Please join us Wednesday evening, June 26th from 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. for our 16th annual Spirit of Central. Twelve of our members will be presented with “Quilts of Valor!” There will be a decorated bike/trike/wagon parade for the younger children followed by water activities on the playground and a visit from the Kona Ice Truck! Rebecca Thompson and Dr. Don Grice will provide patriotic music as a tribute to our nation and veterans. Everyone will have an opportunity to write letters to our servicemen who are stationed around the world. The program and activities will begin at 6pm. From 5:30-6pm, we will have a delicious Southern dinner including BBQ chicken (chicken tenders for the children), potato salad (chips), corn on the cob, fresh green beans, watermelon, & apple pie and ice cream. Supper will be the usual price of $6 per adult and $3 for children 12 and under. Everyone is welcome! Come enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship for all ages.
RedWolves Baseball Faith and Family Night is Monday, June 24 at 7 pm at the Francis Marion Sparrow Stadium. Central is gathering a group to attend this event. If you are interested, please contact Linda Segars at email@example.com or Phil Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, June 6th. The pastor of the church that sells the most tickets will throw out the first pitch and receive a hat. Group tickets are $4 each with children 2 and under free. Group ticket orders must be place by Monday, June 10 by calling 843.662.5921 or by sending an email to Linda Segars. You can pay for the tickets when you pick them up. Checks should be made to Florence RedWolves and cash is acceptable as well.
Mission Camp is sponsored by Central UMC, First Presbyterian Church, St. Luke Lutheran Church and The Assembly. It is open to children who have completed 1st-6th grades and attend one of the sponsoring churches. Space is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required -- we are unable to accept walk-ins. Please do not register your child unless he or she is able to attend all four days of camp. You must register each child separately.
When was the last time you sang “The Old Rugged Cross?” Or have you ever sung it? This Sunday is your chance! Due to the on-going floor project in Davis, The Well is moving to Spears Fellowship Hall for an “old-school” style service. No tables, no snacks or coffee ... just a morning of singing hymns, fellowship with your neighbor, and a message from Rev. Cattenhead. So on your way in to Spears, grab a Cokesbury Hymnal at one of the sign-in tables and pick out a couple of your favorite hymns for us all to sing – it’s going to be a great morning!
Please join us for our Helping Florence Flourish workday project at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter on June 15, 2019. We will be working on benches for the prayer garden and repairing a retaining wall. No experience needed. All are welcomed to participate. If you are interested in joining us for this workday project, please meet us in The Commons area of Central at 7:30 a.m. to register and receive instructions. For more information, please contact Jim Harris, Chair of Central’s Outreach Committee.
Central Church will celebrate all who have been 50-year members of Central on Sunday, May 19. If you think you are a 50-year member, having joined the church in the year 1969 or before and have not yet been recognized or received your pin, please call the church office at 662-3218 or e-mail email@example.com by April 28. New
50-year members will be recognized at the service of your choice. All past and present
50-year members will be treated to a brunch and a speaker between services at 10:00 am. Please don’t hesitate to call as some of our church records have been burned or stolen. Central has a great heritage and much to celebrate!
Tuesday, May 14 • Davis Christian Life Center • 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Put the power of faith into action! Sign up to donate blood at Central’s next drive
Tuesday, May 14 between the hours of 1:30 - 6:30pm. We have a goal of 47 pints which will require approximately 57 participants. Every time it takes most of our regular donors to come, and we need new people as well to accomplish our commitment to the Red Cross. Register online at redcrossblood.org or schedule a time on the sheets in The
Commons area. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapid pass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. Thank you for your support of this important ministry. All donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card!
The UMW Yard Sale is fast approaching. Please, if you haven’t already, begin today to clean out your attics, basements, closets, and kitchens for items you no longer need or use but feel someone else could benefit from them.
Our drop-off schedule will be until Friday, April 26 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Cheves Street Sunday School wing. Starting Sunday, April 28 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm we will be receiving items in the Davis Life Center. Opportunities for drop-offs will end at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 30. The UMW Preview Sale is Thursday, May 2 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. A $10.00 ticket is needed to attend and will be available at the door. We thank you in advance for your support.
Please support the United Methodist Women and this huge undertaking.
Remember, all proceeds go to the missions that UMW supports.
Please join us for our lunch and learn gathering Tuesday, April 16th at 11am in the Spears Fellowship Hall. The multi-talented Bobby Floyd will provide musical entertainment. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch and time to fellowship with others. This will be the final get together until September so make the effort to come. Everyone is welcome!
