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    Contemporary Worship

    Fellowship Hall


    Sunday School


    Traditional Worship


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


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    Place of Worship

    To view Contemporary or Traditional Worship Services on Central's website, click on the icon above.


    5:00 -6:30

    The Zone, Club 412, & Youth

    resumes in August

  • 9:00-10:00 AM

    Chair Yoga 

    3rd Floor | No charge

    Yoga Room

    behind the Sanctuary balcony



    Chair Yoga

    3rd Floor | No charge

    Yoga Room

    behind the Sanctuary balcony


    Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

    see ShelbyNext calendar for rehearsal times and location


    MidWeek Meal

    resumes in August


    MidWeek Gathering

    All Ages

    resumes in August


Click on the dates below for more info.

  • Join us as we head to Jackson to see the Mississippi Braves take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at 6PM. Each family is responsible for their own transportation & admission. Contact Sabrina Williams (601-479-2178) or Matt Farmer (601-616-7543) for more information.

  • Fifth Sunday — No Sunday School. Worship at 10AM in the Sanctuary.  Old-Fashioned Dinner on the Grounds will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Each family is asked to sign up to bring something at the following link: https://www.PerfectPotluck.com. Enter Coordinator’s Last Name – Farmer; Password - cumc723

  • Both services (9AM & 11AM)

2023 Fall Program: 

We are in the process of taking applications for our fall program.  Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in the front hall of the Children's Center.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Glenda Thomas (601-693-0830).

2024 Fall Program: 

We will be changing from a half-day/school-year program to a full-day/year-round program in the fall of 2024. Registration will begin in February 2024.

Pastor’s PEN

The veteran Pastor D. Stuart Briscoe, who had a very successful life of ministry in the United States but grew up in England, remembers one of Dr. Billy Graham’s early crusades:

“He was something of a phenomenon over there. When this long, lanky Carolinian came over wearing flashy ties, the likes of which we had never seen before, he began to speak to us in his very appealing Carolinian drawl. On one occasion, I heard him say, much to my amazement, “If you ain’t seen the moon in Carolina, you ain’t seen the moon.” To say that he was somewhat different from our normal English clergymen is putting it mildly.

“This was at the time that Elizabeth Taylor, the beautiful English actress, was hitting the headlines. (When did she not hit the headlines?) In those days, she was still young and still beautiful, but she was running into all kinds of problems. Billy Graham told a congregation that he had been in touch with her and knew what was going on. A mutual friend of ours, called Dr. Joe Smart, saved her life when he operated on her in a critical emergency. Billy Graham said to the congregation, ‘Don’t envy Elizabeth Taylor; pray for her.’ And a little fellow on the back row stood up and said, ‘I pray for her every night, but I never get her.’”

What are you praying for? Are you delighting yourself in God and God’s ways? (Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”) Is there something that you are hesitating to take to the Lord in prayer? I’ve got good news for you: God wants to hear from you! And God has gone out of his way to make it possible for that to happen. It is easier said than done, but the lines to the old hymn are still hauntingly beautiful, “We should never be discouraged, take it to the Lord in prayer.” May we be known as the people who do that - “take it to the Lord” - at every given opportunity.

In Christ, 



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Rev. Dr. Rick Brooks

Lead Pastor


Rev. Matt Farmer

Associate Pastor


Rev. Bob Peden

Missions & Evangelism Pastor


Mrs. Sabrina Williams

Children & Family Ministries Director



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