What’s Happening at CG 2/23/2023

What was the Central Alabama Conference? The Central Alabama Conference was founded in 1876 when African American congregations in Alabama were segregated from White congregations in the denomination. The word “central” referred not to a region of the state but was a term used for African American conferences. The segregation of African Americans into their own conference continued in Alabama until 1972 when it was eliminated because of the formation of The United Methodist Church. Many people refer to this time in the denomination’s history as “merger.” At the time of merger, the Central Alabama Conference had approximately 16,000 members and 130 churches that became a part of the North Alabama Conference and the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

Although we stand 50 years after the elimination of this racist and oppressive structure of the church, we carry the legacy and hope of our fore-parents, who dreamed of a church where all God’s people are not only welcomed but have a seat at the table. Let us never forget the voices of the laity, pastors, district superintendents, and bishops of the Central Alabama Conference who worked diligently to ensure the church would continue from one generation to the next.

To learn more about the Central Alabama Conference, take a moment to read “The Growth and Development of the Central Alabama Conference,” written by The Rev. Charles L. Hutchinson, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1976.

Black History Worship Celebration

Feb 26 2023

Join us for our Worship Celebration on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. via In-Person, or Facebook Live on the Center Grove United Methodist Church Facebook page.

You can also join our live-streaming celebration via the following media outlets:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFfMEFeWdt294sXw_EOH7jA

Church Website: https://centergroveumc.org/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/centergroveumc

Join Us for Soul Brunch Sunday
Sunday, February 19th at 1:00 p.m. at
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
6125F University Dr., Huntsville, AL 35806

Through our tithes and offerings, we show God how much we love him and our neighbors. Thanks to your continued generosity, Center Grove is an irresistible light in the community winning souls for Jesus Christ.

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Please contact the office (church.office@centergroveumc.org or 256-851-6223), if you have questions or need assistance with these options. 
You may click the link below to register and order your book for the Church-Wide Lenten Book Study.
Jesus Revealed: The I AM Statements
In The Gospel Of John


Remember The Sick & Home-bound

Mrs. Madgie Jamar
Ms. Marjorie Ewing
Mrs. Cora King
Ms. Theresa Hope
Mr. Carl Bradley
Mrs. Barbara Baker
Mrs. Ollie Gilliam
Mr. Matthew Baker

Mrs. Patty Langford

Mrs. Joyce Johnson

Community Spotlight

Click the image above to view the 100 Black Men of Greater Huntsville, Inc. Annual Scholarship Application.

Words of Encouragement

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