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Central News – January 15

Sunday, January 15 | 9:00 & 10:30a, 6:00p

We hope you fared well during this weekend’s ice storm, Central family and friends! We look forward in seeing you in church on Sunday. Pastor Jim will continue his series on 2 Timothy and speak in our 6:00p Sunday night prayer service as well. Even though we’re in senior pastor transition, Pastor Jim gives us inspiring messages from God’s Word. If you’re looking for a church home, we invite you to join us this Sunday!

International Ministries | Coming January 15

Our brand-new International Sunday Morning Connection will begin this Sunday from 9:15-10:15a in Room 123. Pastor Yoriko will speak. Then from 12noon-12:30p we’ll have our After Service Connection. This before and after service fellowship will meet every Sunday. Come and connect with international friends and leaders. Also January 15, our New Year Japanese Luncheon will be at 12:30p in Room 204.

J12 Discipleship Class | January 15 | 9:00a | Fusion Center

J12 is a Sunday morning discipleship class for 6th grade students.The focus is on the 16 Fundamental Truths, Scripture memorization, and learning what we believe and why we believe it. Classes begin this Sunday, January 15.

Coffee & Text | January 15 | 9:15a | Fusion Auditorium

Young adults, Coffee & Text starts back Sunday, January 15. Join us for freshly-brewed coffee and teaching from Genesis, focusing on Abraham and the promises of God.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | January 18 | 6:30p | MPH

This Wednesday night Pastor Don will continue our new series exploring Joshua, Judges, and Ruth with “Commissioned.” Join us every Wednesday night for teaching, table discussions, and prayer.

Music Ministry Opportunities | Sanctuary Choir & Worship Team

The sanctuary choir is open to new members through the end of January. If you enjoy singing, please join us! If you’re interested in joining the worship team (vocal or instrumental), please contact Pastor Chad.

Host Family Sunday | January 22 | 12:00p | Fusion Center

Our monthly International Host Family Lunch & Fellowship will be Sunday, January 22, after the second morning service. Dr. Bill Kirsch, missionary to Pan-Africa Theological Seminary in West Togo, will be our guest speaker. We’ll also celebrate January birthdays. Please bring a dish to share and invite your international friends to join our fellowship!

Kids Are Central Parent Reception | January 22 | 9:00a | MPH

Parents of Central Assembly kids are invited to a parent reception on Sunday, January 22, from 9:00 to 10:00a. Come enjoy fresh bagels and coffee while you connect with other parents, as well as Pastor Justin and Camille.

Membership Class | January 22 | 6:00p | Room 123

This class is for everyone who wants to explore membership and learn more about Central Assembly’s history, history, organization, vision, and values. Please pre-register by signing up on the Sunday bulletin or by email.

Living Free Classes | January 22 | 6:00p | Room 122

Our next Living Free studies begin Sunday, January 22. Living Free: Insight is for those who want to overcome or prevent a life-controlling problem. Living Free: Concerned Persons is for those who have a relationship with someone who has a life-controlling problem. Workbooks are $13. If you’d like to join us, please visit the Living Free table in the foyer or email us.

ESL Resumes | January 25 | 6:30p | Room 123

Our free ESL classes resume Wednesday, January 25. 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.

Homeschool Potluck | January 29 | 12noon | Fusion Center

Do you homeschool, unschool, co-op, or anything in between? We’d love to meet you. All Central Assembly homeschool families are invited to our first get-together on Sunday, January 29, following the second morning service. Bring a dish to share and meet new friends.

Host Family Program | Would you like a host family?

If you’re an international who would like to connect with an American host family, please contact us for an application form. A host family will meet with you monthly, help you learn American culture and conversational English, and assist in other ways.

KidZone Helpers | Variety of opportunities

We need help in KidZone, and there are several ways to connect with kids at Central. We are looking for: Check-In Greeter (one service); Sunday School Substitute Teacher (as needed); 10:30a KidZone Service Leader (one Sunday a month); Kids, INC. Music Helper (Sundays, 6pm); Impact Girls Classroom Helper (Wednesdays, 6:30pm).

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.