First of all, remember to spring your clocks forward an hour this Saturday night. You don’t want to be late for church Sunday morning! Interim Pastor Jim Bradford will continue our 2 Timothy series with “Take a Risk” (2 Timothy 4:1-8). Sunday evening at 6:00 Senior Adults Pastor Don Tucker will speak. If you’re a Fusion student or parent, remember that Fusion Tribes will all meet together in the Fusion Center for a social. 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 Sunday Morning Connection meets Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 in Room 123. This Sunday Pastor Yoriko will speak from Psalm 23:6. Join us from 12:00-12:30pm for our After Service Connection with Pastor Daisuke and international ministry leaders. This before and after service fellowship meets every Sunday. Our next Host Family Lunch & Fellowship is Sunday, March 26. If you have questions about our international ministries, please contact us.
Many gather on Sunday evenings from 5:00-5:45pm 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!
This Wednesday night Pastor David Jayne will continue our current series exploring Joshua, Judges, and Ruth with “Compromised Potential” (Judges 16:4-6, 13-20). Join us every Wednesday night for teaching, table discussions, and prayer.
Hey, guys! It’s almost that time of year when young and old dig out their bats and ballgloves from winter storage and head to the dusty diamonds for America’s favorite pastime. Central has four softball teams, and we need players at every skill level. The season starts the first week of April. We’ll have two practices before our first game. If interested, be sure and sign up at the Information Counter by March 16.
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. Email us if you have questions.
Our annual Spring Missions Emphasis begins Sunday, March 19, with Missionary to Thailand Alan Johnson at 9:00 and 10:30am. That Sunday evening at 6:00 we’ll have a Global Concert of Prayer, praying for our missionaries and unreached people groups. On Wednesday, March 22, we’ll hear from U. S. Urban Missionaries Tim and Sharon Thomas. Please keep our missionaries on your prayer list. They do what they do so all can hear about Jesus.
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.
Indescribable Joy is the theme for this Spring women’s event, sponsored by our International Women’s Ministry. Dr. Cheryl Taylor, director of the Doctor of Ministry program at AGTS and program advisor of the Women in Leadership Cohort, will be our guest speaker. We’ll enjoy a potluck dinner and wonderful fellowship with women from around the world. All women are invited to join us. No childcare will be available. For more information or to register, contact us.
The Springfield North and South sections will join together for the 2017 Light for the Lost Banquet. Missionary Mark Turney will be the speaker. Pastors and spouses will receive free steak dinners. Others may purchase dinners for $8 each at the Information Counter.
Plan now to join us for our Family Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 15 from 9:30-11:30am. We’ll have fun games, inflatables, petting area, crafts, snacks, and an Easter egg hunt. The brand-new Road to Resurrection experience will take you back in time to the week leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. If you have questions or would like to be involved as an activity leader or Road to Resurrection character, contact us and be sure to save the date!
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.
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.
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.