Gifts for Kids is our annual opportunity to bless all the students of Boyd and Weaver Elementary Schools and Pipkin Middle School at the most wonderful time of the year. Gift tags will be available Sunday, November 22. If you miss picking one up, you can grab one at the Connect Counter. Simply grab a tag, purchase a gift, and bring the unwrapped gift with the tag attached to church by Sunday, December 6. For gift guidelines and ideas, click here.The gift provided by the Central family may be the only one some kids receive this Christmas. So grab a tag or two or a few and go shopping! You can help bring megawatt smiles to precious faces this Christmas.
Pastor Daisuke will speak on “Our Identity: Redeemed,” from Ruth 1:19-22. All internationals are invited to join us for service. Please note that in observance of Thanksgiving, we will not have our Wednesday night prayer meeting or ESL class this week.
There will be no Wednesday evening services/activities on Thanksgiving Eve. In observance of Thanksgiving, the church office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Whether your celebration takes you over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house or to the comfort of your own home, we pray your Thanksgiving is blessed!
On Wednesday, December 2, Springfield City Manager Greg Burris will share information on the Zone 1 Blitz and Northwest Project and how they relate to us and our neighbors. Find an overview of the project here. Several other neighborhood speakers will share their projects and services as well.
This year Kids, Inc. will present the charming Christmas musical, The First Leon. This ever-delightful evening also will include performances from the Nursery Choir and Cherub choir. Plan now to kick off Christmas at Central with our talented kids!
Seniors, plan now to join us on Friday, December 11, for our annual Christmas dinner. This year’s theme is “Adeste Fideles.” The evening will feature a delicious meal, warm fellowship, and a beautiful program. Tickets are $18 each and go on sale this Sunday, November 8, at the Legacy table in the foyer.
During this upcoming holiday season, we can bless others through our Food Pantry and Oil Change Ministry. Through these ministries we share God’s love with our neighbors. The next Neighbors Day is Saturday, December 12. The Oil Change Ministry will begin at 9:00. Food Pantry volunteers should arrive at 9:30. If you would like information about volunteering for either of these ministries, e-mail us.
This festive event has become a tradition for many families and friends in our community. Central’s Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra will present works from Handel’s Messiah, along with a variety of contemporary and traditional favorites. There will be a two-piano duet from our very own Dr. Greg Morris and his daughter Sarah. We will also welcome the Evangel University Women’s Chamber Ensemble as our special guests. The evening will culminate in a beautiful candle lighting ceremony. The event is absolutely free—a gift to our community. Come and celebrate Christmas at Central!
Low vision affects more people than you might expect. In Springfield, Missouri alone, there are roughly 3,500 people with low vision. If you or someone you know needs a blind-accessible Bible, transportation for errands, reading of mail, etc., we want to serve. Stop by the Connect Counter for an information sheet or contact the Center for the Blind by calling 417.831.1964 or by e-mail.