This Week at Centenary

Sunday, March 1, 2020
First Sunday in Lent

8:40 a.m.    Early Service

 10:00 a.m.    Sunday School

     11:00 a.m.    Traditional Worship

Dr. Matthew D. Bates will be preaching this Sunday 
and his sermon is entitled  Wilderness Work.
Sunday School Opportunities!

Morton Class - Dean Simpson leads a study on the book  Reading the Bible Wisely: An Introduction to Taking the Bible Seriously  by Richard S. Briggs. What does it mean to take the Bible seriously? This introductory book explores how Scripture itself gives us the resources to read it wisely. It looks at the basic questions of reading in context, how the Bible can itself contribute to shaping a wise doctrine of Scripture, and it considers some of the many hermeneutical perspectives that contribute to reading the Bible wisely. The aim throughout is to explore key questions critical to the task of reading the Bible generously, constructively, and in a comprehensible way, without oversimplifying core theological issues. You can order the book on Amazon. The Morton Class meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Morton Classroom in Fellowship Hall
Anchor Class - Join Robb Stottlemyer and the Anchor Class on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. as they study the book by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan entitled
The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon.  You can order the book from Amazon or your favorite bookseller. The Anchor Class meets on the second floor in the classroom at the end of the hall. 
New Schedule

Third Fridays - 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
 Coffee Theology at
Urban Farmhouse in Scott's Addition. 
All ages are welcome to join us for coffee and faith conversation. 

First Sunday Fundays
Stay tuned for more information
about these upcoming events!
Birthday Brunch Celebration
in honor of
E. Phillip Crick’s (Phil)
90 th Birthday
Everyone is invited to a
Birthday Brunch Celebration
on Sunday, March 15, 2020 after the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service
in the Fellowship Hall
You are asked to bring a breakfast casserole, quiche, fruit or Danish.  
Birthday cake will be served.Coffee, Iced Tea and Water
Please sign up on the Sign-Up Sheet on the Bulletin Board across from the Kitchen.
If you have questions, please call or email Bob Almond
(804) 833-3355 or

Birthdays This Week

February 29 - Ina Wilson
March 4 - Jane Chasse
NFL Prospect is
Al Richardson's Grandson

Excitement builds as the NFL draft draws closer and Mekhi Becton, Al Richardson's grandson, is projected to go in the first round. To learn more about Mekhi, check out this article in USA Today.
Special thanks are extended to our Centenary family members who donated items for the silent auction, prepared delicious chili and side dishes for our lunch, donated money to the Chili Cook-off fund raiser and made purchases at the silent auction, it was a fun time of fellowship and family participation! $1800 was raised, allowing us to send two kids to summer camp at Westview on the James and brought us closer to a Rise Against Hunger packaging event. Your support ensured the success of the project!

Also, we could not have put it all together without our wonderful volunteers: Vikki Brock, David Pippin, Michelle Clayton, Chris Junker and Heidi Kara. Many thanks to Al Richardson & his crew for setting the room up, assembling the donations and cleaning up.

The Serving Team is working on a spring golf tournament and encourages Centenary members to join in and bring their friends for a great day in the outdoors- more information is coming soon. We will be packaging food in the spring and hopefully the fall.

Doug Wilson, Serving Team Chair and team members: Bob Almond, Connie Bennington, Maggie King, Mary Alice Nesbitt, Pat Shipley, Tammy Tilghman, Patsy Marrs Wilson and Luke Wolf.
R.B. Bennington
Joanne Crick Berft  - daughter of Phil & AJ Crick, asking for prayer for  
                  recent health issues
Betty Brown  - Bill Glaze, Betty's brother-in-law has been diagnosed with 
            pancreatic cancer
Ka Cheng  - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast 
Ronnie Clements - VCU Hospital
Shannon Conway  - requests prayer for the Charles Sherman, Peter 
                 Oxborrow, Leon Beale and family
Riley Davin  - Niece of Vic and Nancy
Serena Durst
Les Dobbs - Autumn Care in Mechanicsville
Jeff Hatch
Kathy Henn  - surgery January 15 - sister of Maggie King
Leah Hundley and family - upon the death of Bob Hundley, Sr.
Lucille Hunt  - at Morningside at Bellegrade
Doug Kleffner's brother
Justin Laman  - nephew of Lucy Hottle, a young father who has cancer
Vincente Lopez  - nephew of Heidi Kara, U.S. Army Infantry, deploying
              to Egypt
Megan Mattax -   a friend of Miranda Clayton, pregnant and diagnosed  
              with breast cancer
Patti Oman  - health concerns - friend of Beth Hensley
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor
Kathy Talley - recovering from nose surgery
Wendy Tisdale  - family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed 
              with stage 4 lung cancer
Bernice Walter - medical issues