Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
Ask the question above and you are likely to get one predominant answer, but there are actually multiple correct answers. Most people in our congregation will rightly note that this Sunday is the day before Memorial Day. As we do every year on Memorial Day weekend, we will take time to remember the lives of those that gave their lives in the line of duty to our country. We are thankful for their sacrifices, and how it provides us the opportunity to gather for worship each week (under normal circumstances that is).
This Sunday also represents three other key functions: 1) the seventh Sunday of the Easter Season, and our last week of reflecting on the themes of the Easter before it culminates on the Day of Pentecost; 2) Ascension Sunday, the Sunday that we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus forty days after the resurrection (Ascension Day is Thursday, May 21st this year); 3) it is also Aldersgate Day, an unofficial holiday for United Methodists in recognition of our founder John Wesley having a conversion-like experience where his heart was “strangely warmed” at a prayer meeting on Aldersgate Street in London. That is a lot of themes to weave into a Sunday worship service, especially on a holiday weekend when people want to get out and enjoy the sunshine! We are up for the challenge, and we’ll even finish a little early!
I am excited to share this Sunday’s service with you all, and I hope that you will join us Sunday during our online only gathering on Sunday via “Facebook Live” at 10:30am! 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 either at the assigned time or watching later.
Here is a recap of our big announcement from last Sunday about our plans to reopen:
· As long as there is not a resurgence of COVID-19 in our area, we plan to reopen on Sunday, June 21st. This date is subject to change, but we are taking the necessary steps right now to prepare for this possibility.
· Worship will not look exactly the same as it did in early March when we last gathered in person. We will have spacing criteria in place to promote social distancing, the services will be shortened to limit the amount of time people are in the building, and we will incorporate all of the required CDC guidelines while promoting their recommendations.
· We will not open everything up at once. Sunday School, Choir, events and children’s activities will reopen down the road. This approach is known as a rolling restart where you begin engaging in one activity to make sure the congregation handles it well, and then slowly add on additional activities.
· While we will not have nursery or children’s church at first, the shortened services are partially designed with parents having their children in the services in mind. Additionally, we are discussing plans to make one service more geared towards families with children and modifying it to keep everyone engaged. Stay tuned for more information on that!
· We will continue to offer online worship as long as there are concerns about COVID-19, and we are making necessary investments to improve our streaming capabilities from the Sanctuary.
· As the plans come together, we will have an extensive communication plan in place to make sure you know exactly what to expect when we return to worship! In the meantime, keep joining us each week online. Anthony
Essentials 360 Bible Reading Plan
Week of May 24th
Sunday ............. 1 Corinth 12
Monday ............ 1 Corinth 13
Tuesday ............ 1 Corinth 14
Wednesday ...... 1 Corinth 15
Thursday .......... 1 Corinth 16
Friday ............... 2 Corinth 1
Saturday ........... 2 Corinth 2
We have permission to post the daily meditation from the upper room on our website... here's the link:
Zip folder of downloadable activities for kids to do at home.
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
SCHOOL IS CLOSED
Aged - 2, 3, 4 years old
Hours: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Monday - Friday
STEAM/Pinnacle: Julianna Davis Text (478) 442-2231
Advisory Board: Brenda Craw (478) 550-8056
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.
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.