News & Events of Central Church
Text Message Notifications
Central Church has implemented a new text message system to spread the word about prayer requests, weekly prayers, upcoming events, meeting reminders, and so on. Please sign up at the Welcome Center, or call Ginny at the Church Office (432-4766), if you would like to be included in this text message communication system.
Small Group Studies
Central Church offers Small Group Studies at various times throughout the year. Two new studies are beginning in February. The sign-up deadline for both of these studies is Friday, January 25. Sign-up sheets are at the Welcome Center or you may call the Church Office to sign up as well!
Middle School Youth Winter Connection 2019
All middle school youth (grades 6-8) are invited to Winter Connection 2019, Friday, January 25, to Saturday, January 26, in Brookings. The youth will enjoy worship, fellowship with youth from across the Dakotas, games, food, and fun. The cost is $40 per person. Youth need to turn in the required paperwork and registration fee to Levi Waddell, Youth Coordinator, by Sunday, January 13. Chaperones are also needed! Contact Levi (605-949-0519) to volunteer or with questions.
“We Saved You a Seat” Small Group Study
We Saved You a Seat by Lisa-Jo Baker (7 practical ways to find and keep lasting friendships)!
Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Starts Monday, February 4, and ends Monday, March 18. Will include a light meal of soup and salad.
In today’s busy world, we’re wired to appear “fine,” warding off authenticity and shielding ourselves from judgement. We hide behind the hum of busyness to escape intimate friendships with women God has placed in our lives. But we do want a seat at the table. We yearn for authentic relationships and the opportunity to be the opposite of “fine” with people who cheer for us. In this 7-week study, Lisa-Jo Baker and friends from (in)courage explore our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend—it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.
Special General Conference Informational Sessions
In an effort to keep you informed of the Special General Conference on A Way Forward (Feb. 23-26), we will be providing four opportunities to attend informational sessions on the various plans being presented. These sessions will take place in the Sanctuary. The dates and times are as follows:
Wednesday, February 6, from 6-7 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 13, from 6-7 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The Wednesday night sessions will be in lieu of the Got(d) Questions. As a reminder, the Special General Conference on A Way Forward is being held to address whether self-avowed, practicing homosexuals serve as our pastors, whether same-sex marriages are performed by our clergy, and whether same-sex marriages are performed in our churches. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
“The Blessed Life” Small Group Study
The Blessed Life by Robert Morris (Discover the Joy of Giving—and the Rewards of Receiving)!
Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. OR Sundays from 9:45—10:45 a.m. Starts Wednesday, February 6, & Sunday, February 10.
Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? With humor, passion, and clarity, pastor and bestselling author Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. He shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected. First published in 2002, this newly revised and expanded edition includes new content from recent sermons, updated illustrations from years of the life-changing impact of its message, and testimonies from people experiencing the blessed life.
Regular Worship Hours (During the School Year)
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship - Narthex and Fellowship Hall
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Sunday School and Small Groups (when offered)
11:00 a.m. Blended Worship Service
Summer Worship Hours (end of May through beginning of September)
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Blended Worship Service
Wednesday Night Activities (During the School Year)
3:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group
5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Meal
6:00 p.m. High School Youth Group
6:00 p.m. JAM Activities (children 3 - grade 5)
6:15 p.m. Got(d) Questions? With Pastor Thom
6:15 p.m. Small Group Studies (when offered)