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cc:journal L I F E AT C E N T R A L C H R I S T I A N

And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.� And it was so. Genesis 1:11


cc:journal executive editor : Darren McClintock editor : Derek Pletcher creative director : Debra Smith distribution : Melanie Pedersen

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in this issue

| april 2018

Easter

n in every issue : 3 What Now? : by Darren McClintock, Interim Pastor

19 Our Church Family 20 Calendar n feature : 10 Counselor’s Corner : “Acceptance” by Kristin L. Goodheart, ph.d., licensed psychologist

n ministry news : Care Ministries 688.4400 7 Men Barb Marchand 619.4775 We desire to help create caring connections within the church 8 Sports & Recreation and help others walk through challenging life events. 9 Children Central Christian Academies 688.1161 Central Christian Academy : Grades K-8 : Michael Hunter Headmaster 12 Missions Central Christian Academy Preschool : 2-5 Yrs : Judy Buckert Director Joyful Noise Academy Daycare : 18 mos & walking : Pam Harrod Director 13 Academies Central Christian Communications 688.4400 Derek Pletcher Communications Director 14 His Helping Hands Central Christian Counseling Center 683.4083 16 Young Adults Tallgrass Executive Suites, 8100 E. 22nd St. N., Bldg. 800, Ste. 100 Aaron Scharenberg LCPC, Counseling Center Executive Director 17 Youth Central Homeschool Family Ministries chfm@ccc.org

ministries

Karen Ryan Executive Director | Susan Warner H.S. Director Kris Sayler Elem. Director

Hospital, Homebound & Care Facility Ministries 688.4400

Barb Marchand 619.4775; marchandb@ccc.org

His Helping Hands 838.8528

1441 E. 37th St. N. Paul Dohm HHH Executive Director

Media ccc.aspireonemedia.com

Jeff Huhman Creative Arts/Technical Director

Prayer Ministries 688.4400

Emergency Prayer Request Line : Barb Marchand 619.4775

Radio Ministry

Sundays @ 7 a.m. on Bott 94.3 FM Sundays @ 10 a.m. on KNSS 1330 AM Sundays @ 11 a.m. on KSGL 900 AM

n events : 4 Abraham – Rooted in Faith Sermon Series : April 7–June 24 5 cc : forum 6 Secret Church : April 20


As we pass another

resurrection weekend I find myself pondering what must have been going through the minds of the disciples so many years ago. Acts 1:3 tells us that Jesus remained on earth for 40 days after His resurrection and in that time, appeared to them, teaching them about the kingdom and giving much proof of the reality of the unexpected event that had taken place. This must have been an exciting time for the disciples, their minds spinning with all the possible implications of the resurrection. After the 40 days the disciples must have finally mustered up the courage to ask, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of Israel?” (Acts 1:6 italics mine).

Isn’t it true that the miraculous often slides right into the ordinary, the monotonous, the daily task of living? As we come out of Easter our greatest question is, how do we move forward? As moms, dads, engineers, politicians, personal trainers, teachers, lawyers, or anything else, how do we go about living life and serving our King when just living seems to take up so much time? While I don’t have the perfect answer to this tough question, I think the simple answer is live the ordinary with intention. I think that one of our biggest challenges is that we just live life as it comes, trying to make it from the moment our head lifts from the pillow to the time it falls gently back down to it again. In other words, our days just happen, they come to us based on all that “has” to be done.

WHAT NOW?

To paraphrase, Jesus’ response was, “That’s up to God. I’ll give you the Holy Spirit, now go be my witnesses,” and with that Jesus literally lifts into the sky leaving them standing there with mouths wide open (at least in my imagination). So, after all these amazing and miraculous events suddenly Jesus is gone and for the next nine days the disciples stayed up in a room waiting for what was to come. I’m fascinated by this because what we see next is the launching of God’s Church into the world. But as we watch all the following events take place one thing can be easy to miss. To me one of the most challenging tasks for all believers is the transition from the gloriously miraculous to the simple question, “Now what?...This glorious thing has happened to me but tomorrow I have to wake up, go to work, provide for my family, cook meals, clean up after the kids, get them to school, etc. etc. etc. How do I do all this and that which Jesus has asked of me? How can I be a witness?” Even if we say that the disciples didn’t have to think this way because they became “professional clergy”, what about the 3,000 that came to faith nine days later in Acts 2:41?

