Youth & Children Ministry

Central has a vibrant children’s and youth ministry that has activities and events to engage in our church and community. 

If you would like to connect with our Youth Ministry, please contact Susan Landrum at

To connect with our Children Ministry, please contact Samuel Phillips at

Here is the latest news from Susan and Sam!

November 2022


We had SUCH A BLAST on Sunday with lunch and our scavenger hunt of Central. We’re grateful for everyone who joined, helped manage the food line, supported the exploration and connected with one another. There will be more opportunities for fun like this!


Greetings all! We are still hoping to hear from families if their child is going to be participating in the Christmas Pageant (middle schoolers welcome). We have only heard from one family so far. So please reach out to Emily Hilimire, directly, at! We do not have a lot of time for rehearsals, so we really need to make them count!

November 27th we will rehearse after church with SPEAKING PARTS ONLY. Lunch will be provided for kids and parents. Youth group will take place during this time, too!

December 4th we will rehearse before church, during our Sunday School time! So, please get your kids to the church at 9AM! (Advent lunch)

December 11th we will have rehearsals before AND after church! So, again get your kids to the church at 9AM! Our afternoon rehearsal will be around 12:30-2PM. Lunch will be provided for kids and parents!! Youth group will take place during this time as well.

Again, please let Emily know if your child will be involved, so we can solidify parts, scripts, get out scripts to learn lines, and lunch planning!

We’re so excited about all of the fun happening on Sunday. There is a lot to take advantage of and in lieu of evening youth group, we’ll have our service activity as a part of Sunday school and then eat with our Central family for lunch!

A few notes:

CHOIR at 9am: Don’t forget, the children and youth will sing in worship Sunday, November 13!

We will have regular rehearsals November 6, 13, and 20.

While there won’t be choir rehearsals on November 27, there will be a Christmas pageant rehearsal after worship for those with speaking parts only.


Children’s Sunday School – Please head up to the second floor around 9:45- 10:00! We will have two Sunday school rooms! One room is marked “PreK- 2nd,” and the other is marked “3rd-5th!” We look forward to seeing you!
Youth Sunday School (sixth to 12th grade) will take place in the Youth Suite. This week, our teachers are Anne Sciaronne, Gayle Knight and Ted Brothers! We’ll be doing a service project for the OAC by making sandwiches for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. All materials will be there and ready for you. Can’t wait!


I have ordered Advent Calendar’s from Sanctified Art! They are fun and interactive for the whole family throughout December.

So, make sure you come see me sometime on Sunday morning, so I can give your family one and cross you off the list! – Sam


Summer 2023 Info & Input Session – RESCHEDULED – NOVEMBER 13th: Please join me for coffee and bagels in the youth suite at

9am on 11/13 to learn more about the Montreat Youth Conference and have input around intergenerational mission opportunities for the summer of 2023! – Susan

Youth Friendsgiving – NOVEMBER 13th: Stay tuned for more details but mark your calendars for 5:30pm – 7:30pm for a potluck-style celebration of gratitude at the Lum’s house. Central will provide the main course and a sign-up will be created for sides and sweets to share!

We’ve been working on getting organized and scheduled for the programming year and wanted to share a couple of tools to keep up with all that is happening in the Children & Youth world. Please take a look at this document which will be updated frequently with info and details as programming comes together. As things are finalized – including details for the pageant – we will be updating this document and this Google calendar (bookmark it!). Please let us know via email if you have thoughts or questions about any specific date or activity.


Sunday Morning

Central is back in the sanctuary !If you are not comfortable returning, you may join us on our website, Facebook or YouTube. Our services begin at 11 a.m. on Sundays.


Susan Landrum

Interim Director of Youth

Sam Phillips

Interim Director for Family Ministry




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Download the Medical, Photo, Transportation Release Form, complete, and sign the form for each of your youth.

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