Upcoming Mission Opportunities
Congregations for Children


Congregations 4 Children (C4C) is transforming the lives of children and families impacted by poverty through collaboration with public schools.

C4C's Primary Focus Areas are:

  • Poverty Awareness/Advocacy
  • K-3 Literacy
  • Basic Needs
  • Family Engagement


Central United Methodist Church has been chosen to partner with Emma Elementary School in West Asheville. So watch for this newsletter each month for things you can do to help us with our four goals found above. We need all of you!

Congregations 4 Children are always in need of school supplies for children. If you are interested in making a school supply donation, please leave your donation in the School Supply box in the Fellowship Hall. The following school supplies are needed:

Tier 1 Supplies Most Needed:

  • Clorox/Lysol Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Facial Tissue
  • Gallon Plastic Bags (no sliders)
  • Quart Plastic Bags (no sliders)
  • Plastic Folders with brads and 2 pockets
  • Crayola Crayons 16 or 24
  • Baby Wipes
  • Backpacks (no wheels)
  • Composition books wide rules
  • Headphones for Kindergarteners
  • Notebook Dividers
  • Earbuds for iPads

Tier 2 School Supplies Needed:

  • Colored pencils/map pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Black/blue dry erase markers
  • Scissors
  • Bandaids

Please keep looking out for announcements for a list of warm winter clothes that are needed as the season arrives.


Helping hungry children in Asheville

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This summer Central members joined forty other area churches in the greater Asheville area in feeding children a nutritional lunch. In Buncombe County only 10% of children receiving free lunch during the school year receive the nourishment necessary for proper physical, cognitive, and social development during the summer months.


If interested in serving with Congregations 4 Children, please contact Maggie Charleton.

Last Published: August 30, 2018 2:31 PM