Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
There is not a single week that passes that we do not try and make worship an impactful experience… but there are some weeks that are just more of an experience than others! This month we have the wonderful opportunity of having something special be a part of our services each and every week. Last week we were blessed to host the volunteers from Houston Medical Center, and it was a blessing to have them be a part of our service. This week we of course have our Palm Sunday celebration with a family worship service, a free lunch, and egg hunts!
If this Sunday is Palm Sunday then that means… NEXT SUNDAY IS EASTER!!! It’s one of the most impactful Sundays of the year, and we will be celebrating all morning long. Be sure to join us at either 8:30 or 10:30, and also be sure to bring some fresh flowers to put on our flower cross where everyone takes their annual family pictures. (I guess it goes without saying that you should also take a picture in front of the cross!). Spread the news, invite a friend, and let’s celebrate together on Easter!
Not to be outdone, we will also be blessed on the last Sunday of this month to enjoy our choir cantata “The Day He Wore My Crown”. Our choir will be presenting their Easter cantata during the second week of Easter this year, and it will be a large portion of our service on April 28th. For this Sunday only, we will only have one service at 10:30, and the 8:30 worshipers are invited to come join us at 10:30!
· New Around Here? – Save the date for Sunday, April 28th if you have started attending Centerville UMC within the past year and/or if you are not a member of the church. We are going to be doing a “coffee with the pastors” session at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall that Sunday, for anyone that is new to come and hang out with Anthony and Kevin and have some informal conversations about what it means to be a part of our church.
· Holy Thursday Meal and Tenebrae April 18th – At 6:00pm we will gather for a meal and time of worship, as we remember and celebrate Christ’s last night with his disciples. We will eat together just as the disciples did with Jesus that night many years ago and focus on the movements that he made within the Upper Room and outward as he headed to the Garden of Gethsemane. (note: we will also have our regular Wednesday Night Supper and Midweek Service of Word and Prayer on Wednesday as well).
· Good Friday April 19th – At noon on Good Friday, we will gather in the New Beginnings classroom for a meditative worship service as we remember Christ’s work on the cross. This will be a short (30-minute) time of hearing the scriptures and meditation. Anthony
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan
Week of April 14th
Sunday, Psalm 1
Monday, Psalm 136
Tuesday, Psalm 22
Wednesday, Jeremiah 1
Thursday, Jeremiah 29
Friday, Jeremiah 31
Saturday, Jeremiah 33
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.
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.
North Central District’s Day Apart, April 28th at 3pm at Hawkinsville UMC. Come help us remember our UMW servants who passed away this past year.
1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
Monday, 25th 11:00am (at Cheddars)
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
WORD & PRAYER
Wednesdays (following supper) ~6:15pm
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
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.
Call Church Office (478) 953-3090 for details.
“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.
Meets Thursday mornings at 6:30am each week in the church Fellowship Hall, a new discipleship opportunity called "Prime Time" will be facilitated by our Associate Pastor Kevin Clotfelter. "Prime Time" will offer a set-apart time for biblical discussion in a small group format in addition to experiences of prayer and reflection. The purpose of Prime Time is to promote personal Christian growth of participating men and women while discovering authentic fellowship with believers desiring maturity in faith. Participants should plan to meet weekly on Thursday mornings promptly at 6:30am for less than an hour.
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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.
Emma and Anthony are looking for individuals not currently part of a Sunday School Class. Each session is conversational and built around what is going on in our lives, the world, and various things that we are learning.
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.
While Simon Peter's shortcomings are clearly on display in the Gospels,so also are his courage, his determination, his longing to follow Jesus even if it costs him his life. Join us as we start Adam Hamilton's Simon Peter-Flawed but Faithful Disciple.
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.
Senior Pastor Anthony McPhail