Music Ministry

We believe that the music ministry is a significant way for people to worship and live out the mission of Central UMC. 

Chancel Choir practices Wednesdays at 7pm

Handbell Choir practices Sundays at 5pm

Contact Pam Elam at 

Senior Ministries

We care about our Senior Members and their friends. We honor their wisdom, and we are eager to give them a place to serve and be served. 


Circle of Friends: Meet every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., to visit, do crafts, laugh, love, and pray.

Movie and Lunch: Meets the second Monday of the month - 11:30-1:30. Lunch is Free!

Central Care Team: Call if there is someone you know who needs a call or a visit.  The purpose of this group is to visit those who are in need of a visit to let them know that we care about them. 

Contact Nan Holmes at 254-420-2862 for more information on our senior ministry.  

Student & Young ADult Ministries

During junior high, high school, and even into college and young adulthood, people often experience both excitement and challenges in their faith. It's normal for beliefs to be questioned, affirmed & challenged in lots of ways. We hope to offer gospel centered community for this to take place, and opportunities to learn how to give our lives in service to Christ and others.

6th -12 Grade meet Wednesday nights from 6pm to 7pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

College and Young Adults meet Sunday nights at 6pm.

Contact Alina Ito Ward at for more information. 

Children's Ministries

At Central, we promise to surround our children in a community of love and forgiveness, so that they may know the love of God and grow in their service to others.

We provide a nurturing caring environment for all children, helping them understand that each one is a

Child of God.

Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm is a time of music and activities for children 4-years-old to 5th grade.

Sunday mornings we have child care for infants and toddlers from 9am to 12noon. 

We also have Godly Play, an interactive Bible Story experience, for all school-age children.

Contact Chesley Maeyaert at for more information.

Offering the love of Jesus around Waco

Central United Methodist Church is a proud supporter of Mission Waco. We regularly serve breakfast at Church Under the Bridge.

We also offer chapel on a regular basis at My Brother's Keeper, a homeless shelter located at 1217 Mary Street. 

Central is an Adopt-a-School Partner with Kendrick Elementary School (Waco ISD) providing reading buddies, backpacks, and school supplies.

Through the Hangar under the 17th Street bridge, Central provides mosquito spray, socks, hats, and other items to our neighbors who sleep outside.

"Neighbor Bags" are available to give to our neighbors in need at the intersections of Waco as a way to express Jesus' command to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Central continually collects new stuffed animals for the Chaplain's office of BSW Hillcrest Hospital to give to children.

Central also continually collects canned goods and non-perishable food for the Caritas Food Pantry.  Gently used clothing is also collected to help provide funds for Caritas at their Hidden Treasures location.

Watch the weekly Newsletter Email and the announcements in church for updates and new ways we can offer Jesus to our neighbors.


For more information on how to get involved contact Pastor Bob Rainey at