March 2017 Calendar

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Friday, March 31 - Monday, April 3, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10 am
Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 7pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 7pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017 @ 8:45am & 10:55am
Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 8:45am & 10:55am
Monday, July 17 - Thursday, July 20, 2017
Women's Spiritual Retreat
Friday, March 31 - Monday, April 3, 2017


The 5th Annual Women’s Retreat sponsored by the NEST will be held at Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC. This retreat is open to all women of all ages at Central. The cost for 3 nights is $225 - Friday-Monday.  Spiritual and Bible study sessions will be provided along with yoga, water aerobics, time on the beach and dining at several restaurants nearby. On-line registration is available on the NEST page on the Church’s web site under Ministries.  Reserve your slot with a $100 deposit or by paying the entire $225.  The balance is due March 15, and no refunds will be granted after February 15.  This is a great way to form relationships and take part in thoughtful discussions about our relationship with God.  For more information or questions, contact Linda Sexton-Patrick at 828-484-8081.


Church-wide Christian Seder Service
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6pm - 7pm


Jesus gathered with his disciples to celebrate the Passover. It was his custom. Join us for a celebration of the Passover Seder service that combines this wonderful tradition with the acknowledgement of God's new work of deliverance in Christ.

No Wednesday evening meal will be served and no other IMPACT activities will be taking place that evening. Children's Choir will rehearse from 6pm - 7pm.

*Childcare for preschoolers only will be provided.

Palm Sunday Donkey Walk
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10 am


We'll gather with our friends from First Presbyterian and Trinity Episcopal in front of Central United Methodist for a walk to Pritchard Park for a time of celebration.

All are invited to attend.

Around 10:30am, children will meet in the Chapel to prepare for participation in worship. Children will receive palm branches to wave during our service and walk.

A Service of Darkness and Light
Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 7pm


Join us for an ecumenical experience of worship through meditation, reflection, scripture, silence, light, prayer and music. This Copy of Darkness & Light 680x580experience offers an opportunity to focus and deepen our faith through the power of prayer and to quiet the soul as we worship God. Then, we may "be still" or turn and be at peace in the presence of God. We use a combination of prayer harmonies from traditional hymns and chants as well as prayer songs from the Taizé community in France.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Service of Tenebrae (Good Friday)
Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 7pm
Stations of the Cross (Holy Saturday)
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017 @ 8:45am & 10:55am
Spring Carnival & Easter Egg Hunt


Weekday School Family Fun Carnival (Preschool Age Families Only) - Friday, April 21 from 4 - 6 pm

All Preschool Aged children are welcomed to join our Annual Family Fun Carnival Friday, April 21st from 4 - 6 pm. We will have pizza and fruit, cotton candy, popcorn, preschool games and lots of fellowship! If you have any questions please contact Ms. Tammy at 828-253-3316 or

Worship at Central Sunday, April 23 @ 10:55 am

Join us for a worship service for Children and Families. Our Weekday School Children will be singing during Sunday worship as well as our Cherub Choir. After service everyone will meet to enjoy the Spring Festival.

Central UMC Spring Festival - Sunday, April 23 from Noon - 2 pm

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt (starting at 1:15 pm) on the from lawn and a potluck lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Central will provide the meat and drinks. Please bring side dishes and desserts. Games and activities will be provided for the children.

Candy Donation in March for the Spring Festival Easter Egg Hunt

Please donate bags of candy for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. You can drop off donations at the office. We ask that the candy you give be individually wrapped. Thank you!!

Confirmation Retreat Weekend at Wilderness Trail
Confirmation Retreat Weekend at Wilderness Trail April 21-23, 2017
The cost for the retreat is $99.  This covers two nights lodging at Wilderness Trail, all meals, materials and activities.
  • A deposit of $50 is due on or before Sunday, April 2nd.   
  • Please make out checks to Central United Methodist Church.
  • Please put “Confirmation Retreat” in the MEMO section.
  • Final payment is due on Sunday, April 16, 2017.  
Scholarships are available.   You can confidentially contact us or one of our ministers.
 For more information, contact Lynnette Sills at 828-253-3316 or Leigh Young at 828-691-0586.
 Please return permission slips and money to:
 Central United Methodist Church
 Attn: Lynnette Sills
 27 Church Street
 Asheville, NC  28801                                                                                                 
For more information, contact Lynnette Sills at 828-253-3316 or Leigh Young at 828-691-0586.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 8:45am & 10:55am
Vacation Bible School & Camp
Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13, 2017


VBS Registration begins February 1, 2017

  • VBS for ages 4 through 5th grade (completed)
  • Must turn 4 before July 10. VBS hours from 9:00 am - noon
  • No cost to attend the 4-day VBS program from 9:00 am - noon
  • VBS Day Camp hours from noon - 4:30 pm
  • Cost is $100 per child. For children who have completed 1st grade through 5th grade (completed)
  • Day camp participants must attend VBS in the morning to participate in the afternoon
  • Day Camp is limited to 25 participants




VBS Camp includes July 10 -13 for VBS (9am - noon)

Camp begins after VBS at noon and goes until 4:30pm each day

Camp Attendees ONLY will also have camp on Friday, July 14 from 9am - 4:30pm 

  • Cost is $100 for the week which includes meals, snacks and the cost for all activities.
  • Camp is for children who have completed 1st grade through completed 5th grade.
  • Camp is limited to the first 25 children who register and pay a $25 deposit.
  • Registration deadline is June 30, 2017.
  • Full payment is due by June 30, 2017.
  • Please make checks payable to CUMC. In the Memo section please write "VBS 2017 Camp".


Register for VBS & VBS Day Camp HERE