Greetings, in the name of Jesus, our Brother, our Teacher, and our Friend..Central UMC has a long history of providing a place of hospitality for everyone who comes through our doors. We seek to move toward inclusion of all persons in the worship and life of our congregation, and to promote a community with a diversity of race, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, ethnicity, political and social perspectives, and a wide range of abilities. We are proud that this year we have celebrated the 13th anniversary of our becoming a Reconciling Congregation within The United Methodist Church.
Like all churches, Central UMC tries to follow the way of Jesus in the world and to help create the Beloved Community of God in all of the places where we live and work and play. Most of the time we do a pretty good job of this. Yet, there are times that we fall short and demonstrate our need to learn and grow in our ways of following Jesus in the world. We will keep trying until we get it right, and I invite you to join us on this wonderful journey of faith that we travel each and every day.
Grace and peace!
Pastor Dan Gerhard
“Shepherd of Transition”