Order of Worship Service 11.27.2022
Welcome to Central United Methodist Church. Since 1874, people have entered this place of worship, felt the warmth of a Christian community, and sensed the empowering presence of a holy and loving God. By no means are we a perfect community of disciples but we strive to live a life in relationship with Jesus Christ.
We hope you’ll find us to be an encouraging and friendly family of Jesus Christ. Central is an enriching church community. Our mission is to “Live and Love as Christ.” This means that we not only serve God within the church walls but we also desire to serve God outside of the church walls. We invite everyone to experience the love and grace of our Almighty God.
The United Methodist Church is made up of connectional disciples with open hearts, open minds, and open doors in order to help transform the world. We would like to have the opportunity to get to know you and have you get to know us. I hope to meet you soon!
Pastor Bruce Gwyn
(704) 739 – 2471
113 South Piedmont Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
We have nurseries available for children four-years-old and younger. We have paid nursery workers and our church members rotate responsibilities in the nursery. Childcare is available for both the Praise & Worship & Traditional services.
When is communion?
We celebrate communion on the First Sunday of the month in the Traditional 10:50 am service and all are welcome to participate.
What to Wear?
Be comfortable. If you’re in jeans, that’s fine; if you prefer to dress up, that’s fine too.
Where to Park?
The church main parking lot is to the left of the church’s Christian Activities Center Building(CAC). Additional Parallel parking is available in front of the church.
How Accessible are you?
We have ADA compliant restrooms and space for wheelchairs in the building. Large-print bulletins are available at each worship service. Our services are recorded online, usually available mid-week, and our pastor is happy to provide copies of sermons upon request.
What about the Kids?
There’s a staffed nursery for children up through age 4. The Nursery is made available to members and visitors during both the early and late service including the Sunday School hour.
What do I say or do?
We do our best to make sure the Sunday bulletin explains what we’re doing in worship. Let us know if we’ve missed something that would have helped. We are a very friendly bunch and someone will greet you but there’s no pressure for you to introduce yourself.
Giving to the church?
Our members pledge to support the church financially. If visitors want to contribute, that’s great, but especially on your first visit, you’re our guest. No pressure!
Order of Worship Service 11.27.2022
12/18 Christmas Cantata, 10 am 12/24 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 7 pm 12/25 Christmas Day Service & Communion , 10am
There will be no Mary’s Breakfast Bunch meeting in November.
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What is Advent? The word “advent” derives from the Latin “adventus”, meaning “coming.” During its earliest observances, Advent was 40 days of repentance, fasting and prayer as new believers prepared for their baptisms. Oftentimes, these baptisms took place on the day of Epiphany–which is a day remembering the Magi’s visit to baby Jesus; it was a celebration of Jesus’ incarnation on Earth What is Advent about? (umc.org) We will have special readings during Sunday services beginning November 27.
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 email@example.com
On Saturday, November 19, Boy Scout Troop 92 will be participating in the Scouting for Food Program. They will be set up to collect canned food donations at the Kings Mountain Neighborhood Walmart from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The food will be donated to help those in need. Thank you for your support.
Save the Date! Our Christmas Cantata will be Sunday, December 18 at 10:00 am
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We are collecting canned candied yams and canned cranberry sauce for the Community Kitchen’s Thanksgiving food giveaway. Please donate to the collection bin in the CAC hallway. Our goal is 65 of each. Please donate by November 13, 2022. Thank you for your support of this project to help the community.
Community Kitchen Notice of Special Thanksgiving Hours Please note we will be open 11:00 am-12:30 pm on 11/24/22. We are seeking a substitute driver to pickup at Food Lion at 11 am as needed. The Community Kitchen’s regular hours are Thursdays from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm. We are a food pantry in partnership with Second Harvest.
Poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary and will remain until after the Christmas Eve service on 12/24/22. Orders are due no later than Sunday, November 27. Poinsettias cost $11 each.
This year for Operation Christmas Child help us build shoeboxes online! Join us in reaching 100 children this year with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For a donation of just $25, we will pack it and send it for you in Jesus’ Name. Be sure to share this opportunity with others and let’s see what God will do! Build A Shoebox Online (samaritanspurse.org)
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The Russell Fellowship Class Christmas Project will be collecting cash and blankets this year (no toys). They will be serving around 30 families in the community. To donate, please earmark your checks for Russell Christmas Project. For more information, please contact the church office at 704-739-2471.
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Our next Family Fellowship Night will be on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:15 pm. The planning for the program and dinner are in the works.
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We are in need of 15 volunteers to help with the event set up/clean up, games & activities, candy runners, and prepare ministry bags. We are collecting individually wrapped candy to give away and the collection bin is in the CAC hallway. 10 Decorated Cars for Trunk or Treat Needed for Fall Festival! We need 10 volunteers to decorate their cars for this annual event. Candy will be provided to hand out. Please contact Nicole Radford at 704-751-6798 to sign up. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact the church office at 704-739-2471.
Annual Charge Conference November 21, 2022, 6:30 pm at Aldersgate UMC in Shelby NC
9 September 2022
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Mary’s Breakfast Bunch will meet on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00 am at Linwood Restaurant at 805 Cleveland Ave, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Mary’s Breakfast Bunch meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 9:00 am.
We rehearse on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning before service. There are opportunities to sing in ONE or BOTH of the groups depending on your musical preference. We are welcoming singers of all experience levels who want an opportunity to grow musically, spiritually, and in humble fellowship. For more information, please contact the church office at 704-739-2471 or our Music Director, Justin Harper Justin@cucmkm.org.
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Small Groups have started back. Please contact the church office for more information.
One box can make a big difference for kids! Bring your kid-friendly boxed/bagged cereals to donate to our Community Kitchen to help fight hunger. We have a collection bin in the CAC Hallway. Thanks for your support!
Sunday School News Central UMC is now offering a congregational-wide Sunday School Class. Join us at 8:30 am and 9:00 for our Sunday School Classes. Please note times and schedules subject to change
Dear Church family, I am so excited to send this email to you. At Central, we are always looking for ways to draw closer to God and each other. With this new resource, we are taking steps to enhance that process. By now you should have received an email inviting you to RightNow Media. After you have set up your free account you will be able to search through the vast library of resources available. These range from topics such as Bible studies, devotionals, apologetic, marriage, parenting, and many many more. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity as much as you can. One of the features that I am most excited about is the ability for anyone to find a resource and share it with others. Because of this, we will be adopting this into our congregational-wide Sunday school. Below you will find a link to the study we will be using for the...
We are thrilled to partner with RightNow Media (RNM), an online, user-friendly library for individuals in every age and stage of life. This is a program that offers unlimited access to thousands of Christian videos. And the great thing about it is that it’s free to members of the Central Church Family! If you received an email invitation to join, please click here.
Make sure to like our Facebook page @cumckmnc to be able to keep up with the latest updates. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can also view the sermon live-stream at this link. We are on You Tube! Click on this link for our YouTube Channel, to be able to see our sermon archives.