Centenary's Weekly Newsletter June 23, 2017
A Message from Centenary
We invite you to join us for a reception following the 11:00 am worship service this Sunday to offer our best wishes to Rev. Dave and Ginny Jarvis as they prepare to move to Winchester. We also welcome Dave to our pulpit this Sunday as our preacher in both services. Dave's sermon this Sunday is entitled, "Life on Grace Street."
This Weekend at Centenary

Sunday, June 25
8:40 am - Informal Worship Service
10:00 am - Sunday School for all ages 
11:00 am - Traditional Worship Service 

Important Notice about Sunday Parking on 4th Street
Please remember that on Sunday mornings if you park on 4th Street in one of the handicapped parking places (right hand side of the street as you head north - see photo below), you must  display a handicapped parking tag or risk being ticketed. 

A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with Her in 2017
This week's readings:
June 23:   Psalms 51-57
June 24:   Psalms 58-65
June 25:   Psalms 66-69
June 26:   Psalms 70-73
June 27:   Psalms 74-77
June 28:   Psalms 78-79
June 29:   Psalms 80-85
June 30:   Psalms 86-89

You can now register if you are joining Bishop Lewis in her challenge to the Virginia Conference to read the Bible in entirety in 2017. The short poll allows you to add your name as well as district (Richmond) and your home church (Centenary). Register here. 
Upcoming Events

Update on School Kits
Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and/or helped to assemble the school kits last Sunday. We have sent 96 school kits to Annual Conference for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to send to children in need around the world.

Ushers Needed
Our faithful Sunday morning worship service usher teams have suffered a number of member losses over this year. We are in desperate need of solid volunteers who would like to assist in making Centenary's worship experience more meaningful for the entire congregation. If you feel led to help us accomplish this goal, please contact the church office at 804-648-8319.

C D's Available
CD's are available from the worship service on April 30th that featured special harp and trumpet music by Mary Walter Bircher and Craig Bircher, with Pastor Matt's sermon  Walking the Way. Please call Sharon Steele at 912-2549 if you would like one!

Help Needed
Even though we have successfully helped with the purchase of a van for our Afghan family, the mother and children of the family are still in need of assistance running errands and getting to medical appointments. We are in need of someone from Centenary to help with transportation during the month of June, since the regular "car helper" is going on vacation. In order to qualify as a volunteer, you must submit a background check and $45.00. If you would like a sponsor for this fee, see Vic and Nancy Grand, who will be able to provide assistance. You may also contact Vic and Nancy Grand, vicgrand@verizon.net , for further information. Thanks to all who help. 

Thursday, June 29:  Centenary Travels - Trip to Staunton, VA
If you are interested in joining the Centenary group traveling to Staunton to visit Sunspot (glassblowing demo), Woodrow Wilson Museum, Library, gift shop and birthplace, country buffet lunch at Mrs. Rowe's, and the P. Buckley Moss Art Gallery in downtown Waynesboro, contact Bob Almond. The deadline has passed, but there still might be space available. Y ou can reach Bob at (804) 833-3355 or by email at bob.almond@verizon.net

Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 pm:  Theatre Outing to Shakespeare's Macbeth
A group from Centenary will be attending this Quill Theatre production at historic Agecroft Hall. In Shakespeare's darkest work, the great Scottish warrior Macbeth receives a prophecy from three mysterious hags that he will become Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland. But the Scottish king still lives... Macbeth's ambition wrestles with his honor, and his wife, Lady Macbeth, enlists the power of the supernatural to fulfill the witches' promise of greatness. In ancient Scotland, can nobility be bought with blood? Tickets will be between $0 and $20, depending on the size of our group. Please sign up on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.
Please Remember in Prayer

The family of Ryland Bailey, Sr. who passed away June 15.
Joe Ciucci Jr.
Roy Cooke (anticipating treatment for a heart valve)
Bobby Davis (now a patient at Hanover Health and Rehab)
Mary Hazelgrove
Jack Hill (back at home)
Grace Hinchman 
Jack & Lois Hinerman
Judy Holland
Leah Hundley (recovering from wrist surgery)          
Lila Irby
Ginny Jarvis
Joe Kokoszki 
Theresa Mason (friend of Agatha Kidd)
Nikita McCormick, our weekly parking lot attendant (in the loss of her mother, Robin McCormick)
Troy Nelson (recovering from heart surgery)
John Seyfarth
Linda Vegas (friend of Doug and Patsy Wilson)
Celebrating Birthdays in June

Mike Darlington
Alex Hundley
Doug K. Wilson
Amelia Davis
Susan Somma
Lynn Martin
Clint Jones
Tara Swinford
Barrett Brown
Travis Levasseur
Will Petty
T.J. Speidel
Sue Siddons
David Pippin
Neil Shingleton
Rebecca Enos
Matthew Parks
Christie Siddons 
Marshall Balance
Christian Brock
Rachel DeVader
Bennett English
Karen Willis
Leah Hundley
Scott Cooke
Eleanor Brock
Albert Nuckols
Sandy Shaw
Anne McCutcheon
Florence Clay Bishop
Ken White
Warren Hottle
Wirt Brock
Connie Bennington
Charlotte Smith

Photo of the Week
Thanks to some weeding by Vikki Brock, the flower bed outside the church office on Grace Street look wonderful!
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