October 2018 Calendar

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Sunday, October 21st @ 8:30am in Fellowship Hall
Sunday, October 28 @ 4 - 7pm
Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday - April 1, 2018 @ 8:45 am & 10:55 am

Join us for Easter worship services at 8:45 am & 10:55 am on Sunday April 1.


Homebound Visitors & Easter Flowers!

Homebound Visitors Reminder - The Easter flowers for your homebound folks can be picked up in the church office area (3rd floor) on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Please deliver the flower to your homebound person as soon as Homebound postcard floweryou can. 

If you are unable to do so, please call Ruth Hopkins at 828-628-6813. 

Please check your name off the sheet so we will know who has picked up their flowers! Have a wonderful Easter, and thank you for the love and joy you bring to our homebound all year long!


Easter Flowers - To continue one of Central's long-standing traditions, please bring fresh flowers on Easter Sunday and place them on the cross before either of our morning worship services. 


Holy Week (Sunday, March 25th - Saturday, March 31st)



Holy Week and Easter Worship Services and Events at Central UMC - March 25 — April 1, 2018


March 25, 2018—Palm/Passion Sunday

    10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.    

We will join with our friends from First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Episcopal Church for our annual procession to Pritchard Park with the donkey.

All are welcomed to join us during the Sunday school hour.  We will begin on the front lawn at Central UMC at 10:00 a.m.  All ages are invited to attend.

Worship services at 8:45 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.



March 28, 2018—No IMPACT programs are scheduled.



March 29, 2018—Holy Thursday

    6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.—Seder Service. Fellowship Hall.

Join us as we celebrate the Passover Service, remembering the story of the Exodus and the time of the last supper and the Passover meal that Jesus and his disciples would have shared.

7:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.—Maundy Thursday Service. Sanctuary.

Following the Seder Service, we will gather in the Sanctuary for our Maundy Thursday Service. Communion will be served. A foot washing will be offered during the service for anyone who would like to participate.

    Childcare will be provided for both services.



March 30, 2018—Good Friday

    7:00 p.m—8:00 p.m.  Worship Service. Sanctuary.

The service will be a presentation of Faure’s Requiem, presented by the Chancel Choir and Orchestra, woven with the Passion Story in the Gospel of John.

Childcare will be provided for this service.



March 31, 2018—Holy Saturday

    6:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m.  Tenebrae Worship Service.  Fellowship Hall.

The Service of Tenebrae, or “Darkness,” is based on a twelfth-century service and is a meditation on the passion of Christ.



April 1, 2018—Easter Sunday

    8:45 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Worship Services.  Sanctuary.

He is Risen!  He is Risen, indeed!  We sing and shout our Hallelujahs on this glorious morning as we join together to celebrate Christ’s resurrection and his gift of eternal life.  Join us for services Easter morning!

There will be Sunday school for all age groups on Easter Sunday

No afternoon or evening activities are scheduled for April 1, 2018.



April 2, 2018—Easter Monday.  The church office will be closed Easter Monday.

Last Published: March 2, 2018 6:00 PM