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Weekly News – 12/21/16

Christmas at Central | December 24 & 25

We’re having a wonderful Christmas at Central! Join us this Saturday for our family-friendly Christmas Eve Service with George O. Wood speaking. This 1-hour service will be at 4:00p. Then on Christmas Day we’ll have a 1-hour service at 10:00a with Pastors Mike and Justin speaking. Since these are family services, no children’s ministries will be available. Christmas Day is on a Sunday! This won’t happen again until 2022. What a beautiful way to spend a couple of hours during our Christmas celebration! Bring yourself, your friends, your family, and join us as we worship the Savior who was born to save us all.

Find a complete overview of Christmas at Central with a click right here.

Wednesday Night Schedule Through the Holidays

Wednesday Night Bible Study will not meet December 21 and 28. On Wednesday, January 4, we’ll have Come & Go Family Communion. Regular Wednesday night services and activities will resume on January 11.

Church Office Closed for Holidays

The church office will be closed December 23-26 for Christmas and January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, and Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm. We pray your Christmas is joyfully blessed!

End-of-Year Giving | Deadlines are approaching

To be included on your 2016 giving statement, contributions must be received in the church office by 3:00p on Friday, December 30, or postmarked or received online no later than midnight on Saturday, December 31. Make contributions online by visiting centralassembly.org/give. It’s simple and secure.

New Year’s Day Service | January 1 | 10:00a | Sanctuary

Come and ring in the new year with the church family at Sunday morning worship. We’ll have one combined 10:00am service on New Year’s Day. No children’s ministries will be available, and evening services and activities will not meet. We are so grateful for God’s faithfulness and blessings from one year to the next.

Come & Go Communion | January 4 | 6:00-8:00pm | Sanctuary

Come & Go Family Communion is a good way to start off the new year. On Wednesday evening, January 4, anytime between 6:00 and 8:00, our pastoral staff will be available to serve you communion and pray for any needs you may wish to share.

Legacy Breakfast | January 5 | 8:30a | MPH

Our next Legacy Breakfast is coming up Thursday, January 5. We’ll celebrate December and January birthdays. Tickets are $6 each at the Legacy Counter. This is a busy time of year, so get your tickets and start the new year off with breakfast and fellowship with friends.

ESL Teachers Needed | Wednesdays | 6:00p | Room 123

We’re looking for volunteers ESL teachers. We have both beginner and intermediate classes that give internationals a great opportunity to practice conversational English. If you’re available to volunteer, please contact us.

Greeter Ministry | Sunday & Wednesday Nights

We’re looking for a few friendly faces! If you’re interested in connecting with people and welcoming them to our church, please consider becoming a greeter. We need help on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights. A volunteer service packet, available at the Connect Counter, must be completed and turned in. Sign up on the Sunday bulletin if you would like to join this ministry.

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.