Central Church COVID-19 UPDATES
"Loss and Learning"
What does it take to remain faithful during a season of loss? Michigan UMC Bishop David Bard asserts that, as followers of Jesus, learning about self-giving love is important.
September 1, 2020 READ Bishop Bard's Message Here
CURRENT STATUS AT CENTRAL CHURCH
In-person gatherings, including Sunday morning worship services at Central Church, have been revised to meet COVID-19 health and safety protocols. In-person worship services will begin on Sunday, September 13. Please review our COVID Worship Protocols document prior to planning your worship visit to Central Church.
Check Out this video to see what our Sunday Morning routine will look like when you return.
Other in-person programming, including some Adult Classes/Groups and Youth Groups will begin mid-September as well. Our Children's Ministry and Nursery Ministry programs will continue to meet through online formats for now. We will continue to evaluate future events and activities and will update this page as new information is available.
Sunday morning worship services continue to be streamed LIVE on our Facebook Page and on our website Sermons Page at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. each week. Additionally, the 11:00 worship service is available to listen live on WCCW-AM 1310 Traverse City Radio.
Please stay tuned to your regular group communication channels, the group ministry pages below, and our Facebook Page for program specific updates from your leaders.
Access to the church building will be limited to the Cass Street Entrance (buzzer/handicap entrance) during the hours of 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for deliveries and urgent church business. Please review our COVID Building Protocols prior to planning a visit to the church building.
Our Church Office Assistants will be available to answer the phones during the hours of 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also email staff members with your church business, as they continue to check emails regularly.
The Church Building will remain closed to the general public until further notice.
Our Church Staff and Custodians are working diligently to clean and sanitize the entire church building during this time of closure. Your safety is important to us and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our decisions to limit access to the church building.
Central's Community Outreach staff and volunteers are working with Safe Harbor to provide meals, mail service, access to personal belongings and other limited services during this time. Daily updates on community resources and services are available on the Safe Harbor website. Daily updates on community meal locations and food pantry locations are available on the Northwest Food Coalition website.
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
We all need prayer. Some of us need prayer now more than ever. Our staff and leaders continue to pray for the needs of our congregation and we would encourage you to share your prayer joys and concerns with the Central Church Family because prayer is a vital link in connecting us with God and each other. Through prayer we express our love for God, our confidences in God's mercy and our concern for one another.
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WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT!
You are a generous church! We are blessed by your generosity of time and treasure during this difficult time. Because the church continues its day-to-day mission work, we ask that you remain consistent in your financial support. Our Church Staff continue to be compensated for their hard work, bills are being be paid, and the greater mission of Central Church in our community is need now more than ever. You can make your weekly gift to the church with a debit or credit card HERE or simply mail your gift to the church.