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Faith Quest, March 4th


This past weekend at Faith Quest – March 4 – our youth learned about baptism and forgiveness. These would be the third and fourth fingers of the Five Finger Exercise (5 steps on the path of salvation). So far, we’ve covered the first 4 – Faith, Repentance, Baptism and Forgiveness. Next up??? The Holy Spirit! Given the crazy, wintery weather we had the day before, David Martin had the idea of playing a crazy Christmas elf-hat game. Once again, our three Faith Quest youth are Gabbi Morelli, Parker Witts, and Veda Redden. Enjoy the pictures.

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Welcome 101 - 2023

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Have you been attending Central Christian for a while and interested in learning more about us?  Would you like to hear about ways you can plug in and connect to what’s happening here?  Would you like a tour of our building and learn the wonderful ministries housed here?

If so, then we’d love to have you join us at “WELCOME 101.”  This is a 90-minute info-gathering hosted by our ministerial staff here at Central.  We will meet in the Connection Café for an hour and then go on a walking tour of the building. 

Monday, March 13 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 27 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Please reserve your place at this event by contacting the office (217-428-4336 or ).

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Faith Quest 2023 Underway

Three (3) youth are currently taking the Faith Quest class that prepares them for a confession of faith and baptism! They are Parker Witts (David York), Veda Redden (Ashley Swallow), and Gabbi Morelli (Gretchen Kirby). Their Faith Companions are listed in parentheses.



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Lent 2023 Small Groups

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For the six (6) weeks of Lent (week of February 26 – week of April 2), we are inviting everyone in the church to join a small group.  The groups will meet once a week (for 1 hour) and will cover the small group curriculum based on the sermon series “MORE: the Benefits of a Christian Life.”  The curriculum follows the Sunday scripture and worship theme, and will include:

  • A “starter question” related to the theme and meant to get everyone in the spirit of sharing.
  • A bible passage and 4-5 questions about it designed to help “dig deeper” into the text.
  • A “life application” challenge or invitation to carry into the week.

Every small group participants will be given a workbook on the first meeting of their group.  Here are the small groups days, times and leaders...


Sundays (9:15 a.m.) - Brian & Kim Maple and George & Linda Virgil - Rm. 340 (first meeting: 2/26)

Tuesdays (7:00 a.m.) - Jim Fitzpatrick - Café (first meeting: 2/28)

Wednesdays (6:00 p.m.) - Lucy Acheson - ZOOM (first meeting: 2/28)

Tuesdays (6:00 p.m.) - Gretchen Kirby - 412 (first meeting: 2/28)

Thursdays (4:15 p.m.) - Pastor Michael - Cafe (first meeting: 2/30)

Sundays (8:30 p.m.) - Pastor Vicky - ZOOM (first meeting: TBA) - This group is geared towards families with small children.

Look for sign-up sheets to come soon!

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