Family Life Center - July 11, 2017

Central Church of Christ is a non-denominational, Bible believing church focused on ministry to the entire family. We are located in Griswold, Iowa, serving the area of the Griswold Community School District.


We have Sunday school classes for every age, including two adult classes from which to choose. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for Sunday school.







A new ministry, REACH After School Program, will be starting up as the school year gets underway.  Its purpose is to give children, K-5th grade, a safe and caring environment to go to until their parents get off work.  It will be in operation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 throughout the school year.   Prayers for this new venture would be greatly appreciated.  We have a staff in place but would always welcome more volunteers.  If you want to support this ministry in other ways, a donation of healthy snacks, balls or games would be eagerly accepted.  Again, just pray that students and families might be REACHED through daily contact with the church and its people.







Two volunteers are needed to help at the Lord’s Closet.  It would be for 2 hours on a Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and only once every five weeks. 

Central's next scheduled day is September 30.  If you can help will this please contact Joy Smith.








Friday Food is child-friendly food sent home from school each Friday to help kids feed themselves over the weekend. 

Friday Food started the beginning of March as a joint venture between the Lord’s Cupboard and the Griswold Area Ministerial Association.  Food is gathered at the Lord’s Cupboard site, and then is sent home in a non-descript plastic sack with children from both Lewis and Elliot elementary schools.  By the end of the year, 27 children were receiving Friday Food.  Diane Rieken is currently the facilitator of this program.  Friday Food plans to begin again when school starts. 

How can you help?  We need funds and child-friendly foods.  If you can buy about 30 items of the same kind, each child will get the same.  We have had people under-write the cost of food for a week, and/or purchase things that everyone can use (single serve mac & cheese, fruit bowls, individual small cereal boxes, pop-top ravioli, non-perishable items, etc). 

If you’re not sure what to buy, please give Diane Rieken a call at 605-695-0652.  Diane also has a job with Cass Inc.  If she doesn’t answer, she will return your call.  Thanks so much for your assistance with this important ministry.  Jesus said that whatever we do for the least of these, we do for him.  Let’s bless a child today!










If you have recently begun worshiping with us and would like to learn more about the Imagine campaign, the video posted to the left will tell you about it. Watch and enjoy.








Please click the link under the video on the left of the screen to read the Imagine Campaign FAQ.  If you have questions not answered in the FAQ please email Tony at or call the office 712-778-2433. 










We are working on adding pictures to our website of the construction process, until we can get them added please use this link to the album on our Facebook page.










If you have signed up to clean up the Family Life Center Construction site, there is a simple form at the welcome center that needs to be filled out.  Take one, read, sign, and return it when you arrive to clean up.  Thanks

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