Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
August 22nd - November 14th
Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend.
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.
We know it hurts and we want to help. For more information, contact Karen Brown.
As Christians, we are all called into ministry. Our ministries may be through our gifts of hospitality, service, teaching, leading, and many other areas. A Lay Servant is someone who is an active member of the UMC, is ready to learn about how to serve God’s people in a more meaningful way. The Basic Lay Servant Class will help these persons better understand the structure of the UMC, our church’s heritage and improve their their skills for service. Come to the Waters is a course that will deepen your and understanding and experience of baptism, confirmation and reaffirmation of baptism in the United Methodist Church.
Both classes will be held from 9am-5pm at the church Saturday, September 16th. The class fee is $20 plus cost of the book. Books can be purchased from cokesbury.com. Class leaders will send detailed information after the registration deadline of August 27. Registration forms can be found at Information Central and in the church office.
For more information, contact Karen Anderson in the church office.
Greeters at Central are our front line ministers of welcome. Greeters usually provide the first official point of contact with the congregation. The greeter role is critically important to set the tone of welcoming in the congregation as we create a culture of hospitality and requires minimal time commitment. Bring your SMILE and invite a friend!
Our summer Wednesday gathering will feature a meal, music, and fellowship on the front lawn. We will be gathering at 6:00 to listen to the “Shepherd Pickers” bluegrass band, and dine on a fully cooked hog led by the efforts of Travis Swanson and Brian Carroll. The men’s group would like to invite the guys to join in with the cook beginning Tuesday evening, and lawn setup which will begin Wednesday at noon. We also need some hands for breakdown as well. For those who do not wish to stay up for the night and fellowship with the guys, please bring a side dish to share.
Two services at 9:00 (Contemporary) and 11:00 (Traditional).
We encourage you to join us for Rev. Jim Lenderman's first Sunday at Central.
This is a great opportunity to meet Jim, Beth, Hayden & Jordan. Join us for a cake and punch reception following each service.
Children's Sunday School will still be meeting at 10 am.
In an effort to help Jim get to know us better please wear your name tag or drop by the table in the atrium where we'll have temporary labels ready.
IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER HABITAT HOUSE BUILD!
UPDATE: A BIG thank you to those who volunteered to prepare lunch for our Habitat workers this next week. Actually had to turn away 3 groups or individuals who wanted to help.
We still have a need for workers as follows:
Monday, May 22 – need 5 workers.
Tuesday, May 23 – FILLED.
Wednesday, May 24 – need 2 workers.
Thursday, May 25 – need 2 workers.
Friday, May 26 – NEED 7 WORKERS.
Wanted: Workers for finish work on a new house build in Centerton. The new home is for a single mother with 3 children. Central needs 8-10 workers from Monday, May 22 thru Friday, May 26. Work includes painting plus last minute details.
Please choose a day at your convenience and help us finish a wonderful new home for a NWA family in need.
Perhaps you’d like to furnish a lunch for 20 workers during that same time schedule above. Please contact Les Oliver if your Sunday School class or church group would like to furnish a meal.
Central’s fee for this house build is $1700, which is actually half the price most churches pay. We are doing “Bucks for Blocks” at $10 per block. You can buy 1 block for $10 or a hundred blocks for a $1000…or anything in between. See the kiosk in the Atrium and donate generously for Central’s part of the Habitat House Build. Your donation would be greatly appreciated. Contact Les Oliver for more information.
The 20th annual Women’s Gala and Silent Auction hosted by Central Women will be held this year on Friday, May 5th. We have a fun evening planned for you this year with a delicious meal served by the men of Central. Our own Marilyn Lee will entertain us with beautiful piano dinner music. We will welcome Rev. Dawn Spragg as our guest speaker.
We are looking for hostesses for the tables and men to serve to complete the evening. Tickets will go on sale on Sunday, April 16th, in the Atrium and are available for $25.00 each. Childcare is available for $5.00 per child or $10.00 per family.
We are always looking for items for our silent auction to help our youth with their summer mission trips. We will once again feature the “Love Me Twice” Boutique, filled with vintage items for sale. If you have any item(s) or know of any business that would donate to a worthy cause, please contact Janet Tate or Judy McMurtrey. Items may also be brought to the church office. Invite a friend or relative and join us for an extraordinarily fun-filled evening!
- Have a desire to strengthen your spiritual life?
- Have unanswered questions about faith?
- Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility?
- Wish to dedicate your everyday life to God in an ongoing manner?
If so, you will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, re ecting, praying and participating in small groups at a Walk to Emmaus weekend. Discussions center around talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of how God’s grace comes alive in the Christian community, is expressed in the world, and is real in your life. You will have the opportunity to understand more fully the body of Christ through the daily celebration of Holy Communion. You will experience God’s grace through the prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by the Emmaus community. You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace- lled service and leadership.
Men’s Walk – April 20-23 | Women’s Walk – April 27-30
The annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration will be at 2:00 at the Bus Barn behind the church on the Saturday, April 15th! Our event reaches more and more people every year, so this year, we are asking that you bring 2 dozen eggs for each child of your own who will be participating - 1 dozen for your child and 1 dozen for our guests. If you need extra eggs to stuff, I have eggs and flllers here at church. Please put filled eggs in the drop off bucket in the atrium. Stick a piece of tape on the crack if they seem to be popping open! And remember, no nuts please! Thanks for making this a wonderful, Jesus-sharing event!
