Centenary's Weekly Newsletter 
Friday, May 24, 2019
A Message from Centenary

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Sixth 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 
"Working Ourselves Out of a Job ," and is based on the scripture reading from Revelation 21:10, 22:1-22:5. 

Dear Centenary Family,
Thank you so much for your lovely cards and your outpouring of sympathy and support in the loss of my mother. She so enjoyed coming to Centenary on many occasions. She would have been so flattered at "all the fuss" you went to for her repast.
Eternally grateful,

Dallas Christopher Gregory ( RichmondVirginia) passed away on May 15, 2019. In lieu of flowers, family ask that if you would like to send a donation, you can do so to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Bennett Funeral Home (3215 Cutshaw Ave, Richmond, VA). A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Urbanna Baptist Church (121 Watling St., Urbanna, VA).

We also express our condolences to Susy Meyer in the recent death of her sister-in-law, Kay Meyer Feldman of Thomasville, GA. 


Reconciling Task Force Meeting:
Our Reconciling Task Force will meet this Tuesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. in the Morton Classroom (Social Hall). All are welcomed to attend as we continue to discern our calling as a congregation in light of ongoing conversations about our denominations future. 

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/.

Children's Sunday School Summer Schedule:

The last day of Children's Sunday School before the break will be Sunday, June 8,  Children's Sunday School will resume on Sunday, September 8. 
Childcare will still be available 8:45-12:15  p.m.  each Sunday

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 to be 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.

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

Bob & Leah Hundley
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!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out this past Saturday, May 18, to help pack 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger! 

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