UMFaith Mission Recognition

Central’s United Women in Faith is proud to announce Marjorie Knipes as the the 2022 recipient of the UMFaith Mission Recognition Pin. Marjorie has served as Evangelism Chair, Youth Sunday School Teacher, Liturgist for Sundays and stepped up to fill Bobbie Denny’s shoes in her absence. We can’t thank Marjorie enough.



A new Boy Scout troop for boys 6-16, led by Daniel Silva, has started meeting at Central and welcomes new members. Pictured here are Scouts who participated in a recent church service and prepared a meal for families and all church members.

Any youth interested in joining the organization at Central can contact Dores Resendiz at 704-670-7977.

Se ha formado una tropa de Boy Scouts en Central UMC para niños de 6 a 16 años. En la foto aparecen Scouts que participaron en un servicio religioso reciente y prepararon una comida para las familias y todos los miembros de la iglesia.

Cualquier joven interesado en unirse a la organización en Central puede contactar a Dores Resendiz al número de teléfono 704-670-7977.

Dick Woods Named Central’s United Methodist Man of the Year

Men’s Club leader Kevin Eudy cited the wide-ranging work of Dick Woods over the years.  He was active in founding the Children of the World Learning Center bi-lingual preschool, has organized the community carnival for a number of years, stands up for TPS holders with wife Louise and spends endless hours maintaining the church facilities.  Kevin also praised Dick for having a broad view of who is included in God’s kingdom.  He also was a winner of Central’s 2019 Laity Award with Louise.

Central members and friends lobby for Temporary Protective Status in Washington, DC.   Photos here.

Louise and Dick Woods–Central’s 2019 Laity Service Award winners recognized by District UMC

Louise and Dick Woods

Read Bobby Denny’s tribute to this honored couple here.


Makenna Ross, left, was awarded the “Nurse Buck” by the Cabarrus School of Health Sciences for outstanding work in her hospital clinicals, and Madison Collver was accepted to the Wingate University School of Pharmacy Doctoral Program!

Central Honors Teachers starting a new year.

A reception for teachers featured Pastor Pam as driver of the school bus, putting the children in God’s hands.

Central Members Urged to Join Reconciling Ministry Network

Jill Henley, center, with Christy Bost and Matt Henley.

Central member Jill Henley read her letter to the congregation urging members to show love and support to the LGBTQ members of our church community and to participate in the Metro District Reconciling Ministry Network forming a new group of Methodists.  Laity and clergy are met April 28 to support and educate other United Methodist individuals and churches about the full inclusion of all God’s people.  The movement is a reaction to the United Methodist Conference vote to endorse the “Traditional Way” proposal which excludes gay and lesbian members from being married in a United Methodist church or serve as clergy.