So what if, when we run to the store to pick up the milk we ran out of, we simply lift up our heads to give a smile to the cashier and ask how their day is? What if, while we sit waiting for the oil in our car to be changed we strike up a conversation with one of the other poor souls at the mercy of the shop? What if we open our eyes to the Muslim girl working at the counter and ask her to coffee to find out more about her country and religion. What if that could be the perfect opportunity to share Jesus with her? What if, while you are making dinner you double the portion and take it to your neighbor and tell them you’re glad they are there and you wanted to bless them tonight? For most of us we won’t be missionaries or another Billy Graham. For most of us it’s bringing the extraordinary into the ordinary and simply asking the question, “How can I bear witness today?” Darren McClintock Interim Pastor

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Who are the people of God? What is the standard for faith? What is a covenant and why is it so important? How do we know the will of God? What does God expect of us? What is true sacrifice?

h These are just some of the questions we are excited to delve into in our new series on Abraham. The story of Abraham is not just an Old Testament tale that no longer has anything to do with us. In many ways Abraham is the father of the faith, and we are tied to him, his story, and the promises made to him. Far from a forgotten name of a bygone era, Abraham’s name is mentioned 71 times throughout the New Testament and his narrative is the very root of our faith and still holds tremendously practical truths for us today. Be here for the Sermon Series “Abraham ­— Roots of Faith” beginning the weekend of April 7th & 8th.

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cc: forum

treasure ?

what does scripture say about your

This month we are issuing a community-wide invitation to a forum on financial stewardship. Details are forth-coming, so watch your bulletin or our website for updates.

zx Find out what the Bible says about dept, money management, stewardship, wealth accumulation and financial peace. zx Learn how to be financially independent with God’s blessing on your life and your finances. zx Learn how social security and medicare operate and how to maximize your benefit. zx Learn how to turn your IRA or 401(k) into a tax-free retirement. zx Find out if you need a will or trust from an attorney. zx Learn how to leave a legacy for your Church. zx Discover what happens if you do not have a medical power of attorney. zx Learn how to get out of debt. zx Learn how to get rid of bad credit and to acquire good credit. zx Take advantage of the opportunity to have your own personal financial consultant to produce a Christian financial independence plan for you.

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sharpening IRON

Calling All Men! Men’s Sharpening Groups exist to provide an arena for men to both identify and lock arms with fellow brothers in Christ. As men, we are called to be spiritual leaders, and we need the community of other leaders to spur us on to walk in a manner worthy of our calling. On the first and third Thursday night of every month, we are going to huddle up and band together under the banner of our victorious King Jesus! men : JEFF LEDERER

We will meet in the Hospitality Suite starting April 5 at 7pm!

All men 18 years & older are invited to join us for this breakfast & teaching.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 @ 7AM IN THE SUMMIT

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Here’s what’s happening this summer in

sports & recreation :

TINA NICKEL

Sports!

Triple Threat Basketball Camp

May 29 – June 1 • Grades K–11 • Instructor: Matt Swank • Cost: $55 (incl. t-shirt)

Softball / Baseball Batting Camp

June 2 • Ages 5–18 • Instructor: Tina Nickel • Cost: $30

Victory Soccer Camp

June 4–8 • Ages 5–16 • Instructor: Goran Hunjak • Cost: $89 (incl. ball & t-shirt)

Volleyball Camp

June 18–21 • Grades 3–9 • Instructors: Jen McCurdy & Tina Nickel • Cost: $40

Dodgeball Camp

July 9–12 • Ages 6–17 • Instructor: Dave Yordy • Cost: $40

Triple Threat Select Basketball Camp

July 16–19 • Grades 4–11 • Instructor: Matt Swank • Cost: $70


The World We Live In On occasion we are all treated to the great and wonderful things God does through others on the news. Like, parents painting the bathrooms at a school in Texas over the weekend with positive messages. What a surprise it turned out to be for the students there. Imagine, every time you go to the restroom you are reminded how inspiring, beautiful, smart, and kind you are. These students had no idea this was happening and I am so encouraged these kids get to see their worth and value in a tangible way. Now, more and more, we hear about the evil in the world that our kids are exposed to. It is vile and shouldn’t happen. I am not going to debate the cause or the reason we should make changes, but I do want you to know how Central Kids is different than many environments your kids may find themselves in through sports and activities, childcare, or just hanging at a friend’s house. Central Kids goes to extreme lengths to never leave a child on his or her own with one person. EVERY person involved with kids has been vetted with a background check and training. There are policies in place for potty time and diaper changes. Our rooms have cameras and they are always open to be seen by any supervisor. And our staff, and sometimes volunteers, gather for prayer before any event or engagement of the area. Your children are safe when they are here. Now, true we still have accidents but they are the accidents that exist in any normal childhood. Running, pushing, and licking markers sometimes leave hurts and “ow-ies” but they are the owies we all grow up with and won’t change who we are. In addition to play time, are you aware your children of all ages receive a Bible lesson? There are activities involved, too. Many hours go into choosing and preparing the activities. Occasionally there is a child that does not want to participate, but even that child is encouraged to “stay in the game” until it is over so they are exposed to the goodness of God’s Word in varying ways. The mission of Central Kids is to partner with parents to raise next generation disciples. We are not here to tell you what to do, but we are willing to provide support and to help with your needs. Please always communicate with us and request any resources we might have if you have a need. Also, won’t you get involved in our ministry? The children need to be loved on by parents and others who have the desire to serve God, and help families become disciples and disciple makers. Call Vicki Ejibe at 316-688-4400 to come on board.

