Hanging of the Green
Sunday, December 2nd
at 9:30am

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ORGANIST BRADLY JENT IN CONCERT

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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present organist Bradley Jent, in concert on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with a program titled Praise and Worship with Hymns.  Mr. Jent, organist of the Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Springfield, comes to the area from Atlanta, Georgia where he was organist at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church for the last 20 years.  Mr. Jent is known for his improvisation and inspirational hymn accompaniments which will be a prime feature of his concert.

FLUTIST BETSY NACE IN CONCERT

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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present flutist Betsy Nace in concert on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  Mrs. Nace is a native of Springfield, Missouri and alumna of Missouri State University.  She was a member of the Springfield Symphony before winning the second flute position in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo, New York serving for 16 years.  She is featured on a number of professional recordings including the CD Café featuring The Reeds/Ali Flute & Guitar Duo on their tour performance in Barcelona, Spain.

Central Christian Welcomes
Alyssa Spradlin

Central Christian Church is proud to welcome Alyssa Spradlin to its staff.  Alyssa accepted the call to be the Associate at Central and this Sunday, August 19th will be her first with the church.

Come by this Sunday and help us welcome Alyssa to our church family.
Fellowship dinner

VBS 2018

We have finished with our Bible School.  Four Sundays in July we met together to hear about God, to celebrate with each other, To work on projects to deliver to those who are unable to leave their dwelling, and to eat ice cream on the last day!!   We were joined by around 30 children a day and around 25 volunteers to helped with the programs.  Thank you for all the help and support that was given to our VBS this year. 
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Easter Sunday 2018

A service of music, scripture, celebration, baptism, communion, and fellowship.

Then, of course, the egg hunt!

LOCAL COMPOSER FESTIVAL

The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the Local Composer Festival on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. featured works by Springfield-based composers John Akins, Vicky Claborn, Edward L. Good, Will James, Susan LaBarr, Michael Payne, Pat Pennel, and Carlyle Sharpe.  Performers include The Chancel and Handbell Choirs of Central Christian Church, Vicky Claborn, Lisa Christenson, Betsy Nace, Pat Pennel, Kristen Walker, and more. 
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Palm Sunday Choir Cantata

The Chancel Choir of Central Christian Church will present a Lenten musical service, Amazing Love, on Sunday, March 25, 2018 as a part of the congregation’s 9:30 a.m. worship service.  The entire service will portray the events of Holy Week through liturgy and music focusing on a collection of four seasonal anthems sung by the choir.  Organist Vicky Claborn and a string quartet consisting of Allison Steiner, Aleksis Zarins, Kirsten Weiss, and Jacque Trtan will accompany the presentation.  Narration will be provided by Larry Graham using an original script by Michael Olmsted.
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March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Springfield, MO
Rev. Geoff Weinman, Minister

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Choir Cantata - "Amazing Love" Featuring Songs:
"All We Like Sheep" by Geofge Frideric Handel
"Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs" by Carl Heinrich Graun
"Jesus Paid It All" arr. by Robert Sterling
"And Can It Be?" by Dan Forrest

Offertory Music - Performed by String Quartet: "Were You There?" arr. by David & Debbie McDonald

Choir Director - Mark Bowdidge
Pianist - Vicky Claborn
Narrator - Larry Graham
Violin I - Allison Steiner
Violin II - Aleksis Zarins
Viola - Kirsten Weiss
Cello - Jacque Trtan
Script Writer - Rev. Michael Olmsted
March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday

CWF Love Gift Luncheon

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Sunday, March 12 at 11:30 am
McGinnis Fellowship Hall


Menu: Beans, Cornbread, and Desert

All donations given for the event will go to help fund the charitable giving of the CWF for the 2018 year.

Seedlings - Week of Compassion Special Offering 2018

Through our sharing, we get a taste of the generosity of God, who does 'immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine."  When we look at suffering in the world, we can become discouraged, unable to see past the difficulty.  But when we think of the wonders of God's works, our imaginations go wild!  Just imagine how God is bringing transformation!
Without the burdens of struggle, communities have more time for creativity, learning, and possibilities for life in greater fullness.  God is at work doing so much more than we can imagine!  And when we contribute to Week of Compassion, we are part of God's work in the world.
- From weekofcompassion.org
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SOPRANO DAWN ZAHRALBAN GUTIERREZ IN CONCERT

The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present soprano Dawn Zahralban Gutierrez in concert on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  Ms. Gutierrez is a native of Long Island, New York and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the New York University and her Master of Arts degree in Vocal Performance at The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.  Currently Ms. Gutierrez is an adjunct faculty member in voice at Evangel University and OTC, as well as choral director at Springfield Catholic High School. 
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Wine Into Water
A Week of Compassion Initiative

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Friday, March 2, 2018
7 to 9 pm

The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church
1515 S National Ave


Tickets $25

Come and join the other DoC Churches in the area as we raise money for Week of Compassion water help in the United States and all over the world.

