Bible Studies, Prayer Groups, and Spiritual Growth
Tuesday Night Bible Study/Discussion Group 6:00 PM in the Library
The Tuesday Evening Bible Class meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm in the church parlor. We will return to our study of King David, starting with 2 Samuel. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible). Everyone is welcome. Contact Andy Crosland at 864-216-5268 for more information.
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Pastor Tom's Wednesday Night Book Study - Liberation Theology
The Pastor's Book Study will resume on Wednesday, January 15, at 6:30 PM in the Garrett Classroom. We will be looking at the most studied and influential type of Christian Theology over the last 50 years: Liberation Theology. We will look at Third World Liberation Theology, “Black” Theology and Feminist Theology. Please order the following two books:
A Theology of Liberation, by Gustavo Gutierrez, ninth printing 1996, ISBN 0-88344-542-5.
Sexism and God Talk, Toward a Feminist Theology, by Rosemary Radford Ruether, 1983, ISBN 0-8070-1105-3.
Women's Bible Study
Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm in the Shepard Class. This study group is intended for women who are facing those transitions that come when the children are almost out of the house and grown, when building your career transforms into making your career meaningful and contributing to the greater good, when facing an empty next, when seeking to find meaning in your faith journey...and so much more. Come join Central women and their friends in their journey to be stronger, better, more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Come join us and bring a friend! Contact Kathy Quackenbush with any questions.
A men's Prayer breakfast group meets Mondays at 7:30 am in the Fellowship Hall and goes to Papa's Breakfast Nook on St. John for breakfast.
This group of seniors meets on the third Thursday of each month at noon in the Fellowship Hall. The Centralites enjoy varied programs, lunch, fellowship, and special trips.
The Altar Guild members, a group of volunteers, prepare the altar for all worship services including Lent, Advent, weddings, and funerals. These ladies meet after church several times a year.
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women are involved in a variety of ministries. There are several circles (3) that meet on the second Monday of each month, Sept. - May. They are: Mary-Martha - 10:30 AM (meet in the homes of members), Miriam-Ruth - 10:30 AM in the Church Library & Joanna Circle -11:30 AM meet at various restaurants. Each United Methodist Women's ladies group meet throughout the school year, which includes meals, bible study, mission projects, and more. Usually they all get together for the annual Christmas Luncheon, and Lenten Season Luncheon, A Call to Prayer and Self-Denial, which meets this year on Monday, March 11, 2019. Due to snow this year, the Christmas Luncheon had to be canceled.
For more information, contact the President of UMW, June Sereque.