Central offers a variety of programs and opportunities to grow in your faith, put your faith into action and to get to know others.
Small Group Studies
Life is not meant to be lived alone. God intends for us to experience life together so that the passion of the Church will be the glory of God’s name.
Small groups are a group of people who meet weekly to study God’s Word, while sharing and supporting ‘one another’ in their Christian lives. Small groups are important to help you to be more connected to God, the church and other people. They help you to grow in your understanding of God’s Word. They help you to give and receive the support of other believers. They help you to grow spiritually.
Central offers an annual program that runs church wide each Fall. During our Fall campaign, everyone is encouraged to join in a small group. Each small group follows the same church wide study for 6 weeks. There is a social time with light refreshments followed by viewing of a DVD based lesson and discussion questions in a study guide provided to each participant, lead by a host. Meetings run about 1 ½ hours once a week. The Sunday sermons support the messages in the study.
There are other studies offered at the Church throughout the year. Please see the events calendar for specific offerings.
Lent is the forty days, not including Sundays, that lead from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Lent is an appropriate time to renew your commitment to Christ and to move deeper in your relationship with Him. Moving with devotion through the period of Lent is the best way to truly prepare yourself for the joyful celebration of Easter morning.
Central offers you the opportunity to learn more about this holy time during its annual Lenten Study Group. The group meets weekly starting from Ash Wednesday to the Wednesday preceding Easter Sunday. Please see the event calendar for weekday morning and evening times.
Infant and Child Baptism Orientation
Baptism is the beginning of the journey of faith for your child. Through Baptism, your child becomes part of our faith community in the their Christian faith. Through your teaching example, your child will grow to become a follower of Christ and an active member of the church. This is why we have a special program to prepare parents to help them raise their consciousness about this important responsibility. Godparents are welcome, and encouraged to attend as well.
Session times are offered prior to Central’s baptism services in January, May and November.
New Membership Orientation
Central welcomes all who wish to join and grow in their faith with our congregation. The mission of our New Member Orientation sessions is as follows:
- It gives the new member a clear understanding of the significance of having the Christian faith as a part of their daily life.
- It explains the responsibilities inherited because of the Christian experience.
- It defines what it means to become a member of God’s Church.
Each new member is required to attend ‘New Member Orientation’ prior to making their commitment of faith during the membership service.
Youth Confirmation Class
For Youth who have been baptized and are now ready to confirm their faith and be a member in the church, Central offers an 18 week series of classes. During the 18 weeks, students receive information to support their decision through videos, power point presentations and group discussion.
The Prayer Chain
The Prayer Chain is a group of people who have agreed to pray for the benefit of others. They are linked, like a chain, to one another so that the needs for prayer can be passed on to all the members of the chain. Requests are received from anyone at all who feels in need of prayer, or who might have a relative, friend or person they are concerned about, or an issue that they wish to be remembered in prayer. Prayer requests are kept confidential within the Prayer Chain community.
The United Church Women
The United Church Women at Central, or U.C.W., is open to every woman belonging to a United Church, including Central United Church. We hope to gather and unite all church women in faith, fellowship, and fun. Come and join us for devotions, fellowship and fun, special guest speakers, special events such as pot luck suppers and fund raising to support other ministries of the Church. Please check the event calendar to learn the time of the next meeting at the Church.