VICKI EJIBE children

Parent-Child Dedication On Sunday, April 8th we will host our Parent-Child Dedication during the 9:00 & 10:45am services. Please come prepared to encourage, support, and pray for each participating family. This is an opportunity for them to commit themselves to God’s leading over their families, become involved in the church as a family, and reach out for the support that every family wants and desires through prayer. AWANA AWANA final meetings will be May 2 for clubs and May 9 for awards.

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Counselor’s

CCCorner By Kristin L. Goodheart Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Have you experienced moments or seasons in your life when you felt incredibly content? Maybe life felt exciting, easy, and nearly perfect. In those moments, maybe you wished it was possible to freeze time and coast through life. Most likely, you have also experienced moments or seasons when you have struggled in life, perhaps wishing away time and praying for the moment or season to pass quickly. It is easy to exercise gratitude and thank God for the numerous blessings in life when the waters are smooth and when life is easy, exciting, and almost perfect. For most of us, however, it is much more challenging to connect with prayers of thanksgiving and praise God for all things when life is difficult. Fortunately, difficult does not mean impossible. During trying times, it is important to redirect our attention to the blessings in our lives, lean on the Lord for strength, and remind ourselves that “this too shall pass.” Many of us feel a strong desire to change or avoid unwanted circumstances. These are effective strategies when there is an identifiable, achievable solution or when avoidance does not complicate or exacerbate the problem. Few of us naturally recognize acceptance as a solution or approach to difficulty. However, when circumstances are outside of one’s control or avoidance does more harm than good, acceptance can be beneficial.

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Acceptance is often associated with giving up or giving in, and sometimes we think accepting must mean that we like, want, or agree with whatever is occurring. It can be helpful to instead look at acceptance as meaning acknowledging the facts of a situation and being open to experiencing the moment and associated distress without trying to control it or change it. Consider what it might be like to stop struggling against something you cannot change or control and not experience

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draining emotions like bitterness, resentment, and anger. Acceptance allows for a shift from agony and suffering to ordinary pain. Some things in life can be very difficult to accept: an abusive childhood, a deceased loved one, a debilitating chronic illness. Moving toward acceptance is a process, and it often requires time, effort, and patience. To move in this direction, first acknowledge that acceptance is needed, that there is something uncontrollable that is creating agony and suffering. Next, set the mind toward acceptance, perhaps by visualizing a fork in the road and turning the mind toward the path of acceptance. It is also important to consider the position of the body when moving toward acceptance. It is


ptance “…we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 very difficult for our brains to accept something when our fists are clenched or our faces are tense. Instead, relax the body by opening the palms, releasing tightness in the shoulders, and curling the corners of the mouth upward. Maybe recite an encouraging verse like Romans 8:28, “…we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” Or Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” In your prayers, remember to include a request to accept that which is outside of your control. As much as we might want to coast through life and not experience distress, this is rarely God’s plan for

our lives. Although there is pain, suffering, hurt, loss, grief, and sorrow, there is also joy, happiness, laughter, beauty, and love. We might not have full control over what occurs in our lives, but we do have control over where we direct our attention. Remember that life is always moving and God is always working. Remind yourself that “life isn’t tied with a bow, it’s still a gift” (Regina Brett, author of God Never Blinks). Focus on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). Savor the amazing moments, lean on God through the awful times, rest in the ordinary, and remember that life is ever-changing.

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Dr. Paul Goddard Missions Pastor

E.S.L. MINISTRY : THE WORLD AT OUR DOOR!

Do you have to leave the familiar and friendly confines of Wichita to fulfill the Great Commission?

