Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Saturday, March 2, 2019
A Message from Centenary

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, March 3, 2019- Transfiguration Sunday 

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 

Mardi Gras Celebration -   Join us for a pancake luncheon and presentation by our Theatre on the Mount Group  THIS   Sunday, March 3 , following the 11:00 a.m. worship service! 

As we begin the journey of Lent together, join us for our 
Ash Wednesday Service 
this upcoming  Wednesday March 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the social hall for a presentation about the actions of the recent Called General Conference and to discuss what this means for our future ministry and mission at Centenary. 

A Special Note from Keith Hinerman

Dear Friends, 

On behalf of the Hinerman family, I want to thank our Centenary Family for the many expressions of love and sympathy that have been received since my Dad's passing. Your thoughtful acts are very much appreciated. 

The memorial service for my dad at Centenary on February 9, was very meaningful to our family. My dad always loved the church and Centenary played such an important part in his life. He felt that our church was fulfilling God's love and purpose in the Richmond area. 

Also, I must thank those who provided the lovely reception following the service. It provided a wonderful opportunity to greet those folk who attended the service. 

In closing, I just want to express my thanks and love to everyone. 

Sincerely Yours, 

Keith Hinerman
Items for Charterhouse School Weekend 
Backpack Feeding Program

The Charterhouse School Backpack Program provides weekends meals for our families who may benefit from extra supports. Each week the students in our Applied Curriculum Culinary Program assemble the bags and distribute them to the students in the Backpack Program, this gives these students an opportunity to work on sorting, counting, and following a list of instructions, while also allowing them to give back to their fellow students. There will be boxes in the fellowship hall for donations. 

Chili Night - in an individual reusable grocery bag
 * 4 cans of Chili (vegetarian or meat and pop-top lids if possible)
 * 2 boxes of cornbread mix
 * 2 cans of vegetables
 * Juice boxes

Pasta Night - in an individual reusable grocery bag
* 4 boxes of pasta
* 3 cans of sauce
* 1 can of parmesan cheese
* 2 cans of vegetables
* Juice boxes

Taco Night - in an individual reusable grocery bag
* 3 taco shell meals
* 4 cans on beans (black, pinto, or refried)
* 3 packets of instant rice
* 1 jar of salsa or queso (plastic jar)
* Juice boxes Snacks - in an individual reusable grocery bag
* Individual Granola Bards
* Crackers with cheese or peanut butter
* Chips, Pretzels, Popcorn
* Trail Mix
* Peanut Butter and Jelly (plastic jar)

UMFS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law. The IRS requires us to state that you received no goods or services in exchange for this gift. Please retain this written acknowledgment as a receipt for your tax records. FIN: 54-0505969. 

Going, Going, Almost Gone!!  The Smethie Circle of our United Methodist Women has a very limited number of PECANS still available...3 16-oz. bags of Halves and 6 16-oz. bags of Pieces.  Please let me know ASAP if you would like any of these wonderful pecans - @ $12/bag...the last we will have until next Fall! Thanks!  Sharon Steele 912-2549.
An Altar Flower Liner is Missing!:
We have 2 green heavy plastic liners for our weekly altar flowers and currently one is missing! Please check around at home and perhaps you have one that you borrowed to take flowers home. If so, please let me know so we can get it back in rotation with Coleman's for our weekly altar flowers! Thanks. Sharon Steele, Altar Flowers Chair, 912-2549. 

This is an image of what the liner looks like:

The Praise Chorus:
The Praise Chorus will be practicing at 8 a.m.  THIS Sunday, March 3, and practicing and singing on Sunday, March 10. The song they will be singing is "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want," found in the UMH hymnal on page 136.

Theatre Outing
We will be attending a play by the Quill Theatre group on Thursday, March 7 , at 8:00 p.m. They will be preforming the play "Pride and Prejudice" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the Leslie Creek Theatre. See the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the kitchen if you would like to attend or contact Mary Mismas for more information at Mary.Mismas@alumni.vcu.edu.

Don't forget to change your clocks on
Sunday, March 10, for Daylight Savings Time. 

Geraniums come in multiple colors (we will take orders for specific colors but cannot guarantee specific colors

Colors are as follows:  coral , hot pink , salmon , red, and white

They are $4.50 each and please make  CHECKS OUT ONLY to UMCOR. Please turn in all money for orders to Pat Shipley.

The sign-up sheet can be found on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.  For additional information, see Pat Shipley. 

The last day for orders and to turn in money for orders is Sunday, March 24. 


Come join your church family and friends on Sunday, March 17, following the 11:00 a.m. service for a Soup Cook-Off. Bring your favorite soup or stew to share and enter into the friendly competition. In addition to this event being a great time to fellowship with your church family and friends, it is one of our fund raisers to support Centenary as we continue to participate in Rise Against Hunger. All donations collected will go to cover our fees to participate in the Rise Against Hunger program.

Our Bless My Sole Ministry is in need of white, men's tube-socks. Feel free to drop any donations off in the church office.

Ten-Day British Landscapes Trip 
Featuring England, Scotland, and Wales

You are invited to join a travel group from Centenary and friends on a special planned trip by Collette Travel Group. The ten-day trip is scheduled for  September 19 - 28, 2019 . If you are interested, please sign up on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the kitchen and pick up a brochure.
If you have questions before the meeting, please contact Bob Almond via email at  bob.almond@verizon.net or at (804) 833-3355.

Rev. Kathy Talley-following recent surgery
Jenny Bush- friend of Leah Hundley, is diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. 
Patsy Marrs Wilson- recovering from hip replacement surgery
Deirdre McElroy- good friend to Gwynn Henderson, who has been battle cancer for the past 4 years with amazing strength and fortitude
Phyllis Stump in the recent loss of her sister in Louisville, KY
Lila Irby (home after recent hospitalization)
R.B. Bennington 
Lucille Hunt (recovering at home)  
Wendy Tisdale-- family friend of Agatha and Christina Kidd, diagnosed with staged 4 lung cancer 
Mark Inge



John Vetrovec

Madison Lee

Amy Bates

Logan Lewis

Lucille Hunt

James Wickham

Phil Crick

Julie Lee

Barbara Pierson

Charles Craig

Photo of the Week!
What a beautiful sight! The flowers are starting pop out of the ground as we await the arrival of spring! 

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