Weekly Community Dinner (September - May)
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Next dinner to begin the season is Wednesday, September 4th.
Enjoy a hot, restaurant-style meal with us! Everyone is welcome from 4:30 until 6:00 PM every Wednesday evening. A full dinner starting with salad is served at your table. A hot, home-cooked dinner with meat, vegetables, bread, delicious home-made desert choices, and coffee, tea, or lemonade are on the menu. Bring the family and enjoy conversation with others from the area! As always, a donation would be appreciated and is optional.
"Last Spring we have completed 4 successful years of serving Community Dinner", and we're just very proud that we've served over 30,000 meals!", said Karen and Richard St. Denis. "We've just started our 5th year and we hope you will join us!" Congratulations and Hats Off to Karen and Richard for a job exceptionally well done and to all of the volunteer cooks, servers, greeters, dishwashers, desert makers, and helpers that diligently work each week to feed so many people and to create such a positive environment!
Who comes to Community Dinner? Families and individuals who need a meal. People looking for a night out of the house. A lonely widower looking for an opportunity for conversation. Bakers that volunteer deserts and stay for dinner after delivering their goodies. The local cop on dinner break. People who love to volunteer in service to others. A single mom wanting healthy, dinner time interaction for her kids. A single guy stopping for dinner on his way to a prayer meeting. You!
Vital Church Initiative (VCI)
Thank you to all who participated in the recent questionnaire called "Helping Your Voice Be Heard" and the "Readiness 360 online survey" about the ministry of Centenary UMC. These results will be combined with other reports that Pastor Bill is providing to help our consultants get a better view of our church and community.
Please remember to keep this process of ministry development in your prayers.
Grab a cup of coffee, a pastry, and enjoy the discussion that follows each of our services. Hug old friends, shake a few hands, meet some new-comers, learn about coming activities. And, of course, sign up to help set-up one Sunday. The Fellowship Hour is a wonderful time for sharing life and joy with others!
Vacation Bible School 2019: “Wednesdays in July”
You know how the old joke goes, “I’ve got bad news and good news, which would you like first?” Well as we look to our summer program we have one of those situations.
After many years of doing a week long Vacation Bible School program the last week of July, we are taking a step back from that program this year. Due to the impending kitchen remodel and a few other considerations we will not be having a Vacation Bible School this year.
But the GOOD NEWS is that we will be providing some great activities for kids! We are calling it “WEDNESDAYS IN JULY” which will begin on Wednesday July 10, and then be held on the 17th, 24th, and 31st from 9:30 – 11:30 am. The plan is to have registration begin at 9:00 am each week so that we can begin the program promptly at 9:30.
We will have Gathering Time for fifteen minutes and then move to our groups. One group will be making videos based on parables Jesus told (one per week). We will be walking to “locations” and working together to create the best depiction of the parable. (This group will be open to 3rd – 6th graders)
Another group with be participating in Arts, Crafts, and Creativity. This group will be for all ages (Kindergarten – 6th grade), and will provide opportunity to engage in several different creative activities during the morning each week.
The last group will be a sports activity group. Each week this group will engage in either a sporting activity, a scavenger hunt or another activity that will keep kids moving.
Each Wednesday will be an event unto itself. Kids are welcome to come to one Wednesday or all four. We hope you are as excited about this as we are. If you would like to register ahead of time that would be great and very helpful to us. Please follow the link to our Sign Up Page.
We look forward to having YOU as a part of Wednesdays In July this summer!!!
Peace be to the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