7-22-22 Updates

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Questions and Response for UMC, Bible, Covenant, & Sexuality

Sunday Morning July 31 at 8:45am, Pastor Joseph will host a Question and Response time in the Fellowship Hall.  This will be around issues of the UMC, human sexuality, our connectional covenant, and the Bible. All are invited to bring questions and Bibles as we seek to continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Food Truck Party VBS

Summer! Glorious Summer!  No classes, no school night bedtime and all those hours of sun! Maybe you are already thinking about how to fill them.  Here’s one way – Vacation Bible School!

This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC For Food Truck Party!  Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 From 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! You can sign your child, grandchild or neighbor up by going to First UMC’s website below.  VBS is not only for the kids – Volunteers are also needed! You can volunteer to be anything from a crew leaders to crafts to clean up and more!  Tribe members welcome!  Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year!


New Members Class

As our community returns to school in August, we will be offering a New Members Class on Sunday Mornings in the Memorial Room. Whether this is your first Sunday or if you have been attending Central for years, this is for all called to commit prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to Jesus here at Central.  Paul tells us, “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” Please contact Pastor Joseph if you are interested in attending or would like more information.


Community Prayer Focus

This month we get to join our community in praying for Personal Revival. You are encouraged to ask God to help you surrender every area of your life to Christ’s lordship. And don’t forget: Our 24-hour prayer cycle is Thursday, July 28th. Please pick up a prayer packet in the hallway or in the church office.

Church Grounds Shrubbery Trimming
July 23, 2022 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Church wide shrubbery trimming and cleanup. Bring your battery powered trimmers (three will be available), rakes, etc. for a fun morning of trimming the church shrubbery. And we need lots of cleanup help.
Central Ministry Fair this Sunday!
The body of Christ (1 Cor 12) works as we all serve in our own ‘part.’ In our regular and committed service one to another and for the community, the living church finds its powerful call by the Holy Spirit. May we all find our place to serve in the church and in our every day ministries. If you are discerning a call to serve afresh at Central, join us after the worship service on July 24th at our ministry fair to sign-up for an opportunity. While we cannot highlight all of our ministries on Sunday, we are excited to highlight seven! Hospitality, Discipleship, Community Service and Missions, Music, Finance, Trustees, and Youth. May all that we do, be done in Lord Jesus’ name (Col 3:17).  May we all be in prayer for those God is sending to Central to continue in His work here.

Wayne County Health Department: Starr Neighborhood Clean-Up

July 30th from 10am – 1pm. South A Street to South E Street and North 10th Street to North 15th Street. They will meet up in the parking lot of Centerstone, 100 North 15th Street. Many volunteers needed


Back to School Bash – Free School Supplies!

Saturday, August 6th from 11am – 1pm at 10th Street Park. This is an outreach of Christ United in partnership with several other churches, businesses, and community organizations. For more information please call 765-962-7738


Central Listens

The Administrative Council will be hosting a LISTENING SESSION for members of the congregation to share their thoughts regarding the direction of Central related to the upcoming General Conference 2024 and the decision related to human sexuality/LGBTQ+ issue. This event is being planned prayerfully and with the intent of furthering communication. Please come and share your thoughts with us. The event will be held in fellowship Hall following service on Sunday, August 14th. Pizza and Drinks will be provided. We hope you will join us. – The Administrative Council

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