Wednesday, July 27, 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…

I call your attention to two distinctly different musical offerings coming up in the next several weeks. First, as a part of Central UMC‘s Music in the Park series, the rock band, Four Out of Five Doctors (4oo5drs) will be rocking Central Park on Sunday, July 31 from 7:30 until 9 PM. The faculty rock band from the Petrie School Music at Converse University features four professors who all have doctoral degrees in music. 4oo5drs has been together for 20 years, and three of us still teach at the University.
We play a combination of originals (Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Doobie Brothers and others) and originals. Bring a folding chair or a blanket to be extra comfortable.
On Thursday, August 18 at 7:30 pm Central’s tenor soloist and section leader, Mark Shelton, will present a vocal recital in the sanctuary with Petrie School of Music faculty member Mildred Roche as accompanist. The program will be a combination of sacred and secular songs. More specific information about the program content will be available in August. Please mark your calendars now and invite guests to attend with you.


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 - 978-0294
July 31

Jennifer Hasty (Church Street Entrance)
Pat Hasty (Courtyard Entrance)

Nursery Workers
Jennifer Killian and Barbie Bordogna

Worship and Music
Sunday, July 31, 2022
8th Sunday after Pentecost 11:00 AM Worship Service
Cam Treece, Preacher

Gospel Lesson: Luke 12:13-21
Anthem: Treasures in Heaven - Joseph W. Clokey
Jacqueline Wasniewski, soloist
Hymns: 381 & 170
Responsive Reading: Colossians 3:1-11


Monthly Financial Update
As of June 2022         

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

Prayer Concerns

Martha Barnett, L. H. Buff, Robby Crocker, Stacy Crump & family, Ann Darby, Danny Duncan, Dee Goforth, Martha Gribble, Charlotte Hall, Fred & Lucy Herren, Les Howard, Harry Johnson, Joan Johnson, Caroline Keaton, Sheila Lindsey, Joan McPherson, Dean Norman & family, 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
July Birthdays

28 Ray McLees
29 Sam Knight
30 Wales Dixon, Stephanie Younger
31 Malcolm Turner

August Birthdays
2 Sarah Gonzalez, Les Howard
4 Ted Petoskey
6 Bob Morrison, Loral Stinson
7 Ann Darby
8 Corin Driggers
12 Larry Bilton
14 George Fields, Kathryn Johnston, Cam Treece
15 Auburn Haun, Suzanne Pryor, Jean D. Williams
August birthdays continued...

16 Mike Johnson
17 Marvin Cann, Andy Crosland
18 Gladys Hudgens, Maddison Wolfe
19 Anne Jeter
20 Betty Jackson, Trent Lancaster, Bertice Robinson
21 Susan Johnston
22 Pat Patterson
23 Amy Driggers, Heyward McPhail
25 Wells Booth, Dee Goforth
27 Elaine Crosland

The Upper Room


31 Patsy Whitney - St. Luke's Free Clinic

Sunday, July 24

Access Passcode: UpperRoom7.24
Altar Flowers
Please contact: Kathy Worley, Memorial Secretary, to place flowers on the calendar. August and September have openings.
Thank you! (864) 978-0294


To Marian Norman by Nancy Carlisle, Andy & Elaine Crosland, James Duncan, Bill & Helen Fitch, Bob Morrison, John & Carol Reeves, Larry Roberson, David Earl & Jeannie Shelley, Danny & Becky Smith, and Martha Sprouse
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)

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, August 14, 6:00 PM

Life is Like a Poem
   a service devoted to poems that touch our hearts
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your
one wild and precious life?”
~ From The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Poetry. You may love it. You may hate it. We might even consider poetry somewhat seditious since it changes the chemical make-up of our brain, in a way that can create off-kilter, unaccustomed, or quirky ways of thinking! Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, poetry opens one’s heart and mind to fresh and unpredictable ways of seeing the world.
As an art form, poetry has a way of using words and rhyme to expose emotions. Relying on the sense of language-at-play, poetic expression involves feelings or passion that are rhythmic and almost melodic. It is as if this music of the soul is being poured out of the heart of the composer!  
Poetry yields multiple meanings, emerging from sound, music, images, association, and suggestion discovered in each creative effort. No matter the rebelliousness, contradiction or ambiguity, poetry leaves one vulnerable, summoning the listener toward a personal, spiritual interpretation-in-the-moment.
During our service, we will listen to original works shared by poets, as well as hear words from familiar and favorite poems. So, whether poetry is ‘your thing’ or not, please plan on joining us … as each imaginative endeavor may very well touch your heart. Soulfully offering a glimpse of the Divine, made manifest through the art of poetry. After all, isn’t all art divinely inspired? 


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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