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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone from the kind folks of Central Church!

Our doors are always open to you. 

Why not make a New Year’s resolution to join us for worship on Sunday?

Central Church’s Congregation welcomes you!

Merry Christmas from Central Church!

Merry Christmas Eve!

This time of the year is always special.  Spending time with family and friends is both a joyful occasion and a blessing.  Whatever your traditions are and however you celebrate, let us not forget the true reason for the season – God’s one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

His birth is the sign of God’s grace and love to the world.  He is the greatest gift anyone could receive!  Let’s be sure to take time today to remember what God has done for us and to worship Jesus, who is worthy of all our worship. 

Central Church’s Christmas Eve worship service begins tonight at 6:30 pm with a 30-minute piano and organ concert, followed by our traditional candlelight service.  Come and join us!

This Christmas, we also want to take a moment to thank all of our friends and partners in outreach for the faithful work you’re doing for the Kingdom of God.  All of us at Central Church are so privileged to serve you along the way.  It is an honor.

We pray the joy of the Lord fills you and your family this holiday season. 

From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve Luminaries at Central Church

A Merry Christmas at Central Church!

Central Church is known in our community as the Church that provides hot, nutritious and free meals to anyone coming through our doors – from our Luncheons every Tuesday to the Dinners every Friday, and even Breakfasts on two Saturdays each month.

So far in 2019, with the help of dedicated volunteers and generous partners, we have provided over 13,000 free meals to the members of our community, and more continue to come to us as we move into the heart of Advent and the Christmas season.

It’s at Christmas time that need is especially felt, particularly with the little boys and girls who come with their parents to eat with us.

Central Church’s doors decorated for Christmas

This year, something special is happening at Central.  Today we received over six large boxes filled to the brim with Christmas toys and stocking stuffers from the Dollar Tree stores in our area.

These toys were given by our local Lions Club for distribution to children in our area, and, due to the extensive community offerings that we provide, the Lions Club tells us that they look to Central Church as the “pulse of our community”!

We have shared some of these gifts with our friends at the SOMA Gathering on 14th Street to help support their own, distinctive outreach ministries, and with Jayme Dickson to help support her Church’s outreach to the youth of downtown Beaver Falls.  (As you may know, Jayme and her group provide a Sunday evening meal and worship service once a month at Central Church for our downtown youth and their parents.)

Our grateful thanks to our friends at our area Dollar Tree stores, and to the continuing, generous community outreach and spirit of our local Lions Club.  Together, we continue to strive to extend a very Merry Christmas to all of our friends and neighbors in downtown Beaver Falls.  As Tiny Tim would say, “God bless us, everyone!”

 

 

Central Church hosts Thanksgiving meal

Sharing a communal meal is a Thanksgiving tradition.

History tells us one of the first gratitude gatherings occurred in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass., when Pilgrims shared a meal with Native Americans.

Expressing thanks for blessings continues when Americans gather Nov. 28 to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Some observe the national holiday at home, but at Central Church, as well as other locations in in Beaver County, it’s also become tradition for families, friends, neighbors and even strangers to gather at churches or community centers to share a communal meal. It’s a chance for individuals, couples and families to unite in fellowship.

At Central, our meals — served by volunteers — are free, and no advance reservations are required.

We believe that no one should be alone on Thanksgiving.  Come join us!

 

Central United Methodist Church

Where: 1227 Sixth Ave. in Beaver Falls

When: 4 to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to all.

Reservations: Not required.

Information: 724-846-3474.

 

 

 

Central Church hosts Thanksgiving meal

Sharing a communal meal is a Thanksgiving tradition.

History tells us one of the first gratitude gatherings occurred in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass., when Pilgrims shared a meal with Native Americans.

Expressing thanks for blessings continues when Americans gather Nov. 28 to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Some observe the national holiday at home, but at Central Church, as well as other locations in in Beaver County, it’s also become tradition for families, friends, neighbors and even strangers to gather at churches or community centers to share a communal meal. It’s a chance for individuals, couples and families to unite in fellowship.

At Central, our meals — served by volunteers — are free, and no advance reservations are required.

