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Central News – February 5

Sunday, February 5 | 9:00 & 10:30a, 6:00p

This Sunday is Jersey Day at Central. In the spirit of the Big Game, everyone is encouraged to wear a jersey or shirt representing a favorite team. You’ll probably see various sports and teams from around the world represented. Jersey Day offers a great opportunity to be a connector—to introduce yourself to someone new. Pastor Jim will continue our 2 Timothy series Sunday morning with Part 1 of “Be Ready.” We’ll have our regular Sunday night services/activities at 6:00. Pastor Jim will speak Sunday evening as well. 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 5

Our new International Sunday Morning Connection meets Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 in Room 123. This Sunday Pastor Yoriko will speak from Psalm 23:2,3. Then from 12:00-12:30p we’ll have our After Service Connection. This before and after service fellowship meets every Sunday. Looking ahead, our next Host Family Lunch & Fellowship will be Sunday, February 19. If you have questions about our international ministries, please contact us.

Coffee & Text | February 5 | 9:15a | Fusion Auditorium

Young adults, join us for freshly-brewed coffee and teaching from Genesis, focusing on Abraham and the promises of God. It’s Coffee & Text at Central! Email us if you have questions.

Sunday Evening Prayer | February 5 | 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!

The Gathering | February 7 | 7:00p | Fusion Center

College and young adults, you’re invite to join us for our first Gathering of 2017. Come and be our guest for dinner and enjoy an evening of fellowship and connection with friends old and new. RSVP on Facebook or email us.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | February 8 | 6:30p | MPH

This Wednesday night Daniel Guy will continue our current series exploring Joshua, Judges, and Ruth with “Settled” (Joshua 22:1-8).  Join us every Wednesday night for teaching, table discussions, and prayer.

New Marriage Elective | February 8 | 6:30p | Chapel

“Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” begins Wednesday, February 8. This unique blend of humor and tell-it-like-it-is honesty is all about helping couples get along, have fun, and achieve a successful marriage. Email connect@centralassembly.org to join us.

Neighbors Day | February 11 | 9:00a | Central Assembly

Our Food Pantry and Oil Change Ministry will be in action on Saturday morning, February 11. You can impact lives by giving 2 hours of time, one Saturday a month. Let us know if you can help.

Financial Peace University | February 12 | 6:00p | Room 223

This DVD study will help you learn how to manage money and get out of debt. Each session includes a video lesson by Dave Ramsey, followed by small group discussion. Contact us to sign up.

Women’s Bible Study | February 21 | 6:45p | Chapel

Ladies of all ages are invited to join us for our upcoming Tuesday night Bible study. Beth Moore’s “Entrusted,” a study of 2 Timothy, focuses on how we need each other to help stay the course and live lives of faithfulness. Contact us to sign up or for more information.

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.