Wayne & Joan Phillips – Happy ESL Hosts

E.S.L. stands for “English as a Second Language” and teaching English has been the way for Wayne and Joan Phillips to share the Gospel and make life-long friends from many parts of the world. With our Church as a classroom, they offer basic and advanced English learning classes without cost to non-native speakers in Wichita and have served in this way for over ten years. Many of the lessons they use are either taken directly from the Bible or based on other Christian resources. The patient love and gentle witness they share as teachers and mentors has resulted in a number of their students accepting Christ. The following is their story.

Is our Lord gently nudging you to start a new church or community-based ministry? If you can’t go to the “World,” the world might just come knocking on your door. Wayne and I considered teaching English abroad after we retired as a tool to share the Gospel. We had both been on many short-term missions’ trips and served on the Missions Board at Pathway Church in West Wichita for many, many years. We definitely had a heart for reaching internationals for Christ. But our decision was complicated by the arrival of many grandchildren; I especially did not want to live away from them.

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God, in His infinite creativeness, allowed us to teach people from all over the world while staying right where we are. We have taught English for over 10 years and have had the humbling privilege of becoming friends with people from Japan, China, Turkey, Russia, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, Lebanon, Italy, Serbia, Ukraine, Germany, Panama, Guatemala, Haiti, Viet Nam, South Korea, Pakistan, Thailand, Mongolia, Brazil, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Togo, west Africa. We serve an amazing, surprising God! Can anyone ever be too young or too old to obey God’s Great Commission? “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” You decide: I was six years old when I became fascinated with China. The inspiring story of Lottie Moon, the Southern Baptist missionary to China, captured my imagination and heart. I knew from an early age that I wanted to help alleviate the hurts of the world. It was years later that I realized people need the Lord to provide answers to all their needs. Now in my seventies, I have the joy of ministering to people from these many countries, praying daily for them and answering their many questions about everything imaginable! As long as the Lord gives us stamina and energy, Wayne and I will continue teaching. We are blessed to be world Christians!

Next Month: The story of an E.S.L. student from China!


Central Christian Academy Now Enrolling for 2018-19 Grades K–9 Apply Today ccalions.org

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“Well done, good and faithful servant!” Those are the words that we desire to hear from God in the realm of stewardship at the ministry of His Helping Hands. We receive resources in many forms and we take the stewardship of those resources very seriously. Most of our resources are re-purposed to needy families in the Wichita community. Some of the other resources we receive can be used to help fund the ministry work. We call this “enterprise resourcing”. his helping hands

: PAUL DOHM

The enterprise resourcing projects that are currently occurring at HHH provide approximately 33% of our annual funding. These projects include:

• Heavenly Treasures Gift Shop Antiques, collectibles, home décor items and over-sized furniture are sold in the Gift Shop which is operated entirely by volunteers. All of the proceeds are put back into the HHH ministry.

ytd statistics thru 3.3.18 his helping hands

is a ministry of Central Christian Church which helps people in need of food, clothing, household items and automobiles. At the time of distribution, we share the love of Christ with each individual. 14,8719 46 household 6,678 vehicles/computers 5/3 clothing 65,420 volunteer hours 11,465 people served

• Oaklawn Clothing ‘n Stuff Thrift Store

fresh hope

empowers women to rise from a lifestyle of poverty. If you would like to make a donation or donate your time to assist with these vital ministries, please call 838-8528. 574 total self sustaining 466 total graduations

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This thrift store is located at 4858 S. Clifton in the Oaklawn community. Excess items at HHH are sent to the Thrift Store to be sold to the general public, e.g., clothing, knickknacks, small appliances, CDs, videos and other various items.

people saved

• Public Auctions

HHH works with public auctions to sell unusual items and various non-core items to the general public.

• Digital Billboard

HHH rents the land to Visions LLC to operate their double-sided digital billboard on our property. The owners of Visions are working toward donating some of the profits to HHH in the future.

• Rental Income

For recent stories and testimonies: facebook.com/ ccc.hishelpinghands

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HHH rents our facility to other ministries during various times of the week, including: L’Chaim B’Yeshua Messianic Congregation, Innovo Vineyard Church and Love INC ministry.

