Combined Ministries

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps us deal with life’s “hurts, habits, and hangups.” The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-11) and the Christ-centered 12 steps. Central is proud to offer this program on Thursday evenings. For more information about the Celebrate Recovery program, please visit our Celebrate Recovery webpage, contact Rev. Carl Palmer at , or you may visit

Good S.A.M.

Good S.A.M. or “Good Samaritan Assistance Ministries” sponsors various opportunities for our church to reach out to others who are in difficult situations. In addition to providing relief for Central members who need emergency relief, Good S.A.M. also coordinates the following outreach efforts:

  • Community Kid’s Closet - An ecumenical ministry which conducts clothing drives twice a year (spring & fall) to provide new clothes and shoes for less fortunate children in our community.
  • Christmas Families – Working with referrals from the Fayetteville Public Schools, Good SAM provides Christmas for needy and deserving families – everything from food and toiletries to toys and clothes.
  • Salvation Army Kiddie Bags – Distributed through Sunday School classes, these bags are filled with listed items to help the Salvation Army provide Christmas for hundreds of families.
  • Sack-It Sunday – A twice-a-year food drive supported by Central members to benefit Cooperative Emergency Outreach (CEO).