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Kevin Eudy Wins Laity Service Award

Central recognizes Kevin Eudy as our 2017 Laity Servant. This award is given by churches in the Metro District as a way of saying THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO. Kevin will be honored by Central on Sept. 24 at a reception in the fellowship hall right after the service. He will be honored again with other Laity Service recipients in the Metro District at a celebration to be held at Rocky Mount UMC in Mooresville, October 15 at 3:00.  Everyone can attend this wonderful service.

Kevin’s work at Central and beyond is amazing. Just a few ways he serves are Sunday school teacher, worship liturgist and praise band percussionist, photographing and compiling into videos many of the activities at the church, youth leader, CCC leader and board member, Carnival master of ceremonies, puppeteer for VBS, delegate to Annual Conference, Men’s Club past president and active member, missions and evangelism worker…the list goes on! Kevin is a personable, compassionate follower of Christ who ministers everywhere he goes, winning souls for Jesus and building up the body of Christ. Central salutes Kevin Eudy!

Bobbie Denny, spiritual lay leader

Matsiko World Orphan Choir

The children’s choir, comprised of children from Asia, Africa and South America will perform at Central Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 pm.

Children in the touring choir will stay overnight in the church on the nights of Sept. 18 and 19.

Classes for youth offered by CM Police Department

A series of 10 classes for youth ages 12-18 will be offered this fall at Central by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.  Classes will be held 6-8 pm on a day to be determined.  The young men and women will learn about a variety of topics which will prove beneficial to them now and later.  Interested families should sign up with Miguel Zelaya or call the church office, 704-536-9157.

Congratulations to Ashley Pimentel and Sofia Guevara who are the recipients of the

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Sofia Guevara

YoungAdult Hispanic Latino scholarship to attend the MARCHA (Methodists Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans) conference from August 9 – 13 at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas.  The scholarship includes airfare, lodging, per diem, and cost of registration.   Ashley and  Sofia will represent our Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC and the Southeast Jurisdiction.  The overall theme for the conference is “Rooted in Hope.”   Ashley and Sofia will attend a pre-conference as well in which the content will focus on “Social Holiness.”

Math Star Victor Guevara Featured in The Observer

Central member Victor Guevara, an eighth-grader at Albemarle Road Middle School, was featured in the Charlotte Observer‘s series on “Counted Out:  Why are smart, low-income students falling off the fast track?”  Read the article here which details Victor’s accomplishments as well as the extra assistance many Central members have provided, especially Louise Woods and Pastor Susan Suarez-Webster to help Victor navigate the school system’s opportunities.

Kayley Carpenter named Morehead Scholarship Winner

Central UMC featured on UMC world-wide website

Central’s service that features different languages of the many nationalities represented in its congregation is described in the Sept. 20 report on The People of the United Methodist Church website.

15 nacionalidades se reúnen a adorar en iglesia de Charlotte

Forth Sunday features JRRIC Petition Effort–Download Petition here

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Laity Awards to Ashley Pimentel and Miguel Zelaya

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 Ashley Pimentel Wins Scholarship

As recipient of a MARCHA (Methodists Representing the cause of Hispanic Americans) scholarship, Ashley attended the 2016 MARCHA youth leadership development workshop and conference in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.  The goal is to help youth develop skills and knowledge to make them more effective in their own ministry in their local churches and in their communities.