Worship Procedure Update
As the church continues to resume programs in the building, we will continue to follow the main guidelines for caring for those at risk in our community. Masks continue to be required for gatherings in the church building, particularly when multiple households are present and when unvaccinated individuals are present. Additionally, social distancing is still expected between households while inside the building. Finally, the hand sanitizing stations will remain in place, and all are encouraged to use them.
Beginning Easter Sunday, the procedure for worship will change. Households will be able to seat themselves, while maintaining appropriate distance from other households, on the main floor and in the balcony of the sanctuary. Please be mindful of not crowding together in the fountain area, and please take long conversations outside.
As more of the congregation is vaccinated, and as cases continue to decline in our community, we will continue to increase the programs offered at the church building. If you are a part of a small group that wishes to resume meeting at the church, please contact the office. Priority will be given to CUMC groups at this time.
April Mission News
-Kathy Littrell, Missions Chair
Thank you to all who participated in the 40 Days/40 Items Project! If you are able to take your bag yourself to the Salvation Amy Thrift Store on 14th Street that would be super helpful! Several people have asked if they need to tell the Salvation Army their bags are from Central United Methodist Church, the answer is no. In fact, if you would rather donate your items somewhere else that is perfectly fine!! The goal was to give up something each day of Lent to remind us of what Jesus gave up for us…His life!! The mission team chose The Salvation Army as the recipient of all bags brought to the church and we will be taking bags there. It’s a win/win for everyone!
The newspaper collection was taken to the American Thrift Stores to help wrap breakable items when purchased by customers. Thank you to all who contributed.
This month we will be collecting items needed for the Neighborhood Christian Center. Please note the items are to be individually wrapped. Place all donations in the bins located in the fountain area. Below is the list that the NCC would like to have. Please remember the next time you are shopping/ordering groceries to pick up an item or two for the NCC!!!
Individually Wrapped Snack Items such as Snack crackers, Goldfish, Mini Jif Peanut Butter, Chips, Instant Oatmeal, Pudding Cups, Fruit Cups, Snack Cakes/Little Debbie Cakes, Fruit Snacks, Pop Tarts, Capri Suns, Mini Sunny D.
Repairs in the Church
The Ides of March has a history of unfortunate events. On the morning of March 15 our church experienced an unfortunate event in the form of water. A leak in a heating unit on the 3rd floor caused minor damage on the 3rd floor, with extensive damage on the 2nd and 1st floors. Sections of the church were flooded with water. SERVEPRO has been speedy in drying out and pulling out the damage flooring, and a ceiling section.