The Central Call for June is complete on this page. (scroll down for all the news.)
Our time together will consist of:
30 minutes - Fellowship
30 minutes - Tactical Teaching
30 minutes - IronMaker's Testimony
Our speaker will be Brian Anderson, a former MSU Lineman. He currently coaches at Brandon High School. Brian will tell his story of how he found his purpose and how God is active in his life as a coach to high school football players.
We encourage all men to come hear the tactical teaching about PURPOSE by John Branning and to be ENCOURAGED by Brian Anderson, our IronMaker.
Join with the pastors and staff to learn more about Central, what it means to be a Christian, a Methodist and a member of the Central Community. You will learn about Methodist history and beliefs and about the many places you and your family can become involved in Central. You will also have the opportunity to join Central.
We will meet in the Wesley Room on the 2nd floor near the crossing. There will be signs and someone to direct you.
WORSHIP FOR YOUNG ADULTS!
Are you a recent high school graduate or beginning your career?
NEXT is a new ministry for young adults that will meet on Tuesday nights for a time of worship & teaching.
NEXT will kick-off on June 7 at 8:30 p.m. at The Palms on North Hills Street.
Join us for an exciting time as we journey together to see what’s NEXT! For more information,
contact Jonathan at 601-831-8280 or email@example.com.
The weather is warm, and it’s time for our annual Shrimp Boil – Central's biggest churchwide fellowship event! Jim and Joann McRae are once again opening Soule' Steam Works to their church family for this afternoon of fun and fellowship.
The gigantic water slide has been secured, as well as a smaller water blow-up for the younger children. Please purchase your tickets by June 16, so we can order enough shrimp for everyone. Tickets are on sale at the Information Desk in the Crossing. Cost is Adults $10, Children $6.
For more information, or to volunteer with set-up/break down, cooking, etc., email Sabrina Williams or by phone at 601-479-2178.
From prison cell to Pharoah’s palace, students will be transported to ancient Egypt where they'll meet Bible-time heroes, visit the Egyptian marketplace, and spend time exploring firsthand the unique culture of Joseph's world.
JUNE 13-18 • 9a.m.-Noon
Watch here for video from this exciting week.
The Administrative Council voted in May to send the Central Call exclusively by email except to those who request a hard copy.
If you would like to continue receiving the Central Call by mail, please contact the Church Office at 601-693-1521.
Prayer concerns will be updated
through the Central Daily Updates
and the Sunday Bulletin.
The Mississippi Annual Conference will met June 8-10, in Jackson, Miss.
Rev. Dennis Gossett was ordained as Elder into full connection with the United Methodist Church of the Mississippi Annual Conference Friday evening, June 10th.
Central UMC was recognized on June 8 at the Annual Conference Glory Sighting Banquet, which celebrated vitality in churches. Central was recognized as the Glory Sighting for the Meridian District.
Are you ready to clean out your attic or closet? The Missions Team is hosting a Giant Garage Sale with individual “booth” spaces for rent. The sale will be in the church parking garage on July 30 from 7 a.m. -7 p.m.
You may purchase a booth space for $25 and keep all profit from your sales. Proceeds from booth sales will support Central Missions. Spaces are not limited to church members, so please share information about our sale. If you would like to reserve a spot, contact Kristina Crabtree or call the church office.
JUNE MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM
The following are our Focus Missions for the month of June:
The Free Clinic of Meridian
Center for Pregnancy Choices
Check the Missions web page for monthly mission involvement and ways to donate and participate.
You may also sign up for the Central Daily Update for more information.
COMMUNITY GROUPS BEGINNING IN JUNE
Beginning in June, community groups will be forming to meet in locations throughout our area.
We encourage everyone to become involved in a group knowing that, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
FALL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN
The Children’s Center has openings in the four-year-old class and a limited number in
the two-year-old class. Cost is $75 registration fee and 1/2 August tuition ($92.50).
Ages: One-year-old by September 1, 2016, through four-years-old by September 1,
2016. Monthly fee is $185.00. We are also accepting names for a waiting list for
classes that are full at this time. Contact Glenda Thomas, 601-483-8502.
ELEMENTARY SUMMER CAMP AT WESLEY PINES
Younger Elementary Camp
Campers entering grades 1-3
without parent - Cost $140
7/6/16 - 7/8/16 (Wednesday -Friday)
Older Elementary Camp
Campers entering grades 4-6
(not over the age of 12) - Cost $300
6/27/16 - 7/1/16 (Monday - Friday)
To register, email Sabrina Williams
Central Youth have a busy summer scheduled. To keep up-to-date with Youth activities, please subscribe to the
weekly Central Student Ministry News. Send Jonathan Crabtree an email to get on the list.
Also, make sure you are in the loop by signing up for Youth Remind text messages
by texting @cumcyouthp to 81010 for parents and @chacos to 81010 for students.
Follow us on Facebook - Central UMC Youth - Meridian.
Want more details? Sign up for Weekly Youth Email Newsletter!
June 13-17 • VBS Volunteers
June 22 • Wesley House Mission
June 30-July 3 • Youth Trip M28/Rafting Trip- Lake Junaluska
Lunch Bunch will meet every Friday in June at 11:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Activities Room.
XYZ and day trips will resume in the fall.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines worship as, "extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem." As Christians, that object of esteem is the triune God. And as monotheists, we believe that nothing else should take the place of that object of esteem. We live into our belief about worship in three primary ways:
1) We join at least weekly in gatherings of Christians to sing and pray and hear the Word of God being read, spoken, and visualized.
2) We spend time alone or in small gatherings with God in order to share our deepest desires and concerns with God and to hear what our object of esteem has to say to us as individuals.
3) We give glory and worship to God throughout the day in everything we do. We allow nothing else to take the place of esteem and that belongs to God in everything we do each moment of each day.
You are encouraged to attend to the worship of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - in all of these ways.
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John Branning, Lead Pastor
Dennis Gossett, Associate Pastor
Senior Adult Ministry
Bob Peden, Music and Worship
Jonathan Crabtree, Student Ministry
Kristina Crabtree, Spiritual Formation
Sabrina Williams, Children and Family
June On-Call Pastors
June 3–5 Jonathan Crabtree 601-831-8280
June 10-12 Kristina Crabtree 601-513-1868
June 17–19 Bob Peden 601-938-7868
June 24–26 Kristina Crabtree 601-513-1868