We believe that no one should be alone on Thanksgiving.  Come join us!

 

Central United Methodist Church

Where: 1227 Sixth Ave. in Beaver Falls

When: 4 to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to all.

Reservations: Not required.

Information: 724-846-3474.

 

 

 

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Grateful to GodFather in Heaven!  You have loved us first, help us never to forget that You are love so that this sure conviction might triumph in our hearts over the seduction of the world, over the inquietude of the soul, over the anxiety for the future, over the fright of the past, over the distress of the moment.

But grant also that this conviction might discipline our soul so that our heart might remain faithful and sincere in the love which we bear to all those whom You have commanded us to love as we love ourselves.

                                                               – Soren Kierkegaard

From the friendly folks at Central Church, may you have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!

 As part of our Thanksgiving, we thank God for the opportunity to provide free warm and nutritious food for body and soul to many people in the City of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

 This holiday, let us cultivate a Thanksgiving for the people God has placed in our lives.

Help Requested: The Story of Central

As part of her Course of Study, Pastor Jan needs to write a paper for her Transformational Ministry Class about the story of our Church.

Since ministers move around frequently in the United Methodist Church, the best source of information about a congregation’s outreach and ministry over the years is usually the members and friends of the church.

Here is your opportunity to participate in brainstorming some ideas that Pastor Jan could consider for her paper!

  • What are some stories that define Central?

  • How we are remembered and the story retold Does this story Empower us or limit us?

  • How could we redefine or change this story to Better our community?

Time is short since Pastor Jan has to submit her paper on Friday, so please respond wit your ideas as soon as you can!

Upcoming Special Events at Central Church

Mark your calendars for these special upcoming events at Central Church!

 

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:30 pm – UMW Meeting
  • Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11 am – Thankoffering Worship Service

 

 

 

  • Monday, November 25, 2019, 6 pm – Hanging of the Greens
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:30 pm – Christmas Luncheon at Grand Valley Inn, $12
  • Friday, December 20, 2019, 6 pm – Christmas Caroling
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 6:30 pm – Christmas Eve Piano-Organ Concert
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 7 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelit Communion Worship Service

 

 

Happy Veterans’ Day

Central Church hosts Thanksgiving meal

Sharing a communal meal is a Thanksgiving tradition.

History tells us one of the first gratitude gatherings occurred in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass., when Pilgrims shared a meal with Native Americans.

Expressing thanks for blessings continues when Americans gather Nov. 28 to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Some observe the national holiday at home, but at Central Church, as well as other locations in in Beaver County, it’s also become tradition for families, friends, neighbors and even strangers to gather at churches or community centers to share a communal meal. It’s a chance for individuals, couples and families to unite in fellowship.

At Central, our meals — served by volunteers — are free, and no advance reservations are required.

We believe that no one should be alone on Thanksgiving.  Come join us!

 

Central United Methodist Church

Where: 1227 Sixth Ave. in Beaver Falls

When: 4 to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to all.

Reservations: Not required.

Information: 724-846-3474.

 

 

 

Turn Clocks Back Tonight!

If you are still irked about losing that hour of sleep last March when most of the country went on Daylight saving time, here’s some good news – you get it back this Sunday.

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, and if you haven’t heard already, you need to set your clocks back (“fall back”) one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

If you forget to turn your clocks back tonight, don’t worry – Instead of arriving tomorrow for the 11 am worship service, you’ll be right on time for Sunday School!

In Memoriam: Terry Davis

We regret to announce that Terry Davis, the husband of our pastor, Jan Davis, died last night at 12:15 am after more than 130 continuous days in a series of area hospitals.

 

 

1. Viewing and Calling Hours:
 
Sunday, October 20, 3-8 pm
 
Spratt Funeral Home
1901 7th Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 843-1234
2.   Funeral Service:
Monday, October 21, 11 am
 
Central United Methodist Church
1227 Sixth Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

(724) 846-3474

 

13th Street Ramp Door Restored!

