This month is traditionally a special time to honor our pastors. First Timothy 5:17 says, “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.” When we honor God’s servants, we honor God. We bless our pastors financially at Christmastime. During this special month of appreciation, we want to honor our pastors with personalized notes of encouragement. For your convenience, throughout the month of October a box will be located at the Connect Counter where you may drop your gift of encouraging words.
Our Fall Missions Celebration kicks off this Sunday. At both 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday morning, we will welcome Jay Covert, director of The Urban Outreach Inner City Ministry in East St. Louis, Illinois. Jay, his wife Cinnamon, and their team daily extend Jesus’ love in tangible ways to broken lives. At 6:00p, Ozark Women’s Teen Challenge will be with us. Teen Challenge provides Christian faith-based, residential care to young people and adults who struggle with life-controlling problems. Then join us Wednesday at 6:30p as our Missions Celebration concludes with a message from Doug Lowenberg. Doug and his wife Corrine work closely with the Ethiopia Assemblies of God leadership team to direct the training ministries of the Ethiopia AG. Come and celebrate missions with us!
This Sunday morning Gary Wornica will speak to the men in the Green Room on “How To Be Humble Like Jesus.” Pastor Yoriko will speak to the women in the auditorium on “Why Sing Our Praise?” All international women are invited to join us for choir practice following the women’s service. We will sing at the Women’s Holiday Lunch & Expo on November 7. We look forward to welcoming Pastor Daisuke back on Sunday, October 11!
On Saturday, October 10, we will serve our neighbors through our Food Pantry and Oil Change Ministry. We need new volunteers for both of these ministries. Food Pantry begins at 9:30a; Oil Change Ministry begins at 9:00a. You can make a real difference with a 2-hour investment of time, one Saturday a month. Just 2 hours a month! Contact us to sign up or get more information.
The Membership Class is for everyone who wants to explore membership and who desires to learn more about Central Assembly’s history, organization, vision, and values. Pre-registration is required. For your convenience, you may pre-register for the class by e-mailing us.
Ladies, the men are engaged in a 5-week Bible study on sexual integrity. This special afternoon is for you! On Sunday, October 18, from 4:00-7:15p join us for great teaching and discussion with two godly, female therapists.The goal? Sexual wholeness in the midst of the crazy culture we live in today. We will explore current issues Christian women face. Childcare for kids ages nursery to preschool is available. You must sign up by Wednesday, October 14. Contact us to get on the childcare list!
Chili Chefs, can your chili recipe handle the heat of friendly competition? Do you think it has what it takes to claim Best Chili? Submit your old family recipe, or join a group of friends and enter together. Visit the Connect Counter for details, or e-mail us. The registration deadline is Sunday, October 18. The Chili Bowl will be an exciting night of wholesome family fun, and we need lots of candy! Bags of individually-wrapped candy may be dropped in the basket located at each end of the foyer before or after service times.
Ladies, mark your calendars! Our Women@Central Annual Holiday Lunch & Expo is coming up Saturday, November 7. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, October 11. If you would like information about being a vendor during this event, please e-mail us. We also need lots of volunteers for this event! If you can help as a greeter, table hostess, or clean-up crew member, e-mail us!
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.