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Join Us for a New Series
Starting This Sunday!
Our world often tells us that being courageous is about strength, bravery and heroic acts. This series explores what courage looks like in the New Testament and expands our understanding of courage. Together, we will learn how courage can help us raise up other people, transform our communities and face new and challenging situations.
Week 1: Courage to be Vulnerable 

* Scripture Lessons
Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11

* Sermon
"Courage to be Vulnerable" by Rev. Sooah Na

*Worship Assistants:
Nancy Rapp
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Announcement
Pastor's Letter
Dear Friends and Family of Centenary UMC,
 
I hope you had a blessed Christmas! My first Advent and Christmas at Centenary were amazing. I am grateful to 35 friends - worship assistants, virtual choir, musicians, singers, children, youth, staff, and volunteers - who created and participated in beautiful online worship experiences throughout.
 
During my renewal leave, my New Year began by reflecting on the year 2020 at Centenary. Including myself, many of us enjoyed a number of Centenary’s meaningful traditions in creative ways, such as VBS (Virtual Bible Social), outdoor worship and Sunday School activities, and online bible studies and prayer meetings. Through your labors of love and generous giving, Centenary shared Christ's love (Celebration of Found Cans, Sandwich Bag Ministry, December Diaper Drive, Thanksgiving Meals distribution, and Christmas Cookie Delivery), and continued valued missions (Breaking the Chain, Marisa Tufaro Foundation, Fuccile Foundation and Young Vision Africa). I thank you all for making a positive impact on our community and sharing the good news of Christ with the people in our neighborhood.
 
Centenary has been adhering to guidance put forth by the CDC, the state of New
Jersey and GNJ to determine the safest route forward for our members and friends during these challenging times. Thankfully, with the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, we now see “light at the end of the tunnel” and can think ahead to when we will be able to gather again. New Jersey residents can now pre-register for the vaccine by accessing https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/ (web-site address provided for informational purposes).
 
As we begin the New Year, my prayer is that God will continue to bless and heal our community and nation through the love of Christ that we at Centenary share. May we all have a blessed and healthy New Year.
 
May you be blessed with God's strength,
 
Rev. Sooah Na 
"January- February Lamplighter"
"Mission Report: The Mojica Family"
SPECIAL FUND ESTABLISHED TO HELP METUCHEN
FAMILY WHO LOST HOUSE IN CHRISTMAS EVE FIRE

On Christmas Eve about 7:45--a time I would normally be attending the Candlelight Service at Centenary--the peace and calm of this holy night was suddenly shattered in my neighborhood by fire sirens, the flashing lights of police cars, and all kinds of commotion. A house just around the corner from mine, on Park Place, Metuchen, had caught fire. Fortunately, the family who lived there--Randolph and Cielo Mojica and their four children--were not home at the time. But their house was destroyed and their two dogs perished. The Fuccile Foundation, which assists area families in times of crisis, quickly established a fund to help the Mojica Family and the community has responded generously. As a church that has served the Metuchen community for 154 years, we also want to help this family that suffered such a devastating loss on this holiest night of the year. Centenary UMC has contributed a total of $1,020.00 to the Mojica Family Fund. 

Thank you,

Bob Carlson, Mission Committee Chairman
 
"We Care Austin"

Centenary has arranged online Meal Calendar where members can sign up to deliver a meal or have a meal delivered to Austin from a local restaurant. A fresh meal, personal interaction and knowing you are cared about feeds the soul along with the belly.
We've updated the calendar for future dates. If you are interested in participating, please sign up Meal Train below. If you have any questions, please email Grace at Gracepuleo@msn.com.
"Celebration of Found Cans"
LET US FILL THE BINS WITH LOVE OF CHRIST.
YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Let's continue to help make a dent in food insecurity! The food drive continues in the new year at Centenary UMC - just pull into Centenary’s driveway (at 200 Hillside Avenue in Metuchen) and drop off an item or two (or more) at the front door on Wednesday mornings (9 a.m. – 12 noon). Thanks to all for your continued support!
"Thank You & Your Year End Contribution Letter"
We want to thank you for your generous donation to Centenary United Methodist Church. Without all of you, our church cannot have an impact in our community and the world. With your support, we're partnering with local nonprofits, supporting community's needs, and helping real people like you. Together, we can make a difference.

During the second week of February, we'll also send you an annual recap of how much you've contributed to the church. If you need your year-end contribution letter before the second week of February, please contact our church office. (Contact 732) 548-7622 or centenaryumcnj@aol.com )

Thank you for supporting Centenary United Methodist Church.

"January Birthday Drive"

Please meet at the church
if you wish to follow in your cars
to the Birthday Drive-by on
Sunday, January 17, 2021
at 11:30AM for long-time member,

Carolee Szajko
"Prayer Request"
If you have a request for prayer, or a joy you would like to lift up, please send your requests to: prayercentenaryumc@gmail.com
The requests will be passed along to Pastor Sooah. Please keep us updated on your requests.
[Centenary United Methodist Church]
[200 Hillside Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840] | [(732) 548-7622] | [9am -12 pm]