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Central News – February 26

Sunday, February 26 | 9:00 & 10:30a, 6:00p

This Sunday morning Pastor Mike McCrary will continue our 2 Timothy series with “Live Transformationally” (2 Timothy 3:1-13). Sunday night services/activities meet at 6:00 with Pastor Don Tucker bringing the Word. If you or someone you know is looking for a church home, we invite you to join us this Sunday. You are welcome here!

International Connections | February 26

International Sunday Morning Connection meets Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 in Room 123. This Sunday Gary Wornica will speak from Psalm 23:5. Join us from 12:00-12:30p for our After Service Connection with Pastor Daisuke and international ministry leaders. This before and after service fellowship meets every Sunday. If you have questions about our international ministries, please contact us.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | March 1 | 6:30p | MPH

This Wednesday night Pastor Don Tucker will continue our current series exploring Joshua, Judges, and Ruth with “Willing Servants” (Judges 4:4-10, 12-16). Join us every Wednesday night for teaching, table discussions, and prayer.

Pastoral Search Survey | February 26-March 5 

Our church-wide, anonymous pastor search survey begins this Sunday. It will be available in identical electronic and paper formats. The electronic version will be available Sunday afternoon right here. Paper surveys will be available from ushers after the morning services. Please complete only one survey. We’d like everyone to participate. Thanks!

Sunday Evening Prayer | February 26 | 5:00p | Room 125

The Prayer Room (Room 125) is open Sunday evenings from 5:00-5:45p to pray for various needs, challenges, and opportunities pertaining to our church and its mission. You’re invited to come and go as your schedule permits. We believe in prayer at Central!

Legacy Breakfast | March 2 | 8:30a | MPH

Senior Adults, our March Legacy Breakfast will be Thursday, March 2. Tickets are available at the Legacy Counter for $6; $6.50 at the door. If you celebrate a birthday in March, your breakfast is free! Be sure to stop by the Legacy Counter for a ticket to exchange for your free breakfast.

Annual Business Meeting | March 5 | 6:00p | Sanctuary

Our annual business meeting will be Sunday evening, March 5. We’ll have the opportunity to review God’s faithfulness over the past year, look ahead to another great year of ministry, and elect three deacons. The insert in the February 26 bulletin will inform you about the deacon nominees. Only official members may vote; others are welcome to come and observe.

Marriage Workshop | March 24 & 25 | Chapel

A free 2-day marriage enrichment workshop is coming up in March. The meetings will be Friday, March 24 from 5:30-8:30p and Saturday, March 25 from 9:00a-11:00p. Meals and workshop materials are absolutely free. For more information or to register for this free event, email us.

Fusion Spring Retreat | March 31-April 2 | Eagle Rock Retreat Center

Our annual Spring retreat for Fusion students is coming soon! The theme is, “Logos: You May Have Life in His Name.” Fun and a study of John’s gospel will be our focus. The cost is $100 per student. Scholarships are available; applications must be turned in by Friday, March 17. All forms and fees must be turned in by Friday, March 24. Let us know if you have questions.

Divorce Care | Sundays | 5:30p | Room 204

Men and women who are separated, divorced, or going through a divorce are encouraged to join our Divorce Care group. The group offers support and understanding. Contact us for more information.

Free ESL Class | Wednesdays | 6:30p | Room 123

Our free ESL classes meet Wednesday nights at 6:30p. We have both beginner and intermediate classes that give internationals a great opportunity to practice conversational English. If you have questions about these classes, pleases contact us. A new Spanish Conversation class meets Wednesdays at 6:30 in Rooms 121/122.

Stephen Ministry | Bringing God’s love to those in need

Our Stephen Ministers have been trained to provide confidential one-to-one encouragement, prayer, and weekly support for people who are going through a difficult time. Do you know someone who is struggling with the loss of a loved one, loneliness, cancer, job loss, relocation, divorce, spiritual crisis, recuperation, single parenthood, or any of the countless other life challenges? If you or someone you know is hurting, Stephen Ministers can help. Contact us if you need help or would like to refer someone.