                    “Before”

Our 13th Street ramp outside door has been scraped and repainted with the same Sherwin-Williams’ “Real Red” shade used on our outside “Cross and Flame” medallions.  (The only difference is that oil-based gloss enamel was used on the metal medallions, while latex paint (three coats) was used on the wooden doors.)

See the difference the sun can make over many years in washing out the red color on our doors!  Now those doors have been renewed for years to come.

You can see the difference is stunning – not even taking into account that the Before picture was taken on a clear, sunny day and the After photo was taken on a darker, overcast day.  (Take a look at the reflections of the sky in the door’s windows.)

A big thanks to our dedicated Trustees for always looking for ways to maintain and improve our Church!

                                                                        “After”

 

Apple Dumplings

After a thoughtful review of our apple dumpling sales over the past few years, the decision has been made to take a break from making our apple dumplings this Fall. 

The folks of Central Church have enjoyed making our delicious apple dumplings every year for more than 40 years, and we will revisit whether to make them again in 2020, so stay tuned next year!

New Fall Flower Urns

New Fall Flower Urns

Tonight, we received 2 new urns full of beautiful, bright yellow mums grown by Trax Farms in the South Hills of Pittsburgh to spruce up our 6th Avenue entrance for Autumn.

Our thanks to our anonymous donors for adding a little Fall color to the outside of our building!

Outside Railings Repainted!

During the day today, our dedicated Trustees repainted the outside black railings on 6th Avenue down into our Fellowship Hall and on our 13th Street Ramp.

The difference isn’t as dramatic on the 6th Avenue railings since Dave Beegle repainted them last year when he built the roof over the outside steps.  However, those railings get a lot of wear from our feeding ministries, and needed a touch-up. 

However, the railing on 13th Street hasn’t been repainted for a few years, and was badly faded and peeling.  A fresh coat of glossy black enamel has now restored their original luster.

A new coat of paint to the top of our building!

Many thanks to our Trustees for their continuing work to maintain and improve our Church building!

 

 

 

Repainted “Cross and Flame” Insignias

                    6th Avenue “After”

                          13th Street “Before”

During the day today, our dedicated Trustees repainted the “Cross and Flame” insignias on the exterior of our Church.

Over the past few years, the relentless sun had reduced our red flames to something a lot closer to pink, and our black crosses had started migrating toward grey!

Many thanks to our Trustees for their tireless work to maintain and improve our Church building!

                        13th Street “After”

 

 

 

Another Year of Ministry with Pastor Jan!

We are pleased to announce that Pastor Jan has been appointed to Central Church for another fruitful year of ministry!

Following the morning worship service last Sunday, we joined in a celebratory luncheon to welcome Pastor Jan back.

 

 

 

Of course, any Church event with food is a good event, but we were happy to have an excellent reason for a little caloric festivity.

Welcome back, Pastor Jan!

 

 

 

New Scam: Emails Target Worshipers

Rubber stamp with text email scam inside, vector illustration

Scammers are now targeting worshipers in a gift card scam, warns the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Posing as a pastor or other church leaders (through an email that looks familiar and legitimate), these scammers ask worshipers for gift-card contributions to a good cause.

The FTC explains:

The imposter asks you to buy a popular gift card—frequently, iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon—and then asks for the gift card number and PIN on the back of the card. Those numbers let the scammer immediately get the money you loaded onto the card. And once that’s done, the scammer and your money are gone, usually without a trace.

Everyone is please asked to closely evaluate emails that appear to come from any church leader by carefully looking for some typical warning signs.

“For example, the email address isn’t the one normally used by the church, and the service provider is different, too.

The message may begin with a simple ‘Hi,’ but doesn’t include a recipient’s name.

There also may be spelling errors, including the pastor’s name,” says the FTC.

For more information, read the FTC’s full warning at:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/07/worshipers-targeted-gift-card-scam

 

CENTRAL’S SUMMER STREET PICNIC – A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thanks to underwriting by a generous donor, Central Church was able to offer a Summer Street Picnic to our community this afternoon.

For this special, first-time event, 13th Street outside the Church was blocked off by the Beaver Falls Police, and tents and grilling rigs were erected all along the street, providing a dizzying array of grilled chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, and roasted corn on the cob, in addition to coleslaw and other traditional picnic fare.

