Wireless hearing aids are available for those with difficulty hearing in worship. They are very user-friendly, and can be secured by asking one of the ushers.Wheelchairs are available for those who need assistance into the church. Please ask an usher (located at each main door) and they will be able to help.
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Central offers two identical Sunday Worship Services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. These worship services are based on the liturgical calendar (click here for more information). Hymns, scripture readings, acts of praise, prayers, and affirmations of faith are used to worship God. Music plays an integral role in each of our Worship Services. Our Adult, Youth, and Children's choirs minister to our congregation through moving and meaningful anthems.
Casual Worship in The Well
Central offers a more casual, come-as-you-are style of service at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the Davis Christian Life Center. This service explores worship through different styles of music, prayer, and settings. Services at The Well are often designed around a particular theme, and are much less formal than the traditional services at Central. The Well provides yet another excellent and faithful way to worship God.
Prayer and Communion Service
This service is held each Thursday in Ingram Chapel (adjacent to the sanctuary) from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Led by one of the clergy, these services provide time for contemplation, quiet prayer, intercessory prayer, and Holy Communion. All are welcome.
Central hosts various guest speakers and performers each Wednesday of the Lenten season. Other Lenten services include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. Each service adds depth of meaning and feeling to these holiest of days in the Christian year. All prepare us for the holiest day of celebration—Easter.
Advent and Christmas
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
This service tells the story of God's involvement in our lives from creation to the birth of Jesus. It features Central UMC's chancel choir and scripture readings by community leaders.
Service of the Longest Night
Central recognizes that what for many is the happiest time of the year is for others a difficult time of year. This service acknowledges the pain and grief many feel at Christmas and offers peace and healing. This takes place one Sunday evening in early December.
Christmas Eve Service of Candle Lighting and Holy Communion
Held at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary on Christmas Eve, this is a moving service of music and scripture readings that celebrate the birth of Christ.