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 an adult class.  Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for Sunday school.






We need stuffed monkeys for VBS this year. If you have any we could borrow, please mark them with your name and bring them to church.  If you have any questions, please ask John Russell.





If you have any Outreach ideas, we have a new email address set up.  Email outreach@griswoldchurch.org 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.









Camp is coming up!  Pick up a camp brochure at the Welcome Center.




Mary Sue still needs a few things for her VBS Imagination Station.  She needs 100 sports bottle tops, the kind that pulls to open and pushes to close, and 60 lbs of white rice.  If you prefer you may give money to Mary Sue to purchase the rice.







There are three graduation parties the Church has received invitations to,

  1. Russell Houser’s party will be held at his home on Saturday, May 19 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Housers live at 10864 470th St, Henderson, IA
  2. Heath Ogg’s celebration will be held at his home following the Commencement services on Sunday, May 20.  The Oggs live at 1129 I Ave, west of Elliott.
  3. Madison Potter will be happy to see everyone at the Armstrong Research Farm, 53020 Hitchcock Ave, north-west of Griswold.  Her party will be held Sunday, May 20 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.








Now is the time to sign up for VBS! Ages 3 years through 5th grade.  Ask your friends to register as well.  You may register online by clicking the link under the picture on the left of this screen, call the office at 712-778-2433, or at the Registration table in the Fellowship Hall.









May is Brain Cancer/Tumor Awareness Month. In support of our Church family members fighting this, we will have a 'Gray Out Sunday’, May 20. Everyone, please wear gray to Bible school and Worship.











The Lord’s Cupboard needs toilet paper, canned tuna and chicken, canned fruits, Hamburger Helper type boxed meals, and brown paper bags.  When purchasing any of the listed items, please buy ‘a bunch’ of one type (corn, beans, etc) instead of one of each.  This aids in distribution.








VBS is just over a month away.  Please continue to pray for the students and staff that were involved last year as well as the pictures you may have.  Pray that we can teach, when we think we are ‘Shipwrecked; we can be rescued by Jesus. June 4-8, 2018.










If you have recently begun worshiping with us and would like to receive prayer requests and/or general announcements via email and/or text let us know.  You may sign up underneath these scrolling announcements, call the office, or sign up at the welcome center.









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!


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