The Advent season officially begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues until Christmas Eve or Day. There are a variety of ways to celebrate the Advent Season, depending on tradition and background. We have adapted an Advent guide to help you and your family move through this season as one example of a way to observe this season as a family. You can view and download that guide here: 2016 Advent Guide.
Spring Retreat - SAVE THE DATES!! (More Details to follow.) St. Francis Springs Retreat Center Weekend of May of May 4-5
Please join your Christ Central family for a Christmas Party at Beth & Andy Miles' house (2805 Saddle Drive, Durham 27712). There will be snacks, drinks, s'mores, singing and more. We hope you'll be able to join us! All ages are welcome & feel free to invite friends. RSVP if you can so we have a semi-accurate number of how many to expect, but please come even if you don't RSVP. Don't forget to bring donated gifts for December 17th's Durham Christmas Market (see more on this below).
At Christ Central we see the teenage years as a critical time for laying a firm foundation of knowledge of and love for Christ. Because of this we take very seriously the formation of our middle and high school students. If you have a child in this age range and would like to know more about the youth ministry at Christ Central, please don't hesitate to email Timothy Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Durham Christmas Market is a one-day, low-cost holiday shopping event for Durham families with limited financial means. It gives parents an opportunity to give Christmas gifts to their children and honors their dignity by letting them do the shopping themselves. Would you be willing to partner with us either by donating gifts or your time? The market will be held on December 17th from 10 am - 2 pm (we need volunteers from 8 am - 3 pm) at the Hayti Heritage Center. To sign up to volunteer visit the event page by clicking here!
We are asking all gifts be donated by December 10th - you can either drop them off Sunday mornings in the wrapped boxes or bring them to the Christmas Party! Gifts should be new and unwrapped and valued between $10 - $50. You can shop for children any age from 0 - 18 (we are asking for gift cards for teenagers 13-18 in the amounts of $10 - $50 from Target, Walmart, Best Buy & Big Lots). To learn more information visit the Event page here: Durham Christmas Market.
The Care ministry exists to identify needs, connect resources, and actively serve the body at Christ Central whenever individuals face seasons that beckon the care of others. We are available to coordinate care for an existing or upcoming need, to come alongside City Groups that are providing care and need support, and to connect those desiring to provide care to those in need.
Circumstance that can require care may include: Birth; Upcoming Surgery; Death in the family; Sudden Illness; Ongoing Illness; Adoption; Foster care; Moves; Other significant events
Types of care that might be needed: Meals; Childcare; Yard Work; Moving help; House Work/ Maid Service; Transportation; Running Errands/ Picking up groceries; Dog walking/ Pet care; Time for anything that’s needed