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Weekly News

A Weekend with Joni & Friends | March 27-29 | Central Assembly

What a wonderful weekend we’re having with beloved Christian speaker, author, and ministry leader Joni Eareckson Tada! This special weekend featured An Evening with Joni & Friends on Friday, March 27, as well as  Lunch with Joni, a special event for the disabled community, on Saturday, March 28. Coming up this Sunday, March 29, we’ll welcome Joni to share her story of how God turned her tragedy into great triumph during our combined 10:00a worship service. At 6:00p, join us for Songs of Hope, an evening of worship through music. This Palm Sunday concert will feature our Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra, along with Joni. Admission is free. For complete details on all these events, please visit here.


Service of Shadows | April 3 | 7:00p | Sanctuary

Join us on Good Friday for this reflective service. The purpose of the Service of Shadows is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events leading up to and including Jesus’ death on the cross. It creates opportunity to reflect on the passion, suffering, and death of Jesus. As candles are extinguished throughout the service, the growing darkness symbolizes the heartache of Holy Week.


Easter Sunday | April 5 | 9:00 & 10:30a | Sanctuary

Please join us on Easter Sunday morning as we celebrate our risen Savior! Pastor Jeff will share a message, and the sanctuary choir and orchestra will minister in music. Evening services and activities will not meet.


New Wednesday Night Series | April 8 | 6:30p | Multipurpose Hall

Wednesday Night Bible Study will begin a new series on April 8. The purpose of this series of studies is to respond to current events, especially those surrounding ISIS, Boko Haram, etc., and the impact all of this has on many people relative to Islam. Extremism seems to rule the airwaves on the part of all sides, factions, and points of view. We are looking for a biblical approach and a practical understanding of both Islam and current issues which will help us arrive at a good worldview about it all.


Legacy Breakfast | April 2 | 8:30a | Multipurpose Hall

Are you new to Central or a newly qualified member of Legacy Senior Adults? Join us this Thursday for our April Legacy Breakfast. Purchase your tickets today at the Connect Counter for $6. We will celebrate April birthdays. Invite a friend!


Veteran’s Connection | April 4 | 8:30a | VFW Post

This group meets the first Saturday of each month for breakfast, fellowship, and support. All veterans, National Guard, reservists, and active duty personnel are welcome to join us. If you’d like more information, please contact Wayne.


Guys’ Breakfast | April 4 | Hemingway’s

This group of young guys meets the first Saturday of each month at Hemingway’s for fellowship and prayer. If you’d like more information, please contact Jon.


Water Baptism Class | April 12 | 5:00p | Choir Room

If you would like to be baptized in water, please make plans to attend our required water baptism class on Sunday, April 12. Adults will meet at 5:00p. Kids will meet at 5:30p.


Weekend To Remember | April 17-19 | Chateau on the Lake, Branson

The Weekend To Remember marriage conference is coming to Branson.  You may register through our group—marriagecentral—by April 17 and receive our group discount. You must make your own hotel reservations by calling 888.333.5253. The discounted rate is $109 a night. If interested, please contact Pastor Mike.


Weekend of Refreshing | May 15-16 | Multipurpose Hall

Save the Date! Weekend of Refreshing for Women@Central will be May 15 and 16. The theme for Friday, May 15 is A Garden Party: Seeds of Friendship. Join us for a night of fellowship for girls and women of all ages. We’ll have a devotion, refreshments, and activities. Then on Saturday, May 16, women may join us from 9:00a to 12:00p for A Garden Party: Growing Deeper. Guest speaker Ava Oleson will share with us how to grow deeper in your relationship with God. More information will be available soon!


Ministry to the Visually Impaired | Would you like to be a part?

We are now compiling a list of individuals who would like to be part of a new ministry to reach those in our community who are visually impaired. If you would like to be involved, please sign up on the Sunday bulletin or call the church office and ask for Pastor David. You will be contacted with information about the first meeting.


Reviving Prayer Service | Saturdays | 7:00p | Fusion Auditorium

Got plans for Saturday night? Consider gathering with other believers at our reviving prayer service. We meet every Saturday evening for a time of uplifting music, powerful teaching, and encouraging prayer. The service is led by Shawn Downey. Everyone is welcome!


Free ESL Class | Tuesdays & Wednesdays | Room 123

International Ministries offers free ESL classes for all internationals. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30p and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00p. Join us in Room 123 and practice conversational English. If you have any questions, please contact international@centralassembly.org.


Zumba at Central | Tuesdays | 9:00a | Fusion Gym

Ladies, if you need help keeping your resolution to exercise more, join us for Zumba each Tuesday from 9-10a. The class is a dance fitness program set to Christian music. Certified trainer, Tammi Nelson, will help you get up and moving. All ages are welcome. No childcare is provided. For more information, contact us.