8/20/21 Updates

In Central’s continued desire to love God and love our neighbor, we recognize the growing number of cases of Covid in our community.  We ask that while our county remains on the rise in the orange or red per coronavirus.in.gov website that you would wear a mask while moving around the building, singing, or unable to be physically distanced.  This will allow us to continue to create space to worship God and for our neighbor to join us.  Again, if you feel you have any symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus, please stay home and join us in worship through our livestream.  You can find it here on our Facebook page.  We will get through this together. 

Small Group Leader Training

Are you a small group leader? Interested in becoming a small group leader? Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil are hosting leadership training opportunities to explore the what, why, and how of leading a small group. The next training will be offered on Tuesday, August 24, from 7pm-8pm – in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Pastor Joseph or Pastor Phil.

Choir Returns!

After a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce the return of regular choir rehearsals this fall. Wesley Ringers Handbell Choir will resume on Wednesday, September 8th at 5:30pm. Chancel Choir will resume on the same date, 9/8, at 6:30pm. Joysingers Children’s Choir will resume on Thursday, 9/16 at 4:00pm. Joysinger parents: please watch for email communication from Debbie Jenkins or Madeleine Demetriades.

What is an Usher?

An usher is one who serves the Lord by being that person to greet those who have come to worship. An usher is one who helps a person find a seat or find the restroom. An usher is one who helps those with walkers and canes to their seats. An usher is always serving the Lord by representing the Lord through kindness and a smile. To know more about being an usher there will be a quick meeting after the service on August 22nd and 29th to answer any and all questions that one may have about being an usher. If you have any other questions, please contact Electa Berk


Family Camp

The campfire calls once again as the calendar tilts toward Fall.  You and your family are invited to join Family Camp at Camp Moneto in wonderful Brown County on September 10-12.  In addition to the space to worship God in creation, there are over 700 acres to explore, climbing walls, archery, and memories to be made.  Make time to retreat and recharge with your Church family.  Scholarships are available. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Pastor Joseph.


Creative Hands

Creative Hands meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Join us for at 9am thru lunch for fellowship, fun, food and maybe another Pop-Up !?!

New Sunday Conversation Space

Do you have questions? About your faith, life, the Bible, the history of our church, why the world the way it is? Good, we do too. We will be gathering on Sunday mornings at 9:00am over coffee and snacks in the Youth Room on the 2nd floor to discuss these questions, reflect on life, and grow in Christ in light of the Bible and our good God.  For anyone grade 7 – 119 years old.


Bread Basket

Nettie Cates and Becky Shaw have been leaders of the meals for quite some time. They would like to hand over leadership at the end of this year. They would like for 2 new leaders to step up and take over. The responsibility involves planning the meal each month, shopping for the items needed to prepare the meals, preparing the meals with the help of regular volunteers, serving the meals, and help clean up after the meal. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Becky Shaw or Nettie Cates.


New Class Meetings – Sign-up Sunday!
How is it with your soul? Do you want to go deeper with God? Grow in your faith? Our new class meetings are just for you! In early Methodism, class meetings were the building blocks of the church. These small group gatherings were intentional, safe spaces where fellow believers could “watch over one another in love” and spur one another to deeper faith. We have several new groups starting this fall and meeting at various times. We’ll be using Kevin Watson’s The Class Meeting as a key resource. You’re invited to sign-up in the lobby, or you can reach out to Pastor Joseph or Pastor Phil.

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act. Join us for this amazing night on Tuesday August 31st from 6-8pm at Frist United Methodist Church.


Wisdom Bible Study
The pandemic has offered challenges unlike any other in recent memory.  Job offers wisdom unlike any other text in history.  Join us Wednesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00am starting September 1st as we resume our study of Wisdom in the Bible.  Pastor Joseph guides the conversation as we walk section by section through the book of Job.   No homework, we only ask you to reflect upon and apply the wisdom gleaned in the Word throughout the week.  We will be meeting in room 213 and on Zoom –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545160130 Meeting ID: 885 4516 0130   +1 312 626 6799


Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today? 
Life Line Screening will be at Central United Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 offering five safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical.   Appointments are limited, so please sign up now by calling 1-800-640-6307 and receive a $10 discount off the package or text the word circle to 797979 or visit Life Line Screening’s website at [www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle]www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle

Complete Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening for $149 ($139 with the special Facebook discount).  Speak with the LLSA representative for more package options.  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

There is no time like the present to take action!

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