The Day of Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus’ followers, empowering them for the Great Commission and binding them together as the Church. Pentecost Sunday is a special day for Christians all over the world; some refer to Pentecost as the “birthday of the Church.” Sunday morning Pastor Jeff will present a message that dovetails with our current Wednesday Night Bible Study series on the Holy Spirit. We pray God’s Word will enrich your hearts, and we all have a deeper desire for His Spirit’s work in our lives.
Please remember we will not have services or activities Sunday evening, May 24. Also, the church office will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy this weekend with your family and friends.
This week Pastor Jeff will continue our Holy Spirit series with “Introduction to the Gifts of the Spirit: Wisdom & Knowledge.” Join us every Wednesday at 6:30p in the Multipurpose Hall for great nights of fellowship, Bible teaching, and discussion week-after-week.
Join us Sunday nights as we continue our series, God’s Ten Words for Today. The series began May 3 and will run through July 26. In Exodus 20, the heart of the covenant relationship is the Ten Commandments. The Lord reveals His character and values and how they are to be lived out in our relationships with Him and with one another. The Ten Commandments are the basic expectations of the covenant. His “Ten Words” lay the foundation for what God expects of His people. We must make every effort to have healthy relationships based on an appropriate balance of privileges, responsibilities, and accountability, effectively communicated. Join us as we take to heart God’s Ten Words for Today.
Youth Camp is coming up soon! Monday, June 1, everyone should meet at the Fusion Center at 10:15a. Students should bring a sack lunch for the bus ride (nothing too messy). If students still need to turn in payment or medical forms, please do so by the morning of June 1. We will return on Friday, June 5, at 12:30p. Please have arrangements made to pick up students promptly upon arrival.
Join us for breakfast on Thursday, June 4. Along with June birthdays, we will honor fathers. Bring a photo of your dad or your own family photo. You may submit photos beforehand at the Connect Counter, so they may be labeled with names. Purchase your $6 tickets at our mobile Legacy Counter. If you have questions, let us know.
Boys and Dads, sign up for the SOMO District Royal Rangers Pow Wow coming up June 4-7 at the District Ranger Campgrounds at Rocky Mount. This is the 50th Southern Missouri District Royal Ranger Pow Wow! Registration is only $40. Scholarships are available. Sign up with your Ranger commander or at the Kids’ Registration Desk.
If you would like to follow Jesus’ example and be baptized in water, please make plans to attend a required water baptism class on Sunday, June 7. Adults will meet at 5:00; kids will meet at 5:30. If you have questions, please contact us.
International Ministries offers free ESL classes for all internationals. Our summer meetings will begin Wednesday, June 3 and end on Wednesday, July 29. We will go off campus every Wednesday and have fun learning conversational English. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KIDZMO Search & Rescue Kids’ Camp will be July 6-10 with evangelist Kelly Presson. The cost is $155, and forms are available at the Kids’ Registration Desk, the blue mailbox, or from Chelsea. Applications are due by Monday, June 1. Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join us for a week of summer fun!
MEGA Sports Camp is a great summer camp for your kids and an excellent opportunity for them to invite their friends. Registration forms are available at the Kids’ Registration Desk. Forms, plus a $15 fee, are due by July 13. We need lots of volunteers! Coaches are needed for many areas, including basketball, baseball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, chess, cooking, and Pre-K Leader. Questions about the camp or volunteering? Contact us.
Scholarship forms are available in the church office for the 2015-16 school year. New high school graduates who have been an active participant at Central for the past 2 years and will be a full-time student at Evangel or Global University are eligible to apply. Application forms are due by July 31.
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!
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.