THE central CALL

NEWSLETTER MARCH-APRIL 2020 ISSUE

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Click here for the April printable birthday calendar.

SHELBYNEXT  MOBILE

For an online instructional video for the Apps listed, click on the link below:

Central App

If you need additional help, you may also call the church office at 601-693-1521.


  • MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

    To access the ShelbyNext Membership App, follow the instructions below:

    • In your App Store, search for ShelbyNext
    • Download and install the ShelbyNext Membership App
    • Open the ShelbyNext Membership App
    • In place of domain, insert cumcmdn
    • In the Name field, insert your name by entering it in this order: First.Last (Notice there are no spaces but a period between the first and last name)
    • If you know your password, insert it here; otherwise, click forgot password
    • You will receive an email with a random password
    • Insert that password in the password field (You will probably want to change that password to one you can remember)
    • If this does not work, then you may not have entered your name as we have it on file. (Generally, your first name is your Preferred Name in Shelby)
  • GIVE USING THE MOBILE APP

    To access the ShelbyNext Giving App, follow the instructions below: 

    • In your App store, search for ShelbyNext
    • Download and install the ShelbyNext Giving App
    • Open the SheblyNext Giving App
    • In the Name field, leave it blank
    • In the Zip Code field, insert 39302
    • Click on Central United Methodist Church
    • Enter your email and password to sign in
    • You will need to establish an account the first time with your credit or debit card or bank account information.
    • You can then use the App to make donations to any of Central's funds; even using the Other field to specify a fund that is not listed.
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY APP

    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. 

JUST A REMINDER - you will no longer receive your Statement of Giving each quarter.

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.


nextstep


one Sunday a month


10:30 a.m. - Wesley Room


Upcoming Date:

DUE TO COVID-19, THIS IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

 

What's nextstep?

 

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.

WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES:

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL OPPORTUNITIES ARE CANCELLED AT THIS TIME.

PLEASE CHECK THE CHURCH CALENDAR FOR ANY CHANGES


SUNDAY MORNINGS

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)


SUNDAY NIGHTS

5:30 p.m. - Zone/Club 412/Youth Worship

7:00 p.m. - Boy Scouts Meeting


MONDAYS

10:00 a.m. - Easy Chair Yoga

1:00 p.m. - Prayer Shawl Ministry [During the school year]


TUESDAYS

6:00 a.m. - Ledbetter Bible Study

9:30 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study

6:30 p.m. - Praise Band Practice


WEDNESDAYS

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.]


THURSDAYS

6:00 a.m. - Allred Bible Study

6:30 p.m. - CONNECT Band Practice


FRIDAYS

11:30 a.m. - Lunch Bunch

CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY

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 sabrina@cumcmdn.org.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY

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.

CENTRAL'S CASSEROLE MINISTRY

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.  


Submission Instructions:

  • Casseroles should arrive already frozen in a DISPOSABLE container such as an aluminum pan, as these pans will not be returned.
  • Please prepare items that will freeze well.
  • Casseroles should be wrapped securely in aluminum foil before the top is secured in place.
  • Please make sure your items are clearly labeled.
  • Labels for these items must include: 1) Date prepared 2) Name of item 3) Cooking instructions
  • The drop-off freezer is in the kitchen directly across from the fellowship hall and is located directly behind the serving lines in the kitchen. There is an additional freezer located in the gym dedicated solely for the use of our casserole ministry.
  • Place the LABELED item(s) in the freezer and ensure the freezer door is tightly shut.
  • We will have labels available for you located next to the freezer. It is extremely important that all items placed in the freezer are labeled.
  • Multiple items are welcomed and strongly encouraged!  We would love for you to send as many items as possible.
  • You do not have to be a member of Central to submit items. 

Please contact Katie McDaniel at 601.214.4113 or katiesmcdaniel@gmail.com if you need assistance.

SANCTUARY  ADULT  CHOIR

Rev. Tim wise

sanctuary adult choir director

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.]

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRIES

Rev. tim wise - senior adult minister

CUMC MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE

  • SAM - AGES 55+

    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

    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.

  • XYZ

    XYZ is a monthly program of fellowship and devotion featuring special guests who will entertain through music, storytelling, art and more!  Please click here for more info.

DAY TRIPS TO NEARBY DESTINATIONS

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!

DINNER TRIP

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!

HAPPENINGS AT CENTRAL:

DUE TO COVID-19, SOME OR ALL OF THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW, 

MAY NOT TAKE PLACE.  

go to our church calendar to confirm.

Scroll down to see all events happening here at Central!

  • YOUTH MINISTRY | SUMMER MISSION TRIP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


    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.

  • CCC FALL REGISTRATION

    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.

  • UPCOMING EVENT:

    MUSIC FOR LIFE - AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR

    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

    wonderfully entertaining.


    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!

STAY CONNECTED AT CENTRAL

Ministry Staff On Call

John Branning   769-218-7704

Bob Peden              601-938-7868

Matt Farmer         601-616-7543

Tim Wise                228-234-8946



4.26    John Branning