We are so glad you have chosen to attend Center. This is such a wonderful church with a true love for the community and the world. You will find an informal atmosphere where people value you more than your appearance. It is a community of faith with a strong belief in the scriptures and each class gladly shares the love of Christ each week.
The two worship celebrations are unique. The 8:30 service, centered, which meets in the Christian Fellowship Center is lead by a praise team and our assistant Pastor Eddie, shares an inspiring message centered on hope in Christ. Refreshments are also offered at the beginning which helps those on a hurried family schedule.
The 11am service meets in the Sanctuary with a chancel choir. This traditional service is warm and inviting with a children's sermon and children's choir each week. Pastor Mitch preaches the times less message of Jesus Christ each week.
Come and discover hope for your journey at either time you will find a warm and encouraging place. From mission teams, prison ministries, Sunday School, to feeding the homeless or attending a home Bible Study there is a place for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
What to Expect at Center UMC
We currently offer a traditional Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. A contemporary worship service ("centered") is also offered at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Dress for church is a little more traditional at the 11:00 a.m. services than at the centered service, but you will see a wide range of attire. Our best advice is to come dressed comfortably. We think you will fit in, no matter what you wear.
Communion is celebrated every other month at both of our services. We believe in an open Communion Table so all are welcome whether or not you are a United Methodist or member of the church.
Sunday School is from 10-10:45 and there are classes for all ages. Before and after Sunday school is a wonderful time to connect with the pastors and other worship attenders.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
If you are new to church or new to the United Methodist faith, then we know you may a lot of questions. What do we believe? What is our stance on social issues? How do we view other denominations? We are glad that you are curious. Please click the link below for answers to all these questions and more.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
If you are visiting us for the first time, look for our Greeters. Our Greeters are stationed inside most of the doors to the church. No matter where you park, you can go inside the nearest door and a Usher will direct you to either Sunday School, the or the Sanctuary. Both Traditional services and contemporary services are held in the sanctuary.
What Others think about Us
I have been attending Center for about 12 years now with my husband and two daughters. Two years ago I was asked to take on the Children’s Ministry as Chairperson. I can I tell you I was definitely nervous. But I have loved every minute of it. We have a great group of children and they enjoy learning about Jesus!! The Adult members are super supportive in everything we do. If you haven’t found the home church for you and you have children, I definitely recommend visiting. My two girls have made lifetime friendships and get up every Sunday morning excited to come to Church. Now that’s inspiring! - Angie L.
According to Acts 2:42, there are four elements to church – preaching, fellowship, Communion and prayer. These are the pillars of what Center does. What makes it special is how Center does it. 1) I always leave with a sermon point that I want to talk about with friends. 2) Fellowship is more than a handshake at the door. It is the praise team practice, the small group bible study, the Threads of Love, the UMW and so many more opportunities to share our love for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and for each other. 3) Center provides an awesome community to grow in that grace and respond to God’s love. Lastly, 4) Prayer is the glue that holds it all together! Center is a house of prayer on earth. It is the fervency of that prayer that drew me in. They are conversations with God by people who know him personally and love him deeply. I know heaven is busy when Center prays! - Kathryn B.
What to Expect
We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! If you missed it, you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions above. Make sure to go through those, and if you don’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (336) 731-6616
How do I get there?
You can find our location on the map to the right or below this message, if you are viewing our site on a mobile device.
Where should I park?
Feel free to park anywhere. We have plenty of handicap parking around the facility, but the “first time visitor” parking is located at our lot on the same side as our Christian Fellowship Center (CFC). You will find that there are multiple entrances into the church facilities. No need to worry which one is correct, all of them will get you to where you need to go in a matter of seconds. Make sure to find a greeter when you enter the building if they do not see you first.
What should I wear?
Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.
Sundays centered (Contemporary)
8:30 a.m. refreshments, service begins at 8:45 in the CFC