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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 21 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 Service | October 18 | 10:30a | Fusion Center

This morning Gary Wornica will speak from Matthew 7:24-29 on “One Storm, Two Houses: Are You Ready?” All internationals and our American friends are welcome!

EU Auxiliary Pecans | October 18 | Connect Counter

The Evangel University Auxiliary is selling pecans to benefit students and finance campus projects. This Sunday only you may place an order for pecans at the Connect Counter. Orders will be available for pick-up on Sunday, November 8—just in time for holiday baking!

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

Ladies, plan to join us this Sunday from 4:00-7:15p for teaching and discussion about sexual purity with two godly female therapists. The goal? Sexual wholeness in the midst of the crazy culture we live in today. If you plan to attend, please contact us. The deadline to sign up for childcare was Wednesday, October 14.

ESL Classes | Wednesdays | 6:30p | Room 123

Our free ESL Conversational English Classes meet Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00p. This is a place for English language learners to come and practice their English speaking skills and make friends with native speakers. No registration is needed.

Wednesday Night | October 21 | 6:30p | MPH

This week Dr. Don Johns will continue our Bible study series, People of the Book, with “All Those Different Versions.” Join us as we learn how to better study God’s Word. Come every Wednesday night for fellowship, Bible teaching, and discussion.

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 | Eagle Rock Retreat Center

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.

Oil Change Volunteers | 2nd Saturdays | 9:00a | Central Assembly

Our Beyond the Walls Oil Change Ministry needs volunteers. Whether you prefer to take check-in information or crawl under a car or any job in-between, we need both men and women to join us in this ministry. For an investment of only 2 hours one Saturday morning a month, you can make a difference. E-mail us for more information.

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.