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Weekly News – 12/11/16

Christmas at Central | December 11 | 9:00 & 10:30a, 6:00p

So far we’re having a wonderful Christmas at Central! This Sunday morning Pastor Mike will continue our Christmas sermon series with “Mighty God.”  Sunday evening at 6:00 come back for our annual Christmas Festival! This wonderful evening of music features both traditional and contemporary Christmas music presented by our Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra, as well as our handbell choir and the Pipkin Middle School Choir. The concert is absolutely free—a gift to our community. Invite your friends and neighbors!

Find a complete overview of Christmas at Central with a click right here.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | December 14 | 6:30p | MPH

This is our last Wednesday Night Bible Study of the year. We’ll conclude our December series, Family Portraits. Come to the Multipurpose Hall early for fellowship over a cup of coffee.

International Ministries | Upcoming Christmas Events

Our Japanese Christmas Lunch is Sunday, December 11, at 12pm in Room 204. We’ll have fellowship and a message from Pastor Daisuke spoken in Japanese. On Sunday, December 18, join us after the second morning service for our Host Family Christmas Potluck Lunch in the Fusion Auditorium. Mark Erickson will speak. We’ll celebrate Christmas as well as our international students who are graduating this semester.

Poinsettias for Homebound | Wednesdays | 6:00p | Room 123

You may have noticed all the beautiful poinsettias decorating the foyer and sanctuary. Our pastoral staff wants to deliver the plants to individuals who are homebound. If you have a friend or family member who would appreciate some Christmas cheer, sign up on the Sunday’s bulletin. The poinsettias will be delivered December 19 & 20.

Special Services Coming Up this Holiday Season

Our family-friendly Christmas Eve service will be from 4:00-5:00p. On both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day we will have one combined 10:00a service. No childcare will be available and evening services/activities will not meet. Come and worship King Jesus with us!

ESL Teachers Needed | Wednesdays | 6:00p | Room 123

We’re looking for volunteers ESL teachers. We have both beginner and intermediate classes that give internationals a great opportunity to practice conversational English. If you’re available to volunteer, please contact us.

Greeter Ministry | Sunday & Wednesday Nights

We’re looking for a few friendly faces! If you’re interested in connecting with people and welcoming them to our church, please consider becoming a greeter. We need help on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights. A volunteer service packet, available at the Connect Counter, must be completed and turned in. Sign up on the Sunday bulletin if you would like to join this ministry.

Stephen Ministry | Bringing God’s love to those in need

Our Stephen Ministers have been trained to provide confidential one-to-one encouragement, prayer, and weekly support for people who are going through a difficult time. Do you know someone who is struggling with the loss of a loved one, loneliness, cancer, job loss, relocation, divorce, spiritual crisis, recuperation, single parenthood, or any of the countless other life challenges? If you or someone you know is hurting, Stephen Ministers can help. Contact us if you need help or would like to refer someone.