of Central Assembly throughout 2015!
The church office will be closed Friday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Join us on Sunday, January 3, for Come & Go Family Communion any time between 6:00 and 7:30p. The pastoral staff will be available to serve you communion and pray with you for any needs you wish to share. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in 2016!
We will join the main sanctuary service on December 27. Our international service will resume January 3. No ELS class or Wednesday prayer meeting will be held through December 30. International women are invited to join us as we study Kerry Clarensau’s Redeemed beginning in January. We will have six sessions and meet every other week. We’ll have groups for Chinese and Korean, Japanese, English, and Youth. Contact Pastor Yoriko for starting dates and locations.
Your 2016 pre-numbered and dated offering envelopes will be available December 27 and the first two Sundays in January. Using these envelopes will help ensure you receive proper giving credit. Thank you for your faithfulness in giving to Central Assembly!
A new Stephen Ministry training class will be held January 3 at 6:00p in the chapel. Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to serve those who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal or chronic illness, relocation, or loneliness. If you are interested in exploring this ministry, please sign up below. If you are unable to attend, please contact Pastor David. He’ll be happy to tell you all about it.
Plan now to join us for our FIRST Legacy breakfast of 2016 on Thursday, January 7 at 8:30a in the Multipurpose Hall! Tickets are $6 and will go on sale Sunday, December 27. We will celebrate both December and January birthdays. If you celebrate a birthday during either of these months, you will be our guest!
On Saturday, January 9, both our Food Pantry and Oil Change Ministry will be in action. If you’d like to make a real difference in lives by giving 2 hours of your time one Saturday morning a month, please join us. Neighbors Kids also needs volunteers. This ministry is for kids who come with their parents on Neighbors Day. We meet in KidZone and have crafts, games, and worship time. If you would like to volunteer for any of these ministries or have questions, contact us.
J12 is a Sunday morning discipleship class for 6th grade students. The focus is on the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God, Scripture memorization, and learning what we believe and why we believe it. Orientation will be Sunday, January 10, at 9:00a in the Fusion Auditorium. Classes begin January 17. Contact us if you have questions.
Low vision affects more people than you might expect. In Springfield, Missouri alone, there are roughly 3,500 people with low vision. If you or someone you know needs a blind-accessible Bible, transportation for errands, reading of mail, etc., we want to serve. Stop by the Connect Counter for an information sheet or contact the Center for the Blind by calling 417.831.1964.