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

Central’s Pastors attend WNC Annual Conference

Pastor Pam Blackstock, second from right, and Pastor Susan Webster, right, with clergy colleagues at annual conference.

Central Youth head to the Outer Banks to help with flood relief as part of Carolina Cross Connection

FREE SUMMER SUPPERS BEGIN JULY 10; Dinner & Fellowship for everyone

Details here;  Cenas de Verano here

Central Graduates Honored on Pentecost

Central UMC 2019 high school graduates

Children of the World Learning Center graduates with director Maria Cardarelli

Central Congregation Worships at Cokesbury UMC June 2

A combined worship service at Cokesbury UMC featured five ministers: Rev. Johnathan Coppedge-Henley, Rev. Susan Suarez Webster, Rev. Karen Easter-Bayne, Rev. Pamela Blackstock and Rev. In-Yong Lee.

Combined Central and Cokesbury choir.

Covered dish lunch for Central and Cokesbury members.


Central’s 2019 Carnival drew a large crowd for a day of food, fun and entertainment.

See more photos taken by Louise Woods here.