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A GREAT START in Going Deeper!

Central,

What a GREAT START in Going Deeper at Central! Last Wednesday night VIBE for grades 1 - 5 and RHYTHM for grade 6 started. Tomorrow night ECHO for grades 7 - 12 starts. Last Sunday Path Finders for ages 3 - 5th grade started. THANK YOU to so many of you who are helping out with these awesome ministries. It is not to late to get on board. You can call the Church Office or visit www.clcelkriver.org to get connected.

I want to put in front of you 3 additional opportunities to GO DEEPER in your faith, friendships, family and freedom this fall.

1. FAITH LESSONS started back up last Wednesday. Faith Lessons meets on Wednesdays at 11:00AM followed by lunch in the Family Life Center. This fall's theme is IN THE DUST OF THE RABBI. Do you ever feel like you are a follower of Jesus, but from a distance? In Jesus' day, disciples followed their Rabbi so closely that they would be covered with the dust kicked up by the Rabbi's feet. Come each Wednesday at 11:00AM and discover how you can get dusty and be closer to Jesus. Ray Vander Laan is the teacher and Pastor Ron Boettner is hosting each Wednesday.

2. Central's FALL FESTIVAL is Sunday, September 21 from 9:30am to 1:00pm. BARBARY COAST will be leading worship at 8:15 & 9:30AM. There will be games for people of all ages, dunk tank, and great food. All activitities will be in the south parking lot. Cost for food is $3.00. Bring your family, invite a friend and have an awesome time at the Fall Festival.

3. Have you signed up for one of the SUNDAY EVENING COURSES? We begin this Sunday, September 21 with seven opportunities to grow together! A family dinner will be served from 5:15 - 5:45PM followed by a Get Connected Worship from 5:45 - 6:00PM in the Sanctuary. At 6:00 you have the opportunity to participate in seven different courses;

CLEANSING STREAM helps you find healing and deliverance from past struggles. God intends for you to know his presence, strength and guidance in life. Pastor Ron and Karlene will lead.

FINANCIAL PEACE teaches you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Jason Beaver hosts and leads Financial Peace University.

ALPHA PARENTING COURSE teaches us how we can meet our children's needs, how and where we can set boundaries and how we can pass on our values to our children. Sonja Knutson will lead.

MEN'S QUEST includes such topics as: Five Manhood promises, Four faces of manhood, Looking back, Remembering Dad, Facing the Father wound, Making a healty break with Mom, etc... Pastor Johansson and Todd Ebbersviller will lead.

GRIEF-SHARE helps you unpack the overwhelming experience of losing someone while experiencing the confidentiality and support of others. If you have lost a loved one this course will help you. John and Jan Sjostrand will lead.

DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE helps you know how God has uniquely created you. Engaging stories, inventories, self-tests and other resources make Discover Who You Are a great tool. Janet McCarty will lead.

SINGLE MOMS will be greatly blessed by the 21 Priniciples designed by a single mom for single moms. You will discover practical tools and receive positive instruction that will help you grow. Aubra Podolske will lead.

Be praying that many people will BE CONNECTED to Jesus through FAITH LESSONS, the FALL FESTIVAL and the SUNDAY EVENING COURSES!

In Christ,

Paul Johansson

P.S. If you want to sign up for one of the courses you can simply reply to this email and indicate which one you will be coming to.