Wednesday, July 13, 2022
weekly e-news from Central United Methodist Church

Online giving is much easier.
Please follow this link:
(or the link to give on the website.)

Thank you for your continued support of Central Church.
If you have questions please contact Millie Miller at
(864) 582-7263, ext. 104

from the Choirmaster’s desk…

Beginning on Wednesday of this week, the Michael Proscia Organ Builder Company will be involved in a repair and upgrade of Central UMC‘s Austin pipe organ. The most significant part of this process will involve removing the internal components of the organ console and replacing them with solid-state circuitry. We will not have use of the organ for a minimum of five Sundays. This process was to have begun in June, immediately after the June 11 wedding scheduled in the church. However, due to a number of reasons, work was postponed until this week.

On another note, but not entirely unrelated, we have been fortunate to have Dr. Steven Graff as our guest pianist the last two Sundays. Sitting at the piano bench instead of the organ bench had nothing to do with the organ but everything to do with those scheduled to play the organ! On July 3rd, Brian Dailey was on vacation and had arranged for Erica Pauly to sub for him. While on vacation in Arizona, Erica contracted COVID-19 and was required to quarantine there for 10 days. Dr. Graff agreed to sub for Erica on literally two days notice. This past Sunday, Steven subbed again for an ailing Brian Dailey, again on short notice! Brian is feeling much better and should be back with us on Sunday, but at the piano bench.


Hello, My Friends,

GET YOUR FINEST GO-TO-MEETING CLOTHES READY...we are going to have a new pictorial directory for Central! Pictures will be made August 18th-20th. Everyone will receive a free 8x10 with no hard sales for additional purchases. More information is forthcoming BUT we do need volunteers to assist with the signing up of times.

Thank you,
Kathy Worley

Central Wednesday Night Dinners

Summer Schedule

Next Supper
July 20


Barbecue Chicken, Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit, Baked Rolls with butter, Coffee and Tea

Reservations may be made on the green insert sheets in the Sunday bulletins as well, or by calling the church office before noon on Mondays. The cost of the meals will remain the same for these three summer meals.

July 17

Joe Lesesne (Church Street Entrance)
Ruth Lesesne (Courtyard Entrance)

Nursery Workers
Jennifer Killian and Jennifer Hasty

It Takes a Congregation!
My dear friends,
We at Central are among the 1/3 of the global population that has air conditioning – if it works! 
Please do not change the setting on any thermostat in any room. I thank you and the trustees thank you in the name of well-functioning HVAC and fiscal responsibility.

 Linda Bilanchone, Chair
Board of Trustees
Worship and Music
Sunday, July 17, 2022
6th Sunday after Pentecost
11:00 AM Worship Service

Messy Church from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Join Central friends on Tuesdays at 5:30pm for a Bible story, playtime at the park, and popsicles. We will meet at the Cleveland Park Birthday Pavilion each week and become Bible detectives. All children are welcome! 
Adults, please plan to stay at the park with your child/children. Bring a picnic dinner if you like. 
Central will provide the popsicles. 
Summer 2022 dates: July 19, and July 26. 

I hope to see you there! - Paige

We have another wonderful summer ahead of us! This summer Central youth will be gathering at Messy Church, for fun activities, and for poolside devotions. Please contact Paige if you would like to be included on the email or text list with the schedule and the latest on our summer youth gatherings.
This Sunday, July 17

Monthly Financial Update
As of June 2022         

250,674.29 Tithes and Pledges
277,861.80 Expenses
-27,187.51 Difference

Prayer Concerns

Robby Crocker, Stacy Crump & family, Ann Darby, Danny Duncan, Martha Gribble, Charlotte Hall, Harry Johnson, Joan Johnson, Caroline Keaton, Sheila Lindsey, Joan McPherson, Marian Norman, Melissa Parris, Yvonne Pickering, Gayle Pryor, Mildred Ragan, Edith Rowell, Rosa Senn, Robbie Sholde, Dennis Simopoulos, Kyle Sloan & Family, Caroline Vizzuto, Jack Williams, John Williams, Ann Willard, Judy Workman, and Lee Wylie
Dear Central Family,
Just sending thanks for your continued support during my prolonged ankle recovery. I think I’m truly on the mend after the second surgery to remove the metal. Your kindness will always be remembered.

