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Welcome Carl!

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Welcome Carl Fuerstenberg to the Central Christian Church staff! You’ll see Carl at the Welcome Center on Tuesdays - Thursdays, working on the bulletin, newsletter, and slide shows for Sunday services, as Kathleen does more             administrative work with Pastor Michael. Carl is originally from Appleton, WI. He has been in Decatur for 2 years now, with his wife Lori and dog Sadie. Together they have 8 children and are very busy with family functions. They like to travel back to Wisconsin when they can. In his spare time, Carl enjoys baseball, board games, and music. Please help us make Carl feel welcome!

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Great News to Share!

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Central is blessed beyond measure with children and families in our church! You may not see all of them on a Sunday morning, but they are filling our nursery, Sunday School classes, and worship services – especially at the 9:15 service, where we have recently added a Time for All God’s Children.
It’s a joy to share this great news with you. I would also like to ask you to consider helping me with three things:
1.  We are ready to hire someone to join our nursery staff. Please keep your eyes and ears open and let me know if you know of anyone interested.
2.  Please think about volunteering by taking a turn to work with our staff in the church nursery or helping in Sunday School.
3.  Will you commit to praying with me for the people who will step forward to serve in these ways AND also to pray for our children and families?
God has blessed us abundantly with these dear children and families. Let’s show them how much we love them by serving them well. You can reach me for questions at ( , 309-645-9845).
Blessings, Pastor Vicky

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Update, March 2023

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Do you knit, crochet, or use a loom? Prayer Shawl Ministry is meeting on March 15, at 1:30. We meet in     Connection Café. Please come and join us. We will be happy to help you get started with a pattern.

The members of Prayer Shawl Prayer Ministry lovingly donate their time and talent to make prayer shawls, lap robes, scarves, and hats for those who are ill or injured or in need of some comfort. For more information contact Nancy King at 217-876-1786 or call the church office.


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Food Collection for NECF for March

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Thank you, Central for your generous contributions to the Northeast Community Fund food pantry in 2022. Now we have the opportunity to help for another year. For February 5, we will be collecting cereal & soup. Please put your donations in the grocery cart in the Connection Café. Thanks.

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