What is JUBILEE CHRISTMAS?
Established by the MISSIONS & OUTREACH COMMITTEE at Central, several years ago, “JUBILEE CHRISTMAS” is a program of giving to families with childen in Madison County for Christmas. Central receives the names of families in need of a good Christmas from our para-church partners at OPERATION LOVE, INC. Then the ages, genders and gift suggestions for each child of each family are written on paper ornaments then hung on the “Jubilee Christmas Tree” (put up on Thanksgiving Sunday). Members of the congregation are encouraged to check in with Sarah Sheler and check out an ornament or two and purchase gifts for those children represented on the ornaments they choose. Those gifts, once purchased, are returned (not wrapped) to the church.
On Saturday, December 15th the familes represented gather in the morning, in the Fellowship Hall, to wrap their children’s gifts which have been donated. Each family also walks out of Central with enough food to make a good Christmas meal, and some extras.
Please consider giving to this Christmas ministry. You may donate gifts, or give the Jubilee Christmas folks some cash for the purchase of Christmas Dinner fixings for these wonderful families – envelopes are available in your Worship Bulletins on Sunday.
Jesus will speak through any, and every, way possible to reach out to you. Films sometimes move people in ways no other things will…and every spiritual truth has a physical metaphor…even in the movies.
Join us this Christmas Season, each Sunday at 10:00am for a series of sermons finding spiritual truths for the season in some favorite Christmas movies and television specials.
Sundays, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
All are welcome!
Sundays, January 27th – February 24th Pastor Rick will tell the story of how we came to worship the way we do at Central. From the worship beginnings of the Tabernacle in the desert to the Temple in Jerusalem, the building of Synagogues and then “home” churches…to today.
Some of the very traditions we hold to at Central were started over 7000 years ago…and we may not even know it. Why we pray, sing, and teach the way we do…why our Church building is designed the way it is…all these things and more are answered in this Sunday morning worship session.
This is a story of God and His people adapting to the ever-changing envirnonments and societies through time…an unchanging God with each changing generation.
It’s already time to think about some things for 2019! Here are some SUNDAY LESSON SERIES, and SPECIAL DATES you’ll want to put on your calendars.
SOME SERMON/LESSON SERIES in 2019:
G40 – Reading the Gospels in 40 Days
The 7 “I AMS” of Jesus
The BIG 10 – a Look at The 10 Commandments
Lessons from the Musicals of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
A Month of THANKS
Learning From THE FLOWERS of CHRISTMAS
SOME DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:
SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd – MARDI GRAS SUNDAY
with the “DOCTORS of DIXIELAND” and an ALL-CHURCH LUNCH
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6th – ASH WEDNESDAY Worship at 7:00pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 9th – “Spring Forward”
This Year’s LENTEN THEME is G40
(Reading the Gospels in 40 Days) – MARCH 6TH – APRIL 20TH
SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH – PALM SUNDAY
THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH – MAUNDY THURSDAY
7:00pm – TENEBRAE SERVICE
FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH – GOOD FRIDAY
7:00pm – “IN THE GARDEN” CONCERT
in the THEATRE with Pastor Rick
SUNDAY, APRIL 21st – EASTER SUNDAY
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE – 7:30am
EASTER BREAKFAST – 8:15am
EASTER WORSHIP – 10:00am
SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH – PENTECOST
Come dressed in RED, and join us for an ALL-CHURCH LUNCH
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH – FIRST SUNDAY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND – SET CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH – THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
Join us for an ALL-CHURCH LUNCH, and
decorating the Sanctuary for Christmas
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH –“CHRISTMAS AT CENTRAL”
CONCERT at 7:00pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th – CENTRAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH – CHRISTMAS EVE
LESSONS & CAROLS at 7:00pm
PBS starts up again WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th at 6:00pm with a study of the LETTERS OF JOHN (I, II, & III JOHN) and JUDE.
These small books carry a lot of “weight” in their message to the people of God today…interesting, pointed, and unique.
All are welcome!