As this Sunday falls in between “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season officially begins. There will be many things to do between now and a month from now when Christmas Day finally arrives – decorating, gift buying, office parties, gift wrapping, Sunday School parties, last minute shopping, family gatherings…and then probably one more gift run! My calendar for December fills up quickly, and if it were not for the fact that we have a few weeks blocked off for the birth of our second child, this year would be no different than Decembers past. In the midst of this season, I find our events and worship services grow with meaning each week. Perhaps it is because of how busy everything else is, but I think it is also because this season of the Christian year speaks to us in profound ways. Your December may already be filling up, but I want to encourage you to mark your calendars for at the very least worship each week, and try to make what you can of the other functions offered by the church. As we worship together, we will undoubtedly find the hope that we need this time of year.
As we move through Advent and Christmas, here are a few things to pencil in on your calendars: #GivingTuesday: On “Giving Tuesday”, November 28th we are issuing a challenge to all of our regular givers to help us reach our giving goal to the larger United Methodist Church. We are challenging all regular givers to give an additional $100 (or whatever you feel led to give) designated for “apportionments” either online, dropping it off at the church, or via mail. In the midst of this shopping season, we also want to mindful to invest in important causes as well, and this #GivingTuesday challenge is a great way to start the holiday season with a thankful offering to the work of our global church.
Christmas Festival: Be sure to come enjoy our Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 2nd! This will be a wonderful event full of family fun and great opportunities to peruse some fantastic vendors.
Advent Begins & Blessing of the Bears: We will launch the season of Advent next Sunday, December 3rd. We will engage in this season of preparation during all of our services, and the 10:30 Service will have the additional gift of participating in our “Blessing of the Bears”. The bears we pray over during that service will be sent out to children in need within our community.
The Bishop Is Coming!: Also mark your calendars for Sunday, December 10th. Bishop Lawson Bryan, our bishop in the South Georgia Annual Conference, will be our guest preacher that day. Bishop Bryan is a fantastic communicator and spiritual leader, and I know our congregation will be blessed to hear him share.
Vendors are still welcome to join this community event. Bring your goods to sell. Contact Church Office (478) 953-3090
In addition to arts & crafts, we will have live entertainment, games for kids of all ages, and chicken-plates for lunch (hot dogs for the kiddies).
Sunday, December 17th 10:30am Service
Week of November 26th:
Sunday 11/26: Sermon Text (Matthew 25:31-46)
Monday 11/27: Sermon Connection (Luke 10)
Tuesday 11/28: Life of Jesus (Mark 5)
Wednesday 11/29: Wisdom (Ecclesiastes 4)
Thursday 11/30: New Testament Teachings (Romans 12)
Friday 12/1: Story of God’s People (Exodus 11-12)
Saturday 12/2: Psalm (Psalm 40)
UMW Thanksgivin Dinner, Wednesday November 15th - 6:00 pm
$10 Adults/$5 Child (5-12)
Menu: Smoked Turkey, Dressing, Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beens, Creamed Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Dessert
RSVP: Church Office 953-3090
Wednesday Fellowship Suppers
1st & 3d Wednesdays only
Make reservations by noon on Tuesdays
Pre-School is selling 2lbs cokkie dough tubs for $10/each
Contact the office (953-3090) or any pre-school representative
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.
9:30am meets in Fellowship Hall
Sunday School for all Ages 9:15am
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Women Circles
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 August 27th when we start studying "Grace-Powered Living: A study of the Book of Romans" led by Dr. Robert Jeffrers.
We meet in the Old Narthex
Join us beginning August 27th, as we begin a six week journey based on Philip Yancey's "The Jesus I Never Knew." This journey will expand and very likely redefine your understanding of the person, teachings, and life of Jesus Christ. One that will lead you beyond familiar images of Christ to discover Jesus as you've never known him: radical, compelling, compassionate, bold, incisive, and ultimately satisfying. 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
The Apostles' Creed
Culture has changed. Church beliefs shouldn't. Is is easy for our culture of individuality and innovation to shape the way we think about the church. With so many questions, opinions,nd interpretattion amoong people today--even withing the church-- what should we all agree on as essential to the Christian Faith?
For more than 1,600 years the Apostles' Creed has united the church around core Christian dosctrines as revealed in Scripture. This historic cofession points us to the foundational belief of our faith and to the life-changing truth of the gospel.
Join us as we consider the value of declairing our shared beliefs with one another and will affirm the long tradition of the Christians who came before us. 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
We meet in the second room on the right down the hall from the office entrance. 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
Fields of Faith is October 25th. Meet at the church at 4:30pm and we will be back 9ish.
Sunday evening gateherings - meet at church by 5:45pm. Families interested in hosting a youth gathering, contact Louis Sampson or church office.
Yak Shack is next door to the Fellowship Hall - near playground
In the month of October, we are going to be looking at Psalm 24:1, whcih says, The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it (NIV).
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 - Thursday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 1:30pm