Annual Holiday Event – Christmas Market
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Start a new family tradition! Mark your calendar now to join us for our first “Not So Silent Night” event with music, activities, coffee, cider, and goodies.
Our main goal is to decorate the church by “hanging the greens” for the season of Advent, as we watch and wait for Christmas. We will also have Christmas music, karaoke, and moment of reflection as we prepare our hearts for the season.
Everything needed for decorating, all refreshments and FUN will be provided. Plan now to Deck the Halls of Central Church and help us make sure everything is set and ready to go before Thanksgiving weekend.
Join us this Advent on Wednesday evenings, November 29, December 6 and 13, as we go through the book Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann.
“The Prophetic Imagination is a survey of the deeper role of the prophetic voice found in the leadership, action, and teaching of the key protagonists in the biblical stories of Moses, Jeremiah, and Jesus. As Brueggemann describes in his original preface, this small book is “an attempt to understand what the prophets were up to if we can be freed from our usual stereotypes of foretellers or social protestors” (page xxiii). Brueggemann thus dismisses the two most common approaches to the prophetic voice among Bible readers, instead seeking a deeper reading than that often adopted in conversations about biblical justice. But this is not to ignore the practical implications of the message of the Bible’s prophets; rather, it prompts a more profound response—and in that sense, a more practical response—to the powers that perpetuate injustice and destroy imagination.” Nathan Brown
Please join Walter Brueggemann and Stephen Roobol-Triggs as they guide us through the book with interactive discussions, engaging lectures, and an in-depth study of pivotal prophets that emulated divine imagination.
Participants are encouraged to bring a bible and be ready to take notes. Session 3 on December 13 will include a time for Q & A.
Join us for our Second Annual Christmas Market event Saturday, December 2. This unique event will include a variety of opportunities for all ages. Admission is free and open to the community. Shop local artisan products, stock up on Christmas Cookies from the cookie walk, enjoy the sounds of Christmas, build a wreath, enjoy a children’s story walk and even a build your own gingerbread house! Lunch items will be available for purchase.
Join us for the 45th Anniversary of the Central United Methodist Church Messiah Sing!
This annual event has become a Christmas tradition in the Traverse City area – for many, signaling the beginning of the Christmas Season.
Rehearsal for those who want to sing starts promptly at 2:45 (vocal scores may be checked out; those who wish to borrow one should arrive early to pick up their score); concert starts at 4:00. Admission is by donation.
Join us for Worship and Celebrate the Sounds of the Christmas season with Central’s Worship Band, Chancel Choir, mini-orchestra and a variety of vocalists! We’ll host identical experiences at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in our historic and beautifully decorated sanctuary. All are welcome.
Don’t miss this opportunity to check off some items on your last-minute Christmas TO-DO list!
Kids can come do crafts, and get gifts for up to 4 special people in their family! We will also have cookie decorating, games and more.
The best part of the night? You get 3 hours to get dinner, grab those last few gifts, or….celebrate that you have your shopping done!
CLICK HERE to Register.
CLICK HERE to see a list of volunteer needs.
Donations can be dropped at the church anytime.
Questions? Want to Volunteer? Contact Erica Kozlowski, Director of Children & Youth Ministry
The Central Church family will provide volunteers to assist with supervision, meal preparation and facility operations at the Safe Harbor Shelter throughout the week.
More details and the sign up form will be available in September.