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Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Walk to Emmaus - Men's Walk

Encounter the Risen Christ through an “Emmaus” Experience

What does a Walk to Emmaus Men’s weekend experience look like? The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal event that is open to Christians of all denominations who want to strengthen their spiritual lives. Emmaus allows the opportunity to rediscover Christ’s presence, gain a fresh understanding of God’s transforming grace, and form friendships that foster faith and spiritual maturity. You will enjoy four days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups. You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to understand more fully the body of Christ.  

The event will be held at Camp Siloam in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The dates are October 19-22. Meals and snacks are provided. Any special needs will be accommodated.

For more information, contact Karen Anderson or Brian Youngs, or call 636-1630 for more information. 

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Oct
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

Trunk or Treat

Trunks and hayrides begin at 5:30.  A concession stand will be available with FREE hotdogs, chips, and drinks.  Wear your costume!  Sign up to provide a trunk (provide your own peanut/peanut butter-free treats), or donate food items.  SIGNUP NOW!

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Oct
29
8:15am 8:15am

Operation Christmas Child

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The journey of the shoe box has already begun!! This year CUMC is serving as the Central Drop-Off site.  In August, 9,000 flattened shoe boxes were delivered to the bus barn. These boxes are being distributed to 4 counties in NWA, where they will be assembled, filled and returned to our bus barn from November 13-20.  We are seeking volunteers during those dates to help count and pack the shoe boxes into cartons and volunteers with muscle to help load those 50-70 pound cartons into 3 semi-trailers. Our church’s shoe box journey will begin Sunday October 29 with shoe boxes being ready for you to pick up, fill, pray over and return.

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Fall Women's Retreat

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All women are invited to join us for an overnight retreat of fun, fellowship, teaching, worship & prayer.

November 10th – 11th at New Life Ranch
Our speaker will be Rev. Dawn Spragg, LPC
Sponsored by Central Women

LOCATION
Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains of Northeast Oklahoma, New Life Ranch is one hour from CUMC and just outside of Siloam Springs.

LODGING
We will arrive on Friday to stay overnight and everyone will be grouped in cabins with twin bunk beds. There will be some handicap friendly units. You will receive your cabin assignment at check-in Friday night. Please remember bedding and towels. 

MEALS
All meals are included: Friday night Girls Night Out, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

ACTIVITIES
In addition to our planned sessions, we have included time for fun and relaxation. There will be planned group activities that will be your choice to participate, or you may choose quiet time. This is your time to enjoy!


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Total cost: $65 per person
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Oct
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Men's Group Fall Kickoff

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Chiefs vs Raiders

Men’s Group Fall Kickoff: The Central Guys will be meeting Thursday October 19th in the youth room for our Fall Kickoff Meal while enjoying  Thursday Night Football – Raiders vs. Chiefs. Dinner will be at 6:30 with the game starting at 7:00. The main dish will be provided, please feel free to bring your favorite side dish. Half time will be our planning session for the remainder of ’17 and a look at some preliminary plans for ’18. Looking forward to a great night of fellowship and fun. Any questions please reach out to Larry Dillier, Brian Carroll, Brian Youngs, or Paul Eiserman.

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Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

Bible Bootcamp/Mini Mission Lock-in

Hi parents of 3rd-5th graders!  The Bible Bootcamp/Mini Mission Lock-In will take place beginning Saturday, October 14th at 9AM to 3PM.  Your child will engage in fun activities and games to help them become better acquainted with their Bible and we will be making birthday boxes to benefit Grace Food Pantry on Saturday morning after a few more Bible activities.  There is a cost of $15 associated with the Lock-in to cover food and birthday box supply expenses.  If you need assistance with the fee, please contact Hannah.  I definitely don’t want your child to miss out on the fun!

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Lay Servant Ministries
Sep
16
9:00am 9:00am

Lay Servant Ministries

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.


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Sep
8
to Sep 10

Youth Fall Retreat

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Has school already lost its “newness"?  Need a weekend to getaway and refresh?  Join us for Fall Retreat!  At New Life Ranch, you will enjoy awesome teaching, meaningful worship, ziplining, delicious food, kangaroo jump, full camp games, and even a “Hometown Throwdown” on Saturday night!  We are also kicking off our life groups while at Fall Retreat – hang out with those in your life group, spend time with your leader, and of course, develop inside jokes! Be there!


Cost $130 for 7-12th grade students, $75 for 6th graders

Payment required for registration to be complete.



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Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

GriefShare

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.

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Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Celebration Sunday

Join us for Celebration Sunday on August 13th as we celebrate 135 years of ministry at Central, and 20 years at New Hope. Bishop Gary Mueller will preach our one service at 10:00 with a church-wide celebration lunch following the service. See you Sunday!

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Aug
6
11:00am11:00am

Greeter Luncheon

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!

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Jul
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wonderful "Summer" Wednesday

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.

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Jul
9
9:50am 9:50am

Jim Lenderman's First Sunday & Celebration

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.

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VBS
Jun
19
to Jun 23

VBS

Vacation Bible School is June 19-23  It’s time to register!  Registration will begin on March 27th, and close June 5th or when all spots are full.  For the last few years, we have filled up quickly!  DO NOT DELAY!

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Habitat for Humanity
May
22
to May 26

Habitat for Humanity

IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER HABITAT HOUSE BUILD!

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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.


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Women's Gala
May
5
12:00am12:00am

Women's Gala

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! 

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Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration
Apr
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration

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! 

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Apr
10
to Apr 14

Holy Week Services

Community Holy Weeks Services

Monday April 10th – Friday April 14th
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM

Hosted by Oakley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Daily Services provided by Rogers churches.
Devotional, congregational and special music, prayer, and light lunch.

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Just for Men
Apr
9
10:00am10:00am

Just for Men

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.

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Ash Wednesday Service
Mar
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Ash Wednesday Service

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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Family Day of Service
Jan
16
8:00am 8:00am

Family Day of Service

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

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Tour of Homes & Brunch
Dec
8
9:30am 9:30am

Tour of Homes & Brunch

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. 

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