Ministry Teams

“And what does God require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

— Micah 6:8

Drop In

Number on committee:  4, volunteers welcome

Meets:  Tuesday’s 6-8 pm. October through May

Function:  social drop in for members of our community living in poverty or on the margins.

Highlights and events:

  • weekly social gatherings serving coffee and a snack
  • enjoying conversations, card playing, creating art or singing with karoke
  • guest speakers to share their stories or engage new activities
  • murder mystery dinner

Contact:  Sharon Freeman

Covid protocols in place with proof of vaccination and masks required.

HERE with Central

Number on committee:  3, 2 vacancies

Meets: As required to plan and schedule events

Function:  outreach program to show our respect and support of Indigenous Peoples in our community.

Events: Speaker and Workshops on Indigenous customs and traditions, foods, dance, music.  Tickets $ 10.00 in advance by contacting the church office.

Contact:  Joni Pitzel

Covid protocols in place with proof of vaccination and masks required.

KOATS FOR KIDS

November 14 – December 10, 2021: Weekdays from 11 a.m. – 3 pm.

Function:  We partnered with Hope Centre to provide free winter clothing for children and families in the community.

Number on committee:  3

Volunteers needed during the program duration

Contact:  the church office to volunteer or donate winter clothing

Covid protocols in place with proof of vaccination and masks required.

Sew Together With Central

We are a quilting group working out of Central United Church.  We are open to both those interested in learning about quilting or experienced quilters who would like to share their passion for quilting.

Number on committee:  2

Number of members:  15, open to anyone in the community

Meet: Weekly, Mondays and/or Tuesdays 10 am. to 3 pm., Northern Lights Room

Function: To teach new quilters and mentor other quilters while building Quilts of Comfort.  To offer fellowship, spiritual and emotional support. To help with other Community projects of the church, for example sewing draw string bags for personal care products.

Highlights and events:

  • Monthly workshops
  • Guest speakers, vendors
  • Yearly quilting retreat
  • Quilts made for Essential Workers of Central

Quilts of Comfort are provided to members of our congregation or by request for people who are battling an illness or people who have suffered a loss.

Quilts of Comfort are also donated to the following:

  • Quilts of Valour Canada, quilts for injured military members and veterans
  • Victim Services, Niagara – specifically sexual assault victims
  • Wish House – an addiction recovery home for women

Wish List:  donations for quilt batting and quilt backing are greatly appreciated

Contact:  Joni Pitzel

Covid protocols in place with proof of vaccination and masks required.

Youth – MICE – Meeting in Christian Education

Number of members:  8-14

Vacancies:   Everyone is Welcome!

Meet: Sunday mornings, 10 to 11 a.m.

Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m.

Function:  To explore the presence of God in our lives, learn the stories of the Bible, and share our faith with like-minded people in an ever changing world.

Highlights and Events:  Due to Covid-19 all events have been cancelled until further notice.

  • January – Swell
  • February – Worshiplude
  • March – MICE murder mystery
  • April – Good Friday sleepover
  • May – MICE Awards
  • August – VBS, Vacation Bible School
  • October – Halloween Party
  • November – MICE Talent Show
  • December – Christmas Party

Wish List: The youth of Central wish to be included and consulted on their opinion for different church activities.   They encourage the congregation to attend and participate in their events.