THE central CALL
NEWSLETTER | MARCH-APRIL 2020 ISSUE
THE central CALL
NEWSLETTER | MARCH-APRIL 2020 ISSUE
For an online instructional video for the Apps listed, click on the link below:
If you need additional help, you may also call the church office at 601-693-1521.
To access the ShelbyNext Membership App, follow the instructions below:
To access the ShelbyNext Giving App, follow the instructions below:
You may also want to download our Central Community App. This App will give you more detailed information about life at Central.
To download the App, in your App Store, search for Central Community and install the App.
You may need to narrow the search further by adding either Methodist and/or Meridian.
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.
one Sunday a month
10:30 a.m. - Wesley Room
DUE TO COVID-19, THIS IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.
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 is encouraged for new members and 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.
8:00 a.m. - Sunday Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Contemporary Worship (Fellowship Hall)
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School
9:45 a.m. - CONNECT Worship (Fellowship Hall)
10:55 a.m. - Traditional Worship (Sanctuary)
5:30 p.m. - Zone/Club 412/Youth Worship
7:00 p.m. - Boy Scouts Meeting
10:00 a.m. - Easy Chair Yoga
1:00 p.m. - Prayer Shawl Ministry [During the school year]
6:00 a.m. - Ledbetter Bible Study
9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study
6:30 p.m. - Praise Band Practice
6:30 a.m. - Pratt Bible Study
10:00 a.m. - Easy Chair Yoga
5:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:00 p.m. - The Connection/Programs for Children & Youth
7:00 p.m. - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal - COME JOIN US!
[When The Connection is scheduled, the choir meets at 7:00 p.m.
When The Connection is not scheduled, the choir meets at 6:00 p.m.]
6:00 a.m. - Allred Bible Study
6:30 p.m. - CONNECT Band Practice
11:30 a.m. - Lunch Bunch
For more information and updates on children’s activities at Central, visit our Central UMC Children’s Page on Facebook
and send us a friend request! If you have any questions, please contact Central's Director of Children's Ministry,
Sabrina Williams, at email@example.com.
During the 2019-20 school year, Central will once again sponsor students in the Backpack Buddies program by providing backpacks filled with nutritious, kid-friendly groceries for the weekend.
If you would like to be a part of this on-going mission, a grocery list of suitable food/snack items can be found near the Backpack Buddies drop-off in The Crossing (located on the 2nd floor).
If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, we will gladly purchase the grocery items for you. A container for donations will be near the drop-off.
Use your cooking skills to benefit members of CUMC through our casserole ministry. This is an ongoing ministry and an opportunity to share God’s love and comfort through food. The donated food items will go to members who have had an illness, injury, death or birth in the family, or simply fallen on tough times.
Please contact Katie McDaniel at 601.214.4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
The Sanctuary Adult Choir contributes to the 10:55 a.m. Sunday Traditional service in addition to special music during Holy Week and Christmas. Extra rehearsals will be scheduled at later dates as we get closer to special events. Please check our church calendar regularly for all rehearsal dates. If you are interested in joining the choir, simply join us at choir rehearsals. While previous singing experience is helpful, no audition is required to join. New singers are always welcome!
SANCTUARY ADULT CHOIR REHEARSALS
WEDNESDAYS [Choir Room behind the Fellowship Hall]
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. [when Connection is scheduled]
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. [when Connection is not scheduled]
Nursery provided as needed
[Contact Rev. Tim Wise for more information or if you need the nursery provided.]
CUMC MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE
SAM is a group of senior adults ages 55+ at Central UMC. Our goal is to fellowship with our hearts focused on the Lord. Everyone is welcome to join us! You can stay connected to our Senior Adult Ministry by visiting our Facebook page at Central UMC’s SAM. Choose Join Group and a request will be sent for you to become a member. We have approximately 100 members to date.
Lunch Bunch is a group of senior adults who meet each Friday at 11:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted on the church calendar. They meet in the Adult Activities Room on the 3rd floor for fellowship and a meal. On 5th Friday's, we will feature a special guest and program. Please click here for more info!
If you would like to volunteer to help decorate tables and/or clean-up afterwards, there will be a sign-up sheet provided at each Lunch Bunch or contact Rev. Tim Wise at any time to let him know a good time for you.
In 2020, the senior adults will take monthly day trips to nearby destinations for fellowship and/or activities. We invite anyone to come with us! When trips are scheduled, reservations should be made as soon as possible as slots fill up quickly. Click here for more information!
THIS IS ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SENIOR ADULTS TO FELLOWSHIP!
There will be a dinner trip every 3rd Thursday of each month.
Reservations should be made by the Wednesday before the date of the trip. For most of our trips, we will meet at the church in the 10th Street Parking Garage and leave as a group. Click here for more info!
Scroll down to see all events happening here at Central!
Even though our trip to the Mississippi Delta to work with But God Ministries (Jonestown, MS) is not until June [June 27-July 2], registration is now open! We will be able to take a maximum of 16 girls and 16 boys along with 8 chaperones. To register, you must commit to the full length of the trip [see registration link on the Youth Ministry Facebook page]. After you register, a deposit of $50 is due.
Fall registration is ongoing. Anyone interested in registering your child for the fall may contact Glenda Thomas, Director, at 601-693-0830 or 601-483-8502. Children must be 1 year old by September 1, 2020, to register. Classes serve one through four year olds.
Come join the African Children’s Choir as they perform in our community during their U.S.
Tour! The Choir will be performing at our church on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:00 pm. Come and
experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child!
Admission will be free for all ages; a free-will offering will follow the Choir’s concert.
The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful
voices and lively African songs and dances. The “Just As I Am” tour combines traditional hymns
with African cultural sounds and a stunning visual story of God’s faithfulness. Nearly every
performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation! In spite of the tragedy that has
marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always
The free-will offering will help support the Music for Life Institute. The African Children’s Choir
has been Music for Life’s major international program during its 34 year history. Music for Life
(MFL) has relief and development programs in seven African countries. MFL has currently
educated over 52,000 children and hundreds of thousands of lives have been impacted by their
international relief and development programs. Don’t miss out on this uniquely immersive worship experience through song, dance and video story-telling!
Ministry Staff On Call
John Branning 769-218-7704
Bob Peden 601-938-7868
Matt Farmer 601-616-7543
Tim Wise 228-234-8946
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