EVENTS & COMMUNITY
SHROVE Pancake Supper
For centuries, the English have celebrated Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, with merriment and antics and especially, great quantities of pancakes. In fact, the fried flat cakes became so important to the holiday that is has also been called Pancake Day, or Pancake Tuesday.
Long ago, strict Christian Lenten rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products; so keen housewives made pancakes to use up their supplies of eggs, milk, butter and other fats. They could be easily made and cooked in a skillet or on a griddle. Families ate stacks of them, and pancakes were popular with all classes.
At Center, we open our doors to the community to come and eat pancakes on the Tuesday evening before Lent each year. This is a special time of fellowship and remembrance as we prepare our hearts and minds for the Easter season and serve the community as well.
MISSIONS Sub lunch & cakewalk fundraiser
March 31, 2019: This event takes place in the fellowship hall, following the combined worship service. This is Center's Missions Team's largest fundraiser----plan to stay for lunch (click here to place your order), and hopefully you'll be the highest bidder on a delicious cake!
Block Party - Postponed to May 4, Noon-4pm
2019 Community Block Party-Saturday, April 13
We will kick-off the block party with an Easter Egg hunt for kids of all ages (bring your baskets!) Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of live music, food, games, and lots of FUN for the whole family. We'll see you April 13th in Center UMC's "backyard"!
WOW (weenies on wednesdays)
Come hungry on Wednesday evenings for hot dogs and hamburgers served in the fellowship hall starting at 4:00pm.
Girl Scouts meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30.
Seniors in Action
Center UMC hosts the Guilford County Senior Resources the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September - May for a delicious lunch and program selected to entertain and inspire seniors. The meal is paid for my Senior Resources but reservations are necessary.
Twice a year, Center Church hosts one of the church's oldest traditions...the Brunswick stew. The early risers are up long before daylight preparing and stirring this secret recipe that is a household favorite and sells out fast!
Blessing of the Animals
All animals (and their owners) are invited to this special outdoor service each year in October to receive a special blessing.
THE PUMPKIN PATCH
CenterField Youth operates one of their largest fundraisers every fall....the pumpkin patch!
TRUNK OR TREAT
Center Church hosts Trunk or Treat on Halloween night each year to offer a safe place for our community children to trick-or-treat. Costumes, games, and candy---so much fun!