Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
One of Ameliah's favorite movies is Aladdin and one of her favorite songs is "A Whole New World". She loves it and if the boys were honest they would tell you that they do too. If I'm being honest, it's one of my favorites as well!! Now I know it's a love song but every time I think about something new that impacts the small bubble we live in as a family the opening of the chorus rings in my mind and I can see Aladdin and Jasmine riding the magic carpet singing, "A Whole New Worlllddddd, A Whole New Place I never knew". Admit it, you're thinking about it now too! But that's exactly what it is, a whole new world that we are living in right now. One of the things that we have learned is that nothing is certain and life can turn on a dime, not just for our own families but for our community as well. The impact of COVID-19 has been tremendous but has also opened our eyes to new opportunities and ways to connect. The use of technology has created a whole new world to go along with the whole new world we currently live in. While all these things are wonderful and useful we would be remised if we didn't remember and recognize that our whole hope has to be in Christ and Christ alone. He is not surprised by our circumstances or challenges we face. He is not shocked by the pandemic but He does grieve over the loses of his sons and daughters. Knowing this the greatest question we can ask ourselves is this; where do I place my hope? Hope is what sustains us and pushes us forward when the whole new world we walk into isn't all we thought it would be or for that matter forced on us by circumstance. If we are believers, we have to create in ourselves a Holy Dependence that is on Him and Him alone that sustains us through the challenges we face; "for in hope we were saved" (Romans 8:24). Salvation from the world we live doesn't come from man-made institutions but through the sovereignty of God; through hope in Jesus we are saved. The good news is that while our whole new world is different it is also temporary. We trust, we hope, we believe, and in the end Jesus wins!
That's the Good News! Keep The Faith, Tommy
3 Takeaways from Last Sunday's Message
1. You must have a Battle Plan: Prayer, Fasting, Worship, Community
2. Humility has to be your first response.
3. Jesus Wins the War
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan Week of July 12th
Sunday ............2 Samuel 5
Monday...........2 Samuel 6
Thursday .........Psalm 62
Friday ..............Psalm 37
1. Two Services! We will offer two services at 8:30am and 10:30am. While you may attend whichever service works best for your schedule, our encouragement is for the more vulnerable to attend the early service (before other people have been onsite).
2. Lovingly Keep Your Distance! We will have pews blocked off to provide for proper social distancing and will encourage six feet of distance between individuals/families on each pew. Also let’s be practicing our air hugs and air high fives, so that we can still show love to each other without spreading germs!
3. Go this Way! Everyone will enter through the side breezeway entrances on both the north and the south side of the Sanctuary, and we will ask everyone to have a brief temperature check with a touchless thermometer. We will hold the door open for you! Everyone will exit via the Narthex, and there will be a tent setup outside to greet the Odum's (June 28th).
4. Mask Up! We are asking everyone to wear masks, and we will have some available if anyone forgets theirs or does not have one.
5. Clean Up! We will have volunteers ready to clean between services, so that the pew surfaces, bathrooms and entrances are all sanitized and ready for the next crowd. We also have eliminated common items such as hymnals, Bibles, blankets, etc and we will have offering plates setup in the back rather than passing them.
6. Log on! Don’t feel comfortable returning quite yet . No problem! We will continue to broadcast our 10:30am Service each week on Facebook Live! Simply go to https://www.facebook.com/CentervilleUMCGA/live/ at 10:30 and worship from the convenience of your home or vacation spot.
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan
Week of July 5th
Sunday ............Joshua 24
Monday ...........Judges 1
Tuesday ...........1 Samuel 1
Wednesday .....1 Samuel 3
Thursday .........1 Samuel 9
Friday ..............1 Samuel 16
Saturday ..........1 Samuel 17
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The need for blood at this time is urgent. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus.
For more information on testing for antibodies go to this link… https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/covid-19-antibody-testing.html
Check out the attached guide on How to Access...or leave a message with the Church Office and someone will be more than happy to assist you.
School is closed due to COVID-19. However we are planning 2020-2021 school year. Drive up registrations held on Friday, July 17 in the church parking lot at 600 N. Houston Lake Blvd. in Centerville.
Call the church office at 478- 953-3090 Or Text Julianna at 478-442-2231
Aged - 2, 3, 4 years old
Hours: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Monday - Friday
STEAM/Pinnacle: Julianna Davis Text (478) 442-2231
Advisory Board: Brenda Craw (478) 550-8056
Lynn Pritchett Circle meets 4th Thursday at 10:30a at church
Friendship Circle meets last Wednesday at 11:30a at church
Ms. Terry's Circle meets 4th Monday at 6:30p at leader's home
Nancy Hudson, president, 478-952-0671
Elaine Shierling, secretary, 478-919-7845
1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
WORD & PRAYER
Wednesdays (following supper) ~6:15pm
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Fridays at 10am
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as y
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as you are led) instead of paying the labor costs. Contact Stevie Bowen or church office.
Take a summertime excursion with the Issues & Answers class, meeting Sundays June 23rd-July 21st at 9:30, in their introduction to the Wesleyan Class Meeting format led by our Associate Pastor Kevin & Laurie Clotfelter. This is an opportunity to form small fellowships called Life Groups within our church vision to “connect” with each other. The Life Group concept is based upon the meeting format utilized early in the church renewal movement we now know as Methodism. Contact Don Hall or Kevin if you have interest or questions.
We meet on second room on the left as you enter Church's Administrative Wing
We know better. We should be able to do the right thing. But often, we go against our better judgment and give in. The Corinthian Christians were no different. They had listened to one false teaching after another—and they had believed what they heard. How many lies had they accepted? How many mistakes had they made? Their list of sins is long and ugly, much like ours. But Paul had patience with the Corinthians. He was disturbed but not despondent; angry but not desperate. His driving passion for them was love, and he saw hope for them. His letter confronts them and shows them how to lead a pure life. His letter to the Corinthians encourages all of us who need a spiritual check-up.The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God’s Word.
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 and Luis Morales co-teach this class, which alternates studying and discussing writings from contemporary authors such as Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Robert Jeffers, David Jeremiah, and UMC Adult Bible Studies.
Do you want to discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: What on earth am I here for? Join us as we embark on a journey to find out, using Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. This study will help us understand why we are alive in God’s amazing plan for each one of us—both here and now, and for eternity. Knowing God’s purpose for creating us help reduce stress, focus energy, simplify decisions, give meaning to life, and most importantly, prepares us for eternity...books available.
Joins in the Old Narthex from 9:15-10:15am; conveniently set between the two services and just down the hall from the sanctuary. You will be glad you did.
We meet most Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, and we love to teach new people.
All Aboard, students interested in learning and discovering with our STEAM enhanced and interactive preschool. We are enrolling children ages 2-4yrs old with a need for adventure in our
9am to 1pm program with a light lunch served at the station.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
We meet 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
Boy Scout Troop 400 meets on Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and Cub Scout Pack 400 meets on Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
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We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services: 8:30 am or 10:30 am. We are following COVID-19 precautions. We ask that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing (no hugging, shaking hands, etc., and your temperature will be checked at the door.)
600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US
08:30 am – 12:00 pm
Our office is open again, but we are following COVID-19 precautions. We ask that you wear a mask when you come in. Your temperature will be check at the door.
This past fall our Church Council approved our 2019 Charge Conference reports, which celebrate the ministry that took place in the past year as well as set our goals and plans for the upcoming year. The attached document includes a synopsis of those reports, which we approved at the time. We made an oversight after the approving Church Council meeting and failed to send out the full report, so we are sending it out now for anyone that is interested in reviewing it.