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Weekly News


Neighbors Day | November 8 | 9am | Central Assembly

Our Food Pantry is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. We help over 100 families a month through this ministry. Since 2007 we’ve had a monthly outreach to our community. Neighbors Day, which encompasses our Food Pantry and Oil Change Ministry, has stayed true to the initial goal of our community outreach: Love God, Love Your Neighbors.

Our next Neighbors Day is Saturday, November 8. We need new volunteers for both of the ministries, especially the Oil Change Ministry, which needs men and women to help with every job from check-in to crawling under cars. For an investment of only 2 hours one Saturday morning a month, you can make a difference. If you’d like more information, please contact neighbors@centralassembly.org.

 

Time To Fall Back | November 2 | 2am

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 2. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night. The initial idea for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin. He whimsically suggested the idea in a 1784 article as a way to maximize daylight hours and save candles.

 

Coming this month | November 9 & 16 | Sanctuary

Here’s a preview of a couple of great things coming this month:

  • On Sunday evening, November 9, join us at 6pm for our “Festival of Praise.” This will be a “re-enactment” of what was done at the Centennial Celebration for the Assemblies of God. Central Assembly’s sanctuary choir and orchestra will perform with General Superintendent George Wood hosting.
  • On Sunday morning, November 16, we will celebrate Convoy of Hope’s 20th anniversary. Convoy’s founders Hal and Dave Donaldson will be our guests. We’ll receive our 2nd annual “One Day” offering to benefit Convoy of Hope. Find more information about Convoy of Hope here.

 

Central Military Outreach | November 2 | 4:30pm | Room 122

This group offers support to military personnel, as well as to their families who are holding down the home front. We meet the first Sunday of each month. If you have questions, please contact Sheila Metzger.

 

Hands of Hope | November 4 | Convoy of Hope Distribution Center

Hands of Hope is an outreach Fusion Student Ministries is heading up, in cooperation with Convoy of Hope, on Tuesday, November 4. Students will go to the Convoy of Hope Distribution Center and help package food for current and future aid that could make a global impact. For more information about this outstanding non-profit organization, you can check them out here. If you have questions, please contact us.

 

Fusion Students Retreat | November 7-9 | Eagle Rock Retreat Center

Plan now to join us for our Fusion Fall Retreat. Come and get away from the distractions of this world and focus on God. Our theme is “ENDEAVOR: Pursue Your Passion.” Just $75 covers your food, transportation, and lodging. Scholarships are available based on need. If you have questions, please contact us.

 

Discover Your Strengths | November 9 | 6pm | Room 204

This exciting new class is for everyone! It’s for those who desire to volunteer in a ministry but may not be sure where to start, how they can help, or where their strengths lie. It’s also for those who may have a good idea of their strengths but are interested to know what strengths the class might reveal. Prior to the class we will take an exam based on the book, Gallup’s Living Your Strengths. The StrengthsFinder test will determine each individual’s strengths and help match you with possible ministries that “fit you” at Central. To sign up and receive important class information, please e-mail us.

 

Thank You! | From Pastors and Women@Central

The pastoral staff extends a heartfelt “thank you” to the Central family for the many expressions of love and appreciation showing during October, Pastor Appreciation Month. Your uplifting, encouraging words were truly a gift. We appreciate our Central family more than you will ever know!

Our annual Women@Central Holiday Lunch & Expo on Saturday, November 1 was wonderful! Thanks so much to all the ladies who came and to everyone who made this event possible, including the vendors, workshop presenters, panel members, hostesses, and custodial staff. We appreciate each and every one of you!

 

Greeter Ministry | All Services | Central Assembly

We are looking for friendly faces! If you are interested in connecting with people and welcoming them to our church, please consider becoming a greeter. We need volunteers for 9:00, 10:30, and 6:00pm Sundays as well as 6:30pm Wednesdays. If interested in being a welcoming face for Central, please contact us.

 

Free ESL Classes | Tuesdays & Wednesdays | Lower Foyer

We offer basic conversational English classes free to all internationals. We meet on Tuesdays in the Boonville side of the lower foyer from 6:00 to 8:00pm. We meet in the same location each Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm. Invite your international friends! If you need more information, please contact us.