Each Sunday morning our elementary age children are invited to attend "Kids' Worship" upstairs following the pastors children's sermon in the sanctuary. During Kids' Worship our children do crafts, learn Bible lessons, watch videos and sing songs.
There is also Nursery Care (birth - 3yr olds) available through worship and Sunday school 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Nursery care is often provided for other events as well.
Read more: Children's Activities
Seventh Cents Youth Group
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Throughout the year our teens have special events. They have had movie nights, lock-ins, retreats, mission/service projects, amusement park trips, cookouts, Crop Walks, book discussion clubs, pancake breakfasts, Sunday worship led by the youth, Bible studies and game nights.
Our name derives from both Central Prebyterian Church and Centenary United Methodist Church being located on 7th Street. Both names begin with "Cent". Combined they make 7th Cents!
Download the Mission Statement: Mission Statement
Download the Values Statement: Values Statement
Youth Ministry Architects Assessment of "7th Cents" Youth Minstry and Recommendations for advancement
In the past, our "7th Cents" youth ministry held and assessment/evaluation of our youth programming and a 21 page recommendation was put forth for how to go about improving our youth ministry so that we can reach as many youth for Jesus Christ as effectively as possible.
This report and recommendations has been approved by the Education Ministry and Administrative Council of our church. In the months ahead we hope to grow our youth ministry in many ways.
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FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN
The United Methodist Church web site (UMC.org) defines Lent as follows:
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.
Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
As we approach this Lenten Season, which begins February 14, let us ask ourselves what will we do to prepare for Easter. One way is to study the Bible for a better understanding of who we are and who’s we are.
Our Lenten study this year will begin on February 8. Originally we were going to do “Easter Earthquake” but that book is not available. So, we will be doing “The God We Can Know” by Rob Fuquay.
Whatever it is you choose to do, may God bless you as you seek to know him better.
For the only cause that matters,