Welcome

Services are held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings.

Central Chancel Choir

Central Chancel Choir

For 170 years historic Central United Methodist Church has drawn the faithful to downtown Lansing. We are diverse in economic status, racial mixture, sexual orientation, religious viewpoints, and political thought. Central provides a safe place for all to express their viewpoints within the context of Christian love and respect for each other.

We reach out in church, on the AM radio (1240 WJIM, wjimam.com), on TV, and on the internet (see recorded services below).

Coffee time offers warm hospitality immediately following worship.

To be with us in church, there is ample parking on the street (with handicap spaces reserved), in lots on the north and west side of the church (across from the capitol) and in the state ramp around the corner west of the church. A map to our location is available by clicking on the “Contact Us” button above.

Mission

Our task is the shared mission of the United Methodist Church worldwide: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” For us, that means following Christ. Jesus was born, crucified, and has risen for us—that we might be builders of God’s dream for the world. That dream is a world of peace and reconciliation that Christ can bring. It is a world in Christ where there is sharing of abundance with the poor and a place in Christ where there is dignity for all people. God’s dream for the world includes a future and relationship with Christ, who is our hope for the future for the world. In Christ, God’s love is shown. In our life together as his church, God’s love is known. Come, be a part of the heart of Christ in the heart of Lansing and be builders of God’s dream with us. Come and add your voice to a place where love grows here

Overview

Founded in 1845, this congregation has served the heart of Lansing for generations with devoted worship, prophetic preaching, and passionate service. Our task is the shared mission of the United Methodist Church worldwide: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

For us, that means following Christ. Jesus was born, crucified, and has risen for us—that we might be builders of God’s dream for the world. That dream is a world of peace and reconciliation that Christ can bring. It is a world in Christ where there is sharing of abundance with the poor and a place in Christ where there is dignity for all people. God’s dream for the world includes a future and relationship with Christ, who is our hope for the future for the world. In Christ, God’s love is shown. In our life together as his church, God’s love is known. Come, be a part of the heart of Christ in the heart of Lansing and be builders of God’s dream with us. Come and add your voice to a place where love grows here.

“Love Grows Here” by Don Besig sung by Chancel Choir, click below.

To see the current church bulletin, click the link below:

August 30, 2015 Bulletin: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost/Sermon “Rules of Engagement” by Rev. Linda Farmer-Lewis

Introduction

Celebrating 125 Years (in this Church building), click below.

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Central Newsletters and Announcements

 

Click links below to see:

Setpember 2015 Central Journal

News of the Parish August 30, 2015

Weddings

Weddings

This church is a wonderful venue for a wedding filled with love and history that is special. Click the button above for information on wedding ceremony opportunities, from small chapel to sanctuary. The Church’s Fellowship Hall is available for wedding receptions.

To Support Central

Please join in supporting Central’s ministries, radio programs, making the building available for helping people and our community, and more. Send your check to Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933.

Special Interest

August 23, 2015 Radio Broadcast of Full Service: 13th Sunday After Pentecost/Sermon “The Place God Is” by Rev. Linda Lewis-Farmer

August 16, 2015 Full Service: 12th Sunday After Pentecost/ Sermon “Feasting on Memories and Hope” by Rev. Bill Amundsen

Past Services and more

July 26, 2015 Full Service with Sermon called “Plenty and Some Left Over”.

Examples of the beautiful sounds heard during service:

Third Sunday of Easter Service Anthem: “Great and Glorious” by Franz Joseph Haydn and performed by Chancel Choir

Second Sunday in Easter Postlude: “Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!” by David Cherwien and performed by Caryn Welter, organist.

Examples of the children’s message during Ministry with Children during the service that often times help the adults to understand.

“Reflecting on Shining Faces”

More Past Service, Sermon and Musical Videos

Click here to see more past service, sermon, and musical videos.