Service is held Sundays at 9:30 AM
WHO ARE WE?
Who are we in the Christian family and how do we follow God today? As part of the global United Methodist Church, we seek to bring the transforming love of Jesus to the needs of souls and bodies in God’s good and suffering world. John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. There is no division between prayer and service, love and action, church and world for a Methodist:
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
We are cheerful, positive, active and welcoming Christians serving Christ in our daily work, joys, troubles, and gather on Sunday to learn, reflect, rest, and renew as disciples, followers of Jesus.
At the heart of things....
Lansing Central United Methodist Church is at the heart of things here in downtown Lansing!
On the sidewalks pass State legislators, lobbyists, students, mothers, children, homeless people, workers and business folk, all going about the things of life, trying to make it, trying to care for themselves and family, trying to make a difference. In the heart of the city at the heart of all things is our God, revealed on the dusty roads of living in Jesus Christ, who walks the streets with us.
At the heart of our God is Jesus, whose love reigns over us as we go about our daily tasks. He is the image of God, and we are made in his. How far are we from our hearts? Do you sometimes wonder how we might live if w lived by heart? There is a place to find that out, here in the heart of Lansing. A place with the heart of Christ where you might find your heart mended and encouraged. Come to the heart of things, come to Central.
Founded in 1845, Central has been dedicated to the spiritual and physical service of all people in Lansing from prayers at the State Capitol to weekly midday communion in our Mary Sabina Chapel to building our Temple House in 1922 with theater, gymnasium, and dining facilities to establishing the Open Door Homeless Mission in 2004. Our downtown location and our beautiful traditional buildings have been a space of solace, action, and service to God for 150 years: join us as the heart of Christ in the heart of Lansing.
The Heart of Christ in the Heart of Lansing