Advent at Central

Advent is a sacred time in the year of the church. It's a time when we gather as believers and prepare our hearts for the gift that is the birth of Jesus Christ.

Mitten Tree
December 1-24
Trees will be located in the Education Building with tags containing various clothing needs for members of our community. Simply grab a tag, purchase the items on the tag, and return them to the designated drop-off stations. This is a great activity for the whole family to experience the true spirit of Christmas! 

Central's Mission Outreach Coat and Blanket Drive
Now-December 31

As the days grow colder, we are collecting gently used and new coats and blankets to be given to those in need in our community. Please bring these items to the collection boxes in Central’s Activities Center, south foyer, or to Genesis Church in the front lobby. This will be a blessing for many in our community.

Central's Christmas Block Party
Friday, December 15 | 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Enjoy our live nativity, train rides, food, carols, pony rides, games, a photo booth, and more! This event is FREE and will be taking place on Friday, December 15 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring a coat or blanket to benefit Central’s Mission Outreach.

Good SAM Christmas Families
The Good S.A.M. Christmas Families Ministry would like your help this Christmas by providing for families in need who are selected by counselors in the Fayetteville Public School System. If you are interested in helping fulfill a wish list, please contact Beth Storey Bryan by December 8 at . Cash/check gifts should be made payable to “Central UMC“ and marked “Good S.A.M. Christmas Families Ministry.” You may also give online here by selecting the “Good S.A.M. Christmas” option or by texting the amount you would like to donate and “ Good Sam Christmas” to 479-802-3343. 

Good S.A.M. Adult Wrapping Party
December 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

CSM Christmas parties
December 10 | Senior High Progressive Dinner
December 13 | Junior High Christmas Party
CSM Christmas parties are right around the corner!  Coming up first, on December 10, Senior High students will enjoy the Progressive Dinner! Then, on December 13, Junior High students are invited to a Christmas Party. Both events will be full of fun and food!
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Poinsettia Sunday
Sunday, December 17 | All Services
On Sunday, December 17, poinsettias will fill the Great Hall, Sanctuary, and Genesis in honor and memory of our loved ones. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia, the cost is $10 and the deadline is December 11.  To order by phone, please contact Susan Meek at 442-1818, or purchase below.
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Service of Hope and Healing Worship & Communion
Sunday, December 17 | 6 p.m. | Wesley Chapel
On Sunday, December 17, at 6 p.m., a service of Hope and Healing will be held in the Wesley Chapel. This service will include traditional Advent candle lighting, hymns, scriptures, Holy Communion, and prayers for healing. This service is purposefully designed to remind us that the light of Christ can shine in the darkness and bring us hope. Please call the church office at 442-4237 for more information.

Christmas Eve Services
Join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight services December 24.
Contemporary: 9:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. | CAC
Classic: 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Genesis: 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. | Genesis Sanctuary
No Sunday School but childcare will be offered from kindergarteners and under.

New Year's Eve Services
Contemporary: 9:30 a.m | CAC
Classic: 10:45 a.m. |Sanctuary
No Sunday School but childcare will be offered from kindergarteners and under.