Jack is a seasoned country music singer known for stirring peoples' emotions with his warm baritone voice. Jack effortlessly puts the soul back into music.
Dinner starts 5:00 pm with Jack’s concert to follow.
Saturday, March 3rd, 5:00pm
Half-Chicken with fixings Meal Cost: $15.00-single $25.00-couples
Whenever a church (read: a pastor) makes a big push for people to come to church, people become naturally skeptical. “Is this a gimmick? What’s the catch? Why are we pushing this Sunday over others? Are we going to be talking about money?!? Again?!?”
The truth is I want everyone to come to church this Sunday unless you have the flu (please don’t come!) or you have some pre-existing commitment, and it is not because of anything overly significant about this Sunday. Do not get me wrong, this WILL be a significant Sunday – we are in the holy season of Lent, we are focusing on a passage where Jesus talks about what it means to be a true follower of his, and we will be worshiping through song, prayers and studying of the scripture. Those are all significant reasons to gather! The real reason though that we are making a big push for you to come this Sunday is because of this: our services are so much more impactful when as many of us as possible can gather. That is why when we decided to focus on our membership vows as spiritual practices to emphasize for Lent, we highlighted this Sunday (the one when we focus on our commitment to “support the congregation through our presence”) as one we wanted everyone to attend. So if you are reading this in advance of Sunday, “please be here!” If you are reading this on Sunday, “thanks for being here!”
Beyond our Lenten focus, here are a couple of other important announcements:
Administrative Committees Meeting Together February 27th – On Tuesday the 27th at 6:00pm, our three main administrative committees (Staff-Parish Relations, Finance, and Trustees) will all meet together. This is part of a year long transition period in which we want to bring all three groups together as a unified team to handle all administrative matters for the church. The purpose of this particular meeting will be to provide an orientation for the transition, and to bring each group up to speed regarding the respective initiatives of the other groups.
Jack Gafford Participating in Worship on March 4th – Hopefully you have seen the information about the Jack Gafford Concert and Dinner on March 3rd, and are planning to attend. I also wanted to let you know that Jack will be singing a few songs as part of our 10:30 Service the next day. We will still have some congregational singing, a sermon and communion, but we will be adjusting the order of worship to accommodate some additional special music. On this Sunday the 8:30 Service will be a normal service, but the 9:30 and 10:30 Services will meet together at 10:30 in the Sanctuary.
Church Directory Photo Sessions – March 6th – 10th we will be taking photos for a new church directory. Directories are extremely beneficial for the “so that’s who that is!” discoveries, and for helping newcomers learn the church family. I encourage you to be a part of this process! You can sign up online (click here), or we will have paper signups the Sundays leading up to March 6th. Anthony
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Houston County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) presents Food Talk featuring Meals in Minutes. Join this 8-week session and learn how to: save money on food; plan quick and healthy meals; prepare delicious and nutritious meals; increase your energy; keep food safe to eat. Attend 8 sessions and graduate with a certificate of completion from The University of Georgia. Attendees also receive FREE measuring cup and spoons; menu planners; reusable water bottle; reusable grocery bag; and cookbook and recipe cards. Sessions will be on Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Issues and Answers classroom beginning January 25, 2018. For more info, contact Mallorie Talvan at (478) 987-2028.
"Connecting Neighbors” is UMCOR’s recently-updated program that gives congregations the tools and information they need to guide the development of their disaster-response ministries. Congregations that invest their time in “Connecting Neighbors” training are better prepared for what emergencies may come, able to draw on local resources more quickly in the wake of a disaster and more confident that United Methodists will be a resource for community recovery.Too often we only think about disasters when they strike.
When a disaster does strike (and it will) the community turns to the church for refuge, support, comfort, and hope. Are you prepared? The truth is, we can be preparing as individual disciples, as congregations, and as communities to prepare for and mitigate the effects of the next disaster.
Connecting Neighbors Training Events
The Connecting Neighbors training event features a one-day training hosted by The Office of Connectional Ministries designed to equip and empower individuals and local churches to be a presence in their community (and beyond) in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophic event.The cost is $10.00 and includes lunch and materials. For questions or additional information, contact:
Allison Lindsey: firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-266-7642. Use this promotional flyer to gather a group from your church to attend.
 March 10, 2018 Riverside UMC, Macon Register Here
 April 28, 2018 Tifton FUMC, Tifton Register Here
- Come to church on February 25th!
- Encourage others to come to church on February 25th!
- Be a part of small group meeting this week
Scriptures Week of February 25th:
Sunday 2/25: Sunday Text (Mark 8:31-38)
Monday 2/26: Sunday Connection (Romans 4:13-25)
Tuesday 2/27: Presence (John 15)
Wednesday 2/28: Presence (Ecclesiastes 4)
Thursday 3/1: Presence (1 Thessalonians 5)
Friday 3/2: Presence (Deuteronomy 6)
Saturday 3/3: Presence (Psalm 133)
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.
9:30 am Sunday School All ages
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Women Circles
Every first and third Wednesday
Make reservations before noon on Tuesday before
Our Sunday School Programs is one way we come and fellowship. Visit any one of of our adult, young adult and children’s program. We meet 9:15am through out our campus. You can get room locations by reading below. You can also contact our Church Office by phone or email for more information.
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
If you have some chores around your home you need help with, the Youth are taking on chores for members/regular attendees of our church. Contact the office.
Families interested in hosting a youth gathering, contact Louis Sampson or church office.
February 18th - trip to Monroe Co. to see dancers from Uganda
June 24-30 - Youth trip to Deep Creek NC
Yak Shack is next door to the Fellowship Hall - near playground
At the beginning of the year we will be putting in place some new "roles" within children's ministries. Roles such as children's Shepard - not to teach the class but be here to assist the teacher. If interested contact me at email@example.com, or call the church office. God bless, Jamie Hill, Children's Minsitry Director
Kid Central is down main hallway from Church's Admin Wing. It can also be reached off Walker Drive
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