Joni and Friends Family Retreats

Joni and Friends Family Retreats is for persons and families who live with a disability and offers camp-style fun in accessible facilities with resort-quality amenities through their annual Family Retreat at Castaway Club on Pelican Lake, Detroit Lakes, MN.

Come experience this time of renewal August 17 to 21. Online registration is now open.
Cost is $450 age 12 and up, $225 ages 4-11. Free/ages 0-3.
Scholarships are available.

OR serve as a Short-Term Missionary (STM) by simply being a friend and giving the gift of your time and love. You’ll be matched with a child or adult with a disability, a perfect fit for both of your personalities and abilities. Cost is $450. STMs arrive one day early.

Contact Rosanne Maas at for more information or register online at

Revelation Wellness® Fitness Class

Revelation Wellness®– Made for More fitness class is designed to be holy encounters that are more than just a great workout! We train our hearts, minds, souls and bodies in order to serve the Lord and to love others. Faith THEN fitness! ALL ages and fitness levels are wanted and welcome! Led by certified Revelation Wellness® Instructor, Katie Vick.

Join us for our first 4-week session as we set our hearts on “Made New.”
Dates: January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 7:00 – 7:45 PM in the Family Life Center (gym). 

Suggested donation of $5.00/class. Come for any and all dates! Bring a friend!

Mission Quilters

The quilters will meet January 22 at 12:30 pm in Rooms 218/219 to tie quilts for missions. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome! Contact Karen Carlson, 763-441-8013, or Karla Christensen, 763-441-5231.

Blood Drive – January 18, 2018

Give Blood.

Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. Central Lutheran hosts blood drives for the American Red Cross twice each year in the Family Life Center.  Our next drive is January 18, 2018 from 11:45 to 5:45pm.
To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767.  Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

 For more information, go here or call Rachel Pederson at 763.441.2363

Can you help Sunday Mornings?

 We are in need of more volunteers to help at all of our Sunday morning services in 2018. Commitment is minimal as the schedule rotates based on volunteers available.

Team members include:

  • Ushers
  • Greeters
  • Communion Servers
  • Scripture Readers
  • Welcome Center Hosts
  • Van Drivers are needed for the 9:30 am service

To sign up, please fill out the form below:

Volunteer for Sunday Morning Services

We are in need of more volunteers to help at all of our Sunday morning services. Commitment is minimal as the schedule rotates based on volunteers available.
    Check all that apply

 If you have questions, please call the church office, 763-441-2363 or speak to a staff member.



Snowboarders and skiers! Join us this February as we head to Lutsen Resort in northern Minnesota and shred the gnar! We will leave Friday, February 9th, at 5:00 pm from Central, board or ski all day Saturday and Sunday, and drive home late Sunday night to arrive at Central around 10:00 pm.
All ages welcome! (Middle School students & younger require the attendance of supervising adult).



  • EARLY BIRD (on or before January 31): $250.
  • LATE BIRD (AFTER January 31): $275.
  • Final payments due no later than February 7th.

To register: turn in this form with your deposit to hold a spot.
Or register online in the Hub  (click here)

  • Meet at Central at 5:00 pm on Friday. Return Sunday evening around 10:00 pm.
  • We will be staying at the AmericInn in Tofte. (7231 MN-61, Tofte, MN 55615).
  • Bring cash money for one meal each day and for snacks on the road.
  • Breakfast and a sack-lunch will be provided each day (cost included in price).
  • Don’t forget your snow gear: goggles, gloves, hat, snow pants, jacket, and good-luck scarf!
  • Also bring: warm clothes, sunblock, snacks, swim suit for hotel pool, towel, and deodorant!
  • If you need to rent gear, we will help you do so on an individual basis. Just let us know!


Call Ryan Braley in the CLC Offices: (763) 441-2363; or email at


Elementary Winter Chill Camp at Camp Onomia

January 26-28

Kids grades 3-6 are invited to this fun and refreshing get-away at Camp Onomia near Onamia, MN. 

Cost is $80.
Scholarships available.
Register online by January 18.

Third Grade Bible Class and Bible Presentation

Class is Thursday January 11, 18, 25, February 1.

The Bible Presentation is Sunday, February 4, at 9:30 and 11:00 am services.

Register online by January 4.

Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer If you would like to spend an hour in prayer for your kids, Central hosts several Moms in Prayer groups.

  • Career and College age meets Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am in Room 124 and another group meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Lounge.
  • An all-ages group meets Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the Lounge.
  • A Grandma group meets Mondays from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the Lounge.

Invite other moms and grandmas to join you. Questions? Contact Barb Van Tassel at 763-274-1149.



MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is an upbeat, encouraging group of local moms who develop friendships through small groups while their children attend our MOPSKids class. When our moms are enjoying a hot breakfast, speakers, activities and discussion time, their kids enjoy making a craft, music time, free play and fun bible teaching. Come check us out Thursdays during the school year from 9:15 to 11:15 AM at Central Lutheran Church. Email for more information or find us on Facebook.