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Building Bridges with Food

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Posted by Jeff Brown on

There are times when coffee and a pastry are more than a light breakfast, and bacon is more than just a tasty treat. The food at Central's summer brunches is always delicious – "Julie & Co." does an amazing job preparing the menu each week, but the purpose behind the brunches is much...

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Sustaining Prayer for Revival

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Posted by Mike Farley on

Are your prayers too small? On Pentecost Sunday (June 4), Pastor Clay Smith gave a stirring and inspiring sermon about the kind of prayer that sustains our participation in God’s full mission. While God certainly cares about the smallest details of our lives, he also calls us to lift our...

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Easter Outreach...Kid Style!

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We often hear stories of generosity and compassion around Christmas. Wonderful, encouraging tales of people reaching out and loving others through generous deeds and gifts. Though they surely happen, similar stories at Easter seem far less frequent. The focus of these holidays should certainly...

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Four Services, One Story

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Posted by Mike Farley on

When Jews celebrate the Passover meal, the youngest child asks the question, “Why does this night differ from all other nights?” Since we will soon celebrate Jesus’ fulfillment of Passover during Holy Week, it is good for us to ask a similar question: “How does this week...

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Loving & Seeking the Lost

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Posted by Clay Smith on

You may notice two lovable-yet-mischievous guests in the backyard of the missions house. Those are our dogs, Tory and Reggie. If you are a dog lover, you know they become part of your family once they enter your home, and these particular two hold a special place in our hearts. Whether they are...

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Emotions

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Posted by Bob Hopper on

Emotions are very real and very powerful. This morning I packed up my church office in preparation for our move from Clayton back to Pittsburgh in just four days from now.  I felt deep emotion as I packed those boxes. In about three hours, the staff is hosting a luncheon for Tacey and me as...

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A Taste of Central

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Posted by Mike Farley on

Are you new to Central? Have you had questions like "How can I find out more about what is happening at Central?" or "Who are the pastors and other leaders in this church?" If you have these or other such questions, we invite you to attend the "Taste of Central" lunch on Sunday, August 21...

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Mission Update from France

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Posted by Randy Mayfield on

It was a joy to travel with a music and outreach team from Central on a ten day tour of France (July 8-18) sharing the Gospel in the streets, in churches, cafes and wherever the opportunity arose. We ministered to people in hotels, in the parks and town squares and we had a packed...

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Two Views on Connections

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Posted by Andrew Dickson on

Forced to lose their pinky or their phone, our kids pause.  Neither loss is ideal, and in a perfect world one could retain both. Nonetheless, studies show that if forced to choose, our teens would drop this tiny digit in a heartbeat.  For all its strengths the pinky cannot offer our...

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Oceans of Mercy: My Story of Forgiveness & Healing

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Posted by Lynn Morrissey on

(All names in this story other than Lynn’s and her husband Michael’s have been changed.) It was the last night of our women’s Bible study on emotional healing. As facilitator, I was eager to hear women share about how God had transformed their lives and comforted their hearts...

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