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?
There are three services fall through spring
- Chapel Service (Traditional): 8:30 am
- The Conversation (Contemporary Service): 10:00 am
- Sanctuary Service (Traditional): 10:30 am
During the summer we go to one service at 10am.
For more information on our services, see the church calendar.
How long are the services?
The Chapel service is approximately 45 minutes. The Contemporary and Sanctuary 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 9:30 – 10 am coffee “hour” in Fellowship Hall prior to the Contemporary (10:00 am) service, and another coffee “hour” in the Narthax from 10:00 – 10:30 am prior to the Sanctuary (10:30 am) service. You may want to arrive earlier if you would like to join us for coffee and fellowship.
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. The north entrance is more convenient to the Chapel and Contemporary services, while the south entrance is more convenient for the Sanctuary service. Both entrances are clearly marked with signage.
What should I wear?
Please dress in what you feel most comfortable. The Chapel and Sanctuary services are casual or business casual. The Contemporary service is casual.
Where do my kids go?
Children of all ages are welcome to worship with their families. The Sanctuary 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 Contemporary service, after the opening songs children are invited to Stepping Stones or Kids GROW. This service also features a special “Pray Ground” area for children who wish to stay in service with their families.
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 before Contemporary or Sanctuary worship for coffee and doughnut holes and meet the Central Church 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 and Fellowship Hall 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 the Chapel Service, and the first Sunday of every month at the Sanctuary worship .