Centenary's Weekly Newsletter September 29, 2017
A Message from Centenary
This Weekend at Centenary

Sunday, October 1
8:40 am - Informal Worship Service
10:00 am - Sunday School for all ages (see more information below)
11:00 am - Traditional Worship Service 
Senior Pastor Matt Bates will preach "Is God With Us or Not?" based on the scripture reading Matthew 21:  23-32.

Sunday School 
New class offerings for adults have begun. Dean Simpson is leading a study on the writings of  Viktor Frankl, starting with the book Recollections:  An Autobiography and then Man's Search for Meaning,  and Robb Stottlemyer is leading a study of the book  The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm:  Theatre Outing to Lysistrata
A group from Centenary will be attending this Quill Theatre world premiere adaptation of the comedy by Aristophanes at Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Arts Center (600 E. Grace Street in Richmond). If you are interested and haven't reserved a ticket yet, please contact Ann Davis as soon as possible to see if there is an available ticket.
A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with Her in 2017
This week's readings:
September 29:   Zechariah 1-7
September 30:   Zechariah 8-14
October 1:   Malachi 1-4
October 2:   Matthew 1-4
October 3:   Matthew 5-6
October 4:   Matthew 7-8
October 5:   Matthew 9-10
October 6:   Matthew 11-12
Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 12: The Earl Siddons Open
Twice a year Centenary United Methodist Church hosts a golf tournament at the Hollows Gof Course (14501 Greenwood Church Road in Montpelier) to raise money for a meal packaging event with Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now ), which ships these meals to countries where hunger is a critical  problem. 18,000 children die every day from  hunger. Over the years we have shipped 120,000 meals, which help reverse these terrible statistics The golf tournament is a great way to enjoy the open air, have moderate exercise, a chance to meet and enjoy old and new friends, AND make a difference in the world. This year we have renamed the tournament in honor of Earl Siddons who ran the tournament for 20 years. Bring your own foursome or we can match you up with others. If you are not a golfer, you can sponsor a hole or join us at lunch. This year we are also inviting the other churches in the Downtown Community Ministries to join us for the tournament and the packaging event. To make your reservation for the tournament, call the church office at 804-648-8319 or contact Doug Wilson or Nancy Cook.
11:00 am      Registration
11:30 am      Putting Contest
11:45 am      Lunch
 1:00 pm      Tee Off
$70 / Person (includes green fee, cart rental,
           putting contest, and a delicious BBQ lunch)
$15 / Lunch Only
$50 / Hole Sponsorship

Saturday, October 14 at 8 pm:  Theatre Outing to The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby
A group from Centenary will be attending a production by River City Community Players (formerly Huguenot Community Players) at Huguenot United Methodist Church (10661 Duryea Drive in Richmond). Investment banker James Bell gets stuck in the sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual fishing derby. It's a fish out of water story that becomes a quirky and hilarious fish in the water story complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Tickets are $12 each. Please sign up on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.

Sunday, October 22 at 4 pm:  Hymn Festival
Featuring organist/composer Keith Beniston from London and the choirs of Centenary and Randolph Macon College, there will be performances by the choirs and Mr. Beniston as well as hymns sung by the congregation. Beniston is the former organist of Westminster Central Hall Church in London and has visited Richmond a number of times over the last 20 years to join us for this festival. A reception will follow the program. C
ontributions of food are needed and would be greatly appreciated - there will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board across from the kitchen.

Saturday, October 28 at 8:45 am:  Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event
We will gather in the Fellowship Hall to pack meals for families in distressed areas of the world. This is a wonderful time for fellowship and commitment to missions. Bring family, friends, and neighbors. (Reminder: wear a hat or use one of the provided hairnets.) 

Thursday, November 16:  Centenary Travel Group Trip to Selma, North Carolina
Join us for a Centenary Travel Group to Selma. Enjoy some great Christmas shopping at DeWaynes, a one-of-a-kind gift shop and garden center all under one roof! Next, there will be lunch at a local favorite, The Robbins Nest Restaurant. Enjoy their popular "Country Buffet" featuring many delicious hot entrees. Last, but not least, an exciting afternoon of holiday entertainment awaits you at "The American Music Jubilee!" The motor coach will depart Lakeside UMC at 7:30 a.m. and return to Lakeside UMC at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $130.00 per person and includes round-trip motor coach transportation (as well as refreshments served during the trip and driver gratuity), lunch at The Robbins Nest Restaurant, and tickets to "The American Music Jubilee." Payment is due Thursday, October 5. Make check payable to SignaTours and mail to Bob Almond, 1309 Westwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23227. Also see the bulletin board across from the kitchen for flyers and sign-up sheet.
Outreach, Mission and Justice Opportunities

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 Monday, October 2. 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 Monday, October 2 deadline. Thanks so much and happy planting! 

Pecan Sale
The UMW Annual Pecan Sale is here! To order, sign up on the list on the bulletin board across from the kitchen. Please note - extras bags of pecans will not be ordered this year so be sure to get in your order. 
Please Remember in Prayer

Joe Ciucci Jr.
Miranda Clayton
Nancy Cook
Roy Cooke 
Bobby Davis 
Rachel Hanning
Mary Hazelgrove
Beth Hensley (Nancy Grand's sister)
Nancy and Jack Hill 
Grace Hinchman 
Jack & Lois Hinerman
The family and friends of Judy Holland, who passed away on September 14
Leah Hundley
Sarah Hunter
Jennifer (friend of Nancy Grand with lung problems)
Lila Irby
Joe Kokoszki 
Dianne Letsche (sister of Gail Bolt who visited worship last week)
Mary Mismas' son Brad and his girlfriend Lara who were in a boating accident
Mary Mismas' sister-in-law Mary Yerby
Troy Nelson 
Mary Nicholson, sister of Vic Grand
John Seyfarth
Neil Shingleton 
Earl Siddons and family in the recent death of his brother-in-law, Frederick Cawthorne
Wendy Smith's sister and foster daughter
Phyllis Stump
Linda Vegas (friend of Doug and Patsy Wilson)
Celebrating Birthdays in September

Patricia Emory
Juliana Steele
James Swinford
Cathy Armistead
Eric Meyer
Lisa Ashe
Carolyn Dinwiddie
Karen Junker
Earl Siddons
James Durst
Bette Dillehay
Dan Corcoran
Elaine Ryan
Teddy Ryan
Libby Rhame
Mary Hazelgrove
Ginger Armstrong
Shelley Armstrong

Photo of the Week
Pencye Bailey and Ryland Bailey, Jr. enjoy lunch with Senior Pastor Matt Bates on the Centenary trip to the Eastern Shore.

Photo by Susan Thomas
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