Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, May 11, 2018
A Message from Centenary

Chili Cook-Off: Join our church family and friends on  Sunday, June 
10, (Please note this is a change in date) at high noon for Centenary's Chili Cook-Off. Bring your best chili to share and compete in any of the following categories:
1. Traditional
2. White
3. Vegetarian
This is our fundraising event to send two UMFS students to summer camp at Westview on the James. Donations are encouraged and accepted. More details will be forth coming.

This Weekend at Centenary

Sunday, May 13, Ascension Sunday

          8:40 a.m.                         Informal Worship               
10:00 a.m.                        Sunday School   
            11:00 a.m.                           Traditional Service
This week, Dr. Bates will preach 
"Minding the Gap. "
A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with her in 2018

May 13        2 Chronicles 9-12
May 14        2 Chronicles 13-17
May 15        2 Chronicles 18-20
May 16        2 Chronicles 21-24
May 17        2 Chronicles 25-27
May 18        2 Chronicles 28-31
May 19        2 Chronicles 32-34

  8:40 a.m. Service News 

Please pray for our accompanist at the 8:40 a.m. service, Lee Covington, who will be having surgery in May. Lee will be away as he recovers and hopes to return to playing mid-August. Beginning THIS Sunday, May 13, we will welcome Bob Phillips as our interim accompanist for the early service. Bob recently retired as organist at Shady Grove UMC in Short Pump. Bob is a retired French teacher who has also worked as a church musician for a number of years. Beginning on Sunday, May 13, the 8:40 a.m. service will be held in the chapel. 

Dominion River Rock Race 
The annual Dominion River Rock races and events will take place Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20 (starting at 6 p.m. on Friday). Please anticipate an increase in traffic this weekend. 
Upcoming Events

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!

Volunteers Needed:   We are looking for a few willing volunteers to help out in the office during Mandy's maternity leave beginning the end of August/beginning of September. If you are interested in becoming an office volunteer, feel free to contact the church office at 804-648-8319 or cent.umc@verizon.net.

The Central VA Masterworks Chorale:   The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale Spring 2018 Program "Sing for Joy!" will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church (4200 Dover Road, RVA 23221) and on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Duncan Memorial UMC (201 Henry St, Ashland, 23005).  This exciting program will include Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms,  and a contemporary work by Dan Forrest, Jubilate Deo, which is the Psalm 100 text brought to life in seven different languages. Contact Nancy or Vic Grand (804-495-5673).  Also, check out this link for more details!

Annual Golf Tournament:  Join us at the Hollows Golf Course on Thursday, June 7 , for the 2nd Annual Earl Siddons Open. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a putting contest at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m., and a Golf Tee-Off at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $75.00/ person, $15.00 for lunch only (firm reservations needed for catered lunch). The proceeds benefit Rise Against Hunger. Hole sponsorships are also available at $50.00 per sponsor. Gift certificates can also be donated to be given as prizes. Be sure to mark this date on your calendar and don't forget to practice your swing! Please Note: We will need a strong number of reservations to ensure the pricing above. You can RSVP at the church office, 804-648-8319 or cent.umc@verizon.net, if you are interested in attending. 


Save the Date:   On Sunday, June 10 , the children plan to make treats and lemonade to pass out to the congregation after the 11:00 a.m. service.

Items Needed for School Kits: School kits provide children around the world with basic school supplies such as paper, pencils, and other items. To complete our goal of 150 kits, we still need:
1.   Paper (loose leaf or 1 subject notebooks- please, no 3 or 5 subject notebooks; 1 subject only)
2.   2 gallon plastic, resealable bags
Join us on Sunday, June 3, and help us put together the kits!

Please Remember in Prayer
Rev. Kathy Talley (recovering at St. Mary's Woods following shoulder surgery)
Bob Davis (Colon cancer diagnosis)
Rev. Rita Callis
Lee Covington (scheduled for back surgery on May 14th)
Sue Anne Holloway
Rex Dazey (recovering from eye surgery)
Julie Lee
Delois McDougal (one of our Friday Helpers- having 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 is preparing for 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)
Merle Brown (recovering from broken hip at home)

Celebrating Birthdays in May

Mann Brown
Bernice Walter
Billie Davis
Phyllis Stump
Mary Simpson
Pat Shipley
Earl Moss
Roy Cooke
Joyce Haley
 Alice Cooke
David Ashe
Lynn Bailey
Tori Brock
Buck Haley
Sally Jordan
Charley Webber
Robb Stottlemyer
Louise Smith
Chris Jarvis
Kim Golden
Penny Speidel
Photos of the Week!
This past Thursday was the Girl's Night Out event at Mary E. Vetrovec's. Thank you so much, Mary E., for hosting such a wonderful event and opportunity for fellowship!

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