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Central News – January 29

Sunday, January 29 | 9:00 & 10:30a, 6:00p

We look forward in seeing you in Sunday worship, Central family! This Sunday morning Pastor Jim will continue our 2 Timothy series with “Think Gospel.” We’ll also welcome new church members and partake of Communion. Pastor Don will speak in our 6:00p Sunday night prayer service. 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 | January 29

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. Then from 12:00-12:30p we’ll have our After Service Connection. This before and after service fellowship meets every Sunday. Come and connect with international friends and leaders. If you’re interested in our international ministry, join Pastor Daisuke and the leadership team in Room 123 after the second morning service. Chinese New Year finger food will be served.

Coffee & Text | January 29 | 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.

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.

Living Free Classes | January 29 | 6:00p | Room 122

Our next Living Free studies begin Sunday, January 29. 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 email us.

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

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

Join Sanctuary Choir | February 1 | 6:30p | Choir Room

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

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

Senior adults, join us for our next breakfast on Thursday, February 2. Tickets are $6 at the Legacy Counter; $6.50 at the door. If you celebrate a birthday in February, your breakfast is free. Just pick up a ticket, so we know to expect you.

Jersey Sunday | February 5 | 9:00 & 10:30a 

In the spirit of the big game, February 5 is Jersey Day! Come to church wearing a jersey, t-shirt, or colors representing your favorite team. Any team, any level, any sport. Jersey Day offers a fun atmosphere for engaging with at least one new person. Come ready to be a connector!

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.

Fusion Tribes | January 29 | 6:00p | Various

Students, are you plugged into a Fusion Tribe? Tribes are Fusion’s take on small group Bible studies. Middle schoolers meet in the Fusion Center. High schoolers meet in various homes. Tribes resume January 22. If you need to get plugged in, contact us.

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 begins Wednesday, February 1, at 6:30 in Rooms 121/122. We’re looking for an additional experienced Spanish teacher. Email us if you can help.

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.

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.