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March 26, 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

Congregational Praise
Praise Like Fireworks
One Way
Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

Entering Heaven Like a Child/Pastor Carl Ruby

Congregational Praise
Come As You Are

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

Give Online

Offeratory Praise
Blessed Assurance

Congregational Praise
Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)


Sermon Outline

Entering Heaven Like a Child

The Big Idea: Children teach us how to come to Jesus.  Mark 10:15, Matt 18:2-4.

  • Children come with humility.
    Matthew 18:4
  • Children know that Jesus wants to accept us, not reject us.
    ‍John 3:16-17
  • Children believe that Jesus is who he says he is.
    John 3:18
  • Children climb into his lap.
    ‍Rom10:9-13, Col 2:6

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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 Todd McDonald.

Events today:

10:30am Donuts for Teens
6:30 pm Financial Peace University

This Week:

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

Upcoming Events:

March 26th, 10:30 am: Celebration Station Sunday
April 6th, 7 pm: Maundy Thursday Service
April 7th, 12-6 pm: Cinnamon Roll Pickup
April 22nd: Earth Day Clean-up Event
April 23rd, 4 pm: Senior Event
May 20th, 6:30 pm: Women's Event
June 11th, 10:30 am: Service and fellowship meal to honor our graduates

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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