Center Church has formed "circles" or teams of volunteers to care for our church families who have experienced an extended hospitalization, death in the immediate family, or birth of a baby. Circles serve on a rotating basis under the Center Care Network Guidelines to plan, prepare and serve meals when a need arises. Center currently has five circles serving the needs of the congregation. If you would like to volunteer for this very important ministry by serving on a circle, please notify the church office.
Since its beginning in January of 2012, the Center Church Prayer Covers ministry has presented over 40 quilts and shawls to people with chronic or life threatening illnesses. The purpose of the ministry is to lift up prayers for the recipient during the construction and dedication process. This ministry involves many people in the prayers and construction of the covers. Volunteers wash, press and cut fabric, piece and quilt tops, tie knots, and bind quilt edges. They also knit or crochet shawls and prepare labels for the finished products. After prayer covers are completed, they are dedicated during a worship service before being given to the recipient. During this dedication the covers are placed on the altar rails and the congregation is invited to come to the altar to pray for the recipients.
Companions in Christ is a seniors ministry through which members nurture one another and use their gifts and talents to help support projects in our church and community. This group meets the third Thursday of each month for lunch and a time of fellowship. This year Companions in Christ has visited the Celtic Fringe in Reidsville, Southern Supreme in Bear Creek, Historic HIllsboro, Asheboro, Carolina Beach, and had a soup "cook-off." All seniors are welcome to join this active senior ministry.
Center’s youth group participates in many mission and fellowship activities. They sponsor the Pumpkin Patch in October and use proceeds to fund mission projects and activities. Some of these projects include packing bags of food to be distributed to food challenged children in Guilford County for the Out of the Garden Project, participating in a variety of activities with the residents at Bell House, serving meals and hosting parties for the children at Pathways. They help with the church wide Brunswick Stews, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, and a live Nativity Scene at Christmas.
Spiritual growth activities include on-line Bible study for the high school youth, and the Kaleidoscope retreat for the middle school youth. In addition to spiritual growth and mission activities, the youth enjoy fellowship with each other through camping trips, bowling, skating, dining together, and seasonal parties. The youth plan to go on a Lake Junaluska Ski Retreat in January. Watch the calender for youth meeting dates to plan many great events!
The Center United Methodist Men meet the first Sunday of each month at 7:30 am in the Fellowship hall for breakfast, a devotional, and short business meeting. We are active in mission activities such as the Adopt-A-Highway program, building wheelchair ramps and providing other physical assistance to the elderly or handicapped members of the community as a need arises.
We present a drama biennially on Holy Thursday which depicts the Last Supper, Jesus last meal with his disciples.
The purpose of the United Methodist Men is to be a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, to seek daily His will, and to declare Christ central in the lives of men in all their relationships.
All men of the church are welcome!
The United Methodist Women meet at Center church on the third Monday of each month from August to May at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship hall for an informative and inspirational program and a short business meeting followed by refreshments. The United Methodist Women is open to all women and each one is invited to share her talents in mission work, and experience Christian fellowship with other women. The United Methodist Women at Center take an active role in supporting these various missions in the community and the world:
"The purpose of the United Methodist Women is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative and supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church."
We invite all women of the church to share in our fellowship!
Websites for United Methodist Women: