A dinner church is designed to reach people that are not connected to a church, not to provide another program for our church members. We want as many of our congregants as possible to come on Thursday to experience this approach to ministry, but if we launch an official dinner church, we will only expect those that feel a calling to serve as leaders to participate regularly.
Centerville UMC will have a Yard Sale Saturday October 12 from 9:00a to 1:00p. We provide the space, you bring your own goods to sell and a table if possible. If you need a table, you can get one for $5, first come first serve. Please, also reserve your spot in advance. For use of the space, all we ask is a donation to the church. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Gloria Nelson, 478/550-2362.
When you hear us mention “Dinner Church”, you might think of this as a new term or idea. It’s not really. A basic description of a dinner church simply requires just those two words: it is dinner; it is church. The earliest Christian churches structured their weekly gatherings around those two ideas. They would eat and they would worship. Today across America churches are witnessing a revival of this concept that went out of vogue around the 4th century, but instead of merely being a meal with a worship component (or vice versa) it also has been effective at reaching those disconnected from the church and a variety of economic classes.
As a congregation we are exploring the possibility of starting a dinner church. Here are a few things to know:
We will unpack much more about this unique approach to worship on Thursday, so be sure to come and experience how God might use us to reach the community around us!
This Message Is for You! – This Sunday’s message is for you. It does not matter who you are or how long you have been here – I promise it is for you. Last week we talked about counting the cost as we begin to follow Jesus, and this week we get to learn about a gift we receive as we learn to “walk in the way” of Jesus.
How Is God Calling Me to Serve? – One of the ways that we live out “walking in the way” of Jesus is by taking up the role of a servant, which Jesus modeled for his disciples. When we commit to join the church, we also commit to support the church through our service (in addition to our prayers, presence, giving and witness). As we put together administrative and ministry teams for next year, we would love your input! In the bulletin this week you can find a survey that will be helpful to us, or if you prefer to fill it out online (click on hyperlink here or in our weekly newsletter email). Anthony
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan
Week of September 15th
Sun, 1 Thessalonians 3
Mon, 1 Thessalonians 4
Tue, 1 Thessalonians 5
Wed, 2 Thessalonians 1
Thur, Wed, 2 Thessalonians 2
Fri, Wed, 2 Thessalonians 3
Sat, 1 Timothy 1
One of the ways that we live out “walking in the way” of Jesus is by taking up the role of a servant, which Jesus modeled for his disciples. When we commit to join the church, we also commit to support the church through our service (in addition to our prayers, presence, giving and witness). As we put together administrative and ministry teams for next year, we would love your input! In the bulletin this week you can find a survey that will be helpful to us, or if you prefer to fill it out online you can find a link in our weekly newsletter email.
We meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am.
We stay busy until early evening.
Youth meet in classroom across from Seekers (near Fellowship Hall). Contact church office or Louis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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
UMW District Annual Meeting
Saturday, Sept 14th, 9:30am at Martha Bowman
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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TOPS can't do the work for you. You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight. Click Here for more information
Senior Pastor Anthony McPhail