Lifetouch Member Directory

It's time for us to update our member photo directory! Our directory will allow us to connect names and faces and stay connected. You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography sessions. Every family that participates will receive a free 8x10 portrait, free directory, and will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits. Receive a $10 off coupon at check-in. The photography session dates are August 11-12, September 5-9, and September 12-15. For additional information or to register your family's photography session, please visit the Lifetouch table in The Commons on Sundays or click the button below.

Summer Family Fundays!

Sundays, July 9-August 6

Families with elementary age children are invited to bring the entire family to fellowship events on Sunday afternoons this summer. Along with activities that include the entire family, there will also be a mission component.  This will be a great chance to spend time together and meet other families. For more information or to register for these events, click below.

“Soulé” Bible Study

Every Wednesday 6:45 pm Soulé (130 S. Irby St.)

A young adult Bible study is offered on Wednesdays nights at 6:45 pm. The group is discussing the book Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton. Meetings will be held across Irby Street from the Church at the coffee shop, “Soulé.” Anyone between the ages of 18 and 25 is welcome to join for weekly discussion and fellowship. Contact J.T. Brown at for more information.

Guitar Class

Every Thursday 11:00 am UMW Prayer Garden

A group is gathering to learn about the basics of playing guitar and to discuss music in the church. Central has a long history of excellence when it comes to a musical presence in our worship and praise. The group will talk about what kind of work must be done to achieve this status and the thought that goes into every aspect of music at Central. Due to the nature of the group, there will be room for only five attendees. If you are interested, email J.T. Brown at

Pee Dee Food Hub "Fall Share"

Enrollment ends August 1, 2017

They bring the Farm to You! Enrollment has started for the Pee Dee Food Hub "Fall Share".  This program brings great tasting local fresh fruits and vegetables to subscribers twice a month. There will be 10 deliveries starting Tuesday, August 8, through Tuesday, December 12.  As a host site, Central offers this program to our congregation and the downtown residents. Learn more at To enroll for delivery    Enrollment ends August 1. For additional information and other sign-up options contact Karla Staudt at

Jump Start

Coming in September!

Recidivism – Big word but basically it refers to the percentage of people released from incarceration who are rearrested for a similar offense. The national recidivism rate is 70% but at Jump Start the rate is only 4%. SO WHAT IS JUMP START? It is faith based prison rehabilitation that seeks to provide a Christian environment for ex-offenders. Their goal is to help men and women transition from incarceration to a productive life. Central will host an informational session on this vital ministry in September – details to follow!

Exploration Conference for Young Adults Interested in Ordained Ministry

Registration Now Open, Scholarships Available

Registration for Exploration, a three-day event for young adults age 18-26, is now open. This biennial event is designed to help attendees listen, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry, as they explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church. Exploration is a program of the office of young adult discernment and enlistment at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). This year’s event will be held November 3-5 in Portland, Oregon. Young adults who have a sense that God might be calling them to ordained ministry, who have wondered what ministry in The United Methodist Church is all about, who would like help sifting through issues involved in an ordained vocation, or who want to learn more about The United Methodist seminaries and theological schools should attend this event. Exploration is part of GBHEM’s strategy to enable and resource leadership within the church. To register, or learn more about Exploration, visit For scholarship information, or to discuss this opportunity, please contact Rev. Meg Jiunnies.