We even had a burning barrel set up with firewood in the middle of the street so those attending could toast marshmallows over the open flames and make s’mores!

In addition to seating under a tent in the street, our Fellowship Hall featured live music by several talented artists from our area and an opportunity to enjoy their performances in air conditioned comfort.

We lost count of how many folks came to eat after the first 128 plates we put out were gone, but people continued to come by to eat and stay for a while to hear the music all afternoon.

In addition to our usual neighbors and friends who regularly attend our feeding ministry outreach offerings on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, folks walking along 7th Avenue and other streets were drawn by the music and festivities and joined us for a time of food, fun, and fellowship.

We even had a gentleman riding by in a taxi, who asked the taxi to change his destination and drop him off at the Church so he could join us.

What a glorious day!

 

 

Many thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers who took time from their busy schedules to help make our event a big success, and many, many thanks to our generous donor who made all of the festivities possible!

 

Exterior Painting!

A new coat of paint to the top of our building!

Our Trustees have again been busy this week, working with a painting crew to renew the exterior paint on the fascia high up along the roof line, and even including our tower windows, 60 feet from the ground.

Armed with a 60′ lift, our angels with paint brushes have been flying around the top of the Church all week in the heat and humidity.

What a difference a little scraping and a lot of paint can make to spruce up Central Church for years to come.  (And it looks even better in person!)

Our thanks to our dedicated Trustees for their tireless work to maintain and improve out Church building!

 

 

New Ceiling Fan!

After enduring some time with an old, squeaky ceiling fan in our Sanctuary that had seen better days, our Trustees arranged to have it replaced today in a marathon of uninstalling the old one, and rewiring the fixture, and installing a brand new, white, commercial ceiling fan that should give us many years of service (as well as occasional gale-force winds).

(Note – remember that for our next Pentecost service!)

Our new ceiling fan.

 

Many thanks to our dedicated Trustees for their continuing work to maintain and improve our Church building!

Rest in Peace, El Squeako!

 

 

Church Alley Trees Trimmed!

The unusually-severe storm we had on Saturday night snapped the electric line from Duquesne Light to our pipe organ, so we used the piano on Sunday.  (In case you’re wondering, our pipe organ has historically had its own, separate electric meter, and all the rest of our Church was operated from a second, separate electric meter, so we had lights, but no pipe organ on Sunday.)

In preparation to have the pipe organ’s wire restrung to the Church tomorrow, the alley-side trees were trimmed back today, and a big improvement it is!

The alley-side trees before trimming.

The alley-side trees after being trimmed to size!

A big thanks to our dedicated Trustees for always working to improve our Church building!

 

Church Pipe Organ for Sale!

The pipe organ is located in the former First United Methodist Church in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  It has a rich sound and considerable versatility considering its comparatively compact size.  (It is installed in the Church’s Choir Loft elevation and the front of the Sanctuary, immediately behind the altar rail and communion table.)  It was completely restored about ten years ago.

After First UMC’s congregation disbanded a few years ago, the Church property was eventually sold by the UMC’s Conference Trustees to a nondenominational church group named “Reach”.  Reach has now vacated the building and has sold the church building and contents to Tiger Pause (a Christ-centered organization that cultivates community by offering holistic programs to Beaver County’s young people and their families).

Tiger Pause is selling all of the Church-centric furniture and fixtures in order to use the building as a broader outreach facility.  The long, wooden pews have recently been sold for just $148 each, so it is likely that the pipe organ could also be obtained for a reasonable price.  Other worship-related items may also be available at reasonable prices.

For more information, please contact Matt Nance, the director of Tiger Pause, at the following coordinates:

Tiger Pause Youth Ministry
P.O. Box 34
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Office Phone: 724-843-2384
Email: mail@tigerpause.net

 

Peace with Justice Sunday

 

Sunday is “Peace with Justice Sunday” in the United Methodist Church.

A special offering will be received to support denominational outreach initiatives.

Fathers’ Day

Join us this Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11 am at Central Church!

