FAQs

We hope to welcome you to worship soon. Everyone at our church was new at one time or another, so we know what it’s like. To make your visit easier, we have ushers and greeters to welcome you and answer any questions you have.

Where are you located?
We are located at 3882 Highland Road in Waterford. We are just west of Cass Lake Road and east of Pontiac Lake Road on the north side of Highland Road. Click here for a map.

What time are your services?
Please see the schedule here.

How long are the services?
The 8:30 am service is 40 minutes. The 9:55 am and 11:10 am services are about one hour long.

When should I arrive?
If you arrive 5-10 minutes before the service begins, you will have plenty of time to find a seat and get comfortable. There is a coffee hour following the 8:30 am and 9:55 am services. The coffee hour for the 11:10 am service takes place before service and is ready at 10:50 am, so you are welcome to join us for that anytime from 10:50 am to 11:10 am when service begins. If you have young children, you may bring them to worship with you or take them to our staffed nursery. Arriving a few minutes before worship may ease that transition.

Where should I park?
There are plenty of parking spaces available in our parking lot. There are some visitor parking spaces in the front of the lot. They are designated by signs, and you are welcome to use them. There are two entrances to the church. If you are attending the 8:30 am or 11:10 am service, the North Entrance is best to use. If you are attending the 9:55 am service, the South Entrance is best.

What should I wear?
Please dress in what you feel most comfortable. The 8:30 am and 9:55 am services are casual or business casual. The 11:10 am service is casual.

Where do my kids go?
Children of all ages are welcome to worship with their families. The 9:55 am service has a Children’s Time where children are invited to the front of the sanctuary to hear a special message from the pastor and then are invited to go to Stepping Stones (nursery – preschool) or Kids GROW (Kindergarten – 5th grade). At the 11:10 am service, children worship with their families. After the opening songs, children are invited to Stepping Stones or Kids GROW. This service also features a special “Pray Ground” are for children who wish to stay. Click here for Information Children’s Ministries.

Do I need to give any money?
No, you are our guest. Having you here with us is a gift in itself. In fact, many people who regularly worship with us donate to the ministries of our church through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), so the plate or basket may pass many hands without receiving a gift on Sunday morning.

How do I get connected?
Join us after worship (8:30 am and 9:55 am services) and before worship (11:10 am service) for coffee and doughnut holes and meet our clergy and the rest of the Central family. Leave your name and contact information in the registration pad that is passed out during worship. If you leave an email address, we will send information weekly about upcoming Sunday Worship and other events. Explore our website to see many of the ways to serve God and our community with the Central Church family.

Are you wheelchair accessible?
Our sanctuary (9:55 am service) and Fellowship Hall (11:10 am service) are both equipped with wheelchair-accessible seating. Accessible parking is located on the south and north sides of the parking lot. There are also automatic doors at both entrances in the front of the building providing easy access to the sanctuary, fellowship hall, the kitchen, and offices. There are men’s and women’s handicap-accessible restrooms in the building, as well as an elevator between the main level and downstairs of the building.

Can I participate in communion when I visit?
The communion table of the United Methodist Church is an open table. You do not have to be a member of the church (or any church) to partake. The invitation to the table is an invitation to a personal and lasting relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Everyone is welcome at the table, including persons of all ages. Communion is typically served every week at 8:30 am Chapel worship and the 9:55 am Sanctuary worship the first Sunday of every month.