we return to safe in-person worship, it will be at one worship service at 10:30
am on Sunday mornings. When we are able
to return to having safe in-person Sunday School classes, it will be at 9:30
am. There are two main reasons for going to one service.
1. This is a time to be united as one church and
one community. There are lots of things in the world that have caused us to be
divided as a society, but church service times should not be among them. Having two worship services, by its very
nature, divides the body into two churches based on preferred time and preferred
music style. Now, more than ever, we
need more opportunities to be united, not more reasons to be divided. When we return to in-person worship, we need
to be one body of Christ.
2. We need to encounter God and allow God to connect
to us through as many opportunities as we can during worship. God has always spoken through music and has
done so through both our band and our choir.
God has blessed Central with some incredible musicians. The whole church needs to hear and worship
through all of them as often as we can. The
worship of God needs to include all types of music, not just one style. Our one worship service will be planned intentionally
to offer a variety of opportunities each week and will no longer be described as
contemporary, traditional, or any other consumer-oriented label. Instead, our one worship service will be designed
and described as authentically and intentionally Christ-centered.
time to worship together in-person is coming, but until it does, let us
continue to worship together in Spirit and in Truth on Facebook every Sunday
after 10:30 am. When we finally do return
to worshiping in our sanctuary, together, we will be uniting as one
church and connecting to the one true God.