Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, February 1, 2019
A Message from Centenary

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, February 3, 2019- Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

8:40 a.m.       Early Service
  10:00 a.m.        Sunday School

      11:00 a.m.       Traditional Worship

This Sunday's sermon is based on I Corinthians 13:1-13 and is entitled "How to Ruin God's Gifts."

Please pray for the family of Jack Hinerman. Jack passed away on Saturday, January 26. A service of Death and Resurrection will be held for Jack on Saturday, February 9, at 11:00 a.m. here at Centenary with a reception to follow. 
Items for Charterhouse School Weekend 
Backpack Feeding Program

The Charterhouse School Backpack Program provides weekends meals for our families who may benefit from extra supports. Each week the students in our Applied Curriculum Culinary Program assemble the bags and distribute them to the students in the Backpack Program, this gives these students an opportunity to work on sorting, counting, and following a list of instructions, while also allowing them to give back to their fellow students. There will be boxes in the fellowship hall for donations. 

Chili Night - in an individual reusable grocery bag
 * 4 cans of Chili (vegetarian or meat and pop-top lids if possible)
 * 2 boxes of cornbread mix
 * 2 cans of vegetables
 * Juice boxes

Pasta Night - in an individual reusable grocery bag
* 4 boxes of pasta
* 3 cans of sauce
* 1 can of parmesan cheese
* 2 cans of vegetables
* Juice boxes

Taco Night - in an individual reusable grocery bag
* 3 taco shell meals
* 4 cans on beans (black, pinto, or refried)
* 3 packets of instant rice
* 1 jar of salsa or queso (plastic jar)
* Juice boxes Snacks - in an individual reusable grocery bag
* Individual Granola Bards
* Crackers with cheese or peanut butter
* Chips, Pretzels, Popcorn
* Trail Mix
* Peanut Butter and Jelly (plastic jar)

UMFS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law. The IRS requires us to state that you received no goods or services in exchange for this gift. Please retain this written acknowledgment as a receipt for your tax records. FIN: 54-0505969. 

Ministry Meeting for Reaching & Gathering Teams:
THIS Saturday, February 2, there will be a ministry meeting for the Reaching, Serving, & Gathering teams here at Centenary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We hope to fellowship and map out the next few months of ministry together. Thank you to all who serve on these teams and to all who serve here at Centenary.

District Leadership Training:
The District Leadership Training event that was rescheduled for THIS Sunday, February 3, from 2-5:30 p.m. will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Avenue, Henrico, VA. Please note, this is a change in location. 

Gerontology Nurse Practitioner to Speak 
Sunday, February 3:
THIS Sunday, February 3, we will be welcoming Donna Spainhour from St. Mary's Hospital who will be giving a presentation after the 11:00 a.m. service on recognizing the signs of Alzheimer's Disease. We hope you will join us for this informative presentation.

Women's Leadership Event in Richmond: 
Clergy and lay women are invited to a two-day event in Richmond, facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Kutz. As more and more women step into significant leadership roles, every woman is encouraged to consider her own unique opportunities to make a difference. The event will be Wednesday, February 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location will be at Bon Air UMC (1645 Buford Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235). Cost is $75 which includes both dates and two lunches. To register and for more information, contact Kutz at  margkutz72@gmail.com.

Going, Going, Almost Gone!!  The Smethie Circle of our United Methodist Women has a very limited number of PECANS still available...3 16-oz. bags of Halves and 7 16-oz. bags of Pieces.  Please let me know ASAP if you would like any of these wonderful pecans - @ $12/bag...the last we will have until next Fall! Thanks!  Sharon Steele 912-2549.

Our Bless My Sole Ministry is in need of white, men's tube-socks. Feel free to drop any donations off in the church office.

Lunch and Learn
Sunday, February 24, at 12 p.m.
Join us on Sunday, February 24, at 12 p.m. in the fellowship hall for a lunch and learn lecture. There is a $5.00 admission fee to attend. Learn about the big archaeological discoveries made in Jamestown over the past 25 years and the 400-year commemoration of the 1st House of Burgesses and the 1st documented enslaved Africans. Historian presenter will be Justin Bates, Manager of Public Programs at the Historic Jamestown. Sign up on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.
"Born in North Carolina and raised in Richmond, Justin attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, graduating in 2013 with a BA in history. Since then, he has spent the last several years working at various historic sites across the state. During college, he interned with Richmond National Battlefield Park where he was introduced to the idea of a career in historical interpretation. After college, he started at Historic Jamestowne in their visitor services department, and shortly after started at Monticello as a guest services associate. While commuting to both Williamsburg and Charlottesville, he went on to get a third job with Henrico County Recreation and Parks where he worked primarily in interpretation at several of their historic properties. Working simultaneously at sites that covered colonial, revolutionary, and Civil War history, Justin worked in a variety of capacities over the years, eventually becoming an education guide at Historic Jamestowne, and a guide and house supervisor at Monticello. He began a new position at Historic Jamestowne last March, where one of his primary duties has been the implementation of a brand new First Africans tour in preparation for the 400th commemoration taking place this year. He is currently Manager of Public Programs at Historic Jamestowne and is excited to share some of the fascinating discoveries made at Jamestown in the last 25 years." 

