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!
The last Funday, scheduled for August 6, has been cancelled. Please be on the lookout for a fun monthly event for families with elementary-aged children coming this school year!
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 ExploreCalling.org. For scholarship information, or to discuss this opportunity, please contact Rev. Meg Jiunnies.