• Recycle Income

The staff and volunteers at HHH recycle as many items as we can so that we can reduce the amount of items taken to the landfill. We recycle corrugated boxes, office paper, glass, metal, computer components and plastics.


prise Resourcing for Jesus “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” Matthew 25:21 In addition to these projects, we are praying about some additional opportunities to provide a necessary service for our community while providing some enterprise resourcing income for the HHH ministry. Please pray for wisdom as we discern these opportunities. God has blessed the ministry of His Helping Hands with many faithful donors over the years. All of the core household items are given to needy families in our community. Only the non-core items are used in our enterprise resourcing projects as we strive to be good stewards with every donation made to HHH. All of this support enables us to meet the physical needs of many families in our community. And, the most important part of the ministry is the opportunity this creates for us to share the love of Jesus Christ with each individual. To God be the glory!

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Our Young Adults connect every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 6:00pm in the Youth Center. This month we will meet on the 3rd & 17th. For more info and event details, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/youngadults.c3

Join us in prayer...We invite you to consider joining the 120 Prayer Team. We pray to God fully convinced that He does more than we can even begin to imagine. We implore Him to do mighty works in and through Central Christian Church. This is a critical time in the life of our church. God blesses the earnest effective prayers of His righteous people. More than ever we must humble ourselves, seek God’s face, turn from our wicked ways, and cry out for His mercy, His leading, His work, and His kingdom. If you are interested in being part of this vital ministry, visit our website at ccc.org/120prayer and sign up through the online form there, or simply come pray with us at one of our scheduled prayer times. We begin praying in the South Conference Room (entrance #1) 30 minutes before each weekend worship service.

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WORLDS OF FUN MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIP

Wednesday, May 30 Cost: $55 (non-refundable) Registration Deadline: May 28 www.ccc.org Each year the C3 youth middle school has “worlds of fun” at Worlds of Fun! It is a single day trip where we welcome all of our brand new 6th grade friends and say goodbye to all of our 8th grade friends. We leave early in the morning, get back late at night, and fill the day with roller coaster rides and lots of hang time. Parents are welcome (and needed) for this event, and we guarantee that even if you don’t like roller coasters, you will still have a blast. This trip is open to all the new incoming 6th graders through outgoing 8th graders. Lunch is included with the cost of registration. Cost will cover

C3 YOUTH

SAVE

THE

DATE

WORLDS OF FUN

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIP

MAY 30 • KANSAS CITY

CIY MIX MS SUMMER CONFERENCE

JUNE 18-22

CIY MOVE HS SUMMER CONFERENCE

JULY 16-20

transportation, lunch, and admittance into WOF. Students will only need money for dinner on the road, games, and snacks.

Questions?

Michelle Lamson at lamsonm@ccc.org

For more info, visit www.ccc.org/youth.


our leadership board of elders Jim Andrew Chairman Mitch Herren Vice Chairman Gary Stamps Secretary Richard Ochs Treasurer Bill Blasing Steve Brunk Jason Buckingham Tom Butz Myron Smith

pastors Peter Abood Choir/Worship Tom Black Administrative Steve Brummer Praise Band/Worship Dr. Paul Goddard Missions Ross Lamp Benevolence Jeff Lederer Groups Roger London Care David Mann Teaching Darren McClintock Interim Edwin Ojedis Hispanic

Want to know more about Central? This class is designed to help you determine your “next step.” It focuses on the vision and mission of Central Christian and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. If you are interested in membership, or would like to know more about Central, sign up today by calling Silvia at 688-4400 or visiting our website. Our next class will be held in the Choir Room

Sunday, May 6th @ 12:00–3:30pm • Our Vision: To be a church after God’s own heart. • Our Mission: To lead people to think like Jesus, live like Jesus.

staff Aaron Beck Special Needs Gene Blythe Maintenance/Custodial Tori Dahilig Youth Paul Dohm His Helping Hands Lynn Eby Women Vicki Ejibe Children Paco Gonzales Facilities Kelly Guthrie Contributions Jeff Huhman Creative Arts/Technical Tracey Hunt Early Childhood Cheryl Hurley Guest Services Heidi Johnson Web / Graphics Design Jason Krieger Students Barb Marchand Executive Administration Brad Moser Safety/Security Tina Nickel Upper Elementary/Sports & Rec Derek Pletcher Communications Eddie Rivera Information Systems Janet Rochat Finance Aaron Scharenberg Counseling Center Debra Smith Graphics Design Michael Thorne Senior Adults Jennifer Torres Payroll/Human Resources

Please join us in serving the poor and homeless

Saturday, April 28 11:30am–1:00pm RiverWalk Church of Christ, 225 N. Waco coleensharolbarnes@gmail.com • 316-264-9703

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We are LIVE-STREAMING our worship services over the internet! Visit our website at ccc.org and follow the link.


