1301 North Boonville Avenue, Springfield MO 65802 Services: Sunday 10:30a & 6:00p | Wednesday 6:30p

Weekly News

3rd Annual Chili Bowl | October 28 | 6:00p | MPH

Our 3rd Annual Chili Bowl is coming up soon! Chili is a fall staple with endless recipes and variations that are defended with honor, passion, and a firm wooden spoon! Do you think your chili has what it takes to grab top honors in our chili cook-off? The October 18 registration deadline to compete is just days away. Submit your old family recipe, or join a group of friends and submit an entry together. Visit the Connect Counter to register or contact us.

What an incredible night of fun and community this will be! There will be carnival games for the kids, fantastic door prizes, and of course, chili tasting. This event is free for all—bring your family, bring a friend, and come ready to enjoy the night with us. Since this is a family event, childcare will not be available. Candy Donations: We need lots of candy for the event. Bags of individually-wrapped candy may be dropped in the baskets located at each end of the foyer before or after service times.

October Is Pastor Appreciation Month!

This month is traditionally a special time to honor our pastors. 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.

International News | October 11 | 10:30a | Fusion Center

We’re happy to have Pastor Daisuke back! This Sunday is Host Family Sunday. We welcome all our international friends and host families. Steve Pulis will share how to reach out to people through hearts filled with Jesus’ compassion and Convoy of Hope.

Membership Class | October 11 | 6:00p | Room 123

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.

The Gathering | October 13 | 7:00p | Fusion Center

All young adults are invited to join us Tuesday, October 13, for dinner. Come and enjoy a potato bar and incredible fellowship from 7:00 to 9:00p. A $3 dinner donation is appreciated. Please RSVP.

Wednesday Night | October 14 | 6:30p | MPH

This week Dr. Vince Medina will continue our Bible study series, People of the Book, with “Bible Study & Ancient Context.” Join us as we learn how to better study God’s Word. Come every Wednesday night for fellowship, Bible teaching, and discussion.

Dodgetober/Lasertag | October 14 | 6:30p | Fusion Center

Students, dress in your best costume and come ready to dominate in dodgeball and lasertag. Come up with a team of eight and a team name by Sunday, October 11. Don’t have a team? We’ll place you on one. The winning team and best costume will get prizes, including Fall Retreat discounts!

Ladies’ All Call for Purity | October 18 | 4:00p | Room 202

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 to attend and reserve childcare by Wednesday, October 14. Contact us to sign up!

Holiday Lunch & Expo | November 7 | 9:00a | MPH

Ladies, come and enjoy an “International Christmas” with us! There’ll be shopping, workshops, lunch, special music, and a message from Pastor Yoriko. Come with your friends and meet new friends! Tickets are $14 each and are available at the designated table in the foyer. We need your help with this event! To volunteer to help at the event (greeter, table hostess, or clean-up crew), contact connect@centralassembly.org.

Fusion Fall Retreat | November 13-15

Students, sign up to attend the Fusion Fall Retreat: The Tribe! The cost is $85. Scholarships are available. Forms are available at the Fusion Information Booth. Complete a form and make sure you have a current medical release on file. Parents, registration begins Friday, November 13 at 4:00p. Pick-up is Sunday, November 15 at 2:30p. If you have questions, 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.