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

Weekly News

It’s Almost Chili Time!

Our 3rd Annual Chili Bowl is coming up this Wednesday night at 6:30 in the Multipurpose Hall. The highlight of the evening will be watching our chili cook-off competitors do their best to earn top honors and the prized Chili Bowl Trophy. As you sample their secret recipes, the chefs will do their best to claim your vote. What else will be happening? There’ll be carnival games for the kids, fantastic door prizes, and good wholesome fun and fellowship for all. The event is absolutely free. Bring your family, bring a friends. Everyone is welcome. Since this is a church-wide family event, childcare will not be available.

Chili Bowl Candy Donations

A night of family fun is coming up this Wednesday, October 28. We plan carnival games for the kids, and we need lots of candy. Bags of individually-wrapped candy many be dropped in the baskets located at each end of the foyer before or after service times. Thanks!

International Service | October 25 | 10:30a | Fusion Center

Pastor Daisuke will speak from 1 Thessalonians 5:14-28 on “What God Expects of You.” We will have a leaders’ meeting after the service in the Fusion Cafe. Ladies choir practice will be Sunday, November 1, during the international service. We will be singing at the Women@Central Holiday Lunch & Expo!

October Is Pastor Appreciation Month!

During this special month of appreciation, many of us have honored our pastors with personalized cards and notes of encouragement. This is the last Sunday a box will be located at the Connect Counter where you may drop your gift of encouraging words.

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.

Legacy Breakfast | November 5 | 8:30a | MPH

Make plans now to come to our last Legacy Breakfast of the year on Thursday, November 5. All are welcome to join us as we give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! Tickets are available at the Legacy Counter in the foyer for $6. We will celebrate November birthdays!

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 through Sunday, November 1.

Neighbors Day | November 14 | 9:00a | Central Assembly

Neighbors Day is the second Saturday morning of each month. The next day we will serve our community through our Oil Change Ministry and Food Pantry is Saturday, November 14. We need new volunteers for both these ministries. Oil Change Ministry begins at 9:00a. Food Pantry begins at 9:30a. Have questions or want to sign up? Contact us.

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. Completed registration forms and fees are due by Sunday, November 8. 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.

Almost Time to Fall Back | November 1 | 2:00a

Daylight Saving Time will end Sunday, November 1 at 2:00a. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery | November 21 | 9:30a | Fusion Center

We need at least 50 individuals to help deliver Thanksgiving meals to senior adults. This will be a great opportunity for families to share in doing an act of kindness for someone in need. Volunteers should meet at the Fusion Center on Saturday, November 21, at 9:30a at the Fusion Center. You may sign up at the Connect Counter or call the church office at 417-866-5013. We know we can count on you!

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.