Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, February 15, 2019
A Message from Centenary

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, February 17, 2019- Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

      11:00 a.m.       Traditional Worship

 Dr. Matthew D. Bates will preach a sermon entitled " Not Just Another Face in the Crowd," based on Luke 6:17-26.

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. 

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 6 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.
An Altar Flower Liner is Missing!:
We have 2 green heavy plastic liners for our weekly altar flowers and currently one is missing! Please check around at home and perhaps you have one that you borrowed to take flowers home. If so, please let me know so we can get it back in rotation with Coleman's for our weekly altar flowers! Thanks. Sharon Steele, Altar Flowers Chair, 912-2549. 

The Praise Chorus:
The Praise Chorus will be practicing at 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, and practicing and singing on Sunday, March 3. The song they will be singing is "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want," found in the UMH hymnal on page 136.


Mardi Gras Celebration- Join us for a pancake luncheon and presentation by our Theatre on the Mount Group on Sunday, March 3, following the 11:00 a.m. worship service! 

Come join your church family and friends on Sunday, March 17, following the 11:00 a.m. service for a Soup Cook-Off. Bring your favorite soup or stew to share and enter into the friendly competition. In addition to this event being a great time to fellowship with your church family and friends, it is one of our fund raisers to support Centenary as we continue to participate in Rise Against Hunger. All donations collected will go to cover our fees to participate in the Rise Against Hunger program.

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 Jamestowne. 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.

Patsy Marrs Wilson- recovering from hip replacement surgery
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 (recovering at home)  
Wendy Tisdale-- family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed with staged 4 lung cancer 
Mark Inge


              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!
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent in donations to our Bless My Sole Ministry! We are still in need of socks and if you would like to make a donation they can be dropped off at the church office. 

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