Community Pentecost Service – Sunday, June 9, 2019

Instead of having our regular Sunday worship service, Central Church will join with other area Churches for a Community Pentecost Service in the LGI at the Beaver Falls High School at 10:30 am on Sunday, June 9.

See you there!

 

Concert in Our Area

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Happy Mother’s Day from your friends at Central Church!

Join Us for Easter – This Sunday at 11 am!

Daylight Savings Time – Begins Tonight

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday.

Join us and the people of the other downtown Churches at First Presbyterian Church, 11th Street & 8th Avenue, at 7 pm for a combined worship service as we begin our season of Lent and consider the depth of love our Father God has for His children.

Ash Wednesday – March 1, 2017 – Joint Worship Service

Ash WednesdayCentral Church will join with the Beaver Falls Ministerium on Ash Wednesday – March 1 – for a joint worship service at First Presbyterian Church (across from the Post Office) at 7 pm.

Other combined Lenten worship services are currently being discussed at the Beaver Falls Ministerium, so stay tuned for further developments.

In the meantime, please mark your calendars to join us at First Presbyterian Church at 7 pm on March 6 as we begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday.

 

Premium hikes have churches scrambling

Here is an informative article by the United Methodist news service that describes the situation now impacting many United Methodist local churches due to the financial challenges being faced by the United Methodist Insurance company.

Central Church is among those local UM churches.  UMI is now proposing an incredible 72% premium increase for Central Church, who has faithfully paid premiums and made no claims during the past few years that it has insured through UMI.


About a week before Christmas, historic Washington Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Virginia, got a certified letter stating that its annual premiums under United Methodist Insurance were going from about $6,000 to $30,000.

And a payment was due Dec. 28.

“We were shocked, to say the least,” said the Rev. Tom Lester, pastor.

Washington Street — host of the first General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1846 — scrambled to find more affordable insurance from another carrier.

The church even closed the doors of its 1842 sanctuary for the first two weeks of January.

“We didn’t have worship. We didn’t have recovery groups. We encouraged no one to be in the church. … We had no insurance,” Lester said.

Washington Street recently found property and liability insurance from another carrier for less than it had been paying.

But it was hardly the only church to have a tense Christmas because of large rate hike notices from United Methodist Insurance, a wholly owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration.

“I was very frustrated to receive multiple calls just before the Christmas break from church pastors and trustees,” said Jim Allen, treasurer and director of administrative services for the Tennessee Conference. “Many indicated they were being held hostage by exorbitant premium increases with short notices over Christmas.”

About 3,700 United Methodist churches in the U.S. were covered by United Methodist Insurance as of December, and about 500 got premium notices just before Christmas.

The Virginia Conference treasurer, David Dommisse, shared his frustrations on the conference website.

“From my perspective, it is appalling and unacceptable that notifications were not sent out allowing local churches to be aware of large rate increases and affording time for review of options,” he wrote.

Moses Kumar, top executive of GCFA, addressed complaints in a Jan. 28 press release.

“We acknowledge there have been issues,” he said. “We apologize and are working diligently to find solutions, both to the issues around competitive (pricing) quotations and timing.”

The Book of Discipline — the denomination’s policy book — has since 1976 required the finance agency to provide an insurance program. It’s been organized and focused in different ways under different names, including United Methodist Insurance Program and United Methodist Property and Casualty Trust.

Since 2011, it’s been called United Methodist Insurance.

The program has been backed by reinsurers, such as Swiss Re, while retaining some risk for insurance-related losses. Until recently, Church Insurance Agency Corporation, affiliated with the Episcopal Church, handled much of the administrative work.

United Methodist Insurance itself has just two employees — Mike Plesko, president and CEO, and Sid Gray, vice president and treasurer.

Though enrolling more churches as clients in recent years, United Methodist Insurance has struggled financially. Its most recent audit shows net losses of $454,213 in 2017 and $835,216 in 2016. Those owed to individual large claims filed late in the year, Plesko said.

But a former president of United Methodist Insurance, the Rev. Stephen Hundley, said it has long needed more capital to grow and to take on more risk — thus being able to claim a greater share of income from premiums.

“That was always the challenge, to have enough capital,” he said.