Central Youth at Ozarks Food Harvest

The Group has gotten some volunteering in already to start 2018.

We went to the Ozarks Food Harvest and helped pack almost 800 backpacks worth of food that will go to help kids in the Springfield area not miss any meals.

It was a profoundly positive experience and I think we all left feeling good about helping others out.

We look forward to volunteering again at the Food Harvest and at other charities as well. 
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PIANIST CLARA CHRISTIAN IN CONCERT

The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the third annual Candace L. French Memorial Piano Concert featuring Dr. Clara Christian on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  Dr. Christian, assistant professor of Piano and Music History at the College of the Ozarks, earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute and a Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College.
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OFH/SPS Food Fight 2018

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Springfield Public Schools will participate in Food Fight 2018, Ozarks Food Harvest’s 7th annual district-wide food drive competition, Jan. 14 – 26.
Food Fight 2018 is a food and fund drive competition among Springfield Public Schools with Partners in Education. The mission of the Food Fight competition is to raise hunger awareness across the district and stock community and school pantry shelves following the holiday season.
Participating schools have the opportunity to partner with an area business or organization. All of the food and funds collected at the business will go toward the partnering school’s final donation total.

5lbs. of food = 4 meals; $1 = 4 meals; $1 = 5lbs. of food
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KEYBOARDS AT CHRISTMAS

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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the third annual Keyboards a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  This festive concert will feature a wide variety of beloved Christmas hymns and carols using various combinations of two grand pianos and organ and an audience carol sing.  An extended prelude featuring the Central Christian Handbell choir will begin at 2:50 p.m.

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH PRESENTS MESSIAH

The Music Ministry of Central Christian Church will present the Christmas portion (part I) of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 10, 2017 as a part of the 9:30 a.m. worship service.  The performance will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and will feature the Chancel Choir of Central Christian Church with soloists Dr. Andrew Campbell, Mosha Clyma, Genevieve Fulks, Kelly Ann Johnson, Abby Mercer, Michael Payne, and Asher Tillman.
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Hanging of the Green

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This Sunday, December 3, we will begin the Advent season by preparing the sanctuary for the coming of the Christ Child.  Our service will be based around the Hanging of the Green, and the decorating of the Chrismon Tree.  We will walk through the story, telling events and depicting them with Chrismons to be hung on the tree by our children.

Breakfast with Santa
December 2, 2017
8:30AM - 11:00AM

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Every year Central starts the advent season with an event for our community.  Children and their care givers are welcomed in and given a pancake breakfast, the kids are able to do different crafts, to meet Santa, and have their picture taken.  The kids are also given the opportunity to shop for gifts to give to their caregivers.  This is a wonderful event and the children really enjoy “shopping” for gifts to give away.
The event is open to all in the community.  We look forward to seeing everyone there and to begin the celebration of Advent with Central Christian Church.

Thanksgiving Dinner Served on Nov. 23 from 3 to 5PM

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On Thursday, November 23, 2017, Central Christian Church will be opening its doors to the community and serving a Thanksgiving Meal.  Again this year we have teamed up with a local restaurant and will be serving a meal to those in our community.  All are invited to come and be in fellowship with one another during this holiday. 

College of the Ozarks Chorale Joins Central Christian for Worship

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Springfield, MO

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College of the Ozarks Chorale Performance
"Festival Lauate" Arr. by john Carter
"Even When He is Silent" by Kim Andre Arnesen
"All Praise to You, Eternal God" Arr. by John Cornish
"Dance of Exultation"
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ORGANIST VICKY CLABORN IN CONCERT

The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present organist Vicky Claborn in concert on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in a program titled ‘Tis The Season . . . Almost featuring music for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons.  Mrs. Claborn, organist of Central Christian Church, earned her Master of Music degree in Organ Performance in 2011 from Missouri State University.  In addition to her duties at Central Christian Church she is the accompanist for Logan-Rogersville High School.
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