Traditional Worship Service

Traditional Worship Service held each Sunday at 10:45 am in the second floor sanctuary, following the 9:30 am Sunday school hour. The Sunday worship follows a traditional United Methodist order, with congregational hymns, liturgies, sermon, and a variety of special music by piano, pipe organ, chancel choir, hand bells and other musicians. The pastor leads the service. Lay members assist with the service, communion, and serve as ushers, greeters, acolytes and crucifer.


Communion is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of the month, as well as on special occasions. In keeping with the beliefs of the United Methodist Church on communion, the Lord´s table is open to all who love Christ, who repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. No one is refused, nor is anyone forced to participate.

In addition to the Sunday morning service, special services are held during the year: Advent, Christmas, and Lent. Central UMC joins other community churches for services during the year such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and

Children’s Church

Children’s Church meets every Sunday morning during morning worship. Children enjoy a more intimate worship service created just for them. They have the opportunity to participate in and lead the service.

Music Ministry

The Chancel Choir is the heart of Central’s music ministry. The choir sings in the Sunday morning worship service at 10:45 am. They meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for rehearsal. All who enjoy singing are welcome in the Choir. Directed by George Hayden.

The Handbell Choir frequently rings during Sunday worship service. The choir also participates in the Knox Area Handbell Festival, where they perform with other area groups. The church owns a three-octive set of Schulmrich handbells and choirchimes. Rehearsals are held at 8:30 am on Sunday morning (seasonal). Directed by Charles Parham.

The Pipe Organ. The Opus 9089 was installed in 1958 by the M. P. Moller Company. The organ consists of three manuals, 35 stops and 42 ranks spread over five divisions: Great, Swell, Choir, Pedal and Antiphonal.

Camp Cantata

In anticipation of our Christmas Cantata in December, the choir goes away for a weekend retreat to learn the music and build community.

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