Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, April 13, 2018
A Message from Centenary
Volunteers, We Need YOU!

We will be hosting CARITAS beginning next week ( Saturday, April 21 through Saturday, April 28). With the start date fast approaching, we are still in need of supplies for breakfasts and lunches, as well as volunteers willing to stay overnight during the week and helpers to prepare dinner on  Sunday, April 27

Here is a list of supplies that we are still in need of:

individually bagged potato chips
fruit snacks
boxed drinks

2 cots

If you are able to provide any of these items, feel free to drop them off at the church on Sunday or during the week. 

Thanks so much for all of your help and support with this wonderful mission opportunity! 

This Weekend at Centenary

Sunday, April 15, Third Sunday After Easter

          8:40 a.m.                         Informal Worship               
10:00 a.m.                        Sunday School   
            11:00 a.m.                           Traditional Service
This week, Dr. Bates will preach 
"If Easter is True . . . "
A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with her in 2018

April 15        1 Kings 8-9
April 16        1 Kings 10-11
April 17        1 Kings 12-14
April 18        1 Kings 15-17
April 19        1 Kings 18-20
April 20        1 Kings 21-22
April 21        2 Kings 1-3

The Rose on the Altar

The rose that will be on the altar this upcoming Sunday, April 15, is in celebration of the Thursday, March 29, 2018 birth of Weston James Ferris, son of Matt and Joanna Wickham Ferris, first grandson of James Randall and Christiana Erb Wickham and first great-grandson of Jim and Mirian Wickham! Congratulations to our Wickham Family!

Carytown 10k

The annual Carytown 10k will take place on Sunday, April 29 (from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.). The race should not affect traffic near Centenary, but we thought we would give advanced notice in case you plan on traveling to Centenary from that direction. 

Upcoming Events

CARITAS the week of  Saturday, April 21- Saturday, April 28, here at Centenary. Please put that week on your calendar. We need a variety of volunteers to help support this mission. We have listed the types of volunteers that will be needed and feel free to sign up for any or all of these on the bulletin board across from the kitchen. 
  1. Dinner: We need volunteers to provide, prepare, and serve a hot dinner for our guests. Dinner needs to be ready to be served at 7:00 p.m., so your arrival time is dictated by your preparation time. The Centenary kitchen will be available. If you need help with the appliances, we will try to pair you with someone who is familiar with the kitchen. This is a great event for groups such as Sunday school classes, families and friends, civic groups, Walk-In Ministry cooking groups, or other churches.
  2. Lunch Bag Prep: We need volunteers to prepare bag lunches for our guests. The lunches consist of sandwiches, chips, fruit, a drink (boxed juice or water), and a dessert. All supplies will be at the church as we will be soliciting donations of these items from our congregation. The duties include preparing the sandwiches and packing a bagged lunch for our guests. The time of day is flexible as long as the bagged lunches are prepared and ready the night before they are distributed the next morning.  
  3. Overnight: Volunteers are needed to stay overnight in the church from 9:30 p.m. until the guests leave the next day at 7:00 a.m. CARITAS staff will be present at all times. You may sleep in a separate area of the church behind closed doors, but you are there as an additional safety factor. Duties are setting up the cold breakfast for guests in the morning, distributing the bagged lunches, and securing the church facility after the guests have left for the day.
Saturday, April 21, through Saturday, April 27, 2018
  •  Boxes of instant oatmeal
  •  Boxes of cold cereal (Raisin Bran, Wheaties, Cheerios, etc)
  •  Hardboiled eggs for breakfast (not before 4/18)
  •  Juice for breakfast
  •  Individual bags of chips, crackers, cookies, and nabs (to use for lunch)
  •  Individual box drinks (to use for lunch)
  •  Bottled water (to use for lunch)
  •  Sandwich bread (not before 4/18)
  •  Cheese for sandwiches (not before 4/18)
  •  Fresh fruit for lunches (not before 4/18)
  •  Lunch meat (not before 4/18)
  •  Popcorn and hot chocolate for snacks
  •  Plastic bags for packing lunches
  •  Magazines, books, stationary, pens, games, cards, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, small packages of tissues, small bottles of hand sanitizer

The Geraniums Have Arrived! Stop by the fellowship hall this Sunday to pick up your order. 

Attention All Graduates:  If you or someone in your family is planning on graduating from high school or college this spring or summer, please call the church office at (804) 648-8319, or send us an email at cent.umc@verizon.net, by Sunday, May 20, with the following information so that we can announce it in the bulletin.
The individual's:
1. Name (First, Middle, and Last)
2. Affiliation (child of, grandchild of, etc.)
3. School Attended
4. Future Plans
Thanks so much and congratulations graduates!

Altar Flower Opportunity: At the moment, we have an OPEN Sunday for sponsoring Altar Flowers- on Sunday, June 10, 2018 . Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to remember or honor someone with flowers on our altar on Sunday, June 10. The cost is $20.00. Thanks! Sharon Steele: 804-912-2549 or  steeles2010@yahoo.com.

UMVIM Team Leader Training: Team Leader Training is required for first time United Methodist volunteers and mission team leaders. However, all interested persons are welcome to attend whether leading a team or not. There is no registration fee, however; we encourage participants to make an offering to the host church to cover the cost of morning refreshments and lunch. Doors open at 9 a.m. Continuing Education Units (0.5) will be provided for those needing CEU certification. Contact Cindy Ingroff at CindyIngroff@vaumc.org, and include the following information to register:
  1. Name
  2. Email address 
  3. Primary phone number
  4. Church
  5. District
  6. Dietary restrictions
The registration deadline is noon on  Monday, May 7, 2018. The training will take place on  Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity UMC (903 Forest Avenue, Richmond, VA 23229.

Girls Night Out: Join the church ladies, but no funny hats required! Eat quiche and salad, because we are Methodists and eating is a "thing." The UMW ladies hope to see you on Thursday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Mary E. Vetrovec's (6404 Westchester Circle, Richmond, VA 23225).

Please Remember in Prayer
Joe Speidel (Joe's mother is in hospice care in New York).
Mann Brown & David Pippin (in the death of Mann's father).
Frances Shaw (a friend of Sonia Topey-Smith, dealing with breast cancer). 
Wendy Smith (her mother-in-law and husband's aunt)
Leland Lycette (severe back pain)
Riley Prawin (niece of Vic & Nancy Grand)
Jennifer (friend of Nancy Grand with lung problems)
Lou Rosypal (at home following a broken hip)
Ron Davis (friend of Vic & Nancy Grand)
Jo Judd (a long-time childhood friend of Sharon Steele's, recovering from a massive brain injury from fall off a ladder in Boulder, CO)
Merle Brown (recovering from broken hip at home)

Celebrating Birthdays in April

 Vic Grand
 Kevin Cooke
 Caroline Enos
 Patsy Wilson
 Steven Cooke
 Marjorie Landers
 Luke Wolfe
Clarie Hundley
Doug Wilson
Charles Rhode
Joe Speidel
Stephen Lee
Vicki Stump
James Boice
Nancy C. Cook
Kate Stottlemyer
Julie Landsdown
Benjamin Armstrong
Jack Hinerman
George Thrower
Chris Junker
 Photo of the Week!

We love our mail carrier, Ms. Wanda! She always stops by Centenary with a cheery smile and brightens our day! Thanks for the blessing that you are Ms. Wanda and for all you do!

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