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February 11, 2024 at 10:15 AM

Transfiguration Sunday

*Scripture Lessons

2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9


"Known by the Light: Called to Listen"

by Rev. Sooah Na

*Worship Assistant:

Bob Dingle

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Sheepmates (Youth Group)

Dear Centenary Youth Families,

There are a few youth dates and fun activities coming up in the month of February! 

February 11th is the Valentine Heart Decorating Event. This is a Centenary Fellowship event for the congregation. The event will be after service. 

February 18th will be our normal Youth meeting after service and fellowship.

February 24th will be our next joint youth group with surrounding Methodist Churches. We plan to go Bowling at Linden Lanes in Linden NJ. Reservations for bowling times have been made for 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Pizza, drink and shoes will be provided. We are asking for a $10.00 donation toward the cost of the event. If this is a hardship, please let me or Pastor Sooah know and the church will cover full cost. 


We want to make sure we have enough time to secure a spot for everyone wanting to attend. When we have a final head count, we can discuss carpooling and transportation. 


Linden Lanes

741 N Stiles St

Linden, NJ 07036

Many Blessings,



After a five-year separation, Asher Irfan and his family had a joyful reunion at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last Sunday afternoon.

Asher sent this family photo and thanks everyone for their prayers and support. The family arrived in Chicago at 3 p.m.

Central Time following a 24-hour flight from Lahore, Pakistan--their first time on an airplane. We welcome to the United States Asher's wife, Nadia; his daughter, Mariam,12; and son, Mohkam, 9, and pray that God will richly bless them as they begin their new life together in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Ash Wednesday Soup for Soul Service

We are excited to announce that this year, Centenary will be hosting an Ash Wednesday Soup for Soul service to celebrate the start of Lent.

Join us on February 14th at 7 pm in room 20 for a meaningful and intimate service filled with prayers and music. During the service, you will have the opportunity to receive Ash as a symbol of repentance and renewal.

Following the service, we invite you to stay for a delicious soup supper. All are welcome to join us in this special event.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to start your Lenten journey with us at Centenary.

Valentine Cookie Decorating Event

Join us in celebrating God's love this Valentine's Day by participating in our Valentine Cookie Decorating Event. This event is the perfect opportunity to come together in fellowship, friendship, and cookies! 

The event will take place on February 11, 2024, following the service, in Room 20. We will provide all the necessary supplies, including cookies, icing, and decorations. All you need to bring is your creativity and a willingness to have fun! 

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing in the love and joy of the season.

Lenten Bible Study Group

Promo Video of The Third Day by Tom Berlin

Join us for our Lenten Tuesday Bible study group from February 20 to March 26 where we will be studying The Third Day by Bishop Berlin.

Led by James Mojomick and Pastor Sooah, each session will begin with a 10-12 minute video featuring Bishop Berlin, followed by a group discussion.

If you are interested in joining this Bible study group, please let us know by this Sunday February 11.


All who are interested in reading books are cordially invited to join the CUMC Book Club. Meetings are held monthly (the SECOND FRIDAY of every month) from September through June at 12:00 noon at the Metuchen Diner.

January 2024 — Just a Regular Boy by Catherine Ryan Hyde February — Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

March — The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

April — Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

May — The Magic of Found Things by Maggie Dawson June — The Complicities by Stacy D’Erason

The Club is always looking for new members. Whether you read slow or fast, or just want to join us for lunch and hear about the books, please come and join us! You may contact Ruth Lechelt (rslech@ aol.com) or Nancy Rapp (nrapp190@comcast.net) if you are interested. All are welcome to bring their suggestions for books to read as we continue to schedule our meetings for the upcoming months. 

Every Wednesday & Sunday

  • Celebration of Found Cans (nonperishable item collection ministry from 9:30 am to 12 pm)

February 13th (Tuesday)

  • Staff Meeting at 10:30 am (Online)

February 14th (Wednesday)

  • Ash Wednesday Soup for Soul Service at 7 pm

February 18th (Sunday)

  • Black History Month Sunday
  • Youth Group (Following the service)

February 21st (Wednesday)

  • Finance Committee Meeting at 7 pm (Online)

February 26th (Monday)

  • BOT Meeting at 7 pm (Online)

March 11th (Monday)

  • Church Council Meeting at 7 pm (Online)

We pray for...

Remember in your prayers: Joelle Williams and her family of Metuchen School Disctrict; Family of Fontaine Anzalone (aunt of Paul Manjourides); Rodrigues family of Metuchen; Rosanne and Chris Moxley; Doreen Jones's family (Darla's mother), Kiara Gonzalez's family (Nicole's cousin); Michael Gabriel (friend of Ruth Lechelt), Jessica Elil (Peggy's co-worker's daughter), Kenny Fischer (a cousin of Charles Giordano), Young Oh( Se Oh's father); John Ringler; Linda Serentino, John Lashley ; family of Celeste Ramsey (mother in law of Isabel Pichardo); family of Ed (friend of Mojomick family); family of Sylvia Woodfield; family of Heather Vail (friend of Ruth Lechelt); Amelia (student at Edgar MS- Metuchen); countries of Turkey/Syria/Ukraine; Mary Ellen Heim; family of Sandy Baks; family of Rev. Dr. Hoo Sug Lee; family of Mala Roberts; family of Anne Beattie; parents of Lester Gesteland; mother of Asher Irfan; family of Mary Kari (aunt of Shirley Kanchi); family of Rowena Principe (sister of Odessa Delos Santos); family of Monika Korte; family of Rev. Gary Frieze; family of Samantha Nu Nguyen Hogan (friend of the Tiernos); Shirley & Steve Mosteller; family of Lewis Hause; Monika Van Houten; Carolee Szajko; Patricia Thompson; family of Matthew Ferry (former teacher of Lily Tierno); Pvt. Brian Reppert (serving overseas and family friend of Ruth Lechelt); Miriam Dingle; Poonam Chauhan (sister-in-law of Mala Roberts); Arthur Manjourides (father of Paul Manjourides); Terri Sgambati (aunt of Nicole Tierno); Lori Loza; Reshma Rahi; Debra Martin (daughter of Mary Ellen Heim); Fran Koppell (friend of Bruce & Ellen Clarke); Melanie Spanko (daughter of Janet Spanko); Lee Lehman; Lester Heim, Jr.; Howie Reenberg (friend of Tom Moyer); Laura Vasile (daughter of Rita Vasile); Portia Lashley

*Bold indicates new to the list.

Prayer Request:

If you have a request for prayer, or a joy you would like to lift up, please let pastor Sooah Know or send your requests to: 


The requests will be passed along to Pastor Sooah. Please keep us updated on your requests.

Celebration of Found Cans


Centenary continues its weekly collections of non-perishable food items to help “REPLENISH” (formerly the Middlesex County Food Network) make a dent in food insecurity!

Food collection at Centenary takes place on WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS from 9:30 a.m. – noon. On Wednesdays, the green REPLENISH collection bin is located at Centenary’s front door; just drop off an item or two or more (follow your GPS to 200 Hillside Avenue in Metuchen)!

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