November 22, 2020

Central family,

This COVID season has kept all of us on our toes. We have to be flexible during this time. One of those ways that we get the chance to be flexible with at Central is related to our friends at Compassion International. We had been so excited that they were making plans to be with us the weekend of December 11 through the 13 to host their Compassion Journey. But unfortunately, the rise in COVID cases around the country has made Compassion International reach the decision that, at least for a season, they’re not going to be sending out their people and their materials for the Compassion Journey. So what does that mean for us? That doesn’t mean that we’re not interested in helping kids around the world or that we’re not committed to seeing kids in Honduras impacted by the gospel. But what it does mean is we’re going to press PAUSE on our Compassion Sunday that was supposed to happen December 13. We will look to the future to connect with that important ministry in the days ahead.

In the meantime, there are some amazing things happening in the life of our church. I can’t wait for this Sunday when we welcome our young generation of Kidz Praise to be a part of the worship service. I’ll have several of my boys in there. The Bible teaches us that those who know the Lord are often described as those with childlike faith and we get to see that on display in our worship this coming Sunday.

Well, we’re so much looking forward to this Thanksgiving season. There is a lot to be thankful for even in the midst of this pandemic. One of the things that I’m deeply grateful for as we enter into the Christmas season is the chance to launch our Rediscover Christmas series. In the four weeks following Thanksgiving, we’re going to spend our time together throughout the week and on Sundays thinking about what it looks like to experience the good news of the gospel in troubling times. I want to encourage you to be a part of that over the next few weeks and to invite some friends and family to join you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

In Christ,
Phillip Bethancourt
Senior Pastor