Please join your church family Sunday, April 14, at Brooks McCall Park (2100 Mechanicsville Road – only a few miles from the church; maps will be provided in The Commons) our annual picnic & Easter Egg Hunt. Dress casually for worship, then follow the crowd to McCall Park. A picnic lunch will be served from 12:30-1:30 for the regular price of $6 per adult and $3 per child. Enjoy fried chicken, homemade broccoli salad, potato salad (chips for the kids), pimento cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit, homemade cobbler, and beverages. There will be activities for all age groups including the Bubble Guy, balloon designs by Tim Fisher, bingo, a cake walk, face painting, entertainment by Nick Jacobs and friends, and much more. Come for a fun-filled day with good food, friends, and fellowship!
If you are willing to donate pre-filled eggs for the hunt, please put them in the basket in The Commons.
For over forty years, Sherry Woods has been teaching private strings lessons in Florence. Her most advanced students, called the Fleur de Lis strings orchestra, gathers every Sunday to rehearse. The Fleur de Lis strings orchestra will be performing at Central UMC on April 10 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
Church leaders are often a beacon of support and information to their congregations, and churches are meant to be a safe place for all who enter. As the conversation of abuse grows throughout our nation it seems fitting that the church begins to take a larger voice in this conversation.
United Methodist Men are invited to the fish fry on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 pm in Spears Fellowship Hall. Reamer King has been kind enough to catch us some fish in the Keys, and Herbert Warren is frying them up. We will have grits and slaw also. Be sure to call the church office at 843-662-3218 and RSVP. Hope to see a large group on the 8th.
Central is blessed to have many talented members and friends. Please consider sharing your talents by participating in this year’s talent show. We are looking for a variety of acts including instrumental, vocal, comedy, dance, recitation – almost anything goes! Children, youth, and adults are all encouraged to help make this year’s program a success by becoming involved and contributing a short performance. Please sign up on the sheets in The Commons or email or call Linda Segars at the church office by February 1.
Our annual Taste of Central gala will be held Thursday, February 7. 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, and neighbors. The cost will be $20 at the door.
This year our project is to begin updating Spears Fellowship Hall with new flooring, paint, and media capability. This space is used by multiple church and community groups including Florence School District 1, Mission Camp, The Shepherd’s Center of the Pee Dee, community training events, and much more. The project to refinish the Davis Christian Life Center floor is on track to be completed this summer. We are in the process of recruiting individuals, Sunday school classes, groups, restaurants, etc. to prepare a specialty food item to share. If you are interested in helping with a food table, contact Robin Payne at 843-250-0722 by text. If you have a new item to donate to the silent auction, or a special talent like offering personal training sessions, sports lessons, cooking lessons, prepared meals, a vacation home, artwork, etc., please contact Til Morisey at 803-236-2386 by text. Your contributions go a long way to making this event a big success!
Please join us Wednesday night in room 173 as we continue our study. Our speaker is Marilyn Reaves, RN, BSN. She is the coordinator of palliative care at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Palliative Care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life threatening disease, such as cancer. The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease through a team-based approach including physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains who specialize in this medical field. Mrs. Reaves will also update us on the importance of "Health Care Power of Attorney" and educate us on the proper forms to use. Dr. Bill Hazelwood will speak on his experience as a cancer survivor.
Dr. Lilly Filler, daughter of Holocaust survivors and secretary for the S.C. Council of the Holocaust, will present a historical program about the holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany during World War II. This free, public program will take place in Spears Fellowship Hall.
Did you know one in four children in Florence County is hungry? Help 4 Kids Florence provides more than 2,200 bags of food each weekend to hungry elementary school students in ALL of the Florence County School Districts. You can help combat childhood hunger by donating to the Vienna Sausage Food Drive held January 20-27. There will be a donation bin in The Commons that week. They need 4,400 cans of Vienna sausages each week, so your donation is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or would like to see other opportunities to help, please call 843-580-4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Ministries at Central will host a four-week series (Wednesdays, January 16-February 6) to help those with new diagnoses of cancer, those under treatment, family members/caregivers, and other interested persons to help them navigate the medical, emotional, relational and spiritual challenges of cancer. Several cancer survivors, Dr. Michael Pavy of McLeod Oncology and other leaders in this field will share each night. It begins Wednesday night, January 16, and runs on subsequent Wednesday nights through February 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please register through Realm, online at www.centralmethodist.net/studies/, or by contacting the church office 843-662-3218. There is no cost for this class. The book, Cancer: Now What, will be available for purchase for those who are interested in learning more.