Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, June 29, 2018
A Message from Centenary
This Weekend at Centenary

Sunday, July 1, Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

8:40 a.m.         Early Service
10:00 a.m.        Sunday School
Bible Boot Camp II: Led by Bob Hundley, Jr. 
       11:00 a.m.       Traditional Worship

This week, Dr. Bates will preach  "Finding God in the Pit. "

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

July 1        Psalms 90-95
July 2        Psalms 96-102
July 3        Psalms 103-105
July 4        Psalms 106-107
July 5        Psalms 108-114
July 6        Psalms 115-118
July 7        Psalms 119:1-88

It is our joy this Sunday to celebrate the baptism of Wesley James Clayton.  Wesley was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 2018 and is the son of Nick and Miranda Clayton.

Upcoming Events

Adult Sunday School:  On July 8, officer Robert Jones will lead our Adult Sunday School in a discussion of the History of Education in Richmond. Officer Jones is our police officer for the Friday Walk-In Ministry and has a Master's Degree in History. 

Lay Visitation Orientation:  Join us, in the fellowship hall  NEXT Sunday, July 8 , from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. for an orientation for those who are interested and feel a calling to help minister to our homebound brothers and sisters. 

Centenary Summer Movies: The next Centenary Summer Movie reaches back in time to present Independence Day on Sunday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. In this 1996 epic sci-fi, block-buster adventure, strange phenomena surface around the globe sparking terror through the world's major cities. Alien forces of incredible magnitude arrive bent on total annihilation of civilization over the Fourth of July weekend. Currently, Independence Day  ranks 69th on the list of highest grossing revenues films and won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Join us on the 15th and get ready to sit on the edge of your seat . . . again . . . Welcome to Earth!

UMW Meeting:  The next UMW Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 12, at 11:30 a.m. A.J. Crick will be the hostess and we will be meeting at her house (2956 Hathaway Road, Apt. 806, Hathaway Towers, Richmond, VA 23225). Jaye White will be speaking about Peru and lunch will be provided, but a small donation is requested for those who attend. Be there or be square!  Also, please RSVP to A.J. Crick ( 804-272-8554) or Sharon Steele (804-912-2549) if would like to attend.

Sight and Sound Theatre Trip:   We have 17 Centenarians registered for the trip to the Sight & Sound Theater for Thursday, September 27.  We have openings for 3 more participants.  The trip leaves from Lakeside UMC at 7 a.m. and returns at 11 p.m.  We will enjoy good food, fellowship, a wonderful live play and safe travel on a motor coach.  Sign up today!  If you are interested in going on the trip to see the live production of  JESUS , please pick up a registration form on the bulletin board across from the kitchen and send your check for $160.00 to Bob Almond as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please call Bob at 804-833-3355 or email at bob.almond@verizon.net.

Canned Goods and Non-perishables Collection:  The Smethie Circle would like you to join us in collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for The Doorways, formerly known as The Hospitality House.  It provides lodging and kitchen facilities for families of children undergoing medical procedures. Dear little Brandon Herman from St. Lucia, lived at The Doorways during his medical treatment by The World Pediatric Project. He and his Mother Sophia attended Centenary and we fell in love with them. We would like for this project to be in his memory.   We will begin our collection in June and continue through the summer. Containers will be placed outside the Ladies' Parlor and in the Social Hall.  Thank you for helping to keep the memory of Brandon alive by continuing to serve other children and their families as they make The Doorways  home while undergoing medical treatment.

Ginny Douglas (long-time and dear friend of Rex & Mary Anne Dazey, facing heart surgery)
Jim Knaub (brother of Sandy Armstrong, brother-in-law to Jim Armstrong, uncle to Shelly and Ginger Armstrong) recovering from a cardiac arrest last Thursday
Serena Durst
Rev. Rita Callis
Lee Covington 
Delois McDougal (one of our Friday Helpers- awaiting the results of a biopsy on back May 17)
Marshall Fox (brother of Phyllis Fox Stump, dealing with complications after surgery)
Greg deKramer and family (Leah & Bob Hundley's nephew who had a bone marrow transplant in May)
Leland Lycette (severe back pain)
Ron Davis (friend of Vic & Nancy Grand)
JoAnne Judd (close friend of Sharon Steele's, recovering from a massive brain injury in Boulder, CO)
Carrie Toro's niece Gabby

Celebrating Birthdays in July

David Jarvis
Isabel Junker
William Brock
Les Dobbs
Emmeline Steele
George Little
Matthew Steele
Mary E. Vetrovec
Jacob Armstrong
Bob Hundley, Sr. 
Laurie Cardoza
Dean Simpson
Beth Vetrovec
Susan Thomas
Bill Brock
Mary Dobbs
Kate Hundley
Mary Alice Nesbitt
R.B. Bennington
Sylvia Whaley
Bob Almond
Vikki Brock
Sarah Anzelmo-Steele
Ryland Bailey
Olivia Steele
John Stottlemyer
Photo of the Week!
We hope you all have a very safe and blessed 4th of July!

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