SUNDAY MORNING

WORSHIP SERVICES

9:00 | 11:00

At Central, we are all about living life connected and we want to connect with you. Currently, there are two in-person and livestream worship services available each week!  If you are unable to come to in-person worship services, you can still join us via livestream by clicking on any of the following websites listed below. Once there, please take a moment to check-in so we will know that you have joined us via livestream. 


FACEBOOK.COM/CENTRALUM


VIMEO.COM/CENTRALUMC


CENTRALUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCH.ORG/WORSHIP/LIVE

CENTRAL EVENTS


  • DECEMBER 12

    CUMC PRESENTS:

    A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER

    9:00 AM

    FELLOWSHIP HALL


  • DECEMBER 19

    NOW

    NIGHTS OF WORSHIP

    A NOW KIND OF cHRISTMAS

    5:30

    FELLOWSHIP HALL

    Join us for a night of Christmas music led by Jonathan Quigley.

  • DECEMBER 24

    CHRISTMAS EVE & candlelight SERVICE

    SANCTUARY

    12:00 nOON

    4:00 PM

    6:00 PM

    Join us for carols, communion and candlelight during any of the three worship service times listed above.

  • STUDENT MINISTRY

    BREAKTHRU

    DECEMBER 30 - JANUARY 2

    If you are interested in joining us, registration has begun.  The total cost is $100.  Registration information can be found on the display in The Crossing [2nd Floor] or on the Central Students' Facebook page.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due when you register, which also reserves your spot.  If you desire, you may pay the entire cost when you register.  


    The deadline to register and submit your deposit is December 1 by 5:00 p.m.  Final payment is due by December 12.  If you have any questions, please contact Drew Herring at drew@cumcmdn.org.  

BACKPACK BUDDIES

Our Backpack Buddies Ministry is ramping back up after an eighteen month hiatus. This year, we are partnering with Parkview Elementary School by providing weekend backpacks filled with non-perishable items to help sustain at-need students (identified by school staff) over the weekends when meals might otherwise be unavailable.  We have 20 students at this point in need of weekend backpacks.  As we restart this ministry opportunity, we ask that you pick up extra items when you go to the store over the next few weeks to help us get a good base inventory and then, continue to purchase an item or two when you go to the store each week.  


Items will be collected through the end of the school year.  You may place items in the shopping cart on the 2nd floor located right outside the elevator.  While not limited to items listed below, suggested food items are listed for us to provide in the weekly backpacks.  For more information, you may contact Sabrina Williams, Melissa Goldman, Jolie Carle, or Tracie Wichman


Breakfast

Pop-Tarts

Granola Bars

Breakfast Bars

Single Serve Muffins

Single Serve Cereal Boxes

Instant Oatmeal

Instant Grits


Snacks

Fruit Cups

Apple Sauce, Jello, Pudding Cups

Fruit Snacks

Snack Crackers/Cookies (individual servings)

Single Serve Chips, Pretzels, Chex Mix, etc.

Microwave Popcorn

Cheese/Stick Packets

Single Serve Peanut Butter


Drinks

Capri Sun, Gatorade/Powerade, Bottled Water, Flavor Packets


Meals

Canned Ravioli, Spaghetti, Soups

Beanie Weenies

Canned Chicken

Ramen Noodle Packs/ Meals with Dried Veggies

Mac & Cheese Cups

WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Nursery is available for ages 4 and under

9:00

Contemporary Worship

Fellowship Hall


10:00

Children's Rotation Sunday School

1st -5th Grades


Students Sunday School

6th-12th Grades


Small Groups:

Young Career | NEW!

College Small Group | NEW!

& Adults


11:00

Traditional Worship

Sanctuary


SUNDAY EVENINGS

Final Sunday evening programs and activities for children & students is November 14.  All programs and activities will resume January 9, 2022.

 

CHILDREN

ZONE:  Kindergarten-4th Grades

CLUB 412:  5th Grade


Meet 5:00—6:30 PM *every Sunday evening


A light *meal is offered during this time. *Meal Sign-Up opportunity was given at the Parent Meeting on September 12th. If you missed it and would like to help, please contact Sabrina Williams at 601-479-2178.


STUDENTS

Grades 6th - 12th


Meet 5:00—6:30 PM *every Sunday evening


To learn more about the Student Ministry, contact Drew Herring at 601-278-3093 or by email at drew@cumcmdn.org.



MONDAY MORNINGS

9:30-10:15

Easy Chair Yoga

3rd Floor


Join instructor Jane Massey every Monday for a fun and easy to follow Yoga class at Central.  ALL are welcome.


TUESDAY MORNINGS

9:30 | Women's Bible Study

Adult Activities Room

3rd Floor


WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

Last meal is November 17.  Meals and all children, youth and adult programs and activities will resume January 12, 2022.

