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Central United Methodist Church

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Our Ministries

Music. Central’s talented music team brings the best of traditional and contemporary Christian music to our worship service. Our “praise band” currently includes four singers: Music Director Lynn Braun, who is our pianist; our drummer; and two additional vocalists. (At times our band has included guitar, bass, and keyboard too.)

Central’s children sing for us on special occasions. The kids and youth also participate in the annual Christmas pageant (musical play), a joint production with Collingwood Presbyterian.

If you would like to be part of our music team, contact Lynn at braunl@sbcglobal.net or 419.290.9839.

Outreach. We have a special concern for those who have been hurt because of their sexual orientation. People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (and their families) have often felt unwelcome in other churches, or afraid to be themselves in daily life. At Central, we offer a safe and caring community.

We believe that being gay is a gift from God. Whether you are gay or straight, this is part of who God created you to be – not something to be ashamed of or “tolerated.”

We are a founding member of the Reconciling Ministries Network (see RMN web site).  As a “reconciling congregation” (a United Methodist church that fully welcomes all), we:

If you or someone you know would like to talk with us, please contact:

Nancy at the office – 419.241.7729, office@centraltoledo.org

Denise Litterer-Braun – 419.283.5382

Meshelle Lesner – 419.283.7573

Lynn Litterer-Braun – 419.290.9839, braunl@sbcglobal.net

Service. Central members participate in a variety of missions to help others, including:

Also see our Links page.

Church Work Day House Repair

House Repair Work Day