Centenary's Weekly Newsletter 
Friday, October 11, 2019
A Message from Centenary

Condolences to the Family of Lois Hinerman

We express our condolences to the family of Lois Hinerman, who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The service will be held on Wednesday, October 23, at 2 p.m. at The Hermitage. Please keep Keith Hinerman and the Hinerman family in your thoughts and prayers

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:40 a.m.       Early Service

  10:00 a.m.       Sunday School

        11:00 a.m.       Traditional Worship

Dr. Matthew D. Bates will be preaching this Sunday and his sermon is entitled "But I'd Rather Live Somewhere Else! "

Did you miss a service? Would you like to listen to a sermon again or share it with a friend? You can now listen to the sermon or the entire 11 a.m. service.  The services are posted on our church website,  (Click on this link to go to the church website.). Each sermon  is normally available Sunday or Monday afternoon and remains available for later listening. Please tell anyone who might enjoy listening.

Second Fridays:
Coffee Theology at Urban Farmhouse in Scott's Addition (6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.)
Fourth Sundays: Pub Theology at Triple Crossing Downtown (6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)

Hymn Festival 2019: In Memoriam Richard Steele:  
Mark your calendars for  Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 4 p.m.  Keith Beniston will return and there  will be a guest choir from the University of Mary Washington under the direction of Chris Ryder.

New Sunday School Classes Begin:
Join us for Sunday School.  Dean Simpson is leading a class on  The Great Theologians.   Robb Stottlemyer begins leading a class on Shea Tuttle's new book, "Exactly as You Are:  The Life and Faith of Mr. Rogers,"  which can be purchased on Amazon.

Laity Sunday, October 20:
Join us as we celebrate Laity Sunday in both our services on
Sunday, October 20, 2019 . We are very excited to welcome Martha Stokes as our speaker.  Martha is the Director of Church and Community Relations at The Hermitage (now Pinnacle Living).  She has also been a member of the staff of the Virginia Annual Conference where she did much work on the development of lay leadership. She is also a member of the Virginia Conference General Conference Delegation.  We look forward to continuing our journey toward being a more lay-led, lay driven church.

Adult Handbell Choir:
The Adult Handbell Choir rehearsals will meet  at 8:30 a.m. on the third floor in the room across from the elevator.

Pansy Sale:
The annual pansy sale to benefit Shalom Farms is here! The pansies come in multi-colored flats (1 flat is 32 plants). They sell for $20.00/flat. The deadline to place an order is Sunday, October 13, 2019. Make checks out to UMUMR and the sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board next to the kitchen. Please turn in all money for orders to Pat Shipley on, or before, the Sunday, October 13, 2019, deadline. The flowers can be picked up on Friday afternoon, October 18, 2019, or Sunday, October 20, 2019. Thanks so much and happy planting!

Editors, The. "How to Grow Perfect Pansies That Will Fill Your Garden With Color." Good Housekeeping, Good Housekeeping, 22 June 2018, https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening/a20706070/pansy-flower/.

On  Saturday, November 9, 2019,  we will gather in the fellowship hall (no later than 8:45 a.m.) to pack meals to provide for families in distressed areas of the world. This is a wonderful time for fellowship and commitment to missions. Bring family, friends, and neighbors. Join in the fun! (Reminder: Wear a hat or use a hairnet).

Lunch and Learn: Shea Tuttle Book Signing Event!:
Won't You Come "Meet" Our New Neighbor?  Meet author, Shea Tuttle, and wife to our very own Drew Willson!  Join us on Sunday, November 10, 2019 following the 11:00 a.m. service for a light lunch and a 20 minute discussion about Shea's upcoming book, Exactly As You Are- The Life and Faith of Mr. Rogers. After the discussion, there will also be an opportunity to purchase and have a book signed by Shea!


Celebrating Centenary's 10th Anniversary as a Reconciling Congregation:
Our Reconciling Task Force is working hard to develop some ideas to help us observe the 10 th Anniversary of Centenary becoming a Reconciling Congregation. We have recently hosted a gathering of the Reconciling Congregations and Communities from the Virginia Conference. We are planning a series of events through the Fall of this year and Spring of 2020 that will help us consider how to continue to live fully into the many different dimensions of our Reconciling statement. As you know, we seek to be a church that welcomes all people, and there's always growing to do as we seek to live out that bold vision. We have a budget of about $5,000.00 to cover expenses for all these anticipated events and want to give members of our congregation the opportunity to support these efforts financially. If you would like to contribute to these important efforts, you may do so by marking a check or envelope simply "Reconciling." Thank you in advance!

School Supplies:
Because of your generosity, our youth were able to assemble 48 school supply kits in June!  They will assemble more during the year to take to next year's conference.  We still have enough of many of the required items but do need:
  • One-subject spiral-bound notebooks (each kit requires 3 notebooks)
  • Loose-leaf paper

The Centenary Buddy System:
The Centenary Buddy System is looking for individuals who would like to reach out to new members, provide updates for upcoming events, and be a resource to explain the ins-and-outs of the church. Those interested should sign up on the bulletin board by the fellowship hall or talk to Mann Brown/Nathan Grubb.

The Family of Lois Hinerman- who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Bernice Walter- medical issues
Les & Mary Dobbs
Pat Shipley- in the recent passing of her brother, Tom Shipley
Merle Brown- at Memorial Regional Hospital and a had a cardiac  catheterization   
Lynn LaBarre- father passed away suddenly in Social Circle, GA
Alex Hundley- undergoing basic training for the Army 
Allen White- passing of a childhood friend
William Clyde Hundley- son of Bob & Leah Hundley, recent cardiac catheterization
R.B. Bennington- at home
Leah and Bob Hundley
Phyllis Stump
Serena Durst- back problems and much pain
Mary Alice Nesbitt
Lucille Hunt- at Morningside at Bellgrade 
Jane Grand- has been moved to a skilled nursing facility and has leveled in her recovery  
Riley Davin- niece of Vic and Nancy
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   
A.J. & Phil Crick- at Morningside at Bellgrade
Justin Laman- nephew of Lucy Hottle, a young father who has cancer
Jenny Bush- friend of Leah Hundley, is diagnosed with stage 4                  melanoma
Wendy Tisdale- family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnose with  staged 4 lung cancer 

Barry Sanderlin
Milton Wright
Merle Brown
John Dillehay
Toni Corcoran
Norm Dinwiddie
Matthew Simpson

  Lynette Bailey
 Mary Anne Dazey
Photo of the Week!
A big Centenary Thank YOU to Grit Coffee (located inside the Champs Brewery) who brought us some yummy pastries Thursday!

Take a look at this beautiful piece of ice that Al found in the ice machine that looks like a cross! 

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