This Week at Centenary
Friday, August 14, 2020
August 27, 2020 6:00-7:45 p.m.

Register via zoom in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting.

Following The Panel Discussion
Sponsored by Third Street Bethel AME Church Social Action Committee
After Worship Zoom Reception
Sunday, August 16 at 12 noon

This Sunday Karen Junker, our Lay Leader, will once again host an After Worship Reception on Zoom. After you join us on Facebook Live for worship online, use the link below to join the reception. This is a time of fellowship and conversation and an opportunity to check in with your Centenary family!

Centenary UMC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: After Worship Reception
Time: Aug 16, 2020 12:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 860 3393 8144
Passcode: 414762
An Invitation to Participate in
Monumental Healing Meditation:
from the heart of the city to the heart of the world
Jim Hill has let us know about an opportunity to join with others in prayer and healing for our City and the world beyond its borders. Participants are encouraged to pray-in-place at home for healing and understanding. If any individual or group would like to participate in person, please get in touch with Jim ( and he will coordinate your attendance with his friend who organized the event, in order to meet public gathering and COVID-19 safety protocols.
When: Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00-10:00am EDT, rain or shine.

Where: Monument Ave median from Stuart Circle to the Arthur Ashe statue, Richmond, VA. Or in your home anywhere in the U.S. and around the world.

Who: Healers, meditators, spiritual leaders, clergy, and citizens of the Earth.

Intention: To heal and transform personally and collectively and move into new levels of living and being.

Action: Sitting quietly in contemplative prayer and meditative awareness according to your practice or spiritual tradition.

Motivation: The world is on fire—the earth fevered with global warming, its people and economies reeling. People everywhere are saying that enough is enough and are rightfully demanding change, willing to sacrifice their welfare to do so.
Richmond, Virginia has a history of being an epicenter of division, but it is not the only place that is fractured. Areas around the world are hot spots due to inequities and brutalities that have continued for generations. Atrocities at their core devalue life, and any shrine or system that values one group at the expense of another desecrates and harms all of humanity. Human lives are imperiled, and so too are entire ecosystems. In this period of epic upheaval, we are at a tipping point. The fire of social unrest is destructive, but it is also constructive in seeding beginnings and initiating new ways of being and working together.

Monumental Healing Meditation creates a collective heart-centered presence and a wave of healing love and intelligence. Through the power of silence and unity, together we will usher in a better future for everyone and the planet.
Healers, meditators, spiritual leaders, clergy, and citizens of the Earth are invited to participate in Monumental Healing Meditation to heal and illuminate the heart of our cities and the soul of the world.
Online Worship
Join us on Facebook Live for worship this Sunday at
11:00 a.m. This is the time and place that we gather to worship together. Invite others to join us this Sunday and on the Sundays to come!

This Sunday Rev. Drew Willson will be preaching.
His sermon is titled The Mirror of Erised.


Smethie Circle Meeting
August 18 at 4:00pm

Natalie May from Change the World RVA will be the speaker at our Zoom UMW meeting. Use the Zoom link below to join our meeting!

Pecan Sale
It is that time again! Time for the pecan sale. The nuts will be either delivered to your home or held in a location near you and you can pick them up at your convenience. The order will be sent in mid Sept. Please send your orders asap. The pecans should arrive early November.

Fancy mammoth halves - 16 oz. bag
Fancy medium pieces - 16 oz bag
Chocolate covered - 10 oz bag
Dark chocolate covered - 10 oz bag
Cinnamon glazed - 10 oz bag

Price is still the same. $12.00 for each bag.

To place your order please:
phone: 746-9537
Checks made out to Leah Hundley, please.
Tips for Online Giving
Thank you for continuing to support the ministries of Centenary during this time. Check out these tips that will make online giving easier and ensure that your contribution is credited to the proper fund.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Join us on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m.
for our Bible Study via Zoom. 
Watch for your Zoom invitation to join us on Tuesday!
Tea with Tim
Thursdays at 4:00pm

Join us as we to check in, catch up, and chat a bit. Rev. Tim Gerde will host our time with his usual wit and wisdom! We look forward to delightful conversation as we share our lives together via Zoom. Look for the Zoom invite on Wednesday of next week!
The Upper Room now
available as a PDF
From The Upper Room:

"During this time of anxiety and isolation The Upper Room wants to make it as easy as possible for people to find resources to support spiritual health. We are providing the July/August 2020 issue of The Upper Room magazine, both in English and Spanish, for download at no cost to our standing order partners and subscribers."

Centenary is a standing order partner, and we have permission to share the PDF with you! You may download your copy here.
Birthdays This Week

August 14 - John Seyfarth
August 14 - Nancy Hundley
August 19 - Goldie Craig
Jayne Baker - Stan's sister-in-law, in rehab recovering from COVID 19.
Ka Cheng - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ronnie Clements
Jack & Denney Collins
Shannon Conway - requests prayer for the Charles Sherman, Peter 
Oxborrow, Leon Beale and family
Les Dobbs
Jeff Hatch
Megan Mattax - a friend of Miranda Clayton, pregnant and diagnosed  
with breast cancer.
David Newsome - husband of Vikki Brock's niece, who is very ill with COVID 19.
Patti Oman - health concerns - friend of Beth Hensley
Lolly Parker and family - friends of Barrett Brown, as Lolly struggles with COVID 19 and is in the ICU.
Libby Rhame - Mitzi Golod's mother, health concerns
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor
Ally Weaver - youth pastor at Southside Church. She had brain surgery on a cancerous tumor. Prayers for her, her husband and children.