This Week at Centenary
Friday, July 24, 2020
Theater on the Mount presents
Saturday Night at the Movies

Come back to the movies in safety and style! Theatre on the Mount is getting a group from Centenary together to see a movie in our own private auditorium. Movieland at Boulevard Square in Richmond is offering a private showing from a title currently playing in the theater. Enjoy once again the excitement of actually going to the movies! Films offered have included favorites like "Ghostbusters" , "Iron Man" and "The Goonies" . We might be treated to Academy Award winners like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Knives Out" or summer blockbusters like "Raiders of the Lost Ark" , "Jaws" and "Back to the Future" . New releases are regrettably not available as Movieland is not screening them for this offering.

Here's how it works. Centenary can reserve a private auditorium on a Saturday for a maximum of 20 guests for only $100.00. That's just $5 per person! We are planning our first showing on Saturday, August 1 . Remember, the theatre can accommodate a maximum of only 20 people per auditorium so it's going to be first come, first serve. Concessions like popcorn, candy, soda and nachos are available at the theater. 


Please email Ben and Carri at or you can call us at (804)572-9243 to reserve your seat. Admission will be collected at showtime. We hope you will find this a great way to get out of the house and enjoy fellowship with your Centenary family again through the magic of the movies. If this is successful, or if you can't make this showing, then don't despair...expect more showings in the future!

Deadline to sign up is Sunday, July 26. So RSVP ASAP!

We look forward to seeing you at the movies! 

Ben and Carri Toro
Querida Familia del Centenario:
Muchas gracias a todos por sus tarjetas, llamadas telefónicas, oraciones, expresiones de simpatía y amor en torno a la pérdida de Irene. Su apoyo significa mucho para nosotros.
- Alfonso y Stan Baker

Dear Centenary Family,
Thank you all very much for your cards, phone calls, prayers, expressions of sympathy and love surrounding the Irene's loss. Your support means so very much to us.
- Alfonso and Stan Baker
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. We will also be posting a recorded audio version of the service on our website , which you can access any time. (when available) Invite others to join us this Sunday and on the Sundays to come!

This Sunday Rev. Matthew Bates will be preaching.
His sermon is titled Sex, Lies, and Jealousy - God is there too!

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 .
Celebration Sunday Spring Plants
A variety of spring plants will adorn our sanctuary in celebration of our first Sunday of worship following our closure! If you would like to order a plant in memory of or in honor of a loved one, there are two ways to order. Plants are $12.50/each. Checks should be made payable to Centenary UM Church. Please put "Spring Plants" on the memo line or you may pay online using the directions in the article above and put "Spring Plants" in the Optional Memo line.

  1. Complete this online order form. Remember, you order is not complete until the church receives your payment.
  2. Print out and complete this order form. Send the order form & your check to:

Centenary United Methodist Church, 411 E. Grace Street, Richmond, 23219

We will have an insert on Celebration Sunday with our donors listed and plants can be picked up following the 11:00 service.
Birthdays This Week
July 24 - R.B. Bennington
July 24 - Sylvia Whaley
July 25 - Bob Almond
July 25 - Vikki Brock
July 25 - Vicki Willson
July 26 - Drew Willson
July 27 - Sarah Anzelmo-Steele
July 30 - Ryland Bailey, Jr.
July 30 - Olivia Steele
R.B. Bennington
Betty Brown and family - in the death of Betty's brother-in-law, Bill Glaze who passed away on June 26
Ka Cheng  - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ronnie Clements
Jack Collins and his wife Denney - involved in our young adult group. Jack is in serious
condition, recovering from an accident last weekend.
Shannon Conway  - requests prayer for the Charles Sherman, Peter 
Oxborrow, Leon Beale and family
Charlie Craig Family - Charlie passed away recently. He is father-in-law of
Brooke and Vicki Willson's daughter, Sara, and good friend of Brooke and Vicki. 
Les Dobbs
Serena Durst Edwards
Vic Grand and family - upon the death of Vic's aunt, Lorraine Grand.
Jeff Hatch
Megan Mattax -   a friend of Miranda Clayton, pregnant and diagnosed  
with breast cancer.
Patti Oman  - health concerns - friend of Beth Hensley
Alfonso and Stan Baker - upon the death of Alfonso's sister, Irene Pier.
Earl Siddons
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor
Wendy Tisdale  - family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed 
with stage 4 lung cancer.
Ben Toro and family - From Ben: My uncle, Albert Mendoza, 78 and my cousin Veronica Chiquete, 39, are now both battling COVID-19 in Arizona. He is retired but she is a nurse and on the front lines, which is where she likely contacted the virus. The prognosis for both is good but the virus is unpredictable. Prayers from the Centenary family would be appreciated. My family is being hit hard by the virus out there.
Bernice Walter - medical issues
Ally Weaver - youth pastor at Southside Church. She had brain surgery on a cancerous tumor.