Serving at Central begins with your commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. From simply giving a financial contribution, donating materials or donating your time; every gift makes a difference. Service is the church's grateful response to what God has done, is doing and will do. Central provides many ways to give goods and money for good causes.
Any coins collected from the weekly offerings at services goes towards a variety of missions. Every month the total amount of coins collected go to a specific mission. Some examples include, Outreach Emergency Fund, Family Partnership Program, Northport Indian Mission. National and world include Haiti Hot Lunch, Bed Net Projects, Youth Missions, N.O.A.H. Project, Vietnam Initiative and Personal Energy Transportation (PET) carts. We ask that if you have a large amount of coins to turn them in at the office.
- The February coin collection will benefit Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals and families in 67 households who are homeless and struggle with mental illness. Each household also receives housing based case management to help them be successful. Referrals come from GW Street Outreach, Safe Harbor, and Dann’s House. The coin collection will be matched penny for penny by an anonymous donor through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.
Dining with a Mission
Delicious Meal and money raised for Missions! We are looking for individuals who would be willing to host a meal in their home as a benefit for missions. Volunteers can plan your own menu, set your own date, and select the mission project you would like to support. It is a wonderful way to have a relaxing evening with your fellow church members.
Our Outreach Emergency Fund is the largest item in the budget of the Mission Ministry Team. This fund supports our ongoing meal programs and resourcing for the homeless and others facing financial and other challenges. Central provides shower facilities, an address for mail and other amenities needed such as shaving cream, razors and deodorant. Check with our Outreach Coordinator for current program needs.
Food Pantry Sunday
Central accepts ongoing donations for local food pantries. Any non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene items and paper products can be brought to the church and placed in the collection bin near the church office.
The Mission Ministry Team has baked goods and fresh produce available at our summer worship services, June - September. Proceeds go to Central’s mission projects. Please feel free to bring something from your oven or garden to share at the table.
Receipts & Barcodes to Benefit Central
Central collects grocery receipts from Oleson's Food Stores on a quarterly basis. All proceeds earned from this program go directly to our children’s Sunday School program. Central also collects Spartan Barcodes from items purchased at Olson's. For every 1000 bar codes we submit, the church receives $20. Slips/labels can be turned in to the basket outside the church office. Any question contact Linda Holzworth.
Wonderful Wednesday Meals
During the school year, plan to join us each Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We begin with a family dinner prepared by a service group within the church, which offers the chance to enjoy fellowship time with others and make new friends. A free-will offering is collected during the meal to help support the ministries of Central Church. No pre-registration is required. Immediately following the meal, we offer classes, youth groups, presentations and activities for all ages.