Announcements

Sunday School Breakfast                                                                                                                                                                            The Sunday School serves hot breakfast at 8:45 a.m. every Sunday in the E. J. Cox Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.

 

Epiphany Breakfast

The Epiphany Breakfast will be held January 7th, at 8:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center.  Our speaker will

be Dr. Cynthia Hopson.  There will be no 8:00 A.M. worship celebration.  We are now preparing for the Epiphany Breakfast and if you would like to serve on this committee, please see Andrea Merriweather.                                                                                                                                                                 Frances Williams and Earnestyne Toney

Bible Study

Bible Study will be on holiday break, beginning December 26th – January 2, 2018.  Class will resume January 9, 2018.  

Come join us on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the W. A. Miller Room as we study the word of God together

and gