This Week at Centenary
Friday, October 2, 2020
Centenary's Healthy Church Team (HCT) needs your feedback!

Please take the Check In With Centenary: A COVID-19 Survey. We ask for your thoughts and ideas about plans to return to in-person worship and your experiences during this pandemic. Please participate and share your valuable thoughts as we move forward together! Deadline to complete and submit the survey: October 21, 2020. Please do not hesitate to each out to our HCT team with any questions or concerns. Team members are Matt Bates, Jim Hill, Bob Almond, Karen Junker, Susan Thomas, Meredith Thrower (as legal consultant) and Jim Wickham ( as medical consultant).

The link to this online survey -
Did you know that Sunday, October 11
is Clergy Appreciation Day? This is a time set aside to recognize the contributions and service of all clergy. While we will not be able to express our appreciation to Matt, Tim, and Drew in person this year we can certainly write them a note, email or send a card to show how grateful we are for all that they do for us. Please take time to show your appreciation to our wonderful pastors.
Matt Bates
1153 Lee's Crossing Ct.
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Tim Gerde
10508 Bishops Gate Dr.
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Drew Willson
7504 Greengate Dr
Henrico, VA 23229-4922
Thank you from University of Mary Washington.
In February we were blessed by their oratorio "Considering Matthew Shepherd."
To all Centenary Members
We are writing to ask you to consider joining the Reconciling Task Force in one of two ways.
Option One: To become an “ad Hoc” Task Force member and assist with one of our initiatives until it is completed.
Option Two: To become a full member of the Task Force and work with us on an on-going basis to achieve our goals to make Centenary a more inclusive, welcoming and accepting church.
Current Needs:
Barrett Brown has been searching the archives in order to get an idea of CUMC's history over the years with regards to our response to racial issues. But more can to be done. Volunteers are needed to work with Barrett to help research our church's records. Sadly, we are learning more and more from our records about CUMC’s racist history and efforts to exclude persons of color from our church.
Jim Hill has been providing leadership to the effort to display rainbow colored banners on the front of the church. Volunteers with an artist's eye are needed to work with Jim to come up with alternative ways to tastefully and artfully display the banners.
We have agreed to work with the Reconciling Ministries Network to raise money for their organization.   We can use help with organizing and managing our church's effort to assist this organization efforts to raise funds to support the important work they do.
If you would like to learn more about the Task Force and our goals, please contact Joe Speidel,
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. Matt Bates will be preaching.
His sermon is titled A Pretty Good Way to Live.

After Worship Zoom Reception
Join Karen Junker, our Lay Leader, for an after worship reception October 4, at 12 Noon. After you join us on Facebook Live for worship online, use the link below to join the reception. Topic of the day: communion.

Meeting ID: 894 5387 1103
Passcode: 185926
Online Giving

Centenary has moved to Realm E-giving. If you would like to give online, please click on the "Give" link on the top our our homepage. Here is a short tutorial about Realm online giving.
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!
The Upper Room available as a PDF
The Upper Room is continuing to support their standing order
partners with a PDF of the September/October issue!
You may download your copy here.
Birthdays This Week
October 2 - Barry Sanderlin
October 2 - Wayne Panton
October 3 - Kimberly Richardson
October 5 - Whitney Davis
October 5 - Milton Wright
Upcoming Birthday
Merle Brown, one of our oldest members, will be celebrating his 93rd birthday on October 16. We would like to shower him with cards! If you would like to join in, his address is 101 Early Avenueston, VA 24150
Ka Cheng - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ronnie Clements
Jack & Denney Collins - Jack is in rehab at Sheltering Arms. 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 outpatient surgery at home. 
Heidi Kara - for my step-mother, Graciela Puente, battling a kidney issue along with a serious heart condition.
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.
Penny Speidel - unexpected surgery at Johnston-Willis.
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor.
Ron Towers - recovering from knee surgery. Cards can be sent to 202 North 20th Street, Apt. 306, Richmond, VA 23223.