Frequently Asked Questions


Where is Central located?

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Downtown Lansing, directly across from the State Capitol, at the corner of N. Capitol and Ottawa. Click here for map. (add link to Contact Us/Map page)

Is the church equipped to serve special needs individuals?

The Capitol Avenue entrance does not have steps. Our building interior is fully accessible with elevators and ramps inside.

Who is welcome?

All our welcome in our church regardless of race, class, or sexual orientation. All belong in God’s realm of grace and in our church.

What is Worship Like?

Our worship aims to be an inspirational service, grounded in scripture, using many musical styles, rooted in both ancient tradition and pointed toward the future, because God is past, present and future. We are the Church of Jesus Christ, and so worship as followers of Jesus. We are a people who experience the presence of the Spirit in our praying and singing and preaching.

Who are we?

Central UMC is a diverse congregation that seeks to know God and love others in Christ’s name. We come from all over the greater Lansing area, school teachers, state workers, professors, homemakers, students, laborers, contractors, lawyers, young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight, all seeking to live as Christians in the world.

How do I get involved?

Come to worship at 9:30 Sunday mornings. You will be greeted and shown around. Meet our pastor. She He will talk with you and answer any questions you may have. Have a cup of coffee and chat with some of our members and friends. Join a class, we have several ongoing and short term interest groups meeting. Sing with our choir, join our missions team. (add) There are many opportunities for involvement to enhance your walk with God.

Contact us at 517-485-9477 or contact Pastor Mark Thompson directly at 269.591.0731