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“Not So Easily Changed”


We have a new obsession at our house: our kids have discovered the movie “Frozen”, and it is requested pretty much every time they walk through the living room. If you hear me humming songs from this Disney hit movie, you will have to forgive me. It not only has become a constant backing track to our household, but it has also replaced the regular montage of children’s music that used to accompany our daily drives to school. I am getting to the point where I can quote Elsa and Anna more readily than I can my own favorite movies… which brings me to a quote that actually ties in perfectly for this week. When Elsa accidentally freezes Anna as a child, the family takes Anna to a group of trolls that specialize in removing the effects of magic. One of the trolls comments that they were lucky the heart was not frozen because “the heart is not so easily changed.”

That phrase has stuck with me. We all have physical hearts, and we know that heart issues can impact everything about someone’s health. In the same way our spiritual hearts impact everything about us, and they also reveal the deeper issues of what is positive and negative about our lives. The fact that the heart is not so easily changed makes it that much more important for us to tend to our conflicted hearts before we develop heart habits that will plague us. As we wrap up our series on rest this week, our hope is to find rest for our hearts and lives.

Beyond Sunday mornings, here are two things we are excited about during the week:

· “Dinner Church” Launch Round II on January 30th! We had a great gathering with folks from our congregation at our January 16th Dinner Church experience, and we hope to expand it to include people from our community when we meet again on January 30th. The past few years we have tried to be intentional about reaching out to the community and providing opportunities to connect people to the life of the church that may not have a church home. It is in that spirit that we are trying out “Dinner Church” this year, as an informal Thursday night gathering that will meet twice a month for a free meal and a conversational time of worship. The goal of these gatherings is not to add “one more thing” for our church members to attend – it is to provide an alternative onramp for people disconnected to the church to find a place to experience the love and hope of Christ within our church. We also hope that it will provide an additional worship opportunity for those that might miss a weekend service. If you are interested in learning more, the best way to learn more is to try it! We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6pm on the 30th.

· Wednesday Night Supers/Studies – This next Wednesday is our next Wednesday night supper, and it also will be the night that launch our next study for the spring. The men will preparing a “fish fry” for the food, so we know that will be wonderful, and then you will have the opportunity to learn about our study focus for the next few months. Come join us!   Anthony

Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan Week of January 19 th

Sunday............... Psalm 8 

Monday ............. Psalm 42 

Tuesday ............. Psalm 121 

Wednesday........ Isaiah 2 

Thursday............ Isaiah 7 

Friday ................. Isaiah 9 

Saturday ............ Isaiah 11 

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Important Dates

Last Day School - May 22d

STEAM/Pinnacle Curriculum

Aged - 2, 3, 4 years old

Hours: 9:00 am - 12 noon

Monday - Friday

Contact Information

STEAM/Pinnacle: Julianna Davis Text (478) 442-2231

Advisory Board: Brenda Craw (478) 550-8056

Children Programs


Grades 5-12

We  meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am.  

We stay busy until early evening.

The Youth will be available for two (2) Sunday afternoons a month to help out with chores/projects around your home or the community. Following worship service and then lunch, they’ll be available (unless you’d like to feed them too!) to work until 5:30pm. Just call the office to select a Sunday. 

Youth meet in classroom across from Seekers (near Fellowship Hall).  Contact church office or Louis at louissampson4868@gmail.com


Kid Central

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 jamieb2013@yahoo.com, 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.

Church meetings

United Methodist Men

  • Meets first Tuesdays at 6:30pm
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast at Cracker Barrel every Tuesday at 7:00am

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.

SAVE DATE: January 24-25, 2020 UMM Retreat, Epworth by th eSea

United Methodist Women Circles

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

Other Small Groups


1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am

Tuesdays 9:30am


Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am


Thursdays 6:30am


Wednesdays (following supper) ~6:15pm


Wednesdays 7:00pm


Tuesdays 9:30am


Fridays at 10am

Sunday School Programs


Issues & Answers

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


New Beginnings

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.


Pilgrim Class

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


Christian Heritage/Wesley Fellowship

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.

Additional Programs

Dulcimer Minsitry


We meet most Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, and we love to teach new people.

Pre-School Program


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.

Quilting Ministry


“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 

Scouting Pack 400



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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Contact Us

Better yet, come visit us!

We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services: 8:30 or 10:30 am. 

Centerville United Methodist Church

600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US

(478) 953-3090 | Fax (478) 953-4660

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 12:30pm

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2019 Charge Conference Report

 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.