Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, December 21, 2018
A Message from Centenary

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, December 23, The Fourth Sunday of Advent

8:40 a.m.       Early Service
 10:00 a.m.        Sunday School
      11:00 a.m.       Traditional Worship
This Sunday's Sermon based on Micah 5:2-5a
Your Present May Not Be Under the Tree! 
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m. Worship for Children and Families
10:30 p.m. Music for the Season
11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship with Communion
Sermon based on Titus 2:11-14
The Big Picture
We will receive an offering to support the work of United Methodist Family Services at both services.
Feel free to bring food for fellowship after both services! 


Attached is a brochure about a District Leadership Training event scheduled for church leaders on  Sunday, January 13 , 2-5:30 p.m. at Woodlake UMC.  

There is one registration fee that covers an unlimited number from each church so we can have as many people as are interested attend.

If you are interested, please contact the church office in the next couple of days at 804-648-8319, or cent.umc@verizon.net.


Gifts that Count Cards: Feel free to stop by the table in the Fellowship Hall to buy a card in honor or memory of friends, family, or loved ones.
Join us for our Christmas Eve Services! 
4:00 P.M. Service for Families and Children with Communion
10:30 P.M. Music for the Season
11:00 Christmas Eve Worship and Communion 


       There will be no Children's Sunday School classes on Sunday, December 23 and Sunday, December 30. 

    Pecan Sale
We still have pecans available if you want to get your order in before the holidays. The pecans that we have left are: 

6 bags of cinnamon
5 bags of dark chocolate
12 bags of halves
12 bags of large pieces

Please contact Leah Hundley if you are interested at lchphn@gmail.com. 

The next UMW Meeting will take place at Covenant Woods on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Lila Irby (please note that this date is a change). RSVP to Leah Hundley or Susy Meyer. 


The Hand Bell Choir will be rehearsing Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Hope to see you there!


If you were unable to attend your scheduled photograph dates, Lifetouch will assist you in scheduling a photography session at a nearby location. 

To schedule your session, please call 1-866-756-0281. Once photographed, your photo will be provided back to us. 

Our church code is 210280 and we are using the BLUE background drape for Centenary photographs. 

If you have questions, please call Bob Almond at 804-833-3355.

Our directory will not be complete without you!

A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with her in 2018

December 23           2 Peter 1-3
December 24          1 John 1-5
December 25           2 John-Jude
December 26           Revelation 1-3
December 27           Revelation 4-8
December 28           Revelation 9-12
December 29           Revelation 13-16

Lila Irby (increasing problems with heart and COPD)
R.B. Bennington (recent hospitalization following heart cath)
Lucille Hunt (in the Laurels on Robious Road)
Emma Rose Porter (went home this week!) 
Leah Hundley
Bryson Keavey (6 months old), friend of Nancy Hill (heart transplant) 
The family of Cheryl Owen-Watson-- her family asks for prayer for comfort and healing as they grieve the loss of her mother
Wendy Tisdale-- family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed with staged 4 lung cancer 
Mark Inge
Gary Coberth-- brother-in-law to Sharon Steele, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5th at  age 72. He had heart problems (quintuple by-pass surgery about 10 years ago) & was a diabetic with numerous complications. 
Rev. Kathy Talley
JoAnne Judd (close friend of Sharon Steele's, recovering from a massive brain injury in Boulder, CO)

Photos of the Week!
Take a peek at the wonderful books and displays that Centenary's library has available for this season of Advent! 

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