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March 26, 2013

Weathering the storm

Mother Nature fails in hindering Church Central’s service, spirits

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Church Central began renting the space at its current location at 620 S. Wilkinson St. in 2003. The space formerly housed a motorcycle shop. Church members purchased the space two years later. Milledgeville’s only soup kitchen ministry, Cafe Central, started operations at the church in 2009 feeding 20 people to now providing more than 400 meals to those in need at Freedom Church every Tuesday. A live, interactive online church service will launch in 40 days on Church Central’s website.

“At Church Central, we’re about bringing people in, building them up and sending them out. We had 86 people show up at our first service in January 2003 and today we have about 150 people in our congregation,” Simmons said. “I want the church and community to not let this discourage them. On Sunday, I preached a sermon with the message that as believers we need to be willing to be interrupted, and yet here we are interrupted 24 hours later. It was like God was preparing our folks through the message for what the next few days was going to bring.”

For more information, to donate time or funds, email jeffandtracylynn@yahoo.com, visit www.churchcentralonline.org, or like the Church Central Facebook page.

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