Reaching Out

cross-and-flame-color-1058x1818   Central’s Mission Outreach extends down the street along Albemarle Road and Central Avenue through East Charlotte, to needs in our state and country, as well as around the world.

As a Methodist Church, Central is connected to churches and missions throughout the country and the world.  UMCOR , the United Methodist Committee on Relief,  is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.

Central serves the east Charlotte community  and beyond, and we welcome your participation. . . .

127 bookbags filled for area Charlotte students

Donations of school supplies and cash were gathered in massive shopping trips and organized for filling bookbags that were given to families Aug. 20.  

Ongoing opportunities to get involved:


We have opportunities throughout the year to serve the Hungry in our community at Second Harvest Food Bank.   We would like to have nine people each day.  We are trying weekday hours as weekends tend to get busy with family and church activities.  Watch for announcements about scheduled work days.

Our Central Cares Food Pantry receives credits when we volunteer so that our pantry is able to purchase from Second harvest a lot of food for monthly boxes at a greatly discounted price.

Please email Jim Guimond at or call or text 704-568-9141 if you are interested in receiving notification about scheduled workdays.  Transportation can be arranged.  Thank you for considering spending some of your time at Second Harvest!    When we go, we have FUN!!!  —Jim Guimond


    • Central Cares is one of our church’s premier giving services, providing a generous box of food monthly to nearly 70 families.
    • Church members tutor, provide special lunches for teachers, proctor exams and volunteer for other tasks at our partner schools:  Albemarle Road Elementary School (ARES) and Albemarle Road Middle School (ARMS).
    • English is taught to speakers of other languages in two free projects.
    • 1,000 or more Eastside residents and hundreds of volunteers are drawn to Central’s annual free Carnival in the spring.
    • IMG_7194-001Church members and friends partner with several community organizations to serve, such as Habitat for Humanity, Love, Inc., CROP, Room in the Inn and others.  More pictures here.
    • Youth take a week out of their summer to participate in work projects such as CCC.