This Week at Centenary
Friday, November 20, 2020
Centenary’s Thanksgiving tradition has been to provide groceries to those who are in need. This is especially true this year when so many have lost jobs and even homes. Because of Covid-19, it presents a special challenge as we are not attending church in person but the Serving Team feels that will be worth the extra effort. We realize the current health crisis makes it difficult for some to spend much time shopping and realize that the list below is what we normally ask to be included, but do not feel that it is limited to those items. Know that anything you can contribute will be appreciated. Please double bag but it is not necessary to write “complete” on the bags. Serving team members will be in the parking lot between 1 and 2 on Sunday, November 22nd to accept the donations. We have been blessed as individuals and as a church family and ask that you all pay it forward.

  • 1 box powered milk
  • 1 large box of cereal
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 2 packages of dried beans or peas
  • 2 cans of tuna or salmon
  • 2 cans of fruit
  • 2 cans of vegetables
  • 1 can of corned beef or beef stew
  • 1 lb box of spaghetti
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 3 boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • 1 box of cake mix

Thank you for thinking of others during the Holiday season.
Online Worship
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Join us on Church Online Platform or Facebook Live as we gather together for worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Invite others to join us this Sunday and on the Sundays to come!

This Sunday Rev. Matt Bates will be preaching.
His sermon is titled You May Have Already Seen the Face of God--and Lived!

Centenary has moved to a new kind of church record keeping solution called Realm®. It primarily serves the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church. Not only will this improve work life for our ministry staff, it will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of believers.
 
To find out more about Realm, please visit our website. Want to create an account? Please email Laura – centunitedmethodistchurch@gmail.com. She will need the email address that you would like connected to your account. From there, she will send an email with the link you need to set up your account.

New technology is never easy and can be confusing. Here is a PDF that will walk you through your new account. And you can always reach out to Laura. She is happy to set up a time to talk with you and help you feel comfortable with Realm
Ways to Make Your 2021 Pledge
You received a stewardship letter this week, with a pledge card. In error, the card says you can bring it with you to worship on November 29. Of course, we are not meeting in person for worship! Sorry for this oversight. But we do have two ways to pledge:
  1. Fill out and mail your pledge card to the church. We are receiving mail even on the days we are not there.
  2. If you have created a Realm account, you can make your pledge directly from your account. Click here for instructions!
Thank you for your generosity to Centenary!
SERVING OPPORTUNITY
The Serving Team would like to give you another opportunity to reach out to make Christmas happier for some most deserving people, our Veterans at Mcguire Hospital. For several years our Walk Ins have sent the cards; but that can't happen in 2020. We still want them to be reminded that they are not forgotten during this Christmas Season. You may send as many cards as you like to the following address in a large envelope. Each card would be signed by you and a few words of thanks and encouragement to the veteran. Volunteers will distribute the cards. PLEASE DO NOT SEAL THE INDIVIDUAL ENVELOPES. We appreciate your effort and concern for our men and women who have given their all for our country. Please send the cards to:

Voluntary Service (135)
CVHCS
1201 Broad Rock Road
Richmond, VA 23249
PECAN UPDATE
We have some pecan available for sale -- $12/bag.
  • 3 Halves
  • 16 pieces
To place your order contact Leah Hundley.
Please make checks payable to Leah Hundley.
Wednesday Bible Studies

The Wednesday Bible Studies will not meet on Wednesday, November 25.
We will resume meeting on
Wednesday, December 2.
The Upper Room
available as a PDF
The Upper Room is continuing to support their standing order partners with a PDF of the November/December issue!
You may download your copy here.
Birthdays This Week

November 20 - Thomas Stottlemyer
November 22 - Sandy Armstrong
November 24 - Taylor Lee
Nov. 22 @ 1-2 p.m. Bring in the Harvest Drop Off in Parking Lot
Nov. 23 @ 7 p.m. Council/Dream Like Jesus Team
Dec. 16 @ 4 p.m. UMW Smethie Circle

All events are on Zoom unless otherwise noted.
Please continue to keep the family of Roy Lambertson in your prayers.  A memorial service for Roy will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA 23229. You may read Roy's obituary here.  You can leave condolences on Woody's website.
Ka Cheng - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast cancer.
Susan Campbell and family - upon the death of her husband, Roy Lambertson
Ronnie Clements
Jack & Denney Collins - Jack is now recovering at home. Continue to keep him and
his wife Denney in your prayers. Jack and Denney are part of our young adult
ministry. Cards and expressions of support and concern can be sent to Jack Collins,
1217 Stanhope Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.
Shannon Conway - requests prayer for the Charles Sherman, Peter 
Oxborrow, Leon Beale and family.
Tim Gerde - recovering at home.
Jeff Hatch
Clyde Hundley - recovering from a recent blood clot. 
Heidi Kara - upon the death of Florencio Puente, husband of Heidi's stepmother, who
also passed away just 3 weeks ago. Please keep her family in your prayers.
Mary Mismas - recovering from back surgery.
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.
Jerry Rodwell - Amy Bates's dad - recent cancer diagnosis.
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor.
Rev. Kathy Talley - recovering from surgery.
Ron Towers - is recovering at home. Cards can be sent to 202 North 20th Street, Apt. 306, Richmond, VA 23223.
Chris Wimbush - the recent loss of his father.