Service Times and Location

Welcome to Central United Methodist Church!
Central United Methodist Church is a vibrant, Christ-centered, family-friendly worshiping community. Sunday sermons engage the Bible through the lenses of tradition, reason, and experience-all under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, so that we may gain wisdom and insight for representing Christ in our day-to-day living.
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Worship Leadership Team

Don Morse

Since 1982, Don Morse has served as Minister of Worship and The Arts at Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, where he coordinates all musical ensembles, worship experiences, the visual arts, theatre arts, and communications. He was educated at Boston University School for the Arts and The School of...

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Steve Hilderbrand

A native of north central Ohio, Steve relocated to Phoenix in March of 1987.  He “found” Central United Methodist Church on Christmas Eve that year and has been associated with UMC ever since. His association with church music began when he was four years old, standing on a stool in...

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Central Church considers it an honor to share in a wedding experience. We consider a wedding to be a worship service, a celebration before God of two lives joined into one. Central asks all couples marrying here to seriously consider the central role of God in the marriage relationship and to understand their wedding as a sacred worship event involving all of the people attending, and premarital counseling is required of all couples that marry here.

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Funerals and Memorial Services

Funerals and Memorial Services

The pastors, staff, prayer teams and the congregation extend our deepest sympathy to anyone who lost a loved one. All wish to offer their services to you in your time of special need.
The Central Church Funeral Coordinator is available to discuss your wishes for a service and assist you in selecting hymns and liturgy to create a fitting tribute and remembrance for your loved one.

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Adult Music Ministry

Sanctuary Choir

9:00 Worship Singers

Cathedral Handbell Choir

Sanctuary Tour Choir

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Youth and Children's Music Ministry

Chorister Choir

Rejoice Singers


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5-Rank Schlicker Pipe Organ

The organ was originally built in 1971 by the now closed Schlicker Organ of Buffalo, New York. This firm originally began in 1932 under operations the direction of the quiet and unassuming Herman Schlicker who immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1925. Stanton Peters, the last president of the Schlicker Organ Company, captures the essence of the organ now in Womack Center. He writes, "In early 1952 Herman Schlicker along with E. Power Biggs came up with the concept for a small 'unit' organ.

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