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We want to encourage families to love God, love people, serve each other, and the world.
We do this by offering age appropriate worship space for children to learn and grow in their relationship with Christ. We are led by a team of leaders who are trained and passionate about providing a safe and fun environment for all kids.
At Central, we believe parents have the biggest influence on their child's faith journey. Because of this, we want to partner with you. We want to provide you with the best tools and resources to learn about your child's faith in every stage and how to make every week count.
Our Safe Sanctuary Policy is put in place to keep our children, youth, and volunteers safe. We ask every person with a desire to volunteer with children or youth to be trained in Safe Sanctuary before serving. Want to join our team?
Children ages 3-12 are encouraged to attend Children's Church on Sunday mornings where they can participate in an age appropriate worship space alongside their peers.
Our Westside location's 11:00am service offers a variety of classrooms. We have a Nursery room for infants and toddlers, a Preschool room for 3-4 year olds, a Lower Elementary classroom for Kindergarten-2nd grade, and an Upper Elementary classroom for 3rd-5th grade.
Our earlier services at both our Uptown location and our Westside location offer combined classrooms. At the Westside, there is a Nursery classroom and one classroom for Preschool thru Upper Elementary. At Uptown, all units take place in one space with age-specific leaders. We hope to break ground on a renovation at our Uptown location this year, which would enable us to better serve individual needs at that location. You can learn more about that campaign HERE.
Children's Church is offered at every service on Sunday mornings and we are always looking for people to serve! From holding a sleeping baby to teaching our older children about the Gospel, we can help you find the best spot to get connected.
Central also offers special, one-time events for children and youth! Vacation Bible School, 5th Quarters, and summer camps are just a few of these events, and we will always be looking for leaders and chaperones for these events.
Have an interest in serving with middle school and high school students? We are looking to grow this ministry area in partnership with The Plains UMC, and would love to dream about what this would look like in collaboration with adults who are excited to know these students and to share Christ with them.
Spontaneous Christmas Drama
Our annual Central-style Christmas play will be on Sunday, December 10th. If you’ve been to one before you know that it lives up to its name - it’s spontaneous! No prior rehearsal needed! Drop your kids off at 5PM and come back for the show at 6:30PM. All kids are invited to join us for this hilarious, fun event! Parents, please register your kids (ages 3+) online at the link on the screen. And this event is not just for the parents! Everyone is invited to come join in the fun as we watch the kids of Central put on their rendition of "Shepherds, Sheep, and a Savior."
If you would like to register your child(ren), please follow the link.