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

Weekly News – September 25

Sunday, September 25 | 9:00 & 10:30a, 6:00p

Join us for Faith & Science Sunday at Central! We’re excited to welcome Dr. Stephen Meyer and Dr. Christina Powell. Both were featured speakers this week at Evangel University’s Faith & Science Conference. Dr. Meyer (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) will speak in both of our Sunday morning services. He is the Director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle, WA, and the author of New York Times bestseller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. Dr. Powell (Ph.D., Harvard University) will speak in our Sunday evening service in the main sanctuary. She is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and the author of Questioning Your Doubts: A Harvard PhD Explores Challenges to Faith. Invite a friend to join you for this special day at Central!

International Ministries | Upcoming events

This Sunday international young adults are invited to a taco lunch. Meet in Room 123 after the second morning service. Also, coming up on October 2 after the second morning service we’ll host a luncheon with Pastor Jeff and Carla Peterson for intercultural married couples. If you’d like to attend, please stop by the Connect Counter for tickets. They are $3.50 each. Childcare will not be provided, but children age 10 and under may join us for lunch for $2.

GriefShare | September 25 | 6:00p | Room 223

If you’ve lost a child, spouse, family member, or friend, you may feel overwhelmed by grief. The 12-week GriefShare program meets Sundays at 6pm in Room 223. Each session includes a video featuring top experts on grief recovery subjects followed by a time of prayer and sharing. This can be your first step on the journey from mourning to joy. Sign up here.

Living Free: Insight | September 25 | 6:00p | Room 121

This 9-week study will help us learn how to overcome or prevent life’s setbacks and struggles that can erect walls between us and spiritual growth and may even control our lives. A life-controlling problem is anything that masters your life. Stop by our table in the foyer, to sign up and purchase a companion book.

Women Only Class | September 25 | 9:00a | Room 204

On Sunday, September 25, the Women Only Class will begin a study of Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst. For more information about this class, contact us.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | September 28 | 6:30p | MPH

Join us this Wednesday night as Pastor Jeff continues our new WNBS series, 7 Letters to the Churches in Revelation. Come early for fellowship with friends over a cup of coffee.

Thursday AM Prayer | September 29 | 6:30a | Chapel

Have you joined us for Thursday morning prayer yet? We meet for prayer in the chapel from 6:30-7:30a. When you come, use the Boonville side entrance to the chapel. We’re praying for our nation, upcoming elections, our church, families—whatever the need may be. We believe God is doing great things!

Legacy Breakfast | September 29 | 8:30a | MPH

Senior adults, join us for our October Legacy breakfast on Thursday, September 29. Tickets are on sale at the Legacy Counter for $6 per person. If you celebrate a birthday in October, your breakfast is free.

Chili Bowl | October 26 | 6:30p | MPH

Chili Chefs! The 4th Annual Chili Bowl is coming up Wednesday night, October 26. The night will be full of fun competition, prizes, music, and best of all, your chance to add your name to the Chili Bowl Trophy. If you think your chili can handle the heat of friendly competition, sign up on the bulletin or e-mail us. Also, we need a couple of more things to make the night a success: Volunteers to man the kids’ carnival games and lots of bags of individually-wrapped candy to give away to the kids. No peanuts, please. Bags may be dropped in the designated baskets at each end of the foyer. To volunteer, sign up on the bulletin or contact us here.

Women’s Holiday Dinner | November 4 | 4:00-9:00p | MPH

SAVE THE DATE! The Women’s Holiday Dinner is coming up Friday, November 4. We’ll enjoy shopping, workshops, and a catered dinner. Our guest speaker will be Rhonda McGinnis from Sharpsburg, Georgia. Tickets go on sale Sunday, October 2. Invite your friends to join you!

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.