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Long Story Short

Group Leader: Janine Bateson
Length: 6 Weeks by Zoom 
Begins: Tuesday Jan 19  10am  Cost for book $15

​The Bible can be daunting and sometimes challenging to understand. This six week study, Dr. Joshua McNall will helps you not only better understand how the stories of the Bible fit together.  He will help you see it as a simple drama where we play a part. You will also benefit by interacting with fellow church members as you travel along this journey together. 

Preview Session One 


Epic of Eden: Jonah

Group Leader: Steve Abercrombie

Length: 7 Weeks by Zoom 
Begins: Tuesday January 19 - 6:30pm

Cost: $20 for Book

When most people think about the book of Jonah, they think about a children’s story. Well strap in, because this study is designed to prove all those assumptions wrong!


In The Epic of Eden: Jonah, Dr. Sandra Richter takes us on a journey through Jonah’s life that leads us all to the place where we realize that our God is way bigger than we thought. Not only will we learn everything we ever wanted to know about the brutal Assyrians of Nineveh, but we will also be challenged with the same message that confronted Jonah. 


Books can be ordered by contacting the church and to sign up. 

Preview Session 1


Growing at Home: A Beginners Guide to Family Discipleship 
Group Leader: Evan Nester
Length: 5 Weeks on Zoom 
Begins: January 27 6:30pm

Cost: $10 for book

Perhaps you’re new to the idea of family discipleship. It’s simple, really. Family discipleship is when parents help their children become disciples of Jesus Christ in the home through reading the Bible, praying, worshiping, and doing missions together. It starts in our marriages, by loving our spouses with the love of Christ. It happens by teaching, loving, and sharing our faith with our children.

There will be a zoom session for parents on January 6 at 6:30pm to listen how we can better serve your family in 2021.  Email Evan for the zoom link and to sign up for the small group. Based on that discussion on January 6, Evan will set the time to meet for the group.


Encounter the Spirit
Group Leader: Audrey Madigan
Length: 7 Weeks on Zoom 
Begins: February 24 10:00am

Cost: $18.95 for guidebook

Too many of us have no idea the Holy Spirit, the third part of the Trinity, loves us and desires us to draw us into the heart of God.  The Holy Spirit is our inheritance as followers of Jesus.  However, to access the power and fullness of this gift is a choice.  What if you could tap into that power?  What if you could walk in confidence and pray with authority?  Wouldn't you like to know how to hear the voice of God and how to read the Bible so it becomes a Living Word for you?  Wouldn't you benefit from a deeper, more intimate connection with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?  Plan to join this group to discover all the Holy Sprit want to offer you!

In Person Groups @ Central

No matter what age you are, community is something we all need and Central to growing in faith.  During the pandemic, finding community has been challenging.  Below is a list of groups at Central who have been meeting when given permission and when they felt it was safe enough to. 


To learn more about these groups, email us and we will be in contact with you. 

  1. Living Faithfully - Sundays at 3pm  (Gathering area)

  2. Prayer Group - Tuesday at 9 (WC)

  3. United Volunteers - Tuesday at 10 (WC)

  4. Open Door Class - Thursday at 6:30pm (WC)

  5. Pilgrims - Wednesday at 10:30am (WC)

  6. Friends and Followers - Sunday 10am (119)

  7. Crossroads - Sunday at 10am (Pavilion) 

  8. Young Adult Home Group - Beginning in Feb 2020

  9. Sonlighters - Monthly

  10. Exercise Group - Monday and Friday at 10am.

  11. Yoga Group - Monday Nights 

  12. Lent Small Group - Led by Pastor Audrey in Feb 2020

Central United Methodist Church

301 Hickory Creek Road

Lenoir City, TN 37771


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Location: 301 Hickory Creek Road,
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Mailing Address: PO Box 448

Lenoir City, TN 37771

(phone) 865-986-7329

(fax) 865-986-2165

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