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Weekly News

The Indestructible Marriage | February 17, 6:30p or February 21, 6:00p

“Unbreakable…permanent…enduring. Do these words describe your relationship? They can. You and your spouse have the ability to safeguard your marriage and abound in joy, intimacy, security, and pleasure. No matter the quality of your relationship today, you can have a lasting and thriving marriage. You can turn the tide and revolutionize your relationship.” This is from the publisher’s description of our marriage elective, The Indestructible Marriage, which will kick off this Wednesday in the chapel. The 8-week DVD series by Jimmy Evans will reveal:

  • The perfect roles of husbands and wives
  • How to overcome communication barriers
  • The different kinds of love and why only one will last
  • The secret of being romantic in your spouse’s language
  • How to divorce-proof and affair-proof your marriage

For your convenience, we are offering both Wednesday and Sunday studies of the elective. The Sunday study will begin February 21. Pastor Jeff and Carla are excited to lead the small group studies. If you would like to attend, sign up on the bulletin information card or e-mail connect@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.

International Ministries | 10:30a | Fusion Auditorium

Sunday, February 21, we will have separate Men’s and Women’s Bible studies.  If you would like to learn more about our international ministries, stop by the Connect Counter and pick up a current group menu. Or you may always e-mail us at international@centralassembly.org.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | February 17 | 6:30p | MPH

This Wednesday night Pastor Don will continue our new Bible study series, Book of James, with “Seeking for Wisdom.” Join us every Wednesday night for solid Bible teaching, insightful table discussions, and prayer. Come early for coffee and fellowship!

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.

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

Our 10-week DVD study of Beth Moore’s Believing God: A Fresh Exploration of Faith begins Tuesday, February 23. Join us for 10 life-changing weeks based on Isaiah 43:10. 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.

Easter Egg Hunt | March 19 | 9:30a | Fusion Center

We need lots of volunteers for this fun, energetic annual event, including help with games, snacks, crafts, and face painting. To volunteer and help us serve our kids and community, sign up on the bulletin information card or e-mail us. We also need lots of bags of individually-wrapped candy to stuff thousands of eggs. Watch for donation baskets at the ends of the foyer.

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.