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December 4, 2022

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

Prelude, offertory, and postlude music provided by the Ohio Valley Brass Quartet

All Music Service/narrator: Nicole Clem

Ding Dong Merrily on High
Breath of Heaven
Oh Holy Night

Advent Candle Lighting: the Peace candle

O Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel
Do You Hear What I Hear
Away in a Manger
Gesu Bambino
Let There Be Peace on Earth
How Many Kings
Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)

The Lord’s Table
Open Communion for all who follow Jesus

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Let There Be Peace


Advent 2: Peace

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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 Sharon Crisler.

Events today:

9:30 am Sunday School class
Kevin Sprinkle is leading a Bible study on the book of Ephesians. Class is held in the conference room.

10 am - Donuts for Teens
Ages 12-17 meet in the prayer chapel for donuts and discussion before the service.

4 pm - YoungLives Connection
Mandy Marous leads this ministry to teen parents.

This Week:

Monday@6:30pm Refit
Tuesday@9:30am Senior Bible Study
Wednesday@8am Buckeye Breakfast@Ridgewood Cafe
Wednesday@6:30 pm Refit
Wednesday@7pm Women's Bible Study in the Prayer Chapel
Thursday@10 am Refit
Saturday@9 am Men's Breakfast@Young's

Upcoming Events:

December Events:  
December 11, 9:30 am and immediately following service: Annual business meeting.
December 13, 7 pm: Christmas Concert: come and enjoy an evening of Christmas music.
December 15, 7-9 pm: Women's Christmas Party. More details to follow.
December 23, 12-6 pm: Cinnamon Roll pick-up
December 24, 10:30 am and 7 pm:
Christmas Eve services.
December 25: No services held.

Visit the church calendar and see more events.

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Contact Church Staff

Carl Ruby
Senior Pastor


Elana Elmore
Worship Leader


Erin Armstrong
Kid's Ministry Director


Suzanne Slagell
Office Manager


Julia Black


Laurie Nott
Church Bookeeper


Annie Baisden
Church Custodian


Jodi White
Director of Celebration Station


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