Welcome to Central UMC


“Joyfully embracing the diverse community where God has placed us,

to become the ONE community God wants us to be. . .”

Welcome to Central United Methodist Church. I am glad you have chosen to spend a few moments looking around, discovering our church family. As I describe Central to people, I like to use words like ‘community’ and ‘family.’  We reflect the community of which we are proud to be a part of, with folks from all continents of the world.  Our hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed at Central.  While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our programs and get a glimpse of who we are, but only a glimpse. To fully understand us, come and worship with us.  Enjoy the website, then come. We’d love to meet you and know you.                                                                              —-Pastor Pam Blackstock

Welcome           Bienvenida             Bienvenue              欢迎

Miguel Zelaya named 2019 Man of the Year;   His story here, en espanol

Find Pastor Pam’s post after UMC General Conference here.

Intergenerational Activity Draws Kids, Parents, Grandparents 

Juan José’s Middle School project in pictures here.


Central youth confirmed Sunday


Children of the World Learning Center Students Sing at Worship

See videos here of these adorable pre-schoolers singing for Central’s congregation, led by assistant teacher Irma Sandoval (left, front) and lead teacher Jill Henley, right.

Long-time Central UMC Secretary Edna Welch Retires

Edna Welch’s family gather at reception honoring her retirement after 48 years.


Central Gets Acquainted with Immigrant Members

Raphael Totou is from Togo

Aline Mukobwajana, left, is from Rwanda. 

Ildephonse Nkubiri, center, is from Rwanda.  His wife is from Congo:  Christine Mutamuliza

Pastor Susan S Webster, right

Newcomers to Central from the Congo sing a special song at worship.