Do you currently serve on or are interested in serving on the Central Welcome Team as Greeter, Usher, Welcome Desk Attendant, Valet, making coffee, or in Central Perk? Please be sure to attend the Welcome Team Training on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm in Oakwood Chapel. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Please register by clicking here or RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, September 26th.

Central’s singles LifeGroup, No One Walks Alone (NOWA), is for single adults…whether unmarried, divorced or widowed. Approximate age range for this group is 40 to 60 years old.

The group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 3800 S. Infield Ave, Sioux Falls from 7:00-8:30pm. Attendees will enjoy fellowship around a fire pit and some light refreshments. If you have questions, email Jan Oleson at [email protected] or call 605-376-0633. See you there!

Wondering how to get connected in all that Central offers? Looking for community or a way to volunteer your time and interests? On September 10-11 and 17-18 throughout Grand Central, you’ll find staff and ministry representatives to help you do just that! Learn more about anything from making coffee, to joining or leading a LifeGroup, to playing on the Worship Team, to finding a support group or social event, and more! No need to register, but don’t forget to come through Grand Central and check it all out! We look forward to connecting with you there!

Central will host a baptism celebration on Sunday, August 14 at 4:00pm! If you want to be baptized or you want to see and support our Central family as people declare their faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, visit centralsf.org/baptism to learn more. All are welcome to attend, so we hope you’ll join us for the fun. We’ll also have a light meal after the celebration with lawn games out on Central’s front lawn. We won’t have tables, so please bring your own blankets and lawn chairs!

Baylor All-American & San Diego Chargers Quarterback Neal Jeffrey will be at Central to share with coaches and athletes of all levels in the area. The event is Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10:00am-12:30pm.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:45am – Doors Open/Pregame Coffee and Donuts
  • 10:00am – Featured Speaker Neal Jeffrey
  • 11:15am – Coaches Breakout Session
  • 11:15am – Players/Student Leadership Session
  • 12:00pm – Lunch for Players and Coaches

Please email your RSVP to [email protected].

This year Central will not be hosting the Global Leadership Summit. However, Sioux Falls Christian will be hosting a Summit experience. To get the full details (schedule, speaker lineup, etc.) or get signed up to attend the Global Leadership Summit at Sioux Falls Christian, visit https://link.globalleadership.org/reg/guest/?siteId=959581.

Ready for some summer fun with friends? On Monday, Aug. 15 we’ll get together to build relationships and have a good time. We’ll meet from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Awesome yard games will be played, delicious food served, and memories made! If the weather is nice, we’ll meet on the front lawn of the church (so bring a lawn chair or blanket). If not, we’ll meet in the Hearth Room. Invite a friend to come so they don’t miss out!

Do you have an interest in adopting a child from the U.S. foster care system who has no chance at reunification with their family? Are you interested in adopting a child living in an international orphanage? Lifeline Children’s Services staff will host a meeting at Central to share how Gospel-centered families can begin the process of providing homes for vulnerable children from the U.S. foster care system or from orphanages all over the word.

Upcoming Adoption Info Meetings:

  1. In-person meeting at Central: Sunday, September 25 in Central’s Hearth Room following the 11:15am service. To RSVP, please contact Lifeline Children’s Services at 605-626-8588 or [email protected]. We will share about foster care adoption and international adoption.
  2. Zoom: For multiple upcoming dates and times, register at: https://lifelinechild.org/information-meetings. The focus of these meetings will be international adoption.

If you’re a fan of Pastor Jeff’s morning prayer times but don’t want to watch on Facebook, you can now watch them on YouTube at https://centralsf.org/youtube. Just click the “Videos” tab and you’ll find them each day!

We have not one, not two, but THREE great opportunities to serve in Pettigrew Heights this Fall.

The first is a new Downtown Tutoring Program that will run on Monday nights from 5:30-7:00pm. It will be a 1-to-1 tutoring opportunity that will provide adults with a chance to pour into the lives of elementary students, helping them build character, talk about Bible stories, and more. You can sign up at centralsf.org/helptutor.

The next opportunity is for people who can join us as needed as preschool assistant substitutes when members of our Downtown Preschool staff need to be gone for a day. This occurs at various times Monday through Friday between 9am-3pm. Substitutes come in and assist staff with preschool students ages 3-5 through the school day and it IS a paid position.

Finally, we’ll start our English classes again at the Downtown Campus in partnership with Reach Literacy. We’re looking for volunteers to help with childcare or assist with conversations and help the English teacher during the class time. These classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays starting mid-fall from either 10:00 to 11:30am OR 5:30 to 7:00pm at our Downtown Campus.

Contact Jessi Copeland at [email protected] if you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions. Your willingness to help will make a huge impact.