In our next sermon series beginning Sunday, October 14, we are going to look at the lives of several people who had an encounter with Jesus and how this encounter gave them purpose and a mission. This six-week series is designed to unlock the amazing truth that every child of God was Made for Mission.

“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.





If you have any Outreach ideas, we have a new email address set up.  Email and it will be sent to Curtis and Michelle Cockburn, our newest Ministry Team Leaders.  If you prefer, you may text or call Curtis, 712-229-0641 with ideas.






The final 5th Quarter of the Football season is this Friday, October 19.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you can help provide food.




Sunday, October 21 there will be a car show fundraiser for CIBC at Rising Sun Church of Christ in Pleasant Hill, IA. If you would like to enter a car the entry fee is $10.00.  Check out the posters hanging around the building for further information.  You may also contact Drew Follmer at 515-834-2119.





The ROCK students are doing an evening of service projects on Wednesday, October 24 and we need a few additional adults to help. For more information, or if you would like to help, please talk to Monica.





If you can help with the Halloween Extravaganza, there is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center for donations of bagged candy and those who are willing to bring/help with a game.  The Extravaganza will be from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.





Ron Cochran has let us know that a church he works with, in Mexico, is in need of a reliable vehicle.  He hopes to raise about $10,000 to get one.  Donations can be mailed to Ron at 2001 Schumac Ln, Bedford, TX 76022.  Also for those who were considering an ongoing support of Willie and the ‘Forge Christian Church’ plant in Hastings, it now can be set up at  There is a “get involved” pull down under which you can find “support financially”.  After that opens a new page there is another pull-down that shows “general”, but Hastings NE - Forge Christian Church can be found under it.

As always, these or any of our missions can also be supported with a check in the offering with the mission of choice designated in the memo.






FCC in Atlantic and Central are proud to host Night to Shine once again. It will be on Friday, February 8th. Here is a link to volunteer, register, donate! 

More information will be coming in the next month!  





We have a lot of cake pans in the Hospitality Room. If you brought a cake or salad for a recent funeral lunch, please check to see if your is there. 








Please check the collection of coats/jackets on the table in the ’coat room’. Unclaimed coats will be donated to the Lord’s Closet soon.









Two new Adult Bible School electives will begin on Sunday, October 21.   Aaron Houser and John Behrens will be teaching one of the electives and Tony Brandt will be teaching the other.   

gods at war Bible School Class; Tony Brandt, leading.  The gods at war bible school class will challenge us with the thought that perhaps all sin springs from the same source – IDOLATRY.  While we may not see many ‘graven images’ in our world today, there are still countless gods passionately at war for the throne of our heart. If we put the wrong god on the throne, our lives will be thrown into chaos, and all our efforts at sin management will be futile. Only by recognizing our misplaced worship and by enthroning Jesus can we experience freedom and life.

(Tony’s comment:  This will not be a “safe” class and some of the topics discussed are guaranteed to make you uncomfortable.)







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