This Week at Centenary
Friday, November 6, 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.
Thanks to Bob Almond and Vikki Brock
for replanting the beds in front of Centenary!
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. Church Online Platform is our new worship platform. It allows you to watch the worship service while you comment through Chat (just enter a nickname), see the order of worship (bulletin info) in Notes, search an online Bible, or see our upcoming Schedule. There is also a link to our online giving portal.
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 When Death Intrudes.

As you may have heard, 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.
 
How will Realm help you to stay connected? Each member or regular attender of Centenary will have the opportunity to create an account in Realm. This will connect you to our Realm database. Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Be assured, Realm is only made up of the people at Centenary, it’s not like a social network that’s open to everyone. Realm keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it. So think of it as an online church directory. But there is so much more.

Realm make keeping track of your contributions easy! When you create a Realm account, you will be able to give straight from your account, access your giving history and contribution statements, create recurring donations and pledges.

Realm also offers a smart phone app! Once you have set up your account on your computer, you can download the app and log in from there. So being connected to your church family is in the palm of your hand!
 
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
Wednesday Bible Studies

Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm

Both groups will mour eet via Zoom - each with separate Zoom links. Keep an eye out for the Bible Study email that is sent out on Tuesdays. It will include more information about that week's study and the separate Zoom links!

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 9 - Sidney Tilghman
November 10 - Keith Hinerman
November 11- Nancy Lee
November 11- Jo Anne Berft
November 13 - Susy Meyer
Nov. 9 @ 7 p.m. Council/Dream Like Jesus Team
Nov. 12 @ 7 p.m. UMW Racial Justice Webinar
Nov. 18 @ 4 p.m. UMW Smethie Circle
Nov. 23 @ 7 p.m. Council/Dream Like Jesus Team

All events are on Zoom unless otherwise noted.
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.
Jeff Hatch
Clyde Hundley - recovering from a recent blood clot. 
Heidi Kara - Please remember Heidi and her family in your prayers. Heidi's step-mother, Graciela Puente, passed away Wednesday, October 21 in Texas.
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 - in the hospital at St. Marys. Cards can be sent to 202 North 20th Street, Apt. 306, Richmond, VA 23223.
Chris Wimbush - the recent loss of his father.