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Zip folder of downloadable activities for kids to do at home. Read John 17
Read John 17
This week's order of worship
Macon Telegraph published these Friday March 20th by Shirley McMarlin (Tribune-Review (Greensburg, PA).
Kids can take virtual zoo tours:
- Zoo Atlanta - zooatlanta.org
- Houston Zoo - houstonzoo.org
- Cincinatti Zoo & Botanical Gardens - cincinattizoo.org
- Georgia Aquarium - georgiaaquarium.org
San Diego Zoo - kids.sandiegozoo.org
Monterey Bay Aquarium - montereybayaquarium.org
Two Sundays ago, I commented how incredible it was that a scripture selected over two months ago for that Sunday ended up being the perfect “Refresh” for us for that week. This week, we have yet another one of those scriptures selected two plus months ago that is perfect for what we find ourselves going through as a church, community, nation and world. The central question we will wrestle with this week is “where do you feel hopeless”? Hmmmm… does anything going on in the world come to mind? In the midst of hopelessness, God’s Word always provides direction and a source of strength.
We hope to discover that together this week, as we gather online only with our live stream worship service at 10:30am via “Facebook Live”. (Remember that you do not have to be a Facebook user to access the Facebook Live videos, just simply go to www.facebook.com/CentervilleUMCGAon your computer, tablet or smartphone and you will be able to follow along). Also be sure to join us on Wednesday nights at 6pm, as we join together on Facebook Live (same place!) for a Midweek Service of Word and Prayer, which includes a Bible study on The Psalms and guided prayer.
As we look ahead to future weeks, we are uncertain when we will be able to return to in person worship in the Sanctuary. President Trump is hopefully that we can open things back up before Easter, but it is questionable if public gatherings will be allowed in our area. The City of Centerville has already made a declaration prohibiting public gatherings for Palm Sunday, April 5th. We are tentatively preparing as though we will be meeting online only through the end of April, but we are willing to be surprised! The South Georgia Conference will provide further guidance for local churches in our area next week. So what do we do about Holy Week and Easter? I am so glad you asked! Keep reading for our unique (tentative) plans for each event:
· Palm Sunday, April 5th – Our Choir cantata (original plan) has been delayed due to the inability to gather on that date and because of the rehearsal time they have lost. Whenever we return to regular worship services, they will lead a movement from the cantata for one of our first few services back. On Palm Sunday, we will meet online, and Kevin and I are planning to lead through the moving themes involved in Palm Sunday, which foreshadows the week of Passion to follow.
· Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, April 9thand 10th – Unfortunately we will not be able to enjoy our Maundy Thursday meal-style worship service this year. We will instead offer an online reflective experience on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, both at 6:00pm on Facebook Live.
· Easter Sunday, April 12th – We will still offer our Live Stream Service on Easter, BUT we have a creative in person option planned as well! We are opening up our lawn for a couple of “drive-in” worship services. We will have speakers setup for an outdoor service, as well as an FM transmitter running sound directly to your car radios if you wish to keep your windows rolled up for precaution. Everyone will be invited to drive-in like you would to a drive-in movie theater, and we will allow people to set up lawn chairs at their cars (promoting the six feet of separation between parties) if they want to enjoy the fresh air. Details are being finalized, but we plan to announce times and options next week. We have cleared the plan with representatives from the City of Centerville, so as long as we avoid further restrictions (and rain!) we will move forward with an outdoor option. Anthony
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan Week of March 29 th
Sunday ............. James 3
Monday............ James 4
Tuesday............ James 5
Wednesday...... Genesis 39
Thursday .......... Genesis 50
Friday ............... Exodus 1
Saturday........... Exodus 2
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 email@example.com
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.
SAVE DATE: January 24-25, 2020 UMM Retreat, Epworth by th eSea
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
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.
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.
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We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services: 8:30 or 10:30 am.
600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US
Due to COVID-19, office is closed. Please call ahead or contact Pastor Anthony of Pastor Kevin.
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.