Bring your family and friends to one of Central’s favorite events. Please note that this year all Sunday morning services will be held in the usual campus locations, at the regular service times. After services, we’ll all head out to Why Not an American Ark in Monroe for some great fun,
excellent fellowship, and plenty of entertainment - scroll down for all the details!
Fall Festival Fantastically Fun Tournament of Friends
Friday, Oct. 22, 9:30am Shotgun start
Edgewater Golf Club
$50 (plus online processing fee) if payed by Oct. 18
$55 cash on the day of the tournament – register by Oct. 18
Golfers of all ages and experiences are invited to join us for a fun round on the green. This will be a “handicapped stroke” play event. Players will be playing their own ball. The best two scores (from the team of four) from each hole will be used to calculate the teams' net score.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. You can also register at the church office, or by email to [email protected]. Cost includes lunch, cart and green fees, range balls and a golf gift. Cash prizes will be awarded at 2pm on Oct. 24 at the Fall Festival (just before the Disc-Connected K9s Dog Show).
From Pork BBQ, chicken, pizza, hot dogs - even salads! - to all the sweet and savory treats you can think of, the Fall Festival will have plenty to satisfy a hearty appetite or a sweet tooth. To be sure that you get the lunch meal you want, you'll need to pre-order from one of the meals. Click here to purchase your favorite meal, and see a complete list of all the food vendors.
So much talent in one congregation! Be amazed and delighted by 20 artists from Central that will have handmade items for sale. Their art will make great Christmas gifts: Paintings, jewelry, furniture, home decorations, candles, photography, metal art, bird feeders, macramé, jerky, and more!
PLEASE do not bring your dog or other pets to this event. There are plenty of large and small creatures to enjoy throughout the equestrian center!
The world-famous Disc-Connected K9s Frisbee Dog Team will put on two shows. This is an acclaimed touring team of some of the best Frisbee dogs on the planet. See World Champions Harley Davidson, Flash and Spencer, as well as 10 other World Finalist dogs - and they are all rescued dogs!
How good is your short game? Go head-to-head against other golfers in chipping and putting for prizes! The qualifying round will be held from 1pm-2:30, and consists of 8 chips and 8 putts to earn a combined score. Then the 32 top-scoring participants will go on to compete in the single-elimination match play round at 3pm, with prizes going to the top four players. No pre-registration is necessary; sign up first thing when you get to the Fall Festival.
Bring your own bait and tackle to compete for great prizes by catching bass, brim and crappie. The competition will be held 2:30 – 3:30pm. Sign up HERE to participate, or at the festival volunteer booth inside the covered arena by 2pm. There are categories for adults and youth.
Elementary Kids can play Festival Bingo to win a bag of candy. What more could a kid want? How about: mechanical swings, a mechanical bull, bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall, ninja wall, obstacle course, Jurassic adventure, jungle train, carousel moon bounce and lots of carnival games. And don't forget pony rides and face painting!
Preschoolers can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch on their way out and decorate it with funny face stickers, and will get a bag of candy. There will be lots of carnival games for all ages.
Student teams will compete on a giant obstacle course to see who will conquer the course. If you don’t want to compete, please still come and cheer the teams on and hang out. There will also be 9-Square and other fun games and activities.
Primetimers (50+) can get a free shuttle bus ride to the festival site in Monroe. The bus will depart from the front of the church office at 12:30pm. The driver will leave the festival site at 3:30pm to return everyone to the church. You can call the church office (704-364-5003) to be placed on the list, sign up at the October Primetimers’ dinner, or CLICK HERE. Shuttle space is limited to 30 people, so sign up soon.
Join the circle and take a chance on winning some desserts so delicious, you’ll want to eat them before you get home. It’s a simple contest - all you have to do is walk!
Central partners with Samaritan’s Purse each year to present gifts and the gospel to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. We are collecting items that can be placed in shoeboxes, but not the boxes themselves. Please bring new items to the Fall Festival to drop off as you enter the festival site. We especially need items for boys and girls age 10-14 - click here for a list of items to bring like flashlights, harmonicas, journals and colored pencils and much more.
These one-of-a-kind classic cars will be on display where visitors can vote for their favorite – the top vote-getter wins a prize. To enter your classic, email [email protected] or fill out this registration form by Oct. 15. Or pick up a registration form in the iCentral board in the lobby.
Once you get there, you’ll know why it’s called an ark! There are animals in all shapes and sizes. Walk around and see them, or take a hayride for a tour of the farm.