Annual Rhythem

At Central, we have realigned our calendar to best reflect our community and local schools.  The following are ongoing dates and how they are determined for each ministry year (August-July).  We make every attempt to schedule dates 

Volunteer Training Saturday Morning Prior to Kids Open House
Kids Open House Sunday Prior to Restart
Restart Sunday Sunday before August 23 (The earliest date that school resumes in Iowa)
Restart Wednesday Wednesday after Restart Sunday
Family Commitment Workshop Sunday after Restart Sunday
Annual Business Meeting Part 1 Last Sunday in August
Family Commitment* 2nd Sunday (one following Labor Day) which is also Grandparents Day
Annual Business Meeting Part 2 Last Sunday in October
Bible Presentation* Sunday before Halloween.  If Halloween is on a Sunday, then the prior Sunday.
Treat & Meet October 31
Student D-Now Weekend before Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Eve Service & Special Children's Church Night Thanksgiving Eve
Christmas Eve Service* Christmas Eve
Children's Church* There is a 2-week break during the Holiday season.
Awana & CSM Break There is a 2-week break during the Holiday season.
Volunteer Training 2nd or 3rd Saturday morning in January.
Good Friday Service Friday before Easter.
Easter Service Easter Sunday.
High School Senior Experience On Wednesdays starting the last week in January through the last week in April.
Preparing for Adolescence Workshops During April Equipping Hour Sessions.
Graduation Recognition First Sunday in May.
Promotion to Next Grade Level & Student Summer Launch Last Wednesday in May.
Kids Outreach 2nd Full Mon-Friday in June.
Youth Group Camp (Rising 6th Grade to Graduated Seniors) Happens one of the last two weeks in July.
Kids Camp (Rising 4th - 6th Grade) First or Second Week in August.


*Together as a Family Worship Services

Throughout the year, we have specific worship services designed to include the entire family from Pre-K through 5th Grade. These services are created with the idea of training children to participate in Worship alongside their families. These family worship times correspond to either specific steps in our Milestone Journey or Special Holiday times.  These are listed on our Kids Activities page.