“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.

helsersBack in September, Ken Helser led us in an amazing spiritual renewal weekend. And this month, he returns to share with us during a weekend devoted to the Holy Spirit. Ken will lead our first session in the Family Life Center on Friday Night, March 20 from 7:30-9:00. Saturday morning, March 21, Ken will continue his teaching from 9:00 am until 12:00 Noon. The weekend will conclude with a combined service of worship on Sunday, March 22 at 10:30.

As you all know, Ken is a powerful and dynamic teacher, and his topic for our Spiritual Renewal Weekend is the most overlooked of the persons of the Holy Trinity: the Holy Spirit. Most of us feel like we know a great deal about God the Father and Jesus the Son. But there is often a sense of unease when it comes to the Holy Spirit. Indeed, we might even say there is a great deal of ignorance when it comes to talking about the third person of the Trinity. In part, that is because some older translations of the Bible refer to the “Holy Ghost,” and this can make the Spirit seem frightening to some. But the truth is the Holy Spirit is not a ghost like Casper, but is in fact a person. The Spirit thinks (Acts 15:28), speaks (Acts 1:16), leads (Romans 8:14) and the Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit is sometimes described as the Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9) or the Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:7). And that is because the Spirit is often the way in which Jesus is present with his people. A simple way of putting this relationship might be the Spirit is "'Jesus' other self."

Join us in two weeks, as Ken shares his insights about "Jesus’ other self," and how we can be transformed by the work of the Spirit. It will be well worth the investment of your weekend.

Blessings,

~ Pastor Terry


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