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Sunday August 7, 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 along side you. Fill out a Prayer and Praise card 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 to be equipped to serve Him in our community. Our nursery, toddlers, and pre-school rooms open at 10:15am. K-6th grade children stay with their parents in the sanctuary and dismissed before sermon.

Aiming our Children Toward Jesus: Psalm 127


The Big Idea: Raising children to love and follow Jesus is our most important priority.


Point #1 We need God’s help. Ps 127:1


Point # 2 Parenting is hard. Ps 127:2


Point # 3 Children are a precious gift. Ps 127:3


Point # 4 Children are the key to our future. Ps 127:4-5

Parents Meeting We need the help of parents of children and teens in crafting a vision for children’s ministry. Our goal is to equip each child and teen who grows up at Central to be a lifelong follower of Jesus. There is a meeting immediately after the service  in the Gymnasium to obtain your input on several important questions related to our future ministry with children and teens. Child care is provided so that you can stay.  If you are unable to stay after church a Zoom version will be provided at 8:30 this evening. Email Erin Armstrong or Elana Elmore this afternoon to obtain a link to the meeting.





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 Paul & Ursula Hagelberg. You can also send a card or letter to :

Paul and Ursula Hagelberg
1500 Villa Rd
Springfield, OH 45503

Events today:

Parent's Meeting - Kids Central parent meeting will be held in the conference room immediately following services. The meeting is expected to last 1 hour. We will also offer a Zoom meeting tonight. The focus of this meeting is to gain information of how you envision Kids Central serving your child.

Tonight 5:30pm - C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce Book discussion with Greg Belliveau. Class will take place in the conference room.

This Week

Monday: Refit @ 6:30pm

Tuesday: Bible Study @ 9:30am

Wednesday: Prayer Meeting in Prayer Chapel @ 4:00

Wednesday: Refit @ 6:30pm

Thursday: Refit @ 10:00am

Saturday: Men's BiWeekly Breakfast at Young's Dairy@9:00am

Saturday: Central Girl's Night Out@7:30

Upcoming Events

August 10th Last day to drop off needed school supplies. Please see green insert for details.

August 13th 9:00am ALL CHURCH breakfast at Young’s.

August 13th 7:30 Central Womens Girl's Night An evening of fellowship and light refreshments. Location to be announced

August 14 After Church Fellowship and Church Outreach Meeting will be held immediately following service in the conference room. The purpose of this meeting is to identify individuals willing to serve in planning and implementing social events within our church and activities that we can share God’s love within our community. If you have an interest in serving on this team or have ideas, please plan to attend the meeting.

August 15th 6:30pm Financial Planning Workshop (All Adults).

August 16th 11:00am Financial Planning workshop & Lunch (Seniors).

Visit the church calendar and see more events.

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Contact Church Staff

Carl Ruby
Senior Pastor


Jodi White
Director of Celebration Station


Elana Elmore
Worship Leader


Laurie Nott
Church Bookeeper


Annie Baisden
Church Custodian


Julia Black


Erin Armstrong
Kid's Ministry Director


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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