There are many ways we can GROW: in our faith, as a church, in our maturity, as a community. On this page we’d like to highlight the many ways we grow as a family! As new events are planned, look here for additional information–we’d love for you to join us!
While all in person services and activities are cancelled, we invite you to join us for a video daily devotion on our Facebook page every Monday-Saturday at noon. A link to each daily video will be posted here later in the afternoon.
Upper Rooms for March/April are now available outside of the office. Feel free to stop by Mon-Thur 9-4 or Fri 9-1. At this time they are not available online.
We are so excited to be bringing back our daily Facebook videos! They will be posted to the Central UMC Facebook page around noon, Monday-Friday. If you can’t tune in at that time, visit our Facebook page at any time to find the saved videos. Our prayer is that these will provide a daily moment of reflection and growth for YOU! Feel free to share them on your page or by messenger with people you know who might need to watch too.
Here’s the schedule:
Monday- Life Lessons with Pastor Fawn (a grab bag of devotions and thoughts grounded in real life faith)
Tuesday– Kid’s Corner with Savanna (interactive devotions for little kids, big kids, and kids at heart!)
Wednesday– In the Spirit with Pastor Mark (spiritual practices for everyday life)
Thursday– Youth Ponder & Practice with Savanna (reflections with practical application geared toward teenage students)
Friday– Soul Music with Danny (musical reflections that will feed your spirit and fill your soul)
RANKIN HELPS VISION TEAM EXPLORE WHY
Dr. Nancy Rankin met for the second time with our vision team to help explore why we exist as a church. She expanded on our purpose highlighting the core found in Jesus’ Great Commission: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19).
She engaged the group by asking, “What would work to reach today’s families with schedules that are so overloaded? We have to rethink but continue to deliver the essentials to a changing world. Stop and re-orient.”
Nancy continued to stress the vision must direct relationships, program and management in what the church does. “Leave survival up to God. Just be faithful!”
Something to ponder: A Pathway for Discipleship. How is a discipleship pathway different from a church membership pathway?
In preparation for the next meeting, the team was asked to study demographics and projections for Shelby over the next 10 years in the MissionInsite Report.