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October 1, 2023

What to Expect

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Sunday mornings are casual and contemporary. Stop by the Welcome Desk for a small gift for our first time guests.

Worship Service

Service begins with a welcome from Pastor Carl and a few announcements. Worship begins with our praise band leading several songs. One of our traditions is to join in communion each Sunday. All who trust in Jesus are invited to participate. The message is usually 25-35 minutes long, and after a closing song and prayer, the pastor will be at the sanctuary door if you’d like to meet him.


We encourage you to share with us those times in your life when you need someone to walk alongside you. Fill out a Prayer and Praise card from the table in the narthex or you can contact the office 937.390.2424. To be on the prayer list fill out a Prayer List card and you will receive weekly prayer updates.

Kids Ministry

Children are our future. Here at Central, we value children and families. It’s our vision to be a place where children and youth will come to personally know and experience Christ’s love and truth, and be equipped to serve Him in our community. Our nursery, toddlers, and pre-school open at 10:15 am. K-6th grade children stay with their parents in the sanctuary and are dismissed before the sermon.

Order of Service & Sermon Outline

Order of Service

Welcome and Call to Worship

Opening Worship

Luke 14:1-8

Jesus Talks Smack/Pastor Carl Ruby

Communion Praise

The Lord’s Table

Open Communion for all who follow Jesus

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Closing Song


Sermon Info




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Coming Up at Central


Please continue to pray for members of our church who are unable to be with us due to health or other circumstance. This week, please pray for Karl and Tammy Schwarz.

Events today:

10 am - Donuts for Teens
6:30 pm - Youth Group

This Week:

Monday@6:30pm Refit
Tuesday@9:30am Bible Study in the conference room
Wednesday@8am Men's Breakfast at Ridgewood Cafe
Wednesday@6:30pm Refit                                     
Thursday@10am Refit
Thursday@7pm Band of Brothers

Upcoming Events:

October 8 - Sunday School class begins - The Life of David, 9 am
October 8 - Meet the Pastor Lunch, 12 pm
October 11 - Women's Bible Study, 6:30-7:45 pm
October 15 - Membership Lunch, 12 pm
October 19 - Senior Dinner, 4-6 pm
October 20 - Mother Stewart's Night, 8 pm
October 22 - Baptism/New Member Sunday, 10:30 am
October 29 - Trunk or Treat, 3-5 pm
November 5 - Family Sunday and Fellowship Meal, 10:30 am

Visit the church calendar and see more events.

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Contact Church Staff

Carl Ruby
Senior Pastor


Elana Elmore
Worship Pastor



Erin Armstrong
Kid's Ministry Director


Suzanne Slagell
Office Manager


Julia Black


Laurie Nott
Church Bookkeeper


Annie Baisden
Church Custodian


Jodi White
Director of Celebration Station


Board of Elders
Micah Wagner, Louis Agresta, Heather Hahn, Suzanne Slusher, Kevin Sprinkle, Jeremiah Pennington
Office Hours
Monday thru Friday — 9:00am - 1:30pm
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