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February 22, 2023 Join us for our Community Lenten Service at noon on 2/22/23 at Central UMC. There will not be a meal this year. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, and spiritual discipline. Although Ash Wednesday has ancient roots, it does not appear in the rituals of The United Methodist Church or our predecessor denominations until the 20th century. More on Ash Wednesday 10 ideas for a more meaningful Ash Wednesday Chuck Knows Church video on Ash Wednesday Liturgy Man on The UMC’s history of Ash Wednesday and why John Wesley omitted Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday: The Beginning of Lent Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us realize that both have triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.–From the United......

You are invited to join us for the next Family Fellowship Night on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:15 pm. Our program will be playing a “Valentine’s Day Family Feud” game and a spaghetti dinner cooked by Chef Bobby Childers!  Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, drinks, and dessert! RSVP to the church office by February 6 at 704-739-2471 or central@cumckm.org to make sure we have enough for everyone. Click here to RSVP  ...

The office reached out to the Church Giving Envelope Company which prints our yearly giving envelopes and wanted to share with you an updated status. Our envelopes are still in the queue on the production floor. Unfortunately, production is behind this year because of a machine repair and also due to a chain supply shortage of paper and labor. They are hopeful that the envelopes will be available by February and they thanked us for our understanding. There will be blank envelopes for you to use for giving, please see an usher or take one from the back of the pew....

We are doing a fundraiser from January 9-February 28 for Cleveland County Hospice selling hearts for $1 to be displayed in the church. You can donate cash or write a check to Hospice Cleveland County....

Small Groups are back! Our first small group semester of 2023 will officially begin on February 12th and last through May 7th. At this time we are looking for potential small group leaders. If you think that you may be interested in leading a small group at any point during this first semester, please plan on being in attendance at our leader’s meeting this Sunday, February 5th, immediately following service. We will be meeting in the church CAC. This meeting will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about leading a group as well as to connect with fellow leaders and receive tips for successfully leading a small group. Please note that you do not have to be fully committed to leading a group in order to attend this meeting. Whether you know for sure that you would like to lead a small group, or you are simply interested in the possibility of leading one, feel free to come by! Reach out to......

The ladies’ circles of Central would like to invite the women of the church to meet together on Monday, February 6th at 6:30 pm in the CAC. Anyone interested in joining a ladies’ group is welcome to attend. We will discuss future projects and decide on a new name for this group. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the church office for more information at 704-739-2471 or click here to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you in February!  ...

Community Kitchen Food Drive Request Our partner, Second Harvest Food Bank has been running low on donations and we are asking for your help to supplement our pantry. For January, we are collecting canned ready meals to distribute. We are seeking items like or similar to Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Spaghetti O’s. Please leave your donations in the food drive box in the CAC Hallway. Thank you for your support and for helping people in your community. We served 337 people last month.  ...

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Central is in urgent need of more Live-streaming volunteers! Since April  2020 and the Covid times, two church volunteers have faithfully served by running live-streaming each Sunday. The desire is to add two new volunteers to the live-streaming team so rotations can be developed. The goal would be one month-on volunteering and three months off. Our shut-ins greatly appreciate this ministry. Learn this exciting new technology and how to operate this light Apple iPad iPhone Wifi-based live-streaming system. The Livestream setup starts every Sunday morning at 9 am. Pray over this opportunity and consider serving the church in this capacity.  If interested, please email central@cucmkm.org  ...