I have not sat down to make a list of my top ten favorite Bible stories, but if I had I am sure that this Sunday’s would make the list. In Acts 3 a crippled man sees two of Jesus’s disciples, and asks for money. Instead of giving him money they respond with four simple words, “rise up and walk!” These four simple words are more than just words given to a crippled man 2,000 years ago – they are an invitation for us as well. We all have things that we need to rise out of in order to “come alive”, and we all need to walk in the way of the Lord. I invite you to engage in our worship services this week, as we continue the Easter Season of resurrection… Remember that Easter is not just one Sunday – it is a season that lasts 50 days!
Here are a few opportunities to consider, as we seek to come alive together as a congregation:
Reasons to Give – We have so many wonderful ministries taking place inside and outside of our walls, as we engage in ministry with people in our community, and recently we are seeing significant growth within our youth ministry. We need to continue to invest in the areas of mission and ministry. We also have a responsibility to care for our physical structure, and I am thankful for our Trustees and Men’s Ministry as they have begun the work of sprucing up the exterior of our building. Over the course of the next few months they will be repairing damaged wooden trim and painting the non-brick surfaces. All of the labor will be volunteered by members of our church in order to keep the costs at a minimum. We estimate that it will take approximately $5,000 to complete all the repairs, and any donations to this cause would be appreciated (please designate it “church repairs”).
Methods of Giving – Our Finance Committee wants to make you aware of a method of giving that can be a big tax saver for people over 70.5 years old. Federal law requires that Americans 70.5 years and older take out a “Required Minimum Distribution” annually from IRA accounts. The good news is that you can take out that RMD and give it directly to a charity of your choice, which will allow you to avoid having to pay income taxes on it. All you have to do is alert your IRA administrator of where you would like this RMD sent, and they will take care of the rest. To make this easy for you, when we send out 1st quarter giving statements we will be enclosing a form that you can use to begin this process with your IRA administrator. We also will have forms on file in the office. While we continue to encourage and affirm offering plate giving and online giving, this is another method to consider.
One Way to Serve – We are excited about this year’s VBS “Amped”, coming up the second week of June! We are going to start the party with a community-wide family night on Sunday evening, and then have the regular evening sessions and rotations starting on Monday. This Tuesday, April 17th, there will be a volunteer meeting at 6pm, and we would love to have you join us as we start “amping up” the planning. Anthony
Week of April 15th:
Sunday 4/15: Sunday Text (Acts 3:12-19)
Monday 4/16: Sunday Connection (1 John 3:1-7)
Tuesday 4/17: Life of Jesus (Luke 4)
Wednesday 4/18: Wisdom (Proverbs 26)
Thursday 4/19: New Testament Teachings (1 Corinthians 14)
Friday 4/20: Story of God’s People (Exodus 34-35)
Saturday 4/21: Psalm (Psalm 56)
Come and join the excitement of creating beautiful masterpieces with God’s Truth on Friday, May 11, from 6-9pm. Jamie Hill and Joann Price are hosting a “Scripture Paint Party” with Truth Be Told Artist Lindsey Hopkins. You’ll hear an inspiring testimony, paint with a trained instructor step-by-step, and have a great time with friends old and new! You won't believe what you can create with just a little assistance! Each person that comes is "paying it forward" to minister to women and children. You'll have a blast and make a difference, and create a lasting keepsake! Join us to paint either the Church or Butterfly design. The cost is $30. All you need to do is follow the link below and sign up. You must sign up by Wednesday, May 9. Everyone is asked to bring a heavy hors d'oeuvres to share! Drinks will be provided. Register and pay to reserve your spot with the link below. Cash will not be collected at the party.
"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.
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.
"Centerville United Methodist Night" For $15: game ticket, free food, and a hat. Contact any UMYF or the Office to get your ticket.
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.
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.
Youth are looking to help - do you need some help around the house/yard? Call the Office to schedule!
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