“In All We Are and Do,
Christ is Central at Central!”

Welcome to Central United Methodist Church, located in Asheboro, North Carolina. Our goal at CUMC is to Follow Jesus, Make Disciples and Transform the World! We are a body of believers moving forward along the path that Jesus has shown us, all at different paces, but all keeping Christ the central focus. There's a place for you here at Central!

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There's a Place for You at Central...

Birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, sickness, death and all the joys and sorrows in between - these are some of the events that frame our spiritual life as well as life here on this planet. Our congregation is a warm, friendly family that offers support, insight, rejoicing, sympathy, love and, as Jesus demonstrated, a relationship throughout all of these events. Take a moment to browse our website, then stop by for a visit and find out for yourself what makes Central such a special place. We look forward to seeing you and remember, there's a place for you at Central!

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Central 101

Pastor Terry teaches a “Central 101” class at different times throughout the year. It is a 4 week class for persons interested in joining the church or finding our more about the church. Please call the church office (629-1425) to find out when the next class is scheduled.

good-shepherd-jesus-christOur scripture lesson this week is a familiar psalm that is often used at funeral services when sadly its message comes too late for at least one person at the service. Of course, I am talking about Psalm 23. In the course of just six verses, this Psalm reveals much about the nature of God, and his amazing love and care for each of us, broken, hurting and imperfect though we may be.

Often, when we think of Biblical figures there is always a danger that we see them as so spiritual, so excellent, so superhuman, that we think we could never be like that. In fact, King David, the author of Psalm 23 is often viewed as a spiritual giant because of the profound spiritual insights that are to be found within it.

But David was far from perfect. He was a broken man who suffered from considerable imperfections. He committed adultery, and then he arranged for the woman’s husband to be killed in battle in order to cover up his sin.

David was an ordinary man subject to the same failings that many of us know all too well. But David overcame his failings and his past, and became an extraordinary man as a result of his relationship with the Good Shepherd.

This week, we will be digging into Psalm 23, not just to discover the insights it offers about the nature of God, but to also help each of us understand how with the guidance of the Good Shepherd, we can move from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

You see, if you think that you could never be like King David, you are wrong. We are like him more than we know. And yet, God has a desire to lead each of us to be the person we were created to be if we will let Him. After all, it is not too late.

Blessings,

~ Pastor Terry



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