To Grow Is Good!

United Methodists expect to grow in our faith. We assume that God designed us for physical and spiritual growth. We grow in our experience of God and of the world. We grow in our knowledge of our roots and tradition. We grow in our ability to reason and understand the world around us and the life within us. Our tradition says, “The scriptures hold all that is necessary for faith and practice,” and so we are a community of people who engage scripture in worship and study. We are also people who engage our culture in our faith and in our living, therefore we seek to apply our faith in our lives. Christian Education is bringing our faith to life.
Here at Central United Methodist Church, we have educational opportunities for growing our faith for children, youth, and adults on Sunday morning and throughout the week. Central also hosts one of the foremost Progressive Christian study groups in the Lansing, MI region called Vespers which is attended by people from across the Greater Lansing area. It meets on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Short term book studies as well as Bible studies and discussion groups on topics of our times are offered frequently.
New groups on parenting, care giving and grief support are being offered. We also welcome fresh ideas and leadership for new groups.
Come and grow with us, for that is how God made us – to grow and grow together.
To grow is good!


Children's Sunday School

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Children's Church is the heart of our Christian Education for our younger kids. The children begin the morning with their parents/guardians in the sanctuary. All children, age 3 thru grade 6, are invited to go to the Rainbow Room right after the Children's Sermon for the remainder of the worship time. Parents pick them up after worship and then take them to Coffee Fellowship where they can enjoy goodies and the warmth of our Central church family.

Rainbow Room



Central hosts a Progressive Christian study group. Anyone welcome Sunday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the church.

Judy Grove Fellowship

Women who meet the 3rd Monday of every month for dinner, program, book study, service projects, etc.
6 - 7:30 pm
Call Church Office at (517)485 -9477 for details on location of meeting.

Pastor Rich is excited to lead this particular study this fall. The book, Inspired, by Rachel Held Evans, is about the journey she took to try to understand what the Bible is and how it's meant to be read. She explores contradictions and questions from her own experiences with the Bible. What she discovered changed her-and it can change you, too. This is the kind of book that all Christians should read! Books are $10 or by donation. The group will meet downtown at the Midtown Tavern, starting Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:00. No need to order food or drink. Pastor Rich has books available. Call the church if you are interested in joining this study.

Joi Tennant is offering an opportunity for anyone who may realize they have an anger problem that often gets in the way (don't we all?), and perhaps could use some help learning how to understand and reduce anger in close relationships. The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D., is a brilliant, engaging and illuminating guide that has become a classic over the years. Lerner lays out the all-too-familiar patterns that all of us recognize, and then helps us understand how to gradually change them. Each chapter contains information that has relevance for any relationship you are in. Books are $10 or by donation. You can buy them used online for less. Date and time will be determined according to the people who respond. Joi wants to know when and where is best. You may call her for more information or to let her know you are interested. Her cell is: 517-712-2619.