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January 2018 Calendar

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Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30am at Crowne Plaza and Monday, January 15, 2018, 6pm at Central UMC
Wednesday, January 17 @ 5pm in the Fellowship Hall
January 22 - April 9, 2018; Monday Evenings from 7:00 - 9:00pm
February 17 @ 8pm in Sanctuary of Central UMC
March 9th, 2018 from 6pm - 9pm & March 10th from 9am - 12pm in the Fellowship Hall
Candlelight Service Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30am at Crowne Plaza and Monday, January 15, 2018, 6pm at Central UMC
 
On Monday, January 15, 2018, at 6 pm, Central UMC will host the Candlelight Service honoring Dr. King’s birth and his MLKlegacy, with a special choir, speaker and poet participating in the service.  Please contact Joe McGuire with questions regarding either event. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unable to join us in person? Join us via our livestream! (Get the program here.)
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With All Deliberate Speed: School Desegregation in Buncombe County
Wednesday, January 17 @ 5pm in the Fellowship Hall

 

The 180th Anniversary Committee presents a new exhibit from the Center for Diversity Education at UNC-Asheville. The exhibit takes a look back on school desegregation in Buncombe County. It will be housed in the Fellowship Hall throughout the month of January.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, join us for a discussion with people who were part of that story and will share their experiences and observations of the time. We’ll also have some discussion on where we are with regard to race relations in our community today. Part of that will be some re flection on how this community of faith can be a positive voice and presence in our community at-large regarding this issue.

Supper will be served from 5:00p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Program from 6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Central UMC to Host Next Session of Building Bridges
February 17 @ 8pm in Sanctuary of Central UMC

 

Since 1993, Building Bridges has been working to dismantle racism by fostering relationships that respect diversity, seek Building Bridgesunderstanding and encourage action. We provide educational programming paired with a safe place to learn, reflect and discuss.

Building Bridges has profoundly impacted people and institutions throughout Western North Carolina. To date, more than 1,500 participants have attended the program.

Each nine-week Building Bridges session offers an introduction to the dynamics of racism and is an opportunity to explore how race has impacted our relationships, communities and institutions.

Cost for the program is $35.00.

For more information and to register for the upcoming session, visit the website at www.bbavl.org or call 828-412-0915.

Bach's "Goldberg" Variations Piano Recital with Alexandre Tharaud
February 17 @ 8pm in Sanctuary of Central UMC

 

We are excited to be joined by one of France’s leading pianists, Alexandre Tharaud, for a recital of Bach’s mesmerizing bach“Goldberg” Variations. This iconic work comprises an aria and a set of 30 variations including canons, a fugue, a French overture, a siciliana, accompanied solos, and a series of inventions and dance-like movements.

 

Tickets are $30/Adults and $15/Youth

 

Purchase tickets here:

http://ashevillesymphony.org/tickets/

Spring Bible Study with Dr. Mickey Efird
March 9th, 2018 from 6pm - 9pm & March 10th from 9am - 12pm in the Fellowship Hall

 

We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Mickey Efird for our Spring Bible Study.  In this study, he will help us explore the Mickey Efirdletters from Paul in Colossians and Ephesians.  What were the issues these churches were facing in the 1st century and how are those issues relevant in the 21st century?  Those and other questions will be part of the study and discussion.  

 

Dr. Efird is a Professor Emeritus of the Duke University Divinity School where he taught Greek and Biblical studies.  He is an ordained Presbyterian minister.

 

 

The bible study will be held on March 9th, 2018 from 6pm - 9pm and March 10th from 9am - 12pm in the Fellowship Hall.

 

There is no charge to attend the study.  Supper will be served on March 9th and a light breakfast will be served March 10th.  Meals are $5.00 per person for each meal.   

 

Register here: [add registration link] or call the office at 828-253-3316.  

For more information, contact Lynnette Sills at lsills@centralumc.org