Ten-Day British Landscapes Trip 
Featuring England, Scotland, and Wales

You are invited to join a travel group from Centenary and friends on a special planned trip by Collette Travel Group. The ten-day trip is scheduled for September 19 - 28, 2019 . If you are interested, please sign up on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the kitchen and pick up a brochure.
We will have a meeting with Collette on Monday, February 25, at 6 p.m. at Centenary to discuss the trip. If you are interested in traveling with Centenary family members and friends, please plan to attend the Monday, February 25th meeting.
Come prepared with your questions and thoughts.
If you have questions before the meeting, please contact Bob Almond via email at  bob.almond@verizon.net or at (804) 833-3355.

The Parade of Nations & Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk-". . . thrill to the dazzling extravaganza of music, ceremony and patriotism!"
Day Trip - Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 
Please register for a day trip to the Parade of Nations & Virginia International Tattoo on  Thursday, April 25, 2019.  There are flyers on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.  The word "tattoo" evolved over time as it refers to what developed as a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands and drill teams.  The Virginia International Tattoo incorporates groups from around the world including acrobats, choral groups, and precision military drill teams.  The performances of each country are beautiful, patriotic, and a favor performance featuring countries from all over the world.  You will love it!
The package trip will include motorcoach transportation, taxes and gratuities, bus tour of Norfolk Naval Base, dinner at the Golden Corral  (all-you-can-eat), admission to the two-hour Virginia International Tattoo Show at the Norfolk Scope, bottle water and treats on the bus and door prizes.   The cost of the day trip is $129.    Reservations and payment are due by February 15, 2019.  Please complete the reservation form, make check payable to Robert Almond and sent to 1309 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.
11:30 a.m. Departure from Kenwood UMC, Ashland-Return to Kenwood by Midnight
12 noon Departure from Lakeside UMC, Henrico-Return to Lakeside by 11:30 p.m.
If you have questions, please contact Bob Almond at bob.almond@verizon.net or at (804) 833-3355.

by Steven Dietz

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and in a middling marriage with no prospects for change. Then one night, a socially-inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. She is offered nothing short of a new life, and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun with her. This is a story about choices and consequences, about taking that different road you always wondered about.

"Becky's New Car" is CAT's submission to the 2019 Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. There will be talk-backs following both Sunday matinee performances.

Cast: Becky - Kerrigan Sullivan; Joe - Scott Bergman; Walter - Mark Atkinson; Chris - Jimmy Mello; Kenni - Maura Mazurowski; Steve - Daryl Scruggs; Ginger - Tricia Hawn 

Sign up on the bulletin board across from the kitchen and join us on Tuesday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. 

Deirdre McElroy- good friend to Gwynn Henderson, who has been battle cancer for the past 4 years with amazing strength and fortitude
Phyllis Stump in the recent loss of her sister in Louisville, KY
Lila Irby (home after recent hospitalization)
R.B. Bennington 
Lucille Hunt (in the Laurels on Robious Road)
Leah Hundley (at home recovering)
Bryson Keavey (6 months old), friend of Nancy Hill (heart transplant) 
Wendy Tisdale-- family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed with staged 4 lung cancer 
Mark Inge
JoAnne Judd (close friend of Sharon Steele's, recovering from a massive brain injury in Boulder, CO)


              Rachel Bates
            Maria Dandridge
            Troy Nelson
            Jim Hill
            Earl Jones
            Christina Kidd
            Gregory Speidel
            Andy Jordan
            Agatha Kidd
            Nancy Grand
            Jim Armstrong
            Justin Bates

Photo of the Week!
Join us for coffee and conversation in the fellowship hall this Sunday, February 3, after the 11:00 a.m. service, as we hear from  Donna Spainhour with St. Mary's Hospital. She will be giving a presentation on recognizing the signs of Alzheimer's Disease. We hope you will join us for this informative presentation!

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