THE CENTRAL CALL

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THE CENTRAL CALL - JUNE 2024

JUNE BIRTHDAYS



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IMPORTANT MESSAGE


The church office will be closed on Fridays during the months of

June and July 2024.

 

june - july




June 17th, 18th, 19th

9:00 a.m. - Noon

Vacation Bible School

 

June 18th

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

2:00 p.m. - Asher Circle

 

June 20th - 21st

Mississippi Annual Conference


June 21st

OFFICE CLOSED

 

June 24th

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

 

June 22nd

Mission Packing Event

[New Life Community Church-3000 State Blvd.]

 

June 25th

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

12:00 p.m. - Lunch Bunch

 

June 27th

Senior Adult Day-Trip [Jackson, MS]

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball


July 28th

OFFICE CLOSED

 

July 1st

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

 

July 2nd

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

 

July 4th - 5th

HOLIDAY - OFFICE CLOSED


July 8th

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

 

July 9th

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

11:30 p.m. - XYZ

 

July 11th

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

 

July 12th

OFFICE CLOSED

 

July 15th

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

 

July 16th

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

2:00 p.m. - Asher Circle

 

July 18th

1:00 p.m. – Pickleball

 

July 19th

OFFICE CLOSED

 

July 22nd

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

 

July 23rd  

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

12:00 p.m. - Lunch Bunch

 

July 25th

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

 

July 26th

OFFICE CLOSED

 

July 27th

Mission Packing Event

[New Life Community Church-3000 State Blvd.]

 

July 29th

1:00 p.m. - Pickleball

5:30 p.m. - Administrative Council Meeting

 

July 30th

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study



CENTRAL'S VBS

JUNE 17-19, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and journey back where it all began.  Even before Paul, there were the Olympics! Join us as we learn about Paul’s journey to share the truths of Jesus while learning some fun Olympic history!  Come and enjoy:

  • making crafts in the marketplace tents
  • playing Olympic games
  • eating foods of the times
  • hearing Paul tell about his dangerous journey


TO REGISTER:  CLICK HERE

TO VOLUNTEER:  CLICK HERE

 

the spot

The SPOT is a nonprofit organization that allows people with disabilities or differences to have a place where they can thrive. Central UMC has graciously offered the 11th Street Gym to this group during the months of June & July for a couple of hours on Wednesday mornings.

 

VOLUNTEER at central!

God has blessed each of us with specific skills and gifts.  If you are interested in using your skills and gifts to volunteer at Central, CLICK HERE to see the areas where you can serve.  Volunteering is a way to build friendships, give back to the church & community, and strengthen your faith. 

BACKPACK BUDDIES

Even though the school year has come to an end, we will continue to collect items to restock our shelves for the Backpack Buddies Program. During the MONTH OF JUNE, we will be collecting BREAKFAST items.  Please donate to this awesome mission.   

 

CENTRAL'S CHILDREN CENTER

Mother’s Morning Out Summer Program will meet every Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00 a. m. - 12:00 p.m. starting June 4th - July 26th. [They will not meet the week of VBS, June 17th - 19th, or July 4th.]

 

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Sunday Mornings

9:00 a.m. - Sunday School

10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Sanctuary)

 

Sunday Nights

5:00 p.m. - Children/Youth Activities

[During the School Year]

 

Wednesday Nights
5:00 p.m. - Supper

6:00 p.m. - MidWeek Programs

[During the School Year]

Goodbye From The Brooks

Lynn, John Wesley, and I thank you so much for the generous love gift you gave us and for the beautiful last Sunday that we shared together, complete with potluck lunch and a whole lot of hugs. We will be remembering you as we move and settle in Jackson, giving thanks for the bonds of friendship formed and enjoyed over the last couple of years.

 

As I’m writing this short piece, I’m excited about going to hear Natasha Trethewey, former poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner, at the MAX later this week. In her newly published memoir, The House of Being, Trethewey mentions how when she was a child her mother would provide a counterweight to racist symbols and slogans along the Mississippi Gulf Coast by singing songs such as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Trethewey points out that her mother’s words and melodies served to counter much of the psychic violence she would have otherwise endured as a child. By doing this, her mother was challenging the dominant narrative of their homeland of that time, while also transcending it by imagining a world in which justice is possible.

 

I believe that we, the church, are personally called by God to just such activity, in a world whose dominant priorities bear little resemblance to the “good news” we’ve been given to live and to share. When we faithfully lean into the prophetic words and songs of scripture, proclaiming how God will make all things right and new - while also not forgetting the “Stockdale Paradox” (remember it?) - we are tracking well.

 

This is our calling, our joy, our life - until that time when no counterweight is needed or required.

 

May the Lord bless you and keep you . . .” (Numbers 6: 24-26) . . . and see you further down the road,

 

Rick