September 2017  
Upcoming Events




Wednesday Morning Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY. Everyone is invited to join the group which
meets each Wednesday at 10:30 am in the library. We are now studying the
book of Hosea. This week’s scripture will be Hosea 7-14 and the lesson is
entitled, “God’s Wrath and Compassion”. The leader will be Peggy Berley
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meets in the choir room. All are welcome!
  • "Robes" on the ground and everyone with Jesus walking through the palm branches
  • Spring in Elementary Sunday School Class
  • 2017 Confirmation Class
  • Rethink Church: Open Doors
  • Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • Children's Church
  • Relying on each other is like building a chain
  • Salkehatchie 2016
  • Salkehatchie Group Photo 2016
  • Our Children's Choir Director, Chris, getting started early with these two sweeties
  • Asbury Hills 2016
  • Saluda Shoals
  • United Methodist Men serving
  • Central Youth
  • Youth Helping with VBS
  • Road to Emmaus Project with our elementary students
  • Blessing of the Backpacks 2015
  • Youth Sunday 2014
  • Central Praise Band
  • 2015 Asbury Hills Retreat
  • Children learning about pottery
  • Hayride
  • Scarecrows
  • January Journey 2014
  • NACOM Supper
  • Sunday School
  • Santa Shop
  • Fall Hay Ride

Welcome to the “web” entrance of Central United Methodist Church!  I hope you’ll find these pages to be helpful in your search for a church family or information about Central.  We are a welcoming mid-size downtown congregation of people from many places.  Some have lived in Newberry all their lives.  Some less so.  Again, all are very welcome!  Central has groups, classes and events to help you discover a path to deeper meaning, a fuller live and faith in Christ.  Programs are geared to all ages.  Worship is rich with Biblically based preaching, inspiring prayers and thoughts along with beautiful music of varying styles.  There is a 9am contemporary and 11am traditional service each week.  Open up a tab, surf the site and you’ll discover many spots and ways to grow your heart at this place in the heart of wonderful Newberry!

~Reverend David Surrett


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Wednesday Night Fellowship
Sept. 13
*5:30 – 6:00 Children’s Choir

*6:00 – 6:45 Fellowship Supper

*6:45 – 7:30 Bible Studies (adults, youth, children) *Nursery provided

Adult Bible Study - “Fearless” by Max Lucado

*7:30 -- Choir practice (adults)

Menu: Chicken Noodle Casserole, Green Beans, Dessert
 COST— $ 7.00 High school grades—adults

$ 5.00 Middle school grades (6th-8th)

$ 3.00 Elementary grades (1st - 5th)

FREE - Children Kindergarten and younger

$20 cap per household

The Wednesday Night Fellowship takes place every Wednesday night through November 15. This is not just for our church but for our families, friends, and community members. Our pastor will lead the adult Bible study and the children’s Bible study is very similar to VBS, with a story and a craft. Youth will enjoy a unique style of Bible study. If you have any questions concerning the Wednesday Night Fellowship or would like to volunteer, please contact Vicki in the church office at 276-3903 or by email at


Contact Us  
Central United Methodist Church
1005 College St.
Mail: P. O. Box 67
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
Map  •   Directions
Phone 803-276-3903
Fax 803-276-3905
Worship Schedule  
Office Hours
  • Monday through Thursday - 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30


  • 9:00 A.M. Contemporary Worship Service
  • 10:00 A.M. Sunday School
  • 11:00 A.M. Traditional Worship Service
Lay Servant School

...will be held October 15 & 22 at Mathews UMC, Greenwood from 2 - 7:30pm. Cost varies by course selection - Absolute registration deadline: October 5 - no registrations will be taken at the door! Information is in the church office or at


Never to early to get started……… OKTOBERFEST…… …….…..October 7, 2017
Central UMC will, once again, be part of the Oktoberfest celebration in downtown New-berry on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10am-6pm. We are looking forward to the opportunity to share our ministries and outreach programs with the community. We are looking for volunteers to help pass out information and talk to visitors about our church, and we are also hoping that our women’s groups and men’s group can provide items to sell to raise money for each groups different outreach projects and ministries. If you have any ques-tions or would like to help, please contact Jennie DuBose at 276-2901.

UMW News

UMW NEWS: MUG SHOTS are cookbooks for single servings made in mugs in the microwave! To order contact Jennie DuBose at 276-2901.

New Bus Training

Anyone interested in driving the bus MUST be trained and we must have a copy of your current driver’s license. Please call (276-3903) or
email ASAP so that we can set up a date and time for training and begin enjoying our new bus.


In addition to our first Sunday food pantry donations for Manna House, we are partnering with Meals on Wheels to deliver food at least once a month for weekend senior citizen meals. NOW you can bring the following food items any Sunday and place in the baskets by the entrance doors.

We will need: Canned Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni or Lasagna (15 oz. can) Canned Vegetable or Chicken Noodle Soup (10.5 oz. can) Peanut butter and cheese crackers (pkg. of 6 crackers)

Sunday Morning Greeters

If you would be willing to great at the 9 or 11 am worship service, please contact the church office to serve.

Contemporary Praise & Worship Service

Every Sunday Please join us at 9:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary for our exciting new worship format.  Come and hear the word of God in a contemporary style and celebrate with songs of praise and fellowship!

Children's Church at Central

God Says "You are Awesome!"  And we think so too! Children's Church is offered during the 9:00 a.m service for children ages 4 - through 3rd grade.  Children are invited to go to  Children's Church after the Children's Moments in the worship service.  In a unique worship space created just for them, children will be introduced to a child-friendly, discovery-oriented worship experience where they feel like they belong.  With a Children's Church, we at Central are sending the message that we care enough about our children to have their own worship service.  For more information, contact the church office.


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