In late August, GCFA announced in a press release that United Methodist Insurance had entered into an agreement with AmVenture, a subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, to provide property and casualty insurance to United Methodist churches.

When asked recently the reason for the shift, GCFA officials provided this written answer:

“The change is the result of the desire to be more competitive and provide more choices for the churches and less loss for GCFA. The change was made by UMI and its owner, GCFA, in order to move to a fully insured program — where all risk would be held by non UMC-related entities.”

In a Q&A prepared for United Methodist Insurance customers, GCFA elaborated on the change:

“Your prior coverage with UMI was administered through a captive program, where UMI assumed partial risk for insurance-related losses. As stewards of the church’s resources and to provide the best protection for United Methodist churches, the current program is being replaced to offer independent protection for the ministries it serves.”

GCFA, in its written responses to United Methodist News Service, described AmVenture as an insurance producer that secures coverage from insurance carriers “rather than insuring or reinsuring the risks themselves.”

Plesko, in a followup interview, noted that the GCFA committee overseeing United Methodist Insurance wanted it to return to being merely an endorser of a brokerage that would find carriers willing to take the risk.

The hope is that United Methodist Insurance will stop its losses and be able to pay back annual conferences that had provided capital in years past, he added.

But the August press release from GCFA did not mention United Methodist Insurance’s financial challenges. Instead it dwelled on the better customer experience churches could expect, as well as a wider array of insurance products.

The Pacific Northwest Conference had all 242 of its churches with United Methodist Insurance, and conference treasurer Brant Henshaw sought to learn what the new arrangement might mean for costs.

“We were told at the beginning that we probably would not see a big premium increase. When we got to December, after a few administrative slips here and there, we had a different story,” he said.

Henshaw said the increase was in the 40-50 percent range. He acknowledges that wasn’t as large as what some individual churches elsewhere would face.

“Our jaws still dropped,” he said.

The Pacific Northwest Conference chose to go elsewhere to insure its churches and with its longtime broker’s help found coverage for about what it had been paying, Henshaw said.

Wright’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Cookeville, Tennessee, also made a switch after learning just before Christmas that its United Methodist Insurance premiums would rise from about $900 to $4,600. A quarterly payment was due Dec. 28.

“Why didn’t we start getting letters back in October and November, so people could start looking?” said Morris Irby, administrative council chair of the small church, part of a three-point charge. “That rubbed a lot of us wrong.”

Why the late notice and large hikes?

Plesko said he understood that the carriers AmVenture was working with wanted more data about churches before premiums could be established.

“It was taking them quite a long time,” he said. “It’s a matter of reaching the church and reaching the right person at the church.”

The unfamiliarity with churches and the recent history of large individual claims by some churches were factors in the premium hikes, Plesko said. He added that United Methodist Insurance, as a nonprofit, had tax advantages that helped keep rates low when it operated a captive program.

Exactly how many churches have moved away from United Methodist Insurance since the December notices is unclear, Plesko said.

But the recent GCFA press release included a statement from Sam Liotta, president and founder of AmVenture, acknowledging churches’ and conferences’ unhappiness.

“We are actively seeking ways to correct any problems created by the coverage quotes received by churches insured with UMI,” he said. “We apologize for the timing and communications shared for January renewals.”

Hodges is a Dallas-based writer for United Methodist News Service.

 

 

In Memorium – Grace Schleiger

Central Church regrets to announce the passing of Grace Schleiger, one of our oldest members, earlier today while in hospice care at the Medical Center.

Details concerning a memorial service to be held to commemorate her life and service will be announced as information becomes available.

Please remember Grace’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they move through this difficult time.

 

 

Winter Weather Advisory

The weather forecasters tell us that there will be snow overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, with 1-2″ of fresh snow by early Sunday evening.

 

The downtown streets will be plowed and our sidewalk will be shoveled and salted as usual Sunday morning.

 

The coffee will be on for Sunday School at 10, and the Sanctuary will be toasty warm for our worship service at 11.

 

Singing a few hymns will warm you right up.

 

COME JOIN US!

 

Central Church’s Congregation welcomes you!

