As we begin the process of reopening to in-person worship in August. We need your help. By our calculations with physical distance recommendations we can fit roughly 50 people in the sanctuary. We need to know, if you plan to attend in-person worship, which service, our whether you will still live stream at 10:00. If you are in a high-risk category or if you are uncomfortable attending worship, please check the livestream option. The livestream option is here to stay for the foreseeable future. We will offer three worship service 8:30, 10:00, and 11:15. Please use the link below to let us know your response. The link can be used multiple times. So if there are 4 in your family and you plan to attend the 11:15 service please answer the question 4 times. If we discover we have a Worship service that more then 50 of you say you are going to attend, we need to figure out some sort of reservation/rsvp system. The link will also be on the Central Facebook page if that works better for you.

Since this is the 4th of July Weekend, here is a prayer for this time:

Dear Lord Jesus, it’s the Fourth of July—a holiday set aside to remember and revel in the freedom we enjoy as citizens of America. I thank you for our country, as broken as she is, and for the privileges we still enjoy—benefits I don’t take for granted, especially considering how much of the world is under siege and under the foot of tyrannical leadership.

But the gratitude I feel for my citizenship in the USA pales in comparison with the joy generated by my citizenship in heaven (Phil 3:20). I praise you today for making me a member of the “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession”(1 Pet. 2:9). This is my true and lasting identity—my consummate and eternal liberty.

To be set free by you, Jesus, is to be free indeed (John 8:36). Thank you for setting me free from the guilt of my sin, by taking my place upon your cross. Life in you is true freedom. Amen.

Don”t forget Sunday is Communion.
All you need is a cracker and some juice on your home altar or in front of you.
Worship & Covid Updates
  • Following the CDC, DOH, State, and insurance recommendations, the nursery will remain closed and children 8 and under are asked to remain home and safe, and children/youth 9-17 are asked to remain with their parent or guardian at all times during the worship service and anywhere in the church facility.

  • Due to social distancing and sanitary requirements, and under the advice of the Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and insurance guidelines, we will not be hosting small groups, Bible Studies, ministries, outreach, or programming on the property of CUMC for the time being. When these guidelines change, we will be in contact with all Sunday School, ministry, outreach, and program leaders regarding a reopening plan.

  • Sunday, July 12th, we will host our first of 3 Drive-In worship services beginning at 8:30am in the East Parking Lot and we will continue to stream our traditional worship service at 10:00am.
Children and Youth Ministries
  • Church 4 Kids Daily Devotional will continue M-F for the month of July and will then move to a Weekly Church 4 Kids format and will be available to view on Sunday’s at 10:00am. We will continue to post the video on our website and FaceBook page, with a link to a YouTube Channel.

  • Youth are invited to join Pastor Kelly for a youth zoom meet-up every Thursday at 7:00pm. Please contact Pastor Kelly to be included in the zoom youth meet up at
Adult Ministries
Pastor Greg’s Wednesday Bible Study will be taking a break in July!

Questions? Contact Pastor Kelly at
Third Space Ministries
All Third Space Devotionals will be taking a break in July!
September 2020 Educational Opportunities Journeys of Paul Cruise has been altered
Unfortunately, due to CoronaVirus and travel restrictions, the September 2020 Educational Opportunities Journeys of Paul Cruise has been altered. A fall 2021 Footsteps of Paul Cruise featuring guest speaker Rev. Susan Robb from Highland Park UMC in Dallas TX is currently being finalized. More information to be available soon. Please contact Pastor Kelly with questions.
This ministry helps keep members in contact with each other by writing notes to
someone in the congregation. If you would like to receive a note from a member of the Circuit Writers or be part of this ministry, please contact Cindy at
For more information about the ministries of Central United Methodist Church,
email, call the church office at 243-7834
or check out our website at
July 5, 2020 Order of Service

PRELUDE   “Living Waters” P. Metheny




HYMN      Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing     400 UMH



SCRIPTURE READING    Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67

SPECIAL MUSIC    “A Day of Blessing”       M. Stern

SERMON   “A Biblical Romance?”


DOXOLOGY Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow   94 UMH






HYMN       Guide My Feet     vs 1,2,6     2208 TFWS



POSTLUDE      “St. Thomas”     S. Rollins
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