Central Update The Week of October 4, 2021
Our Prayer List
James Shaw Our Nation’s Leaders
Sherry Jaquith All Our Military Personnel & Their Families
Becky Felderhoff First Responders, Doctors, Nurses, EMTs,
Tory Kendzorsji All Hospital Personnel
Charles & Ute Roden Jennifer Michalik
K.K. Zilla Roger & Alison Turner
Shelly Samuels Larry Warneke
Levi Yarbrough Nancy & Jake Herring
Laura Makowski Becky Nall
Sandy Weaver Joel Hardin
Buddy Fields The Pastors & Churches in McLennan County
Billie Frayer Robert Barth
Wes Waller Linda Stovall
Beth Hollis Debbie Stowe
Andy Croft Vickye White
Abel & Debbie Mares Nancy Gordon
Frank Gore Taylor Sims
Linda Wheeler Family of Ed Peeler
Announcements and Ministry Opportunities
Keep Up with Central
Keep up with what’s happening in the life of the church by following Central United Methodist church on Facebook, Instagram, or by visiting our website at www.cumcwaco.com.
Columbus Day Closure
The church office will be closed October 11 for Columbus Day. The weekly Newsletter will be emailed and mailed out on Tuesday, October12.
Sunday Worship Schedule
Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 am
Worship at 10:30 am
Children in Church
A nursery is available during our worship service for infants and toddlers, however we really encourage all of our children to attend the worship service with their families. We believe that worship should be a family activity with our children learning at a young age the rhythm of worship. To help with the “wiggles,” there are activity bags for the children at the back of the sanctuary.
Sunday Scripture Reading
October 10, Mark 10:17-31
COVID and Mask Information
With the rise of Covid-19 cases in McLennan County in recent days, we are now encouraging everyone, fully vaccinated or not, to wear a mask while around other people in church. The Delta Variant is easier to transmit to others and can be transmitted to the fully vaccinated as well. Our main objective is to continue to gather for worship and other ministries while keeping everyone safe while at church, especially our more vulnerable and our children. Our hope is that everyone will continue to do whatever is necessary to stay safe and keep each other safe while at church. Masks will still be available as you enter the church building.
Thank you to everyone who provided “goodies” for the BSW Hillcrest frontline COVID heroes this past week. Watch the newsletter for possible opportunities in the future.
Calling All Cooks and Bakers Again
We have another opportunity to say “Thank You” to the hard-working COVID frontline nurses and doctors connected with Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest. The Chaplains’ office has scheduled two Oasis (Refreshment for the Soul) experiences for them on Tuesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 21. We can help by donating as many “sweet or savory” goodies as we can. If you can help, please let Nancy know by email (ndrexler.cumcwaco.com) or by phone (254-420-2862). You will need to deliver your goodies beforehand to the church office on Monday from 10-2 or on Wednesday from 10-2. This is a great way to offer encouragement and hope in the name of Jesus.
Sweater and Coat Drive
University High School, through Communities in Schools of the HOT, has invited Central to partner with them to collect “gently used” sweaters and coats to be given to their students in need this winter. Starting October 1 and ending October 31, there will be a collection box in the foyer where you can drop off your donations. This is a great way to clean out your closets and make a difference in a student’s life at the same time.
Need a Ride to Church?
If you would like a ride to church on Sunday, just let Nancy know in the church office by calling 254-420-2862 by Noon on Thursday and the van will pick you up and take you back home after the worship service.
Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed
There is an urgent need for 3 Meals on Wheels drivers to drive on Fridays. The driver needs to be at the church to pick up meals at 10:30 am. Deliveries are typically finished by 11:30 am. Call Jane Keahey.
Water for Waco ISD’s Pack of Hope
Pack of Hope was founded on the idea of ensuring that children are fed over weekends and holidays and allowing them to focus throughout the week on their studies and have the necessary resources to excel in school. The program hopes to eliminate the worry that comes with not knowing the source of their next meal. We can help by donating packs of 8 oz. bottled water that will be included in the backpacks of food being sent home with students in need. Simply leave your donations on the floor next to the Welcome Table in the Foyer. Look for the sign that says “Pack of Hope.”
Ways to be in Ministry to our Neighbors
We can still be the church in our community by continued support of various ministries that are helping and offering Jesus and love to our neighbors. Central is still collecting donations for the following ministries:
- New Stuffed Animals for Baylor, Scott and White Hillcrest’s Chaplain’s office.
- Canned Goods for Caritas. Stan Peters delivered 172 lbs. of canned/dry food to Caritas for the month of September. Thank you Central UMC family and Stan Peters for your service.
- Warm socks for the homeless through the Hangar.
- Neighbor Bags to our neighbors in need.
- 8 oz. bottled water for Pack of Hope.
Thank you, Central family for your willingness to share the love of Jesus with others. You are making a difference for the kingdom of God, one relationship at a time.
Interested in serving in Youth Ministry?
Alina is looking for volunteers to help with the Youth on Wednesday nights. This might look like: helping to facilitate discussions, helping to plan lessons/events, and, of course, building Christ-centered relationships with our Youth. Your help and your gifts will be a blessing. If you are interested, please reach out to Alina or Pastor Bob.
*Youth is meeting every Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Youth room for fellowship, games, and prayer. Please enter through the covered entrance and wear your masks.
Central UMC Youth Minister
1 Oct Paula Wilson
3 Oct Margaret Dickenson
6 Oct Jacob Hickman
8 Oct Dawn Connally
10 Oct Angela Torp
11 Oct Jett Hill
12 Oct Monika Woolley
13 Oct Gretchen Jarosek & Sally Black
14 Oct Delores Evans & Don Keep
15 Oct Barbara Schultz
16 Oct Kelley Campbell & Samuel Blair
19 Oct Sherry Beheler
22 Oct Mary Degner
23 Oct Joetta Grusendorf
23 Oct Glenn Koslovsky
24 Oct Makenzie Reyes
26 Oct Cynda Waller
26 Oct Gerald Staas
27 Oct Jaxon Sims
27 Oct Kyle Woolley
30 Oct Larry Henderson