Our Welcome Center is located upstairs in the Gathering Place. We encourage first time visitors to stop by sign our guest register and receive a gift bag, a symbol of our hospitality. Here, you will find brochures about our programs and activities, information on Methodism, and a person to greet you and answer questions. Contact, Beth Chisholm.
The Welcome Center came about as the result of Jo Allen and Esther Harmon returning from winter vacations and arrived at the conclusion that many churches had a specific place to welcome visitors. As a result the Welcome Hospitality team arrived at the design of the kiosk. The Kiosk was designed and built by Mark Wyskochil. The Wills and Memorial Committee appropriated funds in memory of Sam Williams.
In 2009, Central United Methodist Church was recognized by United Methodist Communications (UMCom) as an official "Welcoming Congregation." Central Church is among only 16 United Methodist churches in Michigan to receive this national certification and the first in the Grand Traverse District.