Winter Weather Advisory

The weather forecasters tell us this morning that the snow is done until tonight. We have 4″ of powdery snow and no ice.

The downtown streets are plowed and our sidewalk is shoveled.

The coffee’s on for Sunday School at 10, and the Sanctuary is toasty warm for our worship service at 11.

Singing a few hymns will warm you right up. Come join us!

Central Church’s Congregation welcomes you!

Winter Weather Advisory

Tonight and tomorrow it will be snowing.

Tomorrow is Sunday.

Central Church will be open as usual. See you there!

 

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone from the kind folks of Central Church!

Our doors are always open to you. 

Why not make a New Year’s resolution to join us for worship on Sunday?

Central Church’s doors decorated for Christmas

You Are Invited! – Free Community Dinner, Concert, and Christmas Eve Traditional Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve - Worship With Us

Please join us for a free community dinner in our Fellowship Hall from 4-5 pm, followed by a full 30 minute piano and organ concert of carols and seasonal music at 6:30, and capped off with our Christmas Eve Traditional Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm!

Christmas Eve

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Christmas Caroling – Tonight at 6

Calling All Carolers!

Meet at the Church tonight at 6:00 pm for our annual Christmas caroling party.

After visiting our shut-ins, join in the refreshments!

Come and join us!

Christmas Poinsettias – Time to Order

It is once again time to order your Christmas Poinsettias that will be part of our Christmas display in the Sanctuary through our Christmas Eve candlelight communion service.

 

This year, our poinsettias are available in the following colors:

  • Red;
  • White;
  • Pink; and
  • Jingle (spotted red and white).

They are available in the following sizes and prices:

  •  6″ – $ 6.85;
  •  8″ – $16.85; and
  • 10″ – $20.75.

 

The nursery has requested that our orders be submitted early this year, so please contact the Church this week to ensure that your selections are included in our order.

When you order, you may also designate to whom your poinsettias are dedicated in honor or memory.

  • Orders can be submitted now through Sunday morning, December 9 in person at the Church, by email at centralumchurch@gmail.com, or you can leave your order on the Church’s answering machine at (724) 846-3474.

Christmas Eve Luminaries at Central Church

Merry Christmas!

 

 

Join Us This Christmas Season

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Grateful to GodFather in Heaven!  You have loved us first, help us never to forget that You are love so that this sure conviction might triumph in our hearts over the seduction of the world, over the inquietude of the soul, over the anxiety for the future, over the fright of the past, over the distress of the moment.

But grant also that this conviction might discipline our soul so that our heart might remain faithful and sincere in the love which we bear to all those whom You have commanded us to love as we love ourselves.

                                                               – Soren Kierkegaard

From the friendly folks at Central Church, may you have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!

 As part of our Thanksgiving, we thank God for the opportunity to provide free warm and nutritious food for body and soul to many people in the City of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

 This holiday, let us cultivate a Thanksgiving for the people God has placed in our lives.

Happy Veterans’ Day

Daylight Savings Time 2018

Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night

or you will be very early for Church on Sunday!

 

 

 

 

Apple Dumpling Days Are Here !!

Central Church’s Delicious Apple Dumplings

UNBAKED or FROZEN apple dumplings will be available for pickup at the Church on 6th Avenue and 13th Street on:

   Thursday, November 8th

    from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

   Apple Dumplings are just $3.75!

 

Call (724)   846-3474   to place your order now!

 

 

6th Avenue Bulletin Board Restored and Improved

Our Trustees have been busy again – this time with our outside 6th Avenue Bulletin Board.

The plexiglass window on the front door recently broke at the top left corner, leaving the inside open to the elements.  The broken plexiglass was removed and replaced with new plexiglass to give us a weather-tight seal once again.

While they were at it, the old fluorescent tube and ballast were removed and replaced with a brand new LED light fixture.

The restored 6th Avenue bulletin board is now fully functional once again, illuminating our Church’s name and washing light down over the message in the bulletin board, all while using 30% less electricity than the little we previously used with the fluorescent light.

A big Thank-You to our dedicated Trustees for another improvement to our Church!