Wednesday Evening activities begin at 5:45 in the fellowship hall as we gather for our Fellowship Meal and continue with a time of prayer and thanksgiving around the tables at 6:05. Our Fellowship Meals are simple, nutritious and kid-friendly. The recommended cost for the meal is $5 per person, and not more than $20 per family. If you need a list of ingredients for food allergies, please contact the church office.
Don't miss the new recycling station in our foyer. From cell phones and tablets to plastic bags and lids, we've got space for those items that can't be recycled in your bins.
For the next three weeks, we will be focused upon the deep wisdom we find in the book of Job. This dramatic treatment on the theme of suffering is a powerful balance to all forms of spirituality that refuse to wrestle with the more perplexing questions of faith. Though our faith is severely tested when we face adversity, the realism of Job offers steady words of encouragement to help us cope and endure against any and all difficult circumstances we might face. Let's listen to the wisdom of Job as we allow our faith to be firmly rooted in the knowledge and ultimate goodness of God.
Every Advent we share stories in a devotional written by folks right here at Central. It’s a great way to get to know each other a little better and remember that each of us has a story to share. Whether you’re an avid storyteller or you’re still a bit shy about sharing your experience, this workshop will give you an opportunity to explore your story in the light of our Advent journey. Whether or not you choose to write a devotional this year, we hope these exercises will help you explore your place in God’s story of love and acceptance. For more information, please contact Aaron at email@example.com.
The children are practicing a musical about how a lightning bug goes on a journey to visit baby Jesus. On his journey, Lighty encounters many other insects who decide to join him and bring a gift. Lighty has trouble deciding what his gift should be. Children do not have to be at every practice to participate; however, it would be helpful to know which children are interested so we can begin to cast the parts and create a rehearsal schedule. Please contact Christi Gabbard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Aaron Austin (email@example.com) for questions or interest.
This Summer I started knitting for the very first time. After some coaching from our fearless leader, Liz McCubbin, I took my needles and yarn home to get to work. In about ten minutes, I managed to mess things up royally. The next week I brought my tangled mess back to the class, and Liz was able to miraculously resurrect my feeble attempts into something identifiable as knitting. This pattern continued for several weeks, but each time I managed to work a little longer before things devolved into entropy.
This Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. we'll celebrate communion together as sisters, brothers, and siblings across the world also celebrate at Christ's table on this World Communion Sunday. As we come to the table of grace this Sunday, we remember our wider kinship in this diverse family of faith. As Joseph Jeter suggests, 'the sacred table on this day [is] 25,000 miles long. In our fragmented world, in which groups often relate with suspicion and violence and even try to destroy one another, the churches of the world coming together to break the loaf and drink the cup is a sign of God's intention for all peoples to live together in love, peace, and justice.'Join us as we join with congregations across the globe to be a people of peace.
Last Sunday, we had a great time at our annual church picnic. We had great food, wonderful fellowship, and a successful dessert auction where we raised over $1,500 for medical missions.
Join us this Sunday for worship with services at 8:45 and 11:00 am. In our 11 am service, we're excited to celebrate the baptism of Susanna French. We rejoice with Susanna in this next step along her journey. As we come to the waters of baptism again, we are reminded of God's great invitation to all of us—to continually be renewed in love and to follow more closely the way of Jesus. At 11 am we'll also hear selection from the Handbell Choir, and at 8:45 am we'll hear music from Kara Kilpatrick and Jeno Smith.