Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
We continue to meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am. We stay busy until early evening.
We are also interested in helping our church families. If you have some chores around your home you need help with, the Youth are taking on chores. Contact the office.
Thank you for those who continue to support us with meals and hosting. If you are interested in hosting a youth gathering, contact Louis Sampson or church office.
June 24-30 - Youth trip to Deep Creek NC
Yak Shack is next door to the Fellowship Hall - near playground
We are so excited on how our children's ministry continues to grow.
We always need children's Shepard - not to teach the class but be here to assist the teacher. If interested contact Jamie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office. God bless, Jamie Hill.
Kid Central is down main hallway from Church's Admin Wing. It can also be reached off Walker Drive
Sometimes I get drawn into a minor detail, and it will not let go of me. In life this can lead to endless “rabbit trails”, but when studying God’s word this can be a fruitful exercise. In anticipation of this week’s sermon from the “Parable of the Soils” in Mark 4, I have been reading not only that parable but another parable about seeds later in that same chapter. I am excited to hear Kevin deliver his first sermon at Centerville, so I do not want to spoil his angle… but I am mesmerized by the “scattering” of seeds not only in this parable but also in the parable that comes later in the chapter.
Many of you have commented on my “word of the day” photo posts, which I put up on Instagram Sunday through Friday of every week, and also share on Facebook. My word for the day this past Monday was “scatter”, and I shared these words about the two parables in Mark 4, as I reflected on an image of Everly Kate running through a sprinkler scattering water around our front yard: “In both cases the scattering seems to take place in an almost careless fashion… one farmer is throwing it among soils that may or may not produce a crop, and in another the farmer is clueless as to how the growth takes place. As I watched Everly Kate run through the water that is nourishing our grass and marveled at the mystery that is growth that idea of scattering seed for the kingdom seemed more pronounced. In a lot of ways being in ministry is like watering the grass, scattering seeds, or even throwing spaghetti noodles up against a kitchen cabinet; you don’t know what’s going to grow, take root, or stick until you try it. Thank goodness all I have to do is get busy scattering the love and hope of God in the direction of others, and a power beyond me is responsible for what happens next.”
As we conclude this series called “A Season of Growth” on Sunday, we really are hoping for it to be a launching of a lengthier season of growth for our individual walks with the Lord, but also for our church as a whole. As we move along into this season, we will need to continue to “scatter” and see what takes root and God causes to grow. Let us be faithful to go out and keep scattering the love and hope of Christ, so that others might take root in God and take hold of growth as well.
Here’s an update on some other “scatterings”:
Free Lunches for Kids – This past Wednesday we had our first summer lunch for neighborhood kids… and no one came! In a beautiful and smooth fashion, our volunteers started assembling bagged lunches and every lunch we made was given to someone along with an invitation for next week, as we drove around the neighborhoods looking for kids. Sometimes we have to remember that the Bible is light on “come and see” and huge on “go and take”. And sometimes we have to scatter out in order to see growth within. We will be back at the church on Wednesday, and we will see what happens!
C’Ville Café Starts Sunday! – Emma and I are piloting a new approach to Sunday School this Sunday at 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall. If you are not currently part of a group, we would love to have you join us at one of our pilot offerings on June 24th, July 8th, and July 22nd. Our tagline is “Sunday School for People that Do Not Like Sunday School”. It should be fun!
Watermelon Cutting and Worship in the Park – Save the date for July 8th, as we will be doing an evening worship service at Center Park in Centerville and serving up fresh watermelon! More details to come. Anthony
Week of June 24th:
Sunday 6/24: Sunday Text (Mark 4:1-10)
Monday 6/18: Sunday Connection (Mark 4:10-41)
Tuesday 6/19: Life of Jesus (Luke 16)
Wednesday 6/20: Wisdom (Job 40)
Thursday 6/21: New Testament Teachings (Ephesians 1)
Friday 6/22: Story of God’s People (Deuteronomy 31-32)
Saturday 6/23: Psalm (Psalm 75)
New approach to a casual and informal Sunday School, starting at 9:30am on June 24th in the Fellowship Hall.
We meet most Thursday evenings and we love to teach new people.
Our program has been in operation for over 22 years offering children appropriate play experiences which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development in a safe and nurturing Christian atmosphere. We use the Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum which is faith-based.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
Has weekly den meetings, and a monthly pack meeting,
We reject the lie that students should be immature and irresponsible, resulting in them being irrelevant to others; but rather, we challenge our students to live out the Gospel in all aspects of life.
Join us as we study from different contemporary authors.
We meet in the Old Narthex
You are invited to join us for study, fellowship, and of course, good coffee!
We meet on second room on the left as you enter Church's Administrative Wing
Join us as we study Experiencing God by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King. This book will remake you, reorient you and restore from the frustration of what you may have known as stale religion.
We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.
The Pilgrim Class continues the Wondering through the Bible. This is an in depth study done with humor and light refreshments. We have breakfast every 5th Sunday. Everyone is welcome and there is no age requirement.
We meet down the hall from Fellowship Hall.
"The Real Heaven--What the Bible Actually Says... What comes to your mind when you think about Heaven? Clouds? Harps? Angels? Singing? Now, honestly, does that really sound like a great way to spend eternity? The good news is, that is NOT what Heaven is like. And when you discover what really awaits you there, it will radically change your view of your future and of Heaven. In this 3 part series from Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram digs into Scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like, what we'll do there, what we'll experience and how we're to prepare for eternity today. Join the Seekers SS Class as we discover the amazing truth of what awaits us all in Heaven"
We meet in the classroom closest to Fellowship Hall
Don Schall teaches the class described as an excellent lesson "mini sermon" each week. We study the Adult Bible Studies, an official resource for The United Methodist Church approved by the General Board of Discipleship and published by Cokesbury. Come join us each Sunday ... You will be glad you did.
We meet on the first classroom next to Treasurer's offcie turn right on the first hallway in Church's Administrative Wing
Senior Pastor Anthony McPhail
We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services.
600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 12:30pm