Artists Directory


We all have our gifts. The Faith and the Arts Committee is creating a directory of all of our artistically gifted members.  We want to know who are our musicians, actors, visual artists, designers, crafters, Sunday afternoon painters, dancers, performers, etc.

Please click here if you would like to be included in our Artists Directory.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Mitchell (828) 215-6616.

Faith and the Arts


Statement of Purpose

The Faith and the Arts Committee (formerly the Visual Arts Committee) of Central UMC believes that God calls us to express our love of him in every way possible.  We also believe that there are diverse ways of experiencing the Divine.  We see the visual arts as a medium which can motivate dialogue, encourage understanding, and provide comfort to creators and viewers of art, all of which may serve to stimulate and enhance spiritual growth.


Church Street Gallery Statement

The visual arts gallery of Central UMC will provide our church community with opportunities for evangelism, education, spiritual growth and reflection.  Initially we will seek out local and regional artists for submission.  There will be at least six shows a year which will help the members of Central and our larger community experience and connect more deeply with God.  This gallery will enhance our observation of the liturgical seasons of the Christian year and the various ministry areas of our church.  Overall the gallery will broaden our conception of the Divine as it adds a visual dimension to our church experience.


What we do:

  • Create visual displays to enhance Central UMC's worship services
  • Curate the Church Street Gallery outside of the sanctuary and chapel
  • Serve as a visual arts resource to other groups in the church
  • Seek to beautify the interior of the church building


Join us for our next Faith and the Arts Committee meeting


We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the conference room of our church. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO JOIN US.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Hugh Meyer at  





The Faith and the Arts Team created this display for the sermon series on Jonah.



"Beauty is always available.  It is there to be attended to, and art is our human response to whatever we see as beautiful.  Not the kind of beauty we might call pretty or decorative--it can be strong, shocking, confusing, boundary-breaking, thrusting forward in experimental ways--but beauty that most often reflects glory, the glory of our God who created us with the capacity for recognizing, responding, and receiving beauty through the work of artists."

--from the Foreward by Luci Shaw to For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts by W. David O. Taylor



Notecards for Sale

Central UMC's Faith and the Arts Committee is selling notecards featuring the artwork of Monroe Moore.  The images feature different scenes from around the church.  The notecards are available for purchase in Jan Griffin's office during weekly office hours.

Individual cards are $4.  A package of 5 cards is $18.  You support the work of this committee with your purchase.

Monroe Moore ArtMonroe Moore - FrontMonroe Moore - Steeple

Day of the Arts


We are offering a selection of workshops that include Shape Note Singing, Watercolor Painting, Knitting and Crocheting, and more. The nonrefundable registration fee is $10 and there may be a materials fee that will vary based on the workshop. 


Register here, or contact Hugh Meyer at for more information.


The following workshops will be offered:



Painting with Mom or Dad with Ana Blanton (10:00am - 12:00pm)


Knitting and Crocheting Prayer Shawls (10:00am - 12:00pm)


Shape Note Singing: A History of American Music and Methodism with Ed Schneider (11:00am - 12:00pm)


Mixed Media Shadow Boxes with Lynn Karregeannes (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

The Magic of Watercolor with Ron Maffett (10am-2pm)
Saturday, October 14th @ 10am


A mini-workshop for adults 18 or over (maximum size class 12 people)

Learn How To:

  • Prepare your thoughts to make your painting a good one.
  • Get the color you want by mixing your own from three colors.
  • Let the paint do the magic for you.
  • Know the only three things you need to know to get the paint to behave.
  • Paint your own Christmas cards quick and easy.

Material Furnished for this Workshop:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor brush
  • Watercolor palette

What You Need to Bring:

  • 2 Plastic 16 to 32 ounce containers for water.
  • Box of Kleenex or any cheap facial tissues (WITHOUT OILS)
  • A #2 pencil and a sketch book or a few sheets of inkjet-print paper.
  • Your fun and positive attitude.

If you think you will paint more in the future, you may want to purchase some additional items such as...

  • A cheap palette - Cheap Joe's Round 10-Well Palette #0204 about $4.00
  • A good flat brush - Cheap Joe's "Starving Artist" No. ST330-1 about $10.00 and or a number 12 item #ST340-12 about $5.00


Please free to call me with any questions: Ron Maffett - 828-450-2177

Painting with Mom or Dad with Ana Blanton (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Saturday, October 14th @ 10am
Knitting and Crocheting Prayer Shawls (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Saturday, October 14th @ 10am


The Prayer Shawl Ministry invites you to learn to knit or crochet. Participants should purchase a “how to knit” or a “how to crochet” book at a local craft store to bring to class.  (If you are left-handed, be sure your book includes instructions for “lefties.”)  Also bring a pair of size 13 knitting needles or a size G or H crochet hook.  Practice yarn will be provided free. When signing up, please indicate whether you wish to learn to knit or crochet. Suggested for teens and adults. Contact Mary Ann Wansong or Anne Frick for more information.

Shape Note Singing: A History of American Music and Methodism with Ed Schneider (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Saturday, October 14th @ 11am
Mixed Media Shadow Boxes with Lynn Karregeannes (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Saturday, October 14th @ 1pm
A mixed media memory box is a place where you can capture, honor, or focus on something that is important to you.  You will be building a story in a box. The theme of the box might be a person, a trip, or an event you want to remember.  It might be a beloved pet you have lost.  Or it might be a special hobby, collection, or interest.
To capture a memory specifically and artistically is to honor a person or event that has touched and enriched our lives. In doing so, we also briefly relive the moment and perhaps create an object that can be kept in one’s own collection or passed on to others for years to come.”
~Anna Corba in Making Memory Boxes
We will start with a blank box or container as our base.  Lynn will bring a variety of boxes and containers to choose from.  Lynn will also bring an abundance of items to choose from in creating your themed box.  She will also bring all necessary paints, glues, and papers.
Please bring any small items from home that you would like to incorporate into your memory box.  These items might be such things as ticket stubs, photos, museum postcards, broken jewelry, buttons, items from nature…. The possibilities are endless.  The main restriction is that these items must be fairly small.  Also please bring a $5 material fee to cover the materials provided by the instructor.