We have several young adults from our church who are away from home at school. Would you like to help the church keep in touch with them so they know they are still in our hearts? Please reach out to David Martin at or Gretchen Kirby at if you would like to help with this ministry or have any questions.
THANK YOU to everyone who has submitted an estimate of giving card to support the 2023 Stewardship campaign - Looking In, Reaching Out. Your estimate of giving is important, as it helps the Finance Team determine the Operations budget for 2023. If you have not returned your card, you can drop it in the brass bowl in the narthex, submit your estimate of giving online or via text, or mail your card to the church. Blank cards are available in the Welcome Center, or you can contact the office and we will mail one to you. October 23rd is a special day - Consecration Sunday. We will celebrate the financial commitments we've received in support of Central's mission and ministry. Keith Backes' team will be providing yummy snacks after each service. Hope you can attend!
Emily Elsea is originally from Columbia, MO (MIZ-ZOU!) and has made her way to Decatur, Illinois because of Millikin University. She is a senior vocal music education major and is excited to have the opportunity to be in the nursery, as well. Emily is newly engaged to Isaac Cothern. If she is not doing homework or teaching voice lessons at Decatur House of Prayer, you will find her volunteering at the Children’s Museum of Illinois.
Abigail Smith is a Decatur native and currently a senior vocal music education major at Millikin University. She has been on the nursery staff since March of 2021. At Millikin you can find her singing in University Choir, as the president of the Alliance for Active Music Making, as a Big Blue Ambassador, and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. Her favorite part of serving in the nursery is watching each child grow and learn new things.
Hi, I’m Kattina Williams. I’m one of the nursery attendants and I also work at the Decatur Family YMCA as the swim coordinator and a Red Cross lifeguard. I also work main concessions at Macon Speedway. I was a political science major and sociology minor at Western Illinois University. I want to go back and become an avian veterinarian. I have always loved taking care of children. I love to watch them grow and learn.