our church family Comforting those whose loved ones have passed on Peter & Debi Abood & Family on the passing of Debi’s father Mark & Mary Abraham & Family on the passing of Mary’s father Jim & Cindy Andrew & Family on the passing of Jim’s mother Linda Cary on the passing of her husband, our Bill Cary Brent & Shannon Cary, Darren & Brenda Cary, Don Cary, Greg & Jessica Cary & their families on the passing of their father Dan & Crystal Cole & Family on the passing of Crystal’s father Phil & Janel Harms & Family on the passing of Janel’s grandfather Dave & Rebecca Kirkwood & Family on the passing of Dave’s sister Roger & Carol London & Family on the passing of their brother-in-law Buk & Sharon Stockton & Family on the passing of Sharon’s mother Larry & Mary Wilkinson & Family on the passing of Larry’s father Derrek Ziesch & Family on the passing of his wife, our Jill and the family & friends of our Peggy Bassford Celebrating the birth of each new life Ezra Aaron Base born February 24, 2018 @ 8 lbs, 10 oz to Derek & Hannah, and grandparents Greg & Marcia Base and Brent & DonnaJo Hunsinger

financial stats Attendance: (Casa de Luz / Web Audience) ”...and the people came...” (acts 2:46-47) February 10–11.....................................................2,461 (92 / 637) February 17–18...................................................2,445 (140 / 589) February 24–25...................................................2,465 (100 / 553) March 3–4.............................................................2,442 (93 / 405) Central Christian has added 16 new members so far in 2018. General Budget: (Weekly Need / Donated Income) ”...and the people gave...” (malachi 3:10-12; ii corinthians 9:6-15) February 10–11...................................$120,035.60 / $105,936.47 February 17–18.....................................$116,206.49 / $89,469.81 February 24–25.....................................$105,643.40 / $79,497.89 March 3–4...........................................$142,905.87 / $120,658.22 His Helping Hands: ”...they gave to anyone as he had need.” (acts 2:45) February 10–11............................................................... $2,727.00 February 17–18............................................................... $4,591.04 February 24–25............................................................. $11,807.00 March 3–4....................................................................... $1,355.50

We Care... Hospital, Homebound & Care Facility Ministries Barb Marchand 619.4775; marchandb@ccc.org Please keep us apprised of those who would like to be visited and/or brought communion while in the hospital or a care facility. Also, if you know of a Central member who is critically ill, homebound, in the hospital or a care facility, please let us know.

Change for change. Round up your spare change and help change lives with the love of Christ! If every giving family in our church were to round-up to the next dollar every time they swiped their cards, the result would be a $300,000 impact to help the church change lives in the name of Christ! See how at ccc.org/loosechange


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Easter

cc:calendar april 1

Easter Sunday, 9:00 & 10:45am, WC

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Men’s Sharpening Groups begin, 7:00pm, HS

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Rooted in Faith sermon series begins

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Adult Seniors Bus Trip, 7:00am, Oklahoma City

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BBB, 11:30am, 225 N. Waco

may 2

AWANA final club meeting

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Next Step, 12:00–3:30pm, Choir Rm

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AWANA awards night

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Mother’s Day

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BBB, 11:30am, 225 N. Waco

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Memorial Holiday : Church office & building will be closed

29–Jun 1 Triple Threat Basketball Camp, Gr K–11 30

Worlds of Fun MS Trip, Kansas City

june 2

Softball / Baseball Batting Camp, Ages 5–18

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HS Kick-Off BBQ, 5:00pm, PAV

4–8

Math & Science Camp, Gr 5–9, #1: 8:30am or #2: 12:00pm, G3

4–8

Victory Soccer Camp, Ages 5–16

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MS Kick-Off BBQ, 6:00pm, PAV

11–15 3D Designing & Printing for Beginners, Gr 4–8, 1:00pm, CCA Computer Lab 11–14 VBS AMPED Live Fully Alive! Gr K–5, 9:30–11:30am 15 VBS AMPED Live Fully Alive! Carnival, Gr K–5, 6:00–8:30pm 17

Father’s Day

18–21 Volleyball Camp, Gr 3–9 18–21 CIY MIX, MS Summer Conference 23

BBB, 11:30am, 225 N. Waco

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Kids Camp, Gr 1–5, Camp Hiawatha

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Disection Camp : Frogs, Gr 6–9, 9:00am–Noon or 1:00–4:00pm, G3

30–Jul 7 Missions Trip : Guatemala

Our Mission: To lead people to think like Jesus, live like Jesus.

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