October 2, 2022
Communion Sunday & Central Cares
Communion Sundays is an opportunity for us to give to ‘Central Cares’ a fund which helps those in need in our church and community. It also provides us with much needed funds to reach those who are not able to attend service on Sundays. Envelopes can be found inside bulletins and on the table at entry to the sanctuary or you can donate direct online or via e-transfer.
Save the Date!
Join us for the Going Beyond Simulcast with Priscilla Shirer on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Worship by Tony Evans. Only 60 tickets available. $30 lunch included.
More details coming soon!
The Beatitudes - Bible Study
You're invited to join a study on The Beatitudes, allowing us to take a closer look at Jesus' teachings together, following Aubrey's summer sermon series. Based on a guide developed by John Stott, the study is 8 weeks in length. To sign up: contact Carolyn through the church office or by email at email@example.com or in the Church Hall after the service.
Women's Bible Study: Friday mornings, 10-11:30am in person at the church, starts September 23
Online Bible Study for Adults: Thursday evenings, 7:30-9pm online with Zoom, starts September 29
Going The Extra Mile for Rachel's Home
It is time for our annual fundraiser for Rachel’s Home. It is an AIDS orphanage in Lesotho, with a school that was built by Central in 2009. Our church sponsors the orphanage and school by supplying food, clothing, teachers, caregivers, school supplies, and medical supplies.
Please consider being a participant who will walk/jog/run 5K, wherever you like and any time between Thanksgiving and Nov. 6. We will have a package of sponsor sheets available at the church entrance for participants, so you will be able to sign up sponsors to support you.
WHAT IS RACHEL’S HOME?
Rachel’s Home provides a safe, loving and nurturing home for children who would otherwise be abandoned on the streets of Maputsoe. Where it is possible, the children are reunited with family. Where that is not possible, the children are raised in a caring, Christian home at Rachel’s Home. The children receive a quality primary school education and when it’s time to move on to secondary school and beyond, our mission, the Lesotho Education Mission, continues to carry them through. Graduates from Rachel’s Home have gone on to become everything from nurses and child psychologists to accountants to skilled tradesmen.
The orphanage itself was founded and is managed by a local couple from Maputsoe, Hilda and Godwill Seforo. Hilda is a university educated child psychologist and her husband Godwill is an ordained minister. Together, they are giving these children a fighting chance at a future. We have been supporting Rachel’s Home and the young people who graduate from there as they pursue secondary and post-secondary education for 15 years. Central Church is their primary supporter. Without our support, they would struggle to keep the doors open.
Central has been one of the most recognizable symbols of Cambridge for a very long time. Its iconic location, at the riverside with the historic Main Street bridge, make it one of the most photographed locations in the region.
We have put a lot of effort into restoring this heritage site. If you would like to arrange a tour for your hiking club, book club, neighbourhood coffee group or other group, contact our office and we will book a personalized tour for you.