Welcome to Central Christian Church

<strong><em><span class="font-size-l"><span style="color: #000066;">Welcome to Central Christian Church</span></span></em></strong>
Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

— Acts 2:3-4 NRSV

Columbia Handbell Ensemble to Perform in Springfield - June 10 at 4:00pm

<span style="color: #000080;"><span class="font-size-m"><strong>Columbia Handbell Ensemble to Perform in Springfield - June 10 at 4:00pm</strong></span></span>

The Columbia Handbell Ensemble will be performing at Central Christian Church of Springfield on Saturday, June 10, at 4:00 pm.  The nationally recognized ensemble which hails from Columbia, Missouri, will be performing a concert entitled, “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” a takeoff from the Broadway musical, Hairspray.  The concert is one of the final performances for the ensemble prior to playing in Massachusetts for Area 1 of the Handbell Musicians of America at the end of June. Come and hear one of the country’s finest ensembles as they perform music of Biebl, Handel, Duke Ellington and Chuck Mangione.

This promises to be a concert unlike any ever experienced in Springfield – it will allow the audience to hear the choir at an incredible performance level and act as a source of support for their trip north.  Included on the concert will be Jazz standards “Misty” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If it Ain’t Got That Swing:” two tangos by the Argentinian composer, Piazzolla; a lovely hymn arrangement; a Celtic dance; and the premiere performance of “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”
Conducted by Ed Rollins, current President of the Handbell Musicians of America, the ensemble is made up of twelve ringers from Columbia, Jefferson City and St. Louis.  The concert is free though donations will be accepted.

For further information about the Columbia Handbell Ensemble, please contact Ed Rollins at
rollins@fbc-columbia.org or call 573-442-1149.

Choir Cantata "Beginnings"

<span class="font-size-m"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Choir Cantata "Beginnings"</strong></span></span>

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Springfield, MO
Dr. Mark Bowdidge, Music Director
Christian Copyright Solutions #: 1668445

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 3rd, the Choir performed this cantata as a part of the Mid-Town Concert Series.  Here is the full video of the concert.

Choir Cantata: "Beginnings" by Buryl Red & Regan Courtney
"Glorious in Holiness"
"Adam and Eve Narration"
"Serpent Narration"
"There Is No Pardon"
"Begat" - Michael Payne, soloist
"Sent A Flood"
"All Things Were Made by Him"
"Jesus, Gentle Lamb"
"Serpent Narration"
"Jesus, Gentle Lamb" - Abby Mercer, Patrick Mulheron, Micah Textor, Mosha Clyma, & Kelly Ann Johnson, soloists
"Peace Like a River" - Asher Tillman, Michael Payne, Rebecca Claborn, soloists
"Demonic Narration"
"Peace Like A River"
"Adulteress Narration"
"Peace Like A River"
"Jesus, Gentle Lamb"
"Make a Joyful Noise"

VBS at Central in July

<span class="font-size-m"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>VBS at Central in July</strong></span></span>

Our Vacation Bible School program is picked and getting ready to go.  This year we will be having VBS in July at the church.  The dates will be:

Thursday, July 13th - 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Friday, July 14th - 5:30PM to 8:00PM
Saturday, July 15th - 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Ages 3-12 are welcome.

There will be a meal served before the event.  If you are interested in attending please contact the church office to register at 417/869-7241. 

Lots of Events Coming Up...

<span style="color: #000066;">Lots of Events Coming Up...</span>