Community Dinner - Wednesday Evenings September - May
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 timeinteraction 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 Melanie 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!
The Centenary Men’s Club meets at 6:30 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month for dinner, a program and devotions, from September through June. We take turns cooking and providing evening devotions for each meeting and then end our season with a cook-out/picnic in June. We have a variety of programs including church related topics, topics of local concern, and other topics suggested by the Men’s Club members.
Some examples of past topics include: Haiti Mission Trips, Church Finance, Lake Michigan UMC Camp, Lake Michigan Shipwrecks, Michigan Cougars, Sailing Adventures and the Lake Winds Energy Park. We provided support for Church related needs with funds left over from the donations for our evening meal. A recent example is our donation to the Ludington UM Church for the Haiti Mission Trips. All Centenary men and/or friends of the Church are invited to attend our meetings. Please contact George Richey, Club President, or the Church office if you would like further information about the Club.
Women's Bible Study
A group of women at Centenary United Methodist Church meets regularly on Monday morning to study the Bible at 9:30 am in the Wesley room. We have studied books of the New Testament but this year we also have taken books of the Old Testament: Proverbs and the books of Ruth and Esther. Now we are studying in the book of Nehemiah. We read the bible verses together and discuss what we have read with the help of commentaries and other sources of information about that time period. By studying the Old Testament we are understanding many New Testament things more clearly. We have interesting discussions and enjoy our fellowship. Come join us!
*no Bible study class in July
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) July 24-28, 2017. 9:30am - noon at Centenary UMC!
Peace be to the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