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Introducing Faith Builders

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We are excited to introduce a new program for children in 3rd through 5th grades as a way to offer support to families as they share faith with their children.

Traditionally at Central, children who are in 6th grade are invited to participate in a Faith Quest class that lasts over several months and prepares them to make their decision about baptism.

We are offering this new class that comes in the years before Faith Quest called Faith Builders. Our first session will be Sunday, October 15, from4-5:30pm. This is a time for parents and/or grandparents to be with their children as they learn.

If your family is interested and will be there on October 15, please RSVP by calling the church office by October 2. If you are unable to attend on October 15 and are interested in Faith Builders for your child, please reach out to Pastor Vicky.

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Ministering to our college students...

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Central is looking for help to show our support to the college students from our church.  There are a number of ways to help minister to these students:

  • Please share updated mailing addresses for your college students.
  • We’re looking for donations of gift cards or small food packages (nonperishable items) to put in care packages with other items.
  • We need volunteers to assemble these care packages to send out to the students.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in some fashion, please reach out to David Martin or Gretchen Kirby.

Trunk or Treat 2023

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Central Christian Church is Hosting a Community Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29th from 12:00pm-2:00pm. The plan is to host the event outside (weather permitting), serve a boxed lunch, have games, and of course, Trunk or Treat.

We need your help to make this a success! Volunteers are needed to help with set up/ tear down, serve food, and pass out treats.

If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please sign up at the desk in the Friendship Hall or in the Great Hall during Contemporary worship.  More information will be coming next week.

Free to a Good Home!!

The below-pictured items from the Lower-Level Renovation are available to someone who can pick them up from church and give them a good home.

  • Former sanctuary pew and seat cushion; approximately 12’ long; one solid piece
  • White birch logs from former lower-level fireplace; grate not included

Please contact Sandy Garver at or 217-877-0800/217-454-2111 if you are interested.  First come first served!


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