Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
We continue to meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am. We stay busy until early evening.
We are also interested in helping our church families. If you have some chores around your home you need help with, the Youth are taking on chores. Contact the office.
Thank you for those who continue to support us with meals and hosting. If you are interested in hosting a youth gathering, contact Louis Sampson or church office.
Youth meet in classroom across from Seekers (near Fellowship Hall).
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
This past Wednesday night, we had a wonderful chance to give thanks together and celebrate Thanksgiving as a church family. I always like to take some time to look back on the year and give thanks for the good times, and even for the harder times. That afternoon as I pulled back into the church parking lot following a few errands, I had a convicting reflection that I want to share with you all: I do not give thanks for God’s provision as often as I should.
Almost all of our worship services include a prayer we call “The Lord’s Prayer”, which was a prayer Jesus taught to his disciples as a model for how we should pray. Within it there is a line that says, “Give us this day our daily bread.” I have to be honest… sometimes I want to change the word “daily” to weekly, or monthly, or yearly, etc. Praying for daily bread means that the next day we have to come back just as trusting, and that is certainly our experience as a church. Often times when I am driving I spend that time in prayer, and Wednesday afternoon I was praying for God to provide for the needs of our church. Right when I pulled into the church parking lot I felt a little nudge in the form of a gentle promise: “As long as God is doing something through our church, our needs will be covered.” That does not mean that we will always feel as comfortable– it just means that if we keep trusting God and keep being used by God, then God will be faithful to provide.
Now as we move into Thanksgiving week, I want to invite you to join me in giving thanks to God for his provision for our church. And I also want to give thanks for you and say thank you to all of you that give because you are the ones that God is using to provide for the needs of our church! We continue to believe that God has more in store for our church and for our ministries, and as long as that is the case we will continue to believe that God will provide; and we will continue to be thankful.
Following this Sunday, each Sunday for the rest of the year will have a special twist to it:
November 25th “Hanging of the Greens” – Next Sunday after the 10:30 Service, we will have a chili cook-off lunch and decorate our church for Christmas.
December 2nd “Blessing of the Bears” – Every year we bless bears that will be given out to children in need in the Centerville area – it’s an awesome opportunity!
December 9th “Community Lunch” – After the 10:30 Service on December 9th, we will be feeding our congregation and the community with a soup lunch! We are encouraging our congregation to help out by providing cornbread, other breads, and desserts.
December 16th “Cantata Sunday” – At the 10:30 Service on December 16th, we will hear our choir’s Christmas Cantata “Breath of Heaven”. 8:30 will be a normal service.
December 23rd “Lessons, Carols and Homilies” – The Sunday before Christmas we are going to try something a little different – singing lots of favorite carols, readings that tell the story of the season, and a few short reflections scattered throughout rather than the normal sermon.
December 30th “Family Worship” – Our kids ministry will be taking the day off this day as families are encouraged to worship together! We will have one abbreviated service at 10:30 this day.
We also want to make sure you save the date for these other great events:
Christmas Festival December 1st
Parents Night Out December 14th – all parents will want to take advantage of this free night of babysitting from 5:30pm – 8:30pm! Reservations are required, so call the church office.
Centerville Christmas Eve December 24th – Our premier worship night of the year is back with two options 4:30pm and 6:00pm! Anthony
Week of November 18th
Sunday 11/18: Sunday Text (Mark 12)
Monday 11/19: Sunday Connection (Mark 13)
Tuesday 11/20: Life of Jesus (Mark 14)
Wednesday 11/21: Bonus NT Reading! (Mark 15)
Thursday 11/22: New Testament Teachings (Mark 16)
Friday 11/23: Story of God’s People (Deuteronomy 26)
Saturday 11/24: Psalm (Psalm 145)
Plans are underway for our annual Christmas Festival. We need vendors. If you are a vendor, or know of one, contact Nancy Brechin or the office. We are also soliciting items for Silent Auction...more to come...stay tune
Bears for Christmas
We are collecting bears, any size, to be given to children at Christmas time. You can dress them or not. For the ones not dressed, the Friendship Circle will have a day of dressing and anyone is invited to help them. All the bears will be blessed on the Sunday following Hanging of the Greens (dates TBD). Just bring them to the church. There is a box outside the office.
UMM are selling tickets for Boston butts (10 lbs-precooked weight). They will be ready for pick up on Friday December 21st, between noon and 5:00pm. Cost is $25/each. Get your tickets or call the office to reserve yours!
Free Community Lunch - December 9th
Everyone is welcome to join us for our 10:30am service on December 9th and stay for heart-warming soups, side-fixings, and fellowship.
Parents Night Out - December 14th
Parents will want to take advantage of this free night of babysitting from 5:30pm – 8:30pm!
Ages 2 years to 5th grade
Reservations are required, so call the church office 953-4090
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.
United Methodist Women Achievements
The North Central District United Methodist Women held their annual meeting last month. This was a celebration for all the local units in the North Central District to gather and fellowship, worship, sing, and give “kudos” to all the mission work done in the past year. Centerville UMC’s United Methodist Women were recognized in the following areas of achievement: Mission Today Unit – Gold level; Completion of 2 Mission Studies; Hall of Fame Mission Giving; Five Channels of Mission Giving; and Reading Program for participants Cynthia Boutwell, Brenda Craw, Debbie Gray, and Nancy Hudson. Kudos!
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”
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.
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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.
On Sept 2d, we will start studying the Book of James, using Dr. Jeremiah's What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do. We will learn "practical and life-changing knowledge on how to react as a believer in every kind of circumstance."
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
We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services: 8:30 or 10:30 am. Join us on during our Fellowship Meal, on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6:00 pm.
600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 12:30pm