Ash wednesday times 2020

Love Grows Here - Week of Compassion:
Special Offering 2020

In church today, you have the opportunity to build something miraculous, to plant seeds of new life.  Where God's people have suffered loss, you are invited to invest in the future.  When you give to Week of Compassion, you gift travels to places where disaster or poverty has caused great suffering.  Through your generosity, we empower communities to grow new kinds of crops in a changing climate; we support youth education and empower women with skills to support their family and their neighbors.
In these and so many other places, we are co-workers in the kingdom of God.  Building, planting, watering... and trusting that God gives growth to all good gifts shared in faith.

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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present soprano Carly Wingfield in concert on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  Ms. Wingfield, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, earned the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Missouri State University. She has been a featured soloist for several choral projects including most recently the World Youth Choir 2019 performing in venues in both France and Portugal. Ms. Wingfield currently teaches voice privately and as an adjunct professor at Evangel University and Missouri state University.

Ozark Harvest "Food Fight" 2020

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Once again Central Christian will be participating in the Ozark Food Harvest "Food Fight."  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.
Schools participating between January 13-24 have the opportunity to partner with an area business or organization. All of the food and funds collected at will go toward the partnering Boyd Elementary.
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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the fifth annual Keyboards a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 15, 2019 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.
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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, in partnership with the Springfield Missouri chapter of the American Guild of Organists, presents organist Dr. Melody Turnquist-Steed in concert on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m..  Until 2017 Dr. Steed was an Associate Professor of Music, College Organist, and Assistant Academic Dean at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.  Dr. Steed has performed on regional and national conventions of the AGO and the International Trumpet Guild.

SBU Choral at Central

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The Chorale of Southwest Baptist University is the premiere choral ensemble of the university and has performed extensively across the state, the country, and the world.  This selectively auditioned ensemble performs regularly as well for major music education and denominational conventions.  The choir specializes in a cappella sacred music from the Renaissance through modern periods and each year presents a major choral work with orchestra.  In addition to numerous appearances across the state each year at schools, churches, and major state gatherings, the Chorale jas undertaken two international tours in recent years.  The Chorale has performed in such venues as St. Vitas Cathedral in Prague and for Mass at the Salzburg Dom.  The Chorale has appeared in recent years at the Missouri Music Educators Association state convention and before the Missouri Baptist Convention.
          The Chorale is under the baton of Dr. James R. Tarrant, director of choral studies and professor of music at SBU. Dr. Tarrant earned his Master of Music degree at Eastern Kentucky University in choral conducting and piano, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Memphis. Choirs under his direction have performed across the United States andEurope, including a notable command performance for the Royal Family of the United Kingdom. Dr. Tarrant is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator across Missouri and also directs the university’s chamber vocal ensemble. He currently serves as the organist of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Springfield, Missouri and is a past director of the Missouri Music Men.
The Music Department, part of the Geneva Casebolt College of Music, Arts, and Letters is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  The department offers scholarships to successful applicants in a wide variety of performance endeavors from orchestral to winds to choral to opera and more.
          Southwest Baptist University was established in 1878 and is located in Bolivar, Missouri.  With 3600 students, its four campuses seek to live out the mission of preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society through a Christ-centered, caring academic community.  The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association


The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the Song & Larsen Duo on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  Chi Young Song, violin, and Josquin Larsen, viola, first began performing together as a duo while students at the Boston Conservatory.  Their collaboration has led to performances throughout the United States.  Dr. Song currently holds the position of Coordinator of Strings and Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Arkansas State University, Mr. Larsen serves as Lecturer in Viola at the University of Arkansas.

Honoring Greg Walton and
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Central Christian Church honored a few members for their dedication and devotion to Central, it's members, and the neighborhood.
Greg Walton was honored as being the Board Chair for many years and helping the church grow within the walls and outside of our building.  John & Mary Bermond were honored for their commitment to the church and to it's members.
We thank all of them for everything they have done in the past and look forward to seeing how they will help Central in the future.

New Little Free Library

Brownie Scout Troop 71676 recently built, stocked, and placed a Little Free Library in our church parking lot. The project was part of the Take Action step on their Quest Journey. The location has been included on the Little Free Library global map. Take a book, leave a book.

Disciples Summer Mission
June 24-28

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On June 24th, over 200 Disciples will be coming to Springfield, MO for a week of service and fellowship.  Central Christian Church will be host to some of the worship events that will be going on during the week.  We look forward to gathering with the youth and sponsors who are coming to Springfield.
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2019 Pentecost Offering
June 2 and 9

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“Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” - John 15:5

Your gift to the 2019 Pentecost Offering on Sunday, June 2 and 9 will help fund the new church movement and the bounty it yields. Each year, half of this offering stays in your local Region or Area to start and uphold new churches. The other half is used across the United States and Canada to support the recruiting, assessing, training and coaching of new church leaders at events like Leadership Academy.
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Children in Action will meet this Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This month’s activities include going out into the community to help others, followed by a walk and picnic at the Nature Center. If you know     anyone in grades K-6, please invite them to join us in learning how we can interact with our community and God.
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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present the choral ensembles of The College of the Ozarks on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  The performance will include The Chapel Choir, under the direction of Mr. Gregg Busch, and The Chorale, under the direction of Dr. John Cornish in a concert of a wide variety of styles and genres from the sacred choral music repertoire.
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Lent Fish Drive 2019
March 6 - April 18

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In 2015, the community began “fishing” for struggling families and neighbors through a food drive that collects high-protein fish products during Lent.
Churches, businesses, schools and other organizations will be participating in the 5th annual drive anytime between March 6 and April 18.
Collected fish items will benefit the one in five children and one in seven adults who face food insecurity in the Ozarks. Fish contains many nutrients and has a high protein value, and it is requested by many people who receive food assistance through our network of 270 hunger-relief partners.
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The Mid-Town Concert Series, a ministry of Central Christian Church, will present The Divas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.  Sopranos Rebecca Claborn, Dawn Gutierrez, and Jennifer Forni, accompanied by Jonathon Raney, have put a new flare on classic show stoppers.  Hear works from opera, oratorio, and musical theater with new harmonies and dramatic interpretations.  All three are professional singers and teachers of voice known in the region and around the country.  You’ll be laughing, you’ll be crying, but most importantly, you will be blown away!
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Culver Stockton Concert Choir

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     On Saturday evening, March 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Culver-Stockton College Concert Choir and Band will present a concert at South Street Christian Church in Springfield.  It is the first stop on their 2019 concert tour.  On Sunday morning, March 10, the choir will sing at Central Christian Church.
     The Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble at Culver-Stockton College, and the singers in the group represent a variety of majors and previous experiences.  The tie that binds this group together is their individual commitment to the pursuit of excellence in the performance of choral music.  The Concert Choir has performed by invitation at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference.  It has undertaken a national or international tour annually for nearly 70 years.
     The Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will also be a part of the tour.  These groups perform band and wind ensemble music, and a variety of jazz and contemporary styles in a standard big band instrumentation.  Musicians in both ensembles are chosen by audition and must also be members of the Symphonic Band.
     Culver Stockton is one of our Disciples of Christ colleges, located in Canton, MO