a lenten journey to easter 

At Central, several opportunities are available as we enter into the season of preparation.  We invite you to come take this journey with us. 

  • March 24 - Palm Sunday
  • March 28 - Maundy Thursday [Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a Service of Tenebrae and Holy Communion.]
  • March 31 - Easter Sunday

Worship Schedule for PALM SUNDAY

9:00 a.m. Sunday School

10:00 a.m. Worship/Confirmation Sunday

Worship Schedule EASTER SUNDAY

No Sunday School

(join us in the Crossing at 9:30 for  fellowship & treats)

10:00 a.m. Worship


Join one of the remaining Lenten Worship and Lunch events on Thursdays during the season of LentWorship will begin at noon with a short message by one of the pastors of the host church followed by lunch. 

March 7

First Christian (Rev. Dr. Mark Benson)


March 14

St. Paul's Episcopal (Rev. Austin McGehee)


March 21

St. Patrick Catholic (Father Augustine Palimattam)

Easter Lily

If you would like to place an Easter Lily in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday “in memory” or “in honor” of a family member or friend, please CLICK HERE.  Each Lily is $10.  We will purchase the lilies and display them in the sanctuary.  You may take your lily with you after the service.  If you are unable to pick up your lily on Easter Sunday, you may pick it up from the 10th Street garage the following day.


Since last Wednesday, we’ve been in the season of Lent which lasts for 40 days, not including Sundays, before we arrive at Easter Sunday.  Though it is often thought of as a time to “give up” something, it may be more helpful to think of Lent as a time to take up something.  We can be intentional about taking on practices, and consequently, opening more to God’s grace.


In Judith Guest’s novel, Ordinary People, one character is a middle-aged man going through a classic mid-life crisis.  Confused and adrift, every time he overhears a conversation in an elevator or a restaurant that begins “Now I’m the kind of man who...” he tunes in, hoping to learn some wisdom.  But he never does, and finally admits, “I’m the kind of man who...hasn’t got the foggiest idea what kind of man I am.”


But Jesus knew who he was.  He knew what kind of person he was.  This came to light in his temptations in the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13).  He was one who knew that life was more than bread alone, one who worshiped the Lord and served only God, one who did not put the Lord to the test.  How did he have the moral courage to answer the temptations in the wilderness?  Because holy words and God’s ways were engraved on his heart:  “It is written...it is written...it is written….


These 40 days invite us to consider repentance, fellowship, prayer, fasting, Scripture, meditation, acts of piety, acts of justice, and more.


May we find blessing in the wilderness of Lent! 




March 10th

Daylight Saving Time

March 24th

Palm Sunday/Confirmation Sunday

3:00 p.m. - Easter Egg Hunt [ Birth - 3rd Grade]


March 27th

6:00 p.m. - Prayer Walk


March 28th

Maundy Thursday

7:00 p.m. - Maundy Service (Sanctuary)


March 31st

Easter Sunday

9:30 - Fellowship & Treats (Crossing)

10:00 - Worship Service (Sanctuary)


April 1st  - Holiday - Office Closed



  • Children & family ministry


    Sunday, March 24, 2024

    (Location TBD)

  • Confirmation

    Join us on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the 10:00 o’clock Worship Service. Central will welcome two young disciples as full members, as members of the 2024 Confirmation Class profess their faith in Christ and express their desire to unite with our congregation.

    The 2024 Confirmands are:

    Liam Beck

    Ella Ryleigh Williams

  • Children and youth


    March 10th - March 15th

    Spring Break Week [Will Not Meet]

    March 31st

    Easter Sunday

    [No Sunday School or Sunday Night Programs]

    April 24th [Tentative]

    Final Wednesday Night Small Groups

    April 28th [Tentative]

    Final Sunday Night


    VBS JUNE 17, 18, and 19

  • Senior adults

    DATE:           Tuesday, March 12th

    PROGRAM:   11:30 a.m.

    LUNCH:        12:15 p.m.

    Guest Speaker:

    Lauderdale County Sheriff Ward Calhoun

    To register click here

    Deadline: March 11th by 10 a.m.


Glenda Thomas, Director

Office:  601-693-0830



Our program offers a variety of activities to help children develop their arts and crafts, language and vocabulary, fine and gross motor skills, perception, pre-math abilities, and sensory experiences. 


This educational and exciting program is for children 1-4 years of age. If you have questions or would like to register your child, please contact Glenda Thomas.  

 (Children registering must be one-year-old by September 1, 2024.)



March 5th - 8:30 - CCC Board Meeting

March 11th -15th - CLOSED

March 29th & April 1st - CLOSED



Sunday Mornings

9:00 a.m. - Sunday School

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


Sunday Nights

5:00 p.m. - Zone/Club 412/Youth Worship

[During the School Year]


Tuesday Mornings

9:00 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

11:30 a.m. - XYZ (Every 2nd Tuesday)


Wednesday Nights
5:00 p.m. - Supper

6:00 p.m. - MidWeek Programs

[During the School Year]


[March 13th - No Supper or MidWeek Programs]

[April 24th - FINAL Supper/MidWeek Programs]



12:00 p.m. - Lunch Bunch (Every 4th Thursday)