Liberia Ministries

Central UMC is part of the Liberia Covenant of the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. This initiative encompasses three distinct mission opportunities for the church. They are:

Scholarships for Students to the C.W. Duncan UMC School

  • This ministry is to provide educational opportunities for 24 children annually in Clara Town, Monrovia, Liberia, via scholarships.

Wells for Liberia

  • This ministry strives to improve health in villages by funding wells and sanitary pumps through Water for Life

Partnership in Ministry with St. Mark UMC-Kakata

  • This ministry provides prayer, communication about programs, pastor salary support, and funds for the reconstruction of a new church, as theirs was destroyed in Liberia’s civil war.
  • To date, Central has provided ongoing funds to help in rebuilding the church. We are currently running a Crowdrise fundraiser to secure $18,000 to put the roof on the church. Please prayerfully consider a donation and help spread the word by sharing the Crowdrise page on social media. It can be found at

In support of our Liberia initiatives, Central holds Liberia-focused worship services, informs the congregation via offering stories and conducts various fundraisers and luncheons to support these projects.

Click here for a copy of the Covenant we’ve established with Liberia.

There are 3 to 6 educational and/or fundraising events each year. This ministry is led by Ernie Bauer and operates under the Liberia Covenant Group. All are welcome to participate.

Liberia Trip Video

In 2013 Central sent a mission team to Libera to sign the Liberia Covenant and meet the people of St. Mark UMC.