Come to Rally Day Sunday September 9

Worship returns to the 10:30 start time and it’s the first day of Sunday School

Plan to stay after worship for outdoor games and the ministry fair in the social hall.

Rally Day is a time to reconnect with friends, launch a new year of Sunday School and celebrate the work of Central Church with a ministry fair.  And, it’s your chance to dunk the pastor!

The festivities include games and face painting, hot dogs, salad, veggies and dessert.   Visit with leaders of committees and small group ministries and learn how you can share your time and talents. Rally Day marks the start of a new program year.  Worship returns to the 10:30 start time and it’s the first day of Sunday School.  Members of committees and small group ministries will be on hand to provide information about their programs.

Come to the Living Water at Central Church

The Saturday Night Meal Program: 20, make that 21 years and going strong

What is Saturday Night Meal? Once a month, from September through June, Central Church people gather with churches and other groups to assemble about 300 meals which are delivered to families in need in our area. We meet at about 2:30pm at East Parish United Methodist Church in Salisbury Square.

How can I get involved? There are many ways you can participate: donate a casserole or two (see the schedule below to see what’s on the menu this month), donate jugs of milk, help assemble meals and deliver meals. The entire family is welcome, and teens can get community service credit.

Schedule for 2018 – 2019

September 8          American Chop Suey
October 13            Shepherd’s Pie  *meet at Central Church
November 17         Lasagna    *meet at Central Church
December              No Meal
January 5, 2019     Ziti with Meatball or Sausage
February 2             Turkey Dinner
March 2                  Mac & Cheese with Ham
April 6                     Hamburger Casserole
May 4                     Chicken & Rice w/ Veggies
June 1                    American Chop Suey

Who can I talk to about Saturday Night Meal?  See Diane Hawkins-Clark or contact the office.

Saturday Morning Free Community Breakfast

Greetings from the kitchen crew.
Be our guest. Put our service to the test.







The Free Community Breakfast is now in its 2nd year!

Central Church offers a free breakfast on Saturdays from 8am to 10am for the community.  Hospitable volunteers prepare and serve up eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit, cereal, coffee, tea and juice.

Join the crew of volunteers.  Look for Carol Larocque or Jean Moore who will gladly answer your questions.  The community breakfast is supported by the Central Church Council, Christian Outreach Committee and the Saturday Night Meal Program.

Edward Lydston Bliss — medical missionary to China 1892-1932.

On Sunday October 8, 2017  we had a visit from Anne Bliss Mascolino.  Many at Central knew her father, Edward Bliss, Jr., and many of us have heard of her grandfather, Edward L. Bliss, M.D., who was a missionary in China from 1892 – 1932 and was among the founding members of Central Congregational Church.   During our worship service Anne shared stories from her recent trip to China where she met with people who remember her grandfather’s service in their village.

Beyond the Stone Arches: An American Missionary Doctor in China, 1892-1932 By Edward Bliss, Jr.
Written by distinguished journalist,  Edward Bliss, Jr. about his father’s  experience as a missionary doctor in China from 1892-1932.