5:00 | Mid-Week Meal

Mid-Week Meals have already begun! Southern comfort foods are prepared and boxed right here at Central. 

New menus and a reservation form are available at this link every Monday afternoon.

RESERVATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAYS | 10:00 AM

 Adults:  $7   |   Kids:  $5

Come prepared to pay for your meals.


FLOW YOGA

5:15-5:50

3rd Floor | Room 354

across from the sanctuary balcony entrance

Join instructor Jane Massey for FLOW Yoga every Wednesday.  ALL are welcome.


CHILDREN’S & STUDENTS MINISTRIES

6:00-7:00

Nursery is available. 

Children & Students meet during this time for their programs and activities. 

For nursery & children, see Sabrina Williams, Director of Children & Family Ministries. 

For students, see Drew Herring, Director of Youth Ministry.


MID-WEEK SMALL GROUPS | NEW!

6:00-7:00 PM

After the Mid-Week Meals at 6:00 PM, everyone will disperse to different classrooms for Bible Studies called Small Groups. These Small Groups started September 8th. However, attendees are still welcome! Choose to attend one of the five Small Groups listed below:


  1. SEAMLESS | Led by Heather Moore | Room 305
  2. PARENTING IN THE PEW | Led by Melissa Goldman | Room 228
  3. MEN’S SMALL GROUP | Led by Brad Huff | Room 304
  4. CHASING HOLINESS | Led by Central’s Associate Pastor—Rev. Matt Farmer | Room 358
  5. INDUCTIVE STUDY ON THE BOOK OF MATTHEW | Led by Central’s Interim Lead Pastor—Rev. Jimmy Cason | Room 226

upcoming office schedules

Central's Church Office will be closed on the following dates in observance of the holidays listed below:

  • christmas

    monday, december 27

    -tuesday, december 28

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  • new year's eve

    friday, december 31

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Central’s Children’s Center

Holiday Schedule


  • DECember 17TH

    CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

    10:30 AM

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  • DECember 20TH—JAN 5TH

    CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

    THROUGH THE NEW YEAR

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ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE



2021 contributions

All 2021 year-end contributions need to be in Central's Church Office by December 31, 2021.


If you wish to view your contributions at any time, you may do so by signing in under your personal profile using ShelbyNext. Your profile information {username; password} was sent to you previously. If you do not have this information, please contact the church office and someone will be glad to assist you. JUST A REMINDER - you will no longer receive your Statement of Giving each quarter. 


This small group is not currently meeting.  However, if you are interested in learning more about Central or would like to join, please call the church office at 601-693-1521 or contact us here and one of our ministers will get back to you.

           


nextstep


What's nextstep?


If you are interested in learning more about Central or have been attending and want to join our community, nextstep is for you. With nextstep, we have designed a brief small group experience to engage and connect you with our leaders and community. This is a time for you to ask questions and grow in your understanding of our history and structure. nextstep also provides you the opportunity to join with us in your faith journey by becoming a member of our community. We really do feel that life is better connected and think that nextstep is a great way for us to connect with one another. 

SHELBYNEXT MOBILE

For an online instructional video for the apps listed, click on the CentralApp link here 

If you need additional help, you may also call the church office at 601-693-1521.

  • MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

    To access the ShelbyNext Membership App, follow the instructions below:

    1. In your App store, search for ShelbyNext
    2. Download and install the ShelbyNext Membership App
    3. Open the ShelbyNext Membership App
    4. In place of domain, insert cumcmdn
    5. In the Name field, insert your name by entering it in this order: First.Last - notice there are no spaces, but a period, between the first and last name - if this does not work, then you may not have entered your name as we have it on file - generally, your first name is your Preferred Name in Shelby
    6. If you know your password, insert it here; otherwise, click on forgot password?
    7. You will receive an email with a random password
    8. Insert that password in the field - you will probably want to change that password to one you can remember
  • SHELBYNEXT GIVING

    To access the ShelbyNext Giving App, follow the instructions below:

     

        1. In your App store, search for ShelbyNext

        2. Download and install the ShelbyNext Giving App

        3. Open the ShelbyNext Giving App

        4. In the Name field, leave it blank

        5. In the Zip Code field, insert 39302

        6. Click on Central United Methodist Church

        7. Enter your email and password to sign in

        8. You will need to establish an account the first time with your credit or debit card or bank account information

        9. You can then use the App to make donations to any of Central's funds; even using the Other field to specify a fund that is not           listed

STAY CONNECTED

AT CENTRAL

MINISTRY  STAFF  ON  CALL


  • Jimmy Cason            912-536-2918
  • Matt Farmer               601-616-7543
  • Drew Herring             601-278-3093
  • Sabrina Williams     601-479-2178  
  • Bob Peden                 601-938-7868

 

December 12     Jimmy Cason

December 19     Matt Farmer

December 26     Drew Herring

The Central Call

2021 - October | November | December


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