Missions at Central
Central UMC is absolutely committed to serving members of our congregation, citizens in our community, and members of the body of Christ around the world. We invite all our members to serve our local, regional, and global community through our financial support, gifts of talents, and time.
We support the other congregations in the Metro District, including support of our District Superintendent, the District Mission Fund, and Hispanic ministries. We are a leading contributor of money and people to our United Methodist brothers and sisters.
Our Western North Carolina Annual Conference involves 1100 congregations in the 44 western counties in North Carolina. We support conference benevolences, retirees, higher education scholarships, human services, and Aldersgate Retirement community. These United Methodists support 4 colleges, 3 retirement communities, and a children’s home.
Locally, we give 50% of our missions monies to at least 30 local groups from Cooperative Christian Ministry, Salvation Army, Backpack Buddies, Hospice, and Meals on Wheels.
There are many opportunities at Central to make a difference in someone's life. Some require time, some food, some talent and some just require a helping hand. If you are interested in more ways to serve, contact Pastor Ben.
Globally, we also support missionaries in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Pakistan, and more. We support the annual CROP Walk against hunger with the help of our own Lucy Shinn.