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

Weekly News

Jersey Sunday & Huddle Up! | February 7 | 9:00 & 10:30a 

February 7 is Jersey Sunday! It will be a Super day at Central, and everyone is encouraged to wear a jersey or t-shirt in support of your favorite sports team. When you get to church take a look around. Do you see fellow fans who share the love for your team or friendly foes who support your team’s arch rival? This is a perfect day to meet Pastor Jeff’s challenge to meet someone new each service. Introduce yourself, strike up a conversation, and enlarge your circle of friends. Pastor Jeff will kick off a new sermon series, Celebrate God! We have so much to celebrate!

At 6:00p we’ll Huddle Up! Services and activities will not meet. The big game is a fun time to spend with friends and family. It’s also a great time to invite non-church friends to join you. Grow your friendship circles and get in the game!

International Ministries | 10:30a | Fusion Auditorium

This Sunday we’ll celebrate Chinese New Year with host families and students. Dr. Paul Lewis will speak, and a Chinese-themed potluck with follow the service. If you have any questions, e-mail us. If you would like to learn more about our international ministries, stop by the Connect Counter and pick up a current group menu.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | February 10 | 6:30p | MPH

How do you handle life’s trials and temptations? This Wednesday night Pastor Jeff will begin our new Bible study series, Book of James, with “Introduction: Trials of Faith.” Join us every Wednesday night for solid Bible teaching, insightful table discussions, and prayer. Come early for coffee and fellowship!

Neighbors Day | February 13 | 9:00a | Central Assembly

On Saturday, February 13, we will serve our community through our Food Pantry (9:30a) and Oil Change Ministry (9:00a). If you would like to make a real difference by giving just 2 hours of your time the second Saturday morning of each month, please join us. E-mail neighbors@centralassembly.org for more information.

Sanctuary Choir Open | Wednesdays 6:30p | Choir Room

Open enrollment for the Sanctuary Choir is going on right now. If you enjoy singing, please join us. We rehearse on Wednesday nights and sing on Sunday mornings. If you would like more information, please e-mail music@centralassembly.org.

Water Baptism Class | February 14 | 5:00p | Choir Room

Our next water baptism celebration is Sunday, February 21. If you would like to follow Jesus’ example and be baptized in water, please plan to attend the required class on Sunday, February 14. Adults meet at 5:00p. Kids meet at 5:30p. Questions? Contact us.

The Gathering | February 16 | 7:00p | Fusion Center

All college and young adults are invited to join us Tuesday, February 16, for a time of fellowship and great Italian food. A $3 dinner donation will be appreciated. To RSVP sign up on the bulletin information card or e-mail us.

GriefShare | February 17 | 6:30p | Room 121

GriefShare is a friendly, caring support group that will walk beside you through some of life’s most difficult experiences. If you’ve lost a child, spouse, family member, or friend, you may feel overwhelmed with grief. Maybe you’ve lost a job, good health, financial stability, or safety after a trauma. You may be experiencing grief as well. GriefShare can help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

The 12-week GriefShare program will meet Wednesdays beginning February 17. Each session will include a video featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects, followed by a time of prayer and sharing. If you’d like to enroll, e-mail us or call the church office.

Indestructible Marriage | February 17 or 21 | Chapel

Starting February 17 we will offer Wednesday (6:30p) and Sunday (6:00p) studies of The Indestructible Marriage, an 8-week DVD series on safeguarding marriage by Jimmy Evans. Pastor Jeff and Carla will lead the groups. Sign up on the bulletin information card or e-mail connect@centralassembly.org.

Women’s Bible Study | February 23 | 6;45p | Room 222

In just over 2 weeks we will begin a 10-week study of Beth Moore’s Believing God: A Fresh Exploration of Faith. For more information about this Tuesday evening study for women, please contact us.

Annual Business Meeting | March 6 | 6:00p | Sanctuary

The 2016 deacon nominating committee is Jeff Peterson, Kenton DeVries, John Maempa, Jane Powell, Richard Schoonover, and Sharon Faison. We will be electing two deacons. If any official member of Central Assembly would like to submit a name for consideration, please see one of these committee members.

Weekend To Remember Conference | April 8-10 | Branson

Family Life’s inspiring Weekend To Remember conference for married and engaged couples is coming to Chateau on the Lake April 8-10. You’ll receive our group discount when you register by April 8 with our group name—marriagecentral (written as one word). Hotel reservations must be made directly with Chateau on the Lake. The discounted room rate for the conference is $119 a night. Call them at 888-333-5253 before March 25, 2016. Email us if you’d like more information.

Need a Stephen Minister? | Confidential care for those in crisis

Are you going through a difficult time? We can help. A Stephen Minister cares, listens, encourages, and provides emotional and spiritual support to those going through a crisis or difficult time. To learn how you can receive confidential care, contact Pastor David in the church office, 417.862.5013.

Kids Ministry Volunteers | Sundays & Wednesdays

We need excited, kid-loving volunteers for our KidZone services at 10:30a Sunday mornings as well as 6:00p Sunday evenings. We also need volunteers to help with 3rd-5th grade Discovery Rangers on Wednesday nights at 6:30. If you have a heart for kids and want to help, contact us at kidsarecentral@centralassembly.org.