Worship service is held at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning.

Central Chancel Choir

Central United Methodist Church has drawn the faithful to downtown Lansing for 170 years . We are diverse in economic status, racial mixture, sexual orientation, religious viewpoints, and political thought. Central is a safe place for all to express their viewpoints within 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.


Community Friendship Service
Community, Friendship & Service reflect our mission.

We share the 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 vision for the world. That vision 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 vision 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.

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

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

October 4, 2015 Bulletin: Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost / World Communion Sunday. Sermon “Set the Table!” Rev. Linda Farmer-Lewis.


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

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Central Newsletters and Announcements

Click links below to see:

October 2015 Central Journal

News of the Parish October 4, 2015



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

October 4, 2015 Bulletin: Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost / World Communion Sunday. Sermon “Set the Table!” by Rev. Linda Farmer-Lewis. Radio broadcast generously given by Mary and Beverly Boudreau.

September 27, 2015 Bulletin: Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost/Sermon “Pass the Salt; Pour the Honey” by Rev. Linda Farmer-Lewis. Radio broadcast honored John Zago’s birthday from his loving Penny.

Past Services and more

September 20, 2015 Radio Broadcast: Peace with Justice Sunday

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.