October 2016  
Upcoming Events


Commitment Sunday
9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Faith, Loyalty and Commitment Sunday Octo-ber 23, 2016 9:00 and 11:00 am
We will be committing to our FAITH in God and our LOYALTY to our church through our annual estimate of giving.
Please make every effort to be present.


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Yoga classes in Henry Hall every Monday evening. Bring a mat - and a friend! ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

If there are other events scheduled for Henry Hall, we will meet in the choir room.




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 church library. We are currently studying from the series "Genesis to Revelation"
Wednesday Night Fellowship
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday Night Fellowship
*5:30 – 6:00 Children’s Choir & Children’s Hand Bells *6:00 – 6:45 Fellowship Supper *6:45 – 7:30 Bible Study (adults) (2 groups) *6:45 - 7:30 Children’s Activities (2 groups) (ages 3yrs—2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade)
(Nursery provided for children ages 2 and under)
*7:30 -- Choir practice (adults)
Cost for meal: $6/adult, $2/child (under 12), max/family$15

Menu: Fried Chicken/Rice&Gravy/Gr. Beans/Dessert

Wednesday Night Fellowship takes place every Wednesday night. This is not just for our church, but for our families, friends, and community members. The children’s activities are very similar to VBS with a story and a craft.

If you have any questions concerning the Wednesday Night Fellowship, please contact Vicki in the church office at 276-3903 or by email at vicki.hamm@yahoo.com.

We have 2 adult Bible study sessions. Our pastor will lead one adult Bible study ”Ask: Faith Questions In A Skeptical Age” (in Henry Hall) and the other will be more of a group discussion style session led by Bill Sommerville. (5th floor/Fellowship Class) .
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meets in the choir room. All are welcome!


Trick or Treat in Henry Hall
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 6-7 pm in Henry Hall as Central’s congregation provides a night of fun for our children and their friends.
We are asking you to bring a tent, a game, and prizes to help us line the walls of Henry Hall with fun activities for our children.
START PLANNING YOUR BOOTH NOW! We want a room full of FUN!!!!! This is a church-wide event, so please join in the fun!
Mummy dogs will be served for supper!!!
Bible Search
United Methodist Women (UMW)
Leader: Ada Charles

Peggy Berley and Ada Charles went to St. Paul UMC in Saluda for the annual Distict UMW meeting.  The UMW of Central was awarded three certificates for contributions to missions ($1,670) and for involving missions in circle programs.  Five circle memebers were awarded certificates for reading five UMW books this year:  Peggy Berley, Carolyn Clamp, Audrey Henry, Rachel Lester, and Ada Charles.




Who are we?  A community of Women…….Like YOU!

We are women who find meaning in our church, and want to combine fellowship with study, worship and outreach opportunities.  We are women with gifts to share with others.  United Methodist Women is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth, personal leadership and transformation. 


Purpose of United Methodist Women

  • The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is:
  • To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ.

  • To develop a creative supportive fellowship.

  • To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church


Who Can Join?

  • We welcome all women who commit themselves to our Purpose, including you.

  • You don't have to be a member of The United Methodist Church to join. Our membership is diverse; women of many races, cultures, languages, young and old. There is no minimum age requirement.

Central’s United Methodist Women with other UMW members are turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. If you are interested in joining Central’s United Methodist Women, feel free to contact any UMW member or contact Kathy Keim at kathywkeim@gmail.com.


UMW Circles

Women of all ages getting together in small groups for fellowship meet once a month.  Meetings are held in a home, at the church or at outside events.  Circle members are invited to all UMW events and meetings.  Joining this group of committed women is a unique opportunity no matter whom you are or where in your life you are at this point. It is an opportunity to move in harmony with other women who have been responding to this Purpose for over one hundred years.

Please read about our Circles to identify the one that fits you best!

  • Circle 7 - meets in the eveinng at 7PM on the 1st Monday of each month
  • Circle 8 - meets in the evening at 7PM on the 3rd Monday of each month
  • Spirit Seekers - meets in the evening at 7PM on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Supporting Missions for Women, Children, and Youth

  • Some of our mission projects include remembering  the residents of Newberry’s two Skilled Nursing Facilities  twice a year, supporting scholarship and preparing a meal for the local Summer Salkehatchie Camp, supporting Sister Care which fights domestic violence, donating to  The Lydia Project which offers emotional support to women with cancer, annually hosting the Epworth Children’s Christmas Party, and so many more.  On the state level, Central’s UMW supports five ministries;  Bethlehem Center (Spartanburg), Bethlehem Center Columbia), Rural Ministries (John’s Island), Killingsworth (Columbia) and Wallace Family Life.
  • Four UMW Unit Meetings a year
  • Special Mission Recognition annually