News for the Week of May 21, 2021
Expanding Our Welcome
Join us for our last session!
We are committed to providing an opportunity for learning that feels safe for all. Regardless of where we are in the journey to better understand the experience of transgender folks and their loved ones, we can learn much together. Our goal is to become a more welcoming, inclusive community.
Monday - Monday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., May 24, 2021
In our final week of the series, we continue our education process through personal narrative, and will focus on specifics of offering welcome and support. All are welcome.
Young Adult Gathering
Young Adult Gathering
Friday, June 4 at 6:15 p.m.
Behind the VMFA. We'll meet near Chloe again and find a spot that suits us. Maybe the storms will even stay away this time! Feel free to bring food and drinks or to get some at the Café before we meet.
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Wednesday mornings
10:00 a.m.
Please join us as we look
at the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.
We meet together via
Zoom for study and
fellowship. The Zoom link
will be sent via email on Tuesday. We look forward
to seeing you there.
The Upper Room
The Upper Room is
continuing to support
their standing
order partners with
a PDF of the
May/June issue!
Rev. Matt Bates new email address was incorrect in
the last newsletter.
His new email is Thanks to all who have
been using it,
and our apologies
for this inconvenience!
Please join me in wishing Regan Sprenkle a very fond farewell. Regan has resigned as the choir alto section leader as of the end of May to spend more time with her family. Regan joined the choir as section leader in
September, 2017, and has ably fulfilled that role in many different ways. Best wishes for the future!

Stan Baker and
the Chancel Choir
Join us for a study of the book
by Heather McGhee. 
This study will be on
Sunday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m.
on Zoom. Please contact Barrett Brown
to register

Sign Up for Altar Flowers
As we resume in-person worship in our Sanctuary, we will again be adding beautiful floral arrangements from Coleman's to our altar. I have a tentative list from 2019, but am open to anyone who would like to request a particular Sunday. The price for each week is still $25, with checks being made out to Centenary UMC & sent to the office or dropped in the collection plates at church - with "ALTAR FLOWERS" noted in the memo line. Please let me know any preferences you have to contribute to this beautiful part of our Sunday services! Please contact Sharon Steele for more information.
May 23 @ 11 a.m. Return to In-person
Worship with Confirmation Celebration

May 24 @ 7 p.m. Expanding Our Welcome

May 26 @ 10 a.m. Bible Study

May 31 - Office Closed for Memorial Day

June 4 @ 6:15 p.m. Young Adult Gathering at VMFA
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