Lifetouch Member Directory

Time is running out for you to be included in Central’s upcoming directory! If you have a loved one who requires assistance and would like to be included in the photo directory, please call the church office to make an appointment. The photography dates that are available are October 5-7 and October 12-13. To register for your family’s photography session, please visit the table in The Commons, call the church office at 843-662-3218, or click below.

Jump Start

Poor choices! I think this is something we can all relate to - making them and dealing with their consequences. As believers we know that even when we miss the mark, God continues to love us. His mercies are new each and every day. Jump Start Prison Ministry seeks to share the grace of a faithful and loving God with its participants. Please join us Wednesday evening, September 20, at 6:30 pm in Spears Fellowship Hall to hear how this vital ministry helps prisoners know God loves them in spite of poor choices. We all could use reminding!

Little Hands, Big Hearts

Calling all 2-5 year olds! Join your friends Sunday, September 24, as we kick off a new missions-oriented program for our youngest members! We'll meet at the church in room #140 (4K Classroom) at 3:00 pm for games, snacks, and a special project for one of our local schools - homemade treats for the chickens at Briggs Farm. After we make the treats, we'll deliver them to the chickens and then enjoy some playtime together. Be sure to bring a parent or grandparent, and siblings are welcome, too! To sign up, have your parents call the church office or email Ms. Adriane (

Build-A-Bed Project

Our Fall Build-A-Bed Project will be Saturday, September 30, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in the Irby St. parking lot and we invite all age groups to join us. Only youth grades 9 and up may work with the tools; however, we want middle and grade school age youth to help by decorating the beds with messages of love. Please bring work gloves if you have them. Also, if you have a cordless drill or rotary sander you are welcome to bring it. For more information, please contact Art Justice at 843-687-1682. If you are would like to fill a yellow BEDS bag for the BEDS distribution, please email Katri Skinner at

Acolyte Training

Calling all 4th through 8th graders. Central needs you to lead worship by serving as an Acolyte. The light on an acolyte's torch represents the light of Christ entering the sanctuary and leading us into mission after the service. The candles that the acolytes light remind us of God's presence throughout the service. Your ministry as an acolyte is a meaningful contribution to our worship services. Please come to the training on Wednesday, September 27, at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. A make-up date is available on Sunday, October 29, at 10:00 am, also in the sanctuary.

C-Unity Gathering

With all the disheartening news about division between races, churches, and communities, the annual C-Unity gathering with Cumberland UMC is a much-needed celebration.  Central will host this year’s gathering, entirely in the Davis Christian Life Center on Sunday, October 1, at 5:00 pm. We will gather for a worship service, led by musicians from The Well, share a meal ($5 suggested love offering) and conversation, and collectively create a prayer that reflects our desire for grace, peace, and unity.  C-Unity is a celebration that we, members of the Central and Cumberland church families, are united in Christ, united in the UMC, and united on Coit Street for the sake of the gospel.  Please make your dinner reservations (; 843-662-3218) today for another meaningful evening of unity.

Children’s Sabbath & Bible Presentation

On Sunday, October 8, our elementary children (1st-5th grades) will lead most aspects of worship during the 11:15 am worship service. We will also present bibles to our third grade students during the service. If you would like your child to participate, please contact Adriane Reynolds ( to provide permission. Your child must be able to attend a rehearsal on Wednesday, October 4, at 6:00 pm in order to participate.

2017 Fall Festival

Come enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship Sunday, October 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Brooks McCall Park, which is conveniently located five minutes from the church at 2100 Mechanicsville Road. There will be activities for all ages including bingo, a cake walk, sawdust hunt, balloon animals, face painting, and much more. Musical entertainment will be provided by Campbell Bridgeman. Dinner will include chicken bog, pimento cheese sandwiches, cole slaw, green beans, broccoli cornbread, apple slices with caramel dip, and pumpkin crunch cake. The cost for the meal will be $6 for adults and $3 for children (12 and under). Everyone is welcome!

Holding Up Your Corner

Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community will be held on Saturday, October 21, in the Davis Christian Life Center from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Florence, Hartsville and Marion Districts to discuss creative ways the church can bridge the gap between the police and poor and racial ethnic communities in their midst. To register, please call or email Rev. Meg Jiunnies (, 843-662-3218) by Tuesday, October 10. A box lunch will be included.