Our purpose is to include all older adults, both in the surrounding community and in the church, and to be engaged in ministry and outreach. Whether it’s through Bible study, social activities, or meeting the needs of others, we want to exhibit the love of Jesus in all we do. Most of all, we desire to be conduits in passing on a vibrant faith to the generations following us. The psalmist reminds us, “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, til I declare your power to the next generation." (Psalm 71:18)
Things we do for fun and fellowship include:
• Sunshiners Luncheon is postponed until further notice.
• Young at Heart the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm, which is a covered dish potluck along with games.
• From time to time, we take a trip or tour somewhere.
There are opportunities for service, too. Mission trips, service projects through our “Helping Hands” ministry, calling on the sick and those confined at home. Whatever your passions and gifts, we’ve got a place for you to serve.
On Sundays, you can choose from three different Bible classes that meet at 9:00 am. We also have groups that meet weekly, every two weeks or monthly.
Our American culture views retirement much like the parable of the rich man in Luke 12:13-21, “Self, you have plenty laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry!” Ah yes, “the American dream of retirement.”
However, as Jesus' followers, we believe He is calling us to a higher, radical mission.
As a generation, the Boomers generally have talent, treasure, health and upon retirement, time like no generation previously. Let us use these blessings and opportunities to make an eternal difference in God’s Kingdom.
Heritage of Faith
In that great hall of faith as listed in Hebrews 11, verse 39, Scripture says all of these were commended through their faith and “we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses.” (Hebrews 12:1)
Our Central congregation of believers stands on the work and faith of generations who have walked in loyal strength before us, witnessing to us by their lives, teaching us to walk by faith and not by sight.
These are the life stories of some of our older, faith brothers and sisters of Central who have helped make this congregation what it is today.
Enjoy reading their stories, saints born before 1927, the “Original Senior Class”, and be encouraged. Be thankful for this, our “Heritage of Faith.”