 Fondly, Barbara Latham
July Birthdays
15 Eloise Clyburn, Jim Hasty
16 Dennis Brown
17 Don Coggins
18 Bob Perrin
19 Richard Robinson
20 Charles Stavely
22 Aidan Atance
23 Lillie Henson
25 John Burtnett, Liz DiMarco, John Stelz
28 Ray McLees
29 Sam Knight
30 Wales Dixon, Stephanie Younger
31 Malcolm Turner

Mission u - July 21st -23rd -
Spartanburg Methodist College

SCCUWF 2022 Mission u
Spartanburg Methodist College/Ellis Hall
July 21-23rd
"Who Can We Be Together?"

This year our focus will be on 13th chapter of Luke. Our newly designed Mission u is more flexible and intergenerational than ever- with curricula for youth and adults. One youth study and a choice of two adult studies are offered. On Thursday, we will have a craft room. The money raised will go to our 4 mission projects in SC. 

Killingsworth, Bethlehem Center, Columbia and Spartanburg, Wallace Family Life Center
If anyone wants to donate things for the craft room and resource room open, hands on mission project, please leave them in the church office by Wed, July 20. This may include: homemade jams, baked goods, knitted items, crafts in generals; i.e. art, pottery, paintings, etc. 

The Upper Room

17 Edwin Haskell - Estate Planning
24 Roger Williams, Executive Director of Spartanburg Area Mental Health
31 Patsy Whitney - St. Luke's Free Clinic

Upper Room Class
July 10

Access Passcode: UpperRoom7.10
Altar Flowers
Please contact: Kathy Worley, Memorial Secretary, to place flowers on the calendar. Thank you! (864) 978-0294

Palmetto Moravian Fellowship

The next worship service with the Moravians is scheduled for Sunday, August 7, at 9:00 AM in the Cannon Memorial Chapel - Central UMC.
Church Announcements for
Central Time or Sunday bulletin
If you have an announcement that you would like to appear in the Central Time, Sunday bulletins, on social media, or on the church's website, please submit that information to: before noon on Mondays. Thank you!
Ways to Give to Central

We continue to be deeply grateful for continued support of the mission and ministry of Central Church. There are a few ways to continue to make offerings extremely easy.

  1. The US mail always works. We are at 233 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306.
  2. Contact the Financial Secretary to set up a recurring gift through an automatic bank draft.
  3. VANCO Mobile
  4. On the homepage on the church's website there is a "Give" link. Once you set up that app any additional gifts are as easy as one or two clicks.

Central United Methodist Church
Lucy Woodhouse
Director, Lifelong Learning at Wofford
864-274-2917 (main)
864-597-5304 (direct)
Summer Semester June 6-30

Fall Classes posted online:
August 1
Fall Registration begins online:
on August 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Fall term dates: September 12-November 4

Sacred Traditions And Rituals
Sunday, July 24, 6:00 PM

Tranquility with Tea Service
a service devoted to quieting minds, opening hearts, soothing souls

Reflection: We Only See What We Look At . . . Introverts and Extroverts

Psychologist Carl Jung originated the terms "introvert" and "extrovert," which have come to mean little more than wallflower and life-of-the-party in our daily parlance. Jung, however, meant much more with the terms. An introvert is a person who naturally looks inward for meaning and is most comfortable in a shifting world of abstractions, patterns, feelings, and ideas. An extrovert is a person who naturally looks outward at a material world that can be weighed and measured, that is present, substantial, and unchanging. To the introvert, the outer world is a projection of the inner world; to the extrovert, the inner world simply reflects what is out there.

All of us fall somewhat on a continuum between completer introversion and complete extraversion, and our views about the world and the Spirit vary accordingly. Jung's theory then, provides us with a credible explanation of why we are drawn to different belief systems and rituals. Because we look at things differently, we see different truths and have different preferences.
Ultimately, this theory is a key to greater religious understanding and tolerance and so is worth serious consideration.


Central (864) 582-7263

Central United Methodist
founded 1837

Central Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
and Friday 8:15am-Noon

Mission Statement:
"Our purpose is making
and nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ."

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To sign up, text the word "Central" to 864-661-4726. After texting the keyword to this phone number, you will receive a reply asking for some simple info. Please click the link, include your name, and submit the form. You will be signed up! Any questions, contact Rev. Paige Wolfe.