Special Needs

This is an intentional ministry for us. We have one-on-one “buddies” for children who have certain challenges so they can be a part of Sunday School and worship with the rest of the children. Central has a special relationship with Sunshine Industries (employment) and Beta Homes (residences), and many of Knoxville’s intellectual and developmental challenged adults. Our Beta class is provided for these adults on Sunday mornings and many of them participate in worship, act as greeters, host the welcoming table, and help with the children’s time on occasion.We developed a nature trail for their enjoyment and host an annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Special Needs

This is an intentional ministry for us. We have one-on-one “buddies” for children who have certain challenges so they can be a part of Sunday School and worship with the rest of the children. Central has a special relationship with Sunshine Industries (employment) and Beta Homes (residences), and many of Knoxville’s intellectual and developmental challenged adults. Our Beta class is provided for these adults on Sunday mornings and many of them participate in worship, act as greeters, host the welcoming table, and help with the children’s time on occasion.We developed a nature trail for their enjoyment and host an annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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WOWs

The WOWs dinner group (Women Who Worship) at Central UMC is an informal gathering open to all women of all ages who would like an evening out for positive conversation and support. The idea is to “do life” together by having dinner in a casual setting monthly so that we may get to know one another better. There is no agenda, no preparation – simply dinner out! A calendar of monthly dinner locations around our city is listed regularly in the Central UMC newsletter and weekly bulletins.

WOWs

The WOWs dinner group (Women Who Worship) at Central UMC is an informal gathering open to all women of all ages who would like an evening out for positive conversation and support. The idea is to “do life” together by having dinner in a casual setting monthly so that we may get to know one another better. There is no agenda, no preparation – simply dinner out! A calendar of monthly dinner locations around our city is listed regularly in the Central UMC newsletter and weekly bulletins.

Central Lights

Central Lights, the senior group, was organized in 1992. It provides a monthly social time for anyone who claims to be a “senior,” and members of other churches are welcome. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10:30 a.m., with a devotion, recognition, brief business meeting, and program. A $6 lunch follow the program.

Central Lights

Central Lights, the senior group, was organized in 1992. It provides a monthly social time for anyone who claims to be a “senior,” and members of other churches are welcome. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10:30 a.m., with a devotion, recognition, brief business meeting, and program. A $6 lunch follow the program.

Choir

The Chancel Choir is the heart of Central’s music ministry. The choir sings in the Sunday worship service. The choir practices on Wednesday nights from 7-8 p.m. Once or twice a year they perform special cantatas during worship. Everyone is welcome to sing in the choir!

Choir

The Chancel Choir is the heart of Central’s music ministry. The choir sings in the Sunday worship service. The choir practices on Wednesday nights from 7-8 p.m. Once or twice a year they perform special cantatas during worship. Everyone is welcome to sing in the choir!