This Week at Centenary
Friday, July 31, 2020
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 ( j 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: Saturdays, August 1, 8 &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. Matthew Bates will be preaching.
His sermon is titled Wrestling for the Right Things.

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.
Thank Your from Mary Alice Nesbitt

A big thank you to all the folks at Centenary who helped celebrate my 90th birthday! Won't it be a really happy day when we can all be together again! In the meantime, waves and flowers were just wonderful.
- Love, Mary Alice
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
July 31 - John Stottlemyer
August 3 - Gregory Lewis
August 5 - Betty Wright

Stan Baker - requests prayers for his brother, Phil, and his wife, Jayne, both are
struggling with Covid - they live near Pensacola. Jayne has underlying conditions. She
was admitted to the hospital a week ago and seems to be stable but is definitely not
out of the woods yet. Phil is at home but is feeling the symptoms severely. Of course
he is frightfully worried about Jayne but cannot visit or even talk to her because she
is wearing a full-face oxygen mask.
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
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.