Serving the Lord through the ministry of the church is both the responsibility and privilege of every believer. Central United Methodist Church supports others in many areas, and we encourage each person to participate in this means of grace and blessing to others - and to discover that serving the Lord is also a means to draw closer to Him and His people.


Adult Respite, Thursdays 1:30-4:30

Adults are offered a place to socialize, play games, and work on crafts or other activities. Assistance is available for those in need.

Homebound members are offered monthly communion and pastoral visits as needed.  Meals can also be coordinated through our Souper Thursday meal program. 


Thursdays, 4:30-6:00

Thursdays are a really busy day at Central Church serving the needs of the community with a warm, hearty meal each week. Whether you are interested in serving or in being served, EVERYTHING is free.


First Tuesday of the Month, 2pm

Working with Feeding America and local sponsors, the Fresh Food truck provides food for families in need. 


Your contributions to Central have regional, national, and international impact through our connectional giving system. Most of the mission donations support local ministries such as Habitat for Humanity of Ionia County, Manna's Market, area shelters and food pantries. A portion funds regional ministries or emergencies such as the Northwest Detroit flood recovery and Flint water crisis. Other funds support global ministries such as Heifer Int'l and a missionary in Zambia.

Mission Trips are typically scheduled bi-annually where our teens and adults travel to an area of the country where they serve someone in need. Usually building and painting, the program is through a national organization so youth from many churches around the country are represented. Bible study and worship each evening are an integral part of the experience. 


For members of our church family who are unable to join us for communion the first Sunday of each month, arrange-ments can be made to provide the sacrament in their home. Contact us for more information.


Located on the main street of downtown Lake Odessa, our church is open and involved in many community events throughout the year from Easter egg hunts to fall festival and Christmas 'Round the Town.  Also . . .

  • Alcoholics Anonymous - Weekly Open meetings on Monday at 7 pm
  • CROP Walk - Typically the last Sunday in April.
  • Red Cross Blood drives - Bi-monthly
  • Chicken BBQ - 1st Friday in July
  • Annual Rummage Sale - Typically the last weekend in September.
  • Community Council Christmas Basket program for families in the Lakewood School District - Typically the first full week of December.