Sharing the love of God through Hospitality is a core value at Central United Church. We are continually seeking ways to offer welcome, care and relationships to those in need of support, friendship and community.
Communication and Care Ministry
There are several ways that Central provides or receives communication and care to its community as an act of ministry. Central keeps an active and confidential prayer line available for individuals to share their needs and prayer requests. When welcomed to Central, we make it a priority to contact families and individuals during significant moments in their lives such as birthdays, anniversaries, as well as to honour times of celebration or loss.
Every Sunday bouquets of flowers which decorate our communion table are delivered to members of our congregation or our extended community. At Easter and Christmas, those who are shut-in or in nursing homes / lodges are recipients of poinsettias or lilies that decorate our Sanctuary at these special occasions.
Did you know you can donate flowers to help decorate our communion table on Sundays in memory or honour of someone or any special occasion you wish to celebrate! Also, receipts for the flower donation can be submitted as a “Gift in Kind” and applied along with your regular donations to the church. Please talk to our Flower Ministry Coordinator ~ June St. Lewis ~ she can be reached by email.
Greeters and Ushers
There is nothing more encouraging than a friendly smile and a warm greeting when someone enters a new space for the first time. At Central we have an amazing team of greeters and ushers who are available during both of our Sunday gatherings, who share the love of God through a genuine and heartfelt welcome. They are also a great resource to help assist anyone in locating resources or navigating our historic building.
Central has an active volunteer visitation team that travels through the different quadrants of the city visiting homes, hospitals, lodges and other care facilities. One of their desires as caregivers in to bring the warmth of community and the love of God to those who are not able to join us in worship and fellowship.