For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
John 3:16-17


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.

We have two services on Sunday mornings, 8:45am and 10:50am. Our early service is a casual atmosphere for our contemporary Praise and Worship in the Christian Activity Center (CAC). If you are comfortable with a more traditional atmosphere, then you would appreciate the second service which is held in the Sanctuary. Both of these services offer childcare by Safe Sanctuary approved church staff and volunteers.

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!

Rev. Jill Rhinehart
(704) 739 – 2471
113 South Piedmont Ave
Kings Mountain, NC. 28086

Nursery Services during Church Services and Sunday School Hour

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.

  • Infant nursery is for children birth – 1 year.
  • Preschool nursery is for children 2-4 years.

First Time Guest Frequently Asked Questions

When is communion? 
We celebrate communion on the First Sunday of the month, 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!