Meeting of the Minds – April 9th at 10:00 in Chapel: We are seeking to develop a larger men’s group fellowship (speakers, fishing, golf, or an old fashioned retreat) along with supporting the needs of the church, and also to be fed – in spirit, in relationships, and in Christ. Please drop in and help us grow and define the Central Group of Men. See Brian Carroll, Larry Dillier, or Brian Youngs a for more info.
Lent is the season of the Christian year leading up to Easter. It’s a time of preparation, repentance, self-examination and reflection on the journey to the cross. Lent always begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Wednesday, March 1st. We will be having an evening of dinner and worship that night that you will not want to miss. Dinner will be at 5:30pm and will be a “Breakfast for Dinner” meal cooked and served by our youth who will be attending Ozark Mission Project this summer (donations will be accepted for their trip). Then we will move into the Sanctuary at 6:00pm for a powerful time of worship, preparing our hearts for Jesus’ sacri ce on our behalf and sharing in the imposition of ashes, a sign of our mortality and our repentance. Please make this a priority on your calendar and join us as we begin our Lenten journey together.
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Join Central’s Mission Ministry Team for our first ever Family Day of Service. We will start with breakfast together and then go forth to help households in need of basic chores and tasks. The types of work possibly to be done will be: raking leaves, general small yard clean up and household tasks, replacing light bulbs, sweeping out a garage, clean windows & baseboards, dust, etc.
We need 2 things:
1. Families of all ages to sign up to serve those in need.
2. Those in need to notify us of chores and tasks to complete (keep in mind that small children may be participating along with their families)
For more information contact Les Oliver in the church office @ 636-1630
Invite your friends and join us on December 8th at 9:30am for a wonderful day of fun, fellowship, a morning brunch, and our Christmas Tour of Homes. Tickets for the day will be on sale Nov. 20th - Dec. 4th in the Atrium and in the church of ce. Tickets are $12 each and childcare is available for $5 per child or $10 per family. If you would like to ride in the church van, please make that reservation when purchasing your tickets.
Breakfast with Santa & Parent's Day Out Fundraiser 2016
Brought to you by Central Child Care Center, Central Mother's Day Out, and Tiny Tots Preschool
Once again this year, we offer parents the opportunity to share a catered breakfast with Santa and your children, and then finish (or begin!) some much-needed Christmas shopping without the kiddos. Mojitos restaurant will continue to sponsor the Breakfast with Santa with all proceeds from that portion of the day adding to the scholarship fund already established for crisis situations.
Following breakfast, our staff will provide a day of fun for your kids filled with games, crafts, lunch, and a special Christmas movie. You can choose to use this time away in any which way you see t!
Breakfast with Santa tickets are $5 per person, $20 max per immediate family. Breakfast will be served between 8am-9am, which will also include photo opportunities with Santa.
Parent’s Day Out will begin at 9am and will end at 2pm. The cost is $30 per child. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help us put a tablet in each classroom of all three programs and also to begin our next playground project fund for the infants and young toddlers.
Reservations for either portion of the day (or both) can be made by contacting Kris Mickna in the church office, email@example.com or 636-1630, or through one of our program directors:
Jennifer Singh – firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-1224
Lisa Rogers – email@example.com or 659-1035
Misty Revoir – firstname.lastname@example.org or 366-8152
Our entire Advent Season will be filled with CLASSIC Christmas tradition! Join us for CLASSIC hymns, CLASSIC crafts and CLASSIC cookie decorating! And, it’s a tradition for the youth of Central to provide a soup dinner and Santa Shop to help raise funds for mission projects! All the fun begins at 5:30!
ADVENT SERMON SERIES: This year here at Central we are celebrating a Classic Christmas all season long. Each week we will be focusing on one of the classic characters of the Christmas story found in the Gospels, and through these characters we will be discovering the hope, love, joy, and peace that comes with the season. Join us each week for a Classic Christmas with an enduring message: A Savior is Born!
...FA LA LA LA LA! It’s hard to believe that the Advent/Christmas season begins on Sunday, November 27th. This year the emphasis for the season will be a “classic” theme of red, green, and gold.
You are invited to join us on Saturday, November 26th, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. to make ready the church for the season. We’ll decorate the trees and hang greenery (wreaths and gar- land) in both worship spaces as well as the Atrium. Children, youth, and adults are all invited. The fragrance of hot cider and the sound of carols will fill the air! All are welcome! For further information you may contact Rev. Les Oliver.
On Sunday, November 20th, Congregational Care Ministries will once again offer the “Service of Comfort and Hope” at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel. This special service offers hope and healing to those who are finding it difficult to celebrate the upcoming season due to the loss of loved ones, loss of employment, or perhaps a broken relationship. Please join us and invite a friend or loved one you know who needs the warmth and comfort of hope in his or her life.
Games, trunks and hayrides are all FREE and will begin at 5:30. A concession stand will be available with FREE hotdogs, chips, nachos, and drinks. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will be shown multiple times inside the barn! Wear your costume! Sign up to provide a trunk, work a game or the concessions stand, or donate food items.