About Us


8:30 am: Drive-in Worship in East Parking Lot

10:00 am Live-Stream Worship


201 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM, 87106


Growing a Christ Centered Community in a Distracting World

Too often people only know what the church wants from them; money, time, commitment, volunteer hours, stuff, supplies, money and more money. Sometimes it seems people only know what the church wants from them rather than what the church wants for them. The following document states clearly what Central UMC wants for you.

Vision Pathway Document

We are a Reconciling Congregation

We are a church committed to reconciliation, compassion, and acceptance for ALL persons. We celebrate the differences among us as they diversify and enrich our community. We are at different places in our spiritual journeys; we may not always understand and agree with one another, but together we strive to live this welcoming spirit into being. We warmly welcome, affirm, and commit to advocate for ALL God’s children – including people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, family structures, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic or citizenship status, political or theological positions, physical or mental abilities, and life experiences. Jesus Christ is the ultimate example of compassion and inclusion and we seek to follow Him. We are a church, not of judgment, but of love and grace and we will grapple passionately with any issue that impacts our commitment to these principles. We acknowledge that our denomination and our church are imperfect and broken. However, we are a church of God’s people committed to living in community and we invite ALL into that community.


Central is a congregation with a long history of service, leadership and faithful people. We recognize this powerful history and seek to build upon it for a new generation who will call Central UMC their home for years to come.


Navigate: “Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. ‘Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Jesus said,’” (Matthew 16: 24 The Message)
Serve: “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” (Mark 10: 45)
Engage: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. “ (Matthew 16: 24)
Worship: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3: 16-17)