Ministry and Outreach
Ministry and Outreach
We are a community of faith, and worship. One of our Central values is the commitment to take our love and devotion to God and put it into action—making a real difference in the lives of people in our community and around the world. We believe that Christ’s example of acting in love is the way to advance reconciliation and wholeness in the world. Doing justice, seeking peace, embracing equality and inclusivity, and building community are Central to our identity as members of the United Church of Christ.
Finding ways to provide immediate assistance and relief to those in need, as a church, we seek opportunities to move outside the walls of our building. Activities can involve tireless volunteer hours, sponsoring existing charitable organization, collecting and donating goods to those in need, or organizing congregational group mission trips. Our efforts have included support of local organizations, such as North Dallas Shared Ministries, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, North Texas Food Bank, Family Gateway and others. In addition, we organize periodic mission trips, as well as the collection of resources in response to the emerging needs of our community. We partner with local schools, like J.J. Pershing, to provide needy students with school supplies, food, clothing items, and Holiday gifts.
Wider Church Outreach
As Central is a part of a wider network of UCC churches, at a national level, we are a part of the UCC’s “Our Church’s Wider Mission” which supports programs and disaster relief in the nation and the world. For more information, go to https://www.ucc.org/ocwm.
Central offers annual financial support to various organizations as determined by our Mission Advisory Team. Some of the organizations that we have supported include:
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Reaching out to others is an essential part of who we are, here at Central! Evidence of our caring attitude lies in the sharing of the church facility with our community, so much so that over the years Central has become a community gathering place.
Central’s rooms are in high demand, with numerous groups populating its various spaces during both the day and evening hours. Groups holding regular ongoing meetings here include Tai Chi, Girl Scouts, Alcoholics Anonymous, Drug Addicts Anonymous, Canterbury Review Club, and the Lone Star Model T Club. In addition, many other groups, small and large, from private counseling to specific workshops and lectures, book rooms on occasional bases.
Our largest room, Fellowship Hall,nis such a pleasant place in which to conduct activities, with its large glass wall, sound system, wall-mounted monitor, and easy access to connected serving space.
Smaller rooms include a Library with conference table, Chapel, and Sunday School room which are available for consultation sessions, private meetings, seminars, and ceremonies.