Centenary's Weekly Newsletter 
Friday, May 17, 2019
A Message from Centenary

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Fifth Sunday after Easter

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 
" A New City is On the Way!," and is based on the scripture reading from Revelation 21:1-16. 

School Kits for Conference:
The children will assemble school kits again this year to send to Annual Conference. We are, currently, in need of one subject notebooks and unsharpened pencils (six pencil pack, no logos or cartoons). Items can be dropped off in the office on Sunday or Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bless My Sole Sock Drive:
Our Bless My Sole Foot Washing Ministry is in need of more socks. If you would like to make a donation of socks feel free to drop those off at the office on Sunday or during church office hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Men's long white tube socks are preferred. 

"Announcing the Launch of the 4th Annual Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes Sock Drive!" Icon Credit Union, 5 June 2015, www.iconcreditunion.org/announcing-the-launch-of-the-4th-annual-warm-hearts-toasty-toes-sock-drive/.

Praise Chorus:
The Praise Chorus will be  singing and practicing THIS  Sunday, May 19.   The song they will be singing is "Here I Am Lord."

The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale:
Join the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale at their spring concert when they present two classical chorale works and perform Gabriel Faure's Requiem along with Cecilia McDowall's Stabat Mater. Faure's Requiem is a well-known large choral work, while the Stabat Mater, premiered in 2004, focuses on Mary's suffering as Jesus hung on cross.  Performances will be on  THIS  Sunday, May 19, at 3:00 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry Street in Ashland. Five people from Centenary UMC sing with the Masterworks Chorale!  If you are interested in receiving tickets, see Nancy or Vic Grand - phone 495-5673 / 495-5674, or email  vicgrand@verizon.net.
"Central VA Masterworks Chorale Spring Concert." Visit Richmond VA, www.visitrichmondva.com/event/central-va-masterworks-chorale-spring-concert/18387/.

Lay Visitors Meeting:
There will be a lay visitors meeting here at Centenary THIS  Sunday, May 19 , at 12:15 p.m. 

Attention all Class of 2019 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 THIS Sunday, May 19, 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!

Our phones will be down briefly and will be off and on for updates on Wednesday, June 5, and 
Wednesday June 12, between the hours of 10 to 12 p.m. 

Thanks so much for your patience and support.

We are currently working on a newly formatted birthday list. Our birthday list gives individuals first and last names, their birthday month and day, excluding the year. It is used in house to mail our monthly Centenary birthday postcards as well as given to members who like to mail birthday cards to other members. If you have joined Centenary in the last 5 years and would like to be included in our birthday list, please email or call the church office at cent.umc@verizon.net/804-648-8319.

"The Raleigh Ringers Concert and Ringing Workshop." Eventbrite, www.eventbrite.com/e/the-raleigh-ringers-concert-and-ringing-workshop-tickets-54796332305.

The Raleigh Ringers will be performing on:

Saturday, May 18-  in Fredericksburg, VA, at 7:00 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. A workshop will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Stafford Handbell Society Facility. 

Sunday, May 19- in Richmond, VA, at 4:00 p.m. at Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

Coventry Carol performed by the Raleigh RIngers
Coventry Carol performed by the Raleigh RIngers

For more information about these events click on this link.


We are working on an insert for the picture directory for individuals who would like to have changes made to their contact information. If you would like us to make any changes to your information, please call or email the church office at cent.umc@verizon.net/804-648-8319.

Centenary Downtown is Reaching Out  

Team Reach is working on plans to further reach out to our community and church. We are focused on building relationships with our visitors  and creating opportunities for service and fellowship.   

Look for some new things happening around Centenary Downtown.  We are: 
  • Changing how we follow up with visitors.  
  • Recording the sermon and service every week.  We are currently posting it on our CentUMC Facebook Page and soon it will be on our Centenary website 
  • Exploring an additional gathering area between services for fellowship near the sanctuary.
We would love to hear your ideas.  Reach out to one of our team members.   

Left to Right:  Mann Brown, Anne Kraft, Nathan Grubb, Pencye Bailey, Lynette Bailey, Rachel Bates, Susan Thomas, Mary Mismas, Steve Kraft.  Not Shown:  Reid Ashe, Sylvia Whaley, Clint Jones, Phyllis Stump, Mark Inge

Shannon Conway requests prayer for Charles Sherman, Peter Oxborrow,           Leon Beale and Family
Jeff Hatch
Nancy Penman- Wendy Smith's mother who has had a stroke and lives in           New Jersey 
Les Dobbs- at Manor Care on Hilliard Road
Gary Motley-recently diagnosed with cancer
A.J. & Phil Crick- at Morningside at Bellgrade
Joe Speidel- recovering from leg injury and surgery
Justin Laman- nephew of Lucy Hottle, a young father who has cancer
Charles Mills- brother of Jimmy Mills, home recovering from heart surgery
Joe Kokoski
Jenny Bush- friend of Leah Hundley, is diagnosed with stage 4                  melanoma
Lila Irby 
R.B. Bennington 
Lucille Hunt- at Morningside at Bellgrade 
Wendy Tisdale- family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed with staged 4 lung cancer 



Mann Brown
Bernice Walter
Phyllis Stump
Pat Shipley
Roy Cooke
Joyce Haley
Alice Cooke
David Ashe
Lynn Bailey
Tori Brock
Sally Jordan
Charley Webber
Robb Stottlemyer
Louise Smith
Chris Jarvis
Kim Golden
Penny Speidel

Photo of the Week!
This past Sunday, we welcomed Leslie Wyatt as a new member in our church family. She was introduced to Centenary by Norm and Carolyn Dinwiddie. Welcome to Centenary!

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