News and Events
Beginning December 1, the 9:00 AM Worship Service will be using the book Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine as their Advent Study. Everyone is welcome to come explore the biblical texts surrounding Jesus' birth - and illuminate their own experience of Advent! Levine traces the events of the Christmas narrative, highlighting the accounts of Zechariah and Elizabeth; Mary and the Magnificat; the holy family's journey to Bethlehem; and the flight to Egypt.
You may purchase your book in the church office during regular business hours, or on Sunday morning in the Narthex. The book is $12 - please make checks payable to CUMC and write "Light of the World" in the memo line.
2019-2020 Sermon Series
On September 8 we started the sermon series The Story. This 32 week series which takes us through the Bible from Beginning to End, focusing on the story of God throughout the Scriptures.
God’s story is our story. We must gather with others to understand God’s story and to learn how we make His story our own story of faith.
Each Centenary family or individual has been gifted a copy of The Story to read along in the sermon series. If you have not received yours yet, please contact the church office. We will read through Chapter 11: From Shepherd to King in November 2019, take a break for the Advent/Christmas season, and then resume on January 12, 2020 with Chapter 12: Trials of a King.
Advent at Centenary
12/1 First Sunday of Advent join us in the 9:00 AM worship service for Light of the World - A Beginner's Guide to Advent.
12/2 @ 11:00 AM the United Methodist Women will be hosting their Christmas Luncheon for the women of Centenary UMC. $10 per plate. Registration due by November 24. Call the church office for more information.
12/7 @ 8:00 AM the United Methodist Men will be hosting a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Teen Challenge will be the program. All are welcome. $7 per plate. Register by calling the church office.
12/8 @ 10:00 AM Centenary UMC will hold a Christmas Brunch for all parishioners.
12/10 @ 12:00 PM The Friendship Club will meet for lunch and hear wonderful music of the season performed by Barbara Wolfe on piano. $8 per plate. Register by calling the church office or Linda Miller.
12/14 from 8:00 - 10:00 AM the Community Breakfast and Clothes Closet is free for everyone!
12/14 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM the Summerfield Christmas Store is an opportunity for a selected group of families to shop with dignity for items pre-purchased for their children. Centenary UMC has partnered with Summerfield Peace UMC and other area churches to create a day of shopping and fellowship. Volunteer opportunities are available on the website https://www.summerfieldchristmasstore.com/volunteer/.
12/14 @ 6:00 PM The Running of the Balls will take place in the Sunset Hills neighborhood and Centenary UMC is proud to offer our parking lot to runners, walkers, and onlookers. We will have a hot chocolate stand and lighted Christmas balls in our trees. For more information go to http://therunningoftheballs.com/ to register to run, volunteer, or just general curiosity. Everyone is encouraged to bring canned food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank.
12/15 @ 11:00 AM Centenary UMC will present a Christmas Cantata during the 11:00 AM worship service.
12/15 @12 Noon Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a Pinto Bean Lunch Fundraiser for the Dominican Republic Medical Mission Team. A dedicated group will be heading to the Dominican Republic in January 2020. Proceeds from the lunch will help with medical supplies & equipment, and rice & beans for the hungry.
12/15 @ 2:00 PM The holiday season is not always a joyous one for some individuals. Many of us may have feelings of loneliness, depression, stress, or seasonal depression (SAD). Centenary UMC is offering a very special Blue Christmas Service on December 15 at 2:00 PM. All are welcome.
12/24 @ 5:00 PM O Come All Ye Faithful to our Christmas Eve Worship Service and enjoy the luminaries outside as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.
Come, Follow Jesus,
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