PLEASE NOTE: Service Times during the Holidays
9:00 am Casual Worship Service in The Well
10:00 am Sunday School
11:15 am Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary
4:00 pm Christmas Eve Service in the Sanctuary
6:00 pm Christmas Eve Service in the Sanctuary
Sunday, December 31
10:00 am Combined Worship Service in the Sanctuary
This special service will include Christmas carols and conclude with John Wesley's Covenant Renewal Service.
This year will be the 14th Annual Santahatchie Christmas Mission Project! Applications can be downloaded from the Central website or found in the church office, The Commons, or the youth hall. Please contact Nate McMurphy or Hank Leeke if you are interested in volunteering, providing a meal, or giving a financial gift. The cost is $175.
Training for Ministry Volunteers of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults
Sunday, January 7 ∙ 2:30-4:00 pm ∙ Spears Fellowship Hall
Your work at Central UMC with the children of our church family is important and we appreciate the time and effort you give to this ministry. We take the spiritual growth, education, and fellowship of our children and vulnerable adults very seriously and want to provide a safe and secure environment for them and for you. Central has recently updated our child protection policy to include a simplified application form and a national background check in keeping with the best practices of the United Methodist Church. Since we have implemented a new system, we are asking our volunteers with children and vulnerable adults to provide their information again this year in order to place everyone under the same system. When you sign the policy, you are agreeing to have read the requirements and to participate in periodic training. If you have submitted a form in the last two months, you do not need to resubmit, but we ask that you attend the training in January. Please contact Rev. Meg Jiunnies to request a nursery, or if you have questions. Thank you for serving our congregation and God through your ministry!
Taste of Central Tickets on Sale!
Our annual Taste of Central gala will be held Thursday, February 1, in the Davis Christian Life Center from 6:30-8:00 pm. There will be lots of delicious food from Central members as well as local restaurants. A silent auction will take place to add to the fun! Each ticket is only $15 and can be purchased in the church office or in The Commons on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. They make wonderful Christmas gifts for friends, family & neighbors. The cost will be $20 per ticket at the door. Please help support this special event. Invite a friend!
All4Autism Respite Nights
Mondays, January 8-February 12 ∙ 6:00-7:30 pm
All4Autism, a local advocacy group with the purpose of increasing awareness and support for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, will be hosting a six-week marriage study, I Still Do, for parents of children with special needs on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, beginning January 8th and ending February 12th. In order to support their efforts, we would like to be able to offer respite care here at Central UMC, so that parents can attend the study knowing that their children are being cared for in a loving, safe environment. If you are willing to help provide care, please contact Adriane Reynolds or Rev. Meg Jiunnies as soon as possible. You do not have to commit to being present for all six sessions – volunteering for one or two sessions would be a tremendous help! Volunteers from All4Autism will also be present, and a brief training session will be provided. For more information, visit https://all4autism.org.
Tuesday, January 9 ∙ 1:30-6:30 pm ∙ Davis Christian Life Center
Donate blood and help save lives! Our next blood drive will be held Tuesday, January 9, from 1:30-6:30 pm in the Davis Christian Life Center. To schedule an appointment, please sign up on the sheets in The Commons or The Well on a Sunday, contact Sandy Conner at 843-662-3218, or register online by visiting redcrossblood.org. You can also streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of the drive. As an added bonus, all donors will receive a FREE Scrubby’s car wash sponsored by Charles Howard! Our hope is to have at least 58 people register to donate! Thank you for your support of this ministry.