United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life stories, but share a unique history and faith perspective.
No matter how or where we serve Jesus Christ, United Methodists do God’s work in a unique structure—referred to as “the connection.” This concept has been central to Methodism from its beginning. Connectionalism comes to life through our clergy appointment system, our mission and outreach, and through our collective giving. We live out our call to mission and ministry by engaging in ministry with the poor, combating diseases of poverty by improving health globally, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders. No one congregation can do all these ministries, but together—through the power of our connection—we can make a tremendous difference.
We encourage you to learn about connections at Central and find out about our small groups.
Tuesday Night Out Groups
Our Tuesday Night Out continues through the season of Lent! We have three diverse small group offerings for you to plug into. One Tuesday out of the month will feature a prepared meal at 6:00. Every week, small groups will meet from 6:30-7:30pm. There is no cost for the meal but donations are welcome. Please note that the meal will be held once a month so the next meal is scheduled for March 14th. Small groups will continue to meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30. Below are highlights of each small group to be offered.
24 Hours That Changed the World
Leader: Pat Arnold
Location: Joslin Chapel
This 7-week study will explore the last 24 hours before Jesus’ death on the cross. No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. This study, by Pastor Adam Hamilton, helps us experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death like never before. He retraces the day that changed human history in his usual straightforward yet easy, conversational style that speaks to both long-time Christians and those who are simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion.
Leader: Pastor Wil Wilson
Location: Conference Room
This 8-week study will explore the road to the Easter story through the perspectives of some well-known and lesser-known figures. Simon the Leper, Malchus, the Centurion at the cross, Cleopas, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, Barabbas, Simon of Cyrene, and Mary Magdalene – each offers a unique perspective on one of the greatest events in human history. and yet their stories are often overlooked. On the Road to the Cross will help us experience Easter through the eyes of the everyday people who witnessed the triumphal entry, saw Jesus drag his cross to Calvary, and cried through Christ’s last words. Each new perspective opens the door to a fresh consideration of Easter and its impact on their lives and ours.
Faith and Fitness
Leader: Beth Lewis
Location: Room 8
This small group experience will help you discover how yoga’s physical and meditative practices can be incorporated into your prayer life and every day life. Classes will include a gentle yoga flow, appropriate for all levels of yoga experience, discussion of yoga principles and a weekly devotion. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one, a bottle of water, a hand towel and a journal and pen or pencil.
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