Welcome from Pastor Katie
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, straight, filthy rich, dirt poor, si no hablas ni un palabra de Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like our pastor who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than Mother Teresa, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism. We especially welcome you if little Joey is a “high spirited” kid or if you or your family member is differently abled.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.
If you blew all your offering money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, love quantum physics, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!
You can drop your gifts, offerings and tithes into the offering plate in the back of worship. Due to social distancing, we are not passing the offering plate at this time, but we do take time in worship to ask God to bless our gifts.
You can mail your checks for your gifts, offerings and tithes to:
Central Lake United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 213
8147 W Old State Rd
Central Lake, MI 49622
Online via Paypal or Electronic Giving