May 2017  
Upcoming Events






Wednesday Morning Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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 Jeremiah. This week’s lesson is entitled “What Does It All Mean?.”
Scripture: Jeremiah 50-52. Leader: 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

May 26-September 1.


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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

    Friday - 8:30 - 12:00

    From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the office is closed on Fridays
  • 9:00 A.M. Contemporary Worship Service
  • 10:00 A.M. Sunday School
  • 11:00 A.M. Traditional Worship Service
Retirement Announcement

The Committee on Staff Parish Relations and Board of Trustees announce that Marcellus Chaplin has decided to retire as Sexton of Central Church effective immediately. In order to properly thank Marcellus for his many years of service to Central, we will receive a love offering to be presented to him. He will be recognized during each worship service on Sunday, June 4. Gifts may be received via the offering plate and the church office up to Wednesday, May 31st. After that date, cash only will be received. Our entire church family wishes Marcellus a wonderful and restful time following years of faithful service and ministry. Your support and understanding of this decision is most appreciated for the life of Central UMC.

Salkehatchie Fundraising Dinner

SALKEHATCHIE FUND RAISER DINNER. June 17, 2017—$10 per ticket—Roast, Green Beans, Rice & Gravy and Dessert. Also you can purchase a pound of roast for only $7. This is the day before Father’s Day. In the past it was before Mother’s Day, so now, ladies, you can have the day off. See Chris Wells, Melody Jepson or Millie Livingston for tickets.

Intermediate Computer Course

Newberry County Adult Education is offering an intermediate computer course beginning May 8.  The course will be taught by David Rest and will run from Monday- Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. next week.  This is a 16 hour course that will include individual assistance on intermediate computer skills.  This course is available to any employee or community member that may be interested. 

Teachers- you will be eligible to receive 16 recertification points and 5 technology points for your participation in this course.

Please contact Roberta Kinard at Adult Education if you are or 803-321-2112.

Church Directory Pictures

SAVE THE DATE: We are making appointments NOW for photography sessions for our new pictorial directory. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:
Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 from 2pm-9pm
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 from 10am -5pm


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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