Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, April 27, 2018
A Message from Centenary
A Heartfelt Thank YOU to all of our Wonderful Volunteers!
We wish to thank our volunteers who helped to make this week with CARITAS such a success! We especially wish to thank Doug Wilson & Steve Gregory for their leadership in helping us to coordinate this event!

This Weekend at Centenary

Sunday, April 29, Fifth 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 
"What Does Love Have to Do with It? "
A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with her in 2018

April 29         2 Kings 23-25
April 30         1 Chronicles 1-2
May 1           1 Chronicles 3-5
May 2           1 Chronicles 6
May 3           1 Chronicles 7-8
May 4           1 Chronicles 9-11
May 5           1 Chronicles 12-14

Thank You from UMFS

In Response to Centenary's Generous  Contribution of $2,572.90 to the UMFS,  we received the following note:

Thank you so much for this truly wonderful gift! We deeply appreciate your support and partnership in this ministry. It means so much to the children and families we serve.
With Gratitude,
Jill Gaynor
Development and Marking Manager

Dear Centenary Friends, 
We cannot find the words to thank everyone for their kind support during this difficult time. Thank you for the cards, calls, food, and visits. We are most appreciative for those who attended the service. 

Mann Brown & David Pippin 

Carytown 10k

The annual Carytown 10k will take place THIS 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

Spring Cleaning! We are going to be doing some spring cleaning in the next few weeks and will be reorganizing the mailboxes. If you have a mailbox, or are responsible for a mailbox, please clean out any items so that we can relabel/reorganize. Thanks so much for all of your help with this!

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!

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
Greg deKramer and family (Leah & Bob Hundley's nephew who is preparing for a bone marrow transplant in May)
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 are so thankful for Ryland Bailey, Jr. and all the work that he does to keep Centenary up-and-running! Thanks for all you do, Ryland!

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