Announcements Archive

Prayers for Korean Pilgrimage

posted Oct 12, 2015, 4:08 PM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 3:36 PM ]

From October 19-27 Bishop Co will lead Pastor Sarah and clergy colleagues from the Virginia Annual Conference to South Korea for a Spiritual Pilgrimage. This is the fourth trip Bishop Cho will lead to visit Korean mission sites.

To keep up with information while they travel you can "like" the Facebook page for the pilgrimage.

One of the goals for this trip is to visit mission sites and schools established by American missionaries 130 years ago. This allows us to see the fruit of seeds planted by previous generations. This is a great opportunity to see the fruit of ministry at a time when Central UMC is planning to plant seeds ministry that will bear fruit in Ballston for the next 130 years.

Please hold this team in your prayers as they prepare for their Spiritual Pilgrimage. Teams members include:

Charles Bates, Steven Bird, Russell Cheatham, Robin Colwell, Penny Cory, Kirk Culpepper, Larry Davies, Brad Dulaney, Jennifer Fletcher, Doug Forrester, Janet Grissett, Susan Hannah, Sarah Harrison-McQueen, Stephen Hay, Alex Joyner, Sarah Locke, Meredith McNabb, Patti Money, Linda Monroe, Jonathan Page, Hieu Phan, Janice Prentace, Brandon Robbins, Allie Rosner Bass, Brian Sixbey, Debra Straghter, Won Un, Vivian Utz, Timothy Ward, Faith Weedling, Justin White, Sung Il Yoo, Young Jin Cho, Kiok Chang Cho. 

You may also download the attached .pdf in order to print it out and pray for the team throughout our trip.

Harvest Dance, October 24

posted Oct 5, 2015, 2:03 PM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 2:50 PM ]

Harvest Dance featuring the Northern Lights Dance Orchestra.

The 16-member Northern Lights Dance Orchestra, founded in the 1940s in Canada, plays the hits of the 1940s and every succeeding decade. One of the premier “big bands” of the National Capital Region, the NLDO has recorded 2 CDs.

Saturday, October 24th – 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Central United Methodist Church Gymnasium
4201 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203

Free Adult-supervised childcare will be available.

$5 donation requested to help support CUMC’s Friday A-SPAN breakfast program.

Sign up for a day of prayer and fasting!

posted Jul 16, 2015, 3:59 PM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 2:53 PM ]

Join in our CUMC's 90 Days of Prayer and sign up to pray and fast for one day in August.

Sign up to participate in our 90 Days of Prayer!

posted May 29, 2015, 7:57 AM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 3:39 PM ]

This summer you're invited to pray with us during our season of discernment for our building project. Click here to sign up to be a prayer partner!

The Resurrection Was Just the Beginning…What Happened Next?

posted Apr 16, 2015, 2:59 PM by A Wilhelm   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 2:53 PM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen ]

The resurrection isn’t the end our faith story, it is just the beginning! Join Central UMC for our sermon series “Resurrection: the story continues” highlighting the events after Jesus’ resurrection and the start of the early church. Our journey through the book of Acts will connect with the Bible stories portrayed on the new TV series “A.D.” This show explores stories in the “Acts of the Apostles” that bring to life the experiences of the first followers of Christ and their struggles to survive and share their faith. The show airs on NBC on Sundays at 9:00 p.m.

Spring Service Project: UMCOR Health Kits

posted Mar 11, 2015, 6:36 PM by A Wilhelm   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 3:42 PM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen ]

We're excited to announce that the Young Adults will be collecting donations over the next few months from the congregation for health kits to send along to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.

For the next month, we will be asking members of the church to donate materials for the kits or to make monetary donations towards the project. On May 3rd the Young Adults will meet up after service and assemble all of the Health Kits and package them to send off to UMCOR.

Click here to view a list of items we are requesting for the kits.

Please drop off donated supplies at church on or before April 26th.  You may also give a special offering for these health kits up to the Sunday of May 3rd. Simply mark "health kits" on your offering envelope and checks and we will pick up the supplies for you!

Ash Wednesday worship - two opportunities

posted Feb 12, 2015, 9:09 PM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 2:50 PM ]

2015 Bible Studies and Small Groups

posted Jan 1, 2015, 2:05 PM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 3:39 PM ]

Young Adult Bible Study

Starting Monday, January 12, 2015 the young adults will meet for an 8 week Bible study on the Lord’s prayer. Plan to join us Mondays at 6:30 p.m. for this Bible Study. We will meet in the church parlor on January 12.

Questions? Email the Central UMC Young Adult coordinators at:

Wednesday Bible Study

Starting Wednesday, January 21, 2015 the Wednesday night Bible study resumes meeting. We will start a 9 week study Old Testament study on Esther. Bible study starts in the parlor at 7:00 p.m.

You’re also welcome to join us for dinner at IHOP across the street from the church. We gather there for dinner at 5:45 p.m. Questions? Contact Dave Hoard through out church office at:

Financial Peace University preview session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 22. This 9 week course to financial freedom will meet on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. from January 29 to March 26. Course materials cost $100, scholarships available. See Pastor Sarah for details: 703-527-8844 or or sign up online.

Charge Conference Report 2014

posted Nov 4, 2014, 9:57 AM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 2:50 PM ]

Thanks so much to all who attended our Charge Conference on November 3, 2014! We welcomed our District Superintendent, the Reverend Cathy Abbott, who led us in celebrating God's work through our church this past year and looking ahead to next year.  Special thanks to Gene and Jeanie for providing pizza and refreshments just before our business session began. If you're interested in reading our annual report just download our report by clicking on the link below.

Worship Time Back to 10:30am!

posted Sep 14, 2014, 6:49 AM by Fabian Rosado   [ updated Nov 4, 2014, 10:36 AM by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen ]

In September, we return to our normal worship schedule.  Worship starts at 10:30am with fellowship after service at 11:45am.  All are welcome!

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