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Weekly News

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) to kick off in September

MOPS believes that mothering matters and that better moms make a better world. Central Assembly has four different MOPS groups. All four will kick off a new MOPS year in September. Here’s a little information on each one.

  • MOPS | 1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 9:30am | Multipurpose Hall. This group for mothers of preschoolers (birth -5 years) provides time for moms to socialize, hear speakers address topics relevant to this stage of life, and develop friendships.
  • MOPS@Night | 4th Sundays | 6pm | Room 222. Mothers who work outside the home need friendship and support just as much as stay-at-home moms. Relational and spiritual meetings are designed just for you.
  • MOPS International | 3rd Sundays | 6pm | Room 222. “I MOPS” is a safe place to find friendship, community, resources, and support for international mothers; you are not alone.
  • MOMSnext | 2nd Sundays | 6pm | Room 222. This group is for mothers of elementary school-age children. You can experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope.

Registration is required, so adequate childcare can be provided. E-mail connect@centralassembly.org to register.

International Service | August 23 | 10:30a | Fusion Center

August 23 is Welcome Sunday! Come and meet new international and American friends. Pastor Yoriko will speak on “Moving Forward.” Enjoy fellowship, refreshments, and coffee. A Host Family Program meeting will follow the service. International students, please attend the meeting if you want an American host family.

No Sunday PM Services/Activities Through September 6

We will not have Sunday evening services or activities during the month of August. This is to give the faithful volunteers in our various church ministries a time of rest before the busy fall season is upon us. Also, we will not have evening services or activities on Sunday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | August 26 | 6:30p | MPH

This week Pastor Jeff will continue our Holy Spirit series with “The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness.” Throughout this series we are learning about different facets of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. Join us every Wednesday for fellowship, Bible teaching, and discussion.

Dads & Lads Campout | August 28 & 29

The annual Dads & Lads campout is coming up next week! There will be fun for all ages. Junior High and older boys will enjoy high ropes, climbing towers, and zip lines. For more information, visit the table in the foyer or the Ranger classrooms on Wednesday night.

Stephen Ministry | September 2 | 6:30p | Room 222

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one care to those who are experiencing life challenges, such as grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, etc. To learn more about the ministry and how to become involved, please attend an information meeting on September 2. If you have questions, please contact us.

Legacy Breakfast | September 3 | 8:30a | MPH

Are you new to Central or a newly qualified member of Legacy Senior Adults? Join us September 3 for delicious homemade food and fellowship. We’ll celebrate September birthdays. Purchase your $6 tickets at the Legacy Counter.

District Men’s Retreat | September 25-27 | Cross Pointe Retreat Center

Calling all men! The Southern Missouri District Men’s Retreat is coming up in September. The speaker will be George Sawyer, founding pastor of Calvary Assembly of God, Decatur, Illinois. Come and enjoy the great food, including a two LFTL meals—a rib supper and steak dinner. Sign up for the early golf tournament. Enjoy activities including tug of war, log toss, washer toss, canoe race, knife throw, paint ball, car/bike show, biggest fish contest, and more. Register by September 13 online at somomen.com. Join us for inspiring services, engaging fellowship, and lots of fun!

Fall Bible Studies Coming in September

Here’s a little preview of three exciting Bible studies coming up next month: Conqueror Series: The Battle Plan for Purity. This cinematic 5-week study for men by Dr. Ted Roberts, a former Marine fighter pilot, will begin Sunday, September 13, at 6:00pm in Room 223. A companion workbook is $10. Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything. This 7-week study for women by Jennifer Rothschild will begin Tuesday, September 15, at 6:45pm in Room 222.  A companion workbook is $13. Free To Grow: Overcoming Setbacks & Disappointments. This 12-week journey by Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee will begin Sunday, September 13, in Room 122. Leaving hindrances and rejection behind, we can discover complete freedom to grow in Christ. A companion workbook is $11. Mark your calendars; signup information for each of these studies will be available soon!

MOPPETS Teachers & Assistants | 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

MOPS will soon kick off a new year. Teachers and assistants to work with preschoolers are needed during the morning on meeting days. A booklet must be completed in advance. Paid positions are available. If interested, please contact us.

Royal Ranger Mentors | Wednesdays | 6:30p | K-5th grades

Royal Rangers currently has openings for individuals to help mentor future men in our Wednesday night K-5th grade groups. If you are interested in this ministry to boys, please contact the Kids Are Central office at 417-866-5013.