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Weekly News

Connect Sunday | August 30

Today is Connect Sunday! We have some exciting new groups for Fall. Returning groups are gearing up for another great season. Bible studies, support groups, fun groups, ministry groups, shared interest groups—the new group menu is filled with ways for you to become connected. Whatever your age or stage of life, we have a group that fits you. So join a group. Make new friends. Become engaged. After all, we’re better together!

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

Sheju Sathyanesan will speak on “Discovering Your Identity.” We welcome new international families as well as American friends. A Host Family Program orientation will follow the service at 12:15pm in the Fusion Center. If you are an international student who wants an American host family or an American family who would like to host an international student, please join us!

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 | September 2 | 6:30p | MPH

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

Stephen Ministry | September 2 | 6:00p | Chapel

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 at 6pm in the chapel. 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.

Water Baptism Class | September 13 | 5:00p | Choir Room

If you would like to be baptized in water, please sign up to attend our required water baptism class on Sunday, September 13. Adults meet at 5:00pm. Kids meet at 5:30pm. To sign up, see the Sunday bulletin or e-mail us.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) kicks 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 kids elementary to high school age. You can experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope.

A Meet & Greet for moms new to MOPS will be Tuesday, September 1, at 10am. Enrollment forms and fees are due by this date. Registration is required, so adequate childcare can be provided. E-mail connect@centralassembly.org to register.

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!

Central Men’s Golf Classic | September 26 | 8:30a | Payne Stewart Golf Course

Men, join us for a day of fellowship and smack talk! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Shotgun start is at 8:30am. Cost is $50 and includes golf cart, range balls, and lunch. Sign up in the foyer or e-mail us.

Fall Bible Studies Coming Soon

Three new studies are starting soon: 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. If you would like to join any of these studies, e-mail connect@centralassembly.org to sign up!

MOPPETS Teachers & Assistants | 1st & 3rd Tuesdays beginning September 15

MOPS is looking for teachers and assistants to work with kids ages infant to preschool during meetings. Paid positions are available. Background check and application are required. If interested, please e-mail 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.