Centenary's Weekly Newsletter 
Friday, September 20, 2019
A Message from Centenary

We welcome Michele Brown to our nursery staff beginning this Sunday, September 22, 2019. She will be assisting Melissa Martinez in caring for our children. Welcome Michele to our Centenary family! 

Way to go Al! Be sure to give Al, Ron, his helpers, and all our Friday volunteers a hand shake and a high five because we received an A+ on our health inspection today! 

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Fifteenth 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 "Lessons from a Liar. "

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.

Join us on Sunday, September 29, 2019, when our new adult Sunday school sessions begin! 

Children's Sunday School, led by Melissa Martinez, is back in session. Join us on the second floor! 

First Sundays: Organizational Conversation in the Library at 10:00 a.m.
Second Sundays: 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.)  

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!


Office Work Day!
On  Wednesday, September 25, 2019,  we will be having an Office Work Day! Mandy, will be organizing the office and doing a few updates as we get in gear before the holidays. We will still be answering phones and email during this time, however, there may be a delay in our response. Thank you for your patience and support! 

Please sign up on the form across from the kitchen for PECANS!  Again this year, we will ONLY be purchasing PECANS based on pre-orders!  Prices are the same as last year @ $12/bag: 16-oz bags of Halves, Large Pieces & Medium Pieces; 12-oz. foil gift bags: Cinnamon Glazed, Dark Chocolate & Milk Chocolate. Please order by Sept. 20 and the PECANS should be here by early November!  Any questions please call Sharon Steele 912-2549. Thanks for your support of our UMW PECAN Project! 

"History of Pecans." U.S. Pecans, uspecans.org/history-of-pecans/.

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. Two people from Centenary will be attending a conference September 25-27 at the Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City, Missouri where they will hear about various plans for the future of the United Methodist Church. Jim Hill and Rev. Kathy Talley are attending on our behalf and will come back with important information to share with us, and with some tools to lead us in processing what is to come as our denomination seeks its way forward. 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!

Pridefest 2019:
We will have a table at PrideFest again this year! PrideFest will be Saturday, September 28, 2019, on Brown's Island. We can use volunteers to help run our booth and tell people about Centenary! We will have flyers and Centenary buttons for you to hand out. A volunteer sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board! This should be a fun time for all and a great chance to connect with folks in downtown Richmond!
(Image found at  https://www.vapride.org/pridefest and visit site for more information about VA PrideFest)

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

Annual Golf Tournament:
Join us at the Hollows Golf Course on  Wednesday, September 25, for the 5th 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 Now. Hole sponsors are also available at $50.00 per sponsor and $10.00 or more for patrons. 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!

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.

Fellowship Lunch:
The Bob Evans Lunch Group will now be meeting on
Tuesdays at 11:30 a.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.

Lois Hinerman- recovering from a stroke at The Hermitage 
Lynn LaBarre- father passed away suddenly in Social Circle, GA
Alex Hundley- undergoing basic training for the Army in Oklahoma 
Allen White- outpatient surgery
Bethany Morrast- granddaughter to Bob and Leah Hundley, requesting prayer for preterm labor
R.B. Bennington- at Lexington Rehabilitation & Healthcare (1776 Cambridge Drive, Richmond, VA 23238)
Leah and Bob Hundley
The family of Lila Irby in her recent passing
Tom Shipley, brother of Rev. Pat Shipley who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
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 

Juliana Steele
Lisa Ashe
Carolyn Dinwiddie
Karen Junker
Earl Siddons
James Durst
Rachel Simpson
Bette Dillehay
Daniel Corcoran
Elaine Ryan
Scott Tilghman
Mary Hazelgrove
Ginger Armstrong
Shelley Armstrong
Libby Rhame
Photo of the Week!

"Its a Girl Banner Clipart 7." Clipart Portal Its a Girl Banner Clipart 7 Comments, http://clipartportal.com/its-a-girl-banner-clipart-7/.

Congratulations to Heidi Kara! 
Her new granddaughter, Alyson Anne, was born on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 10:17 a.m., measuring 22 inches, 11 ounces. Parents, Andrew and Carly, are doing well and are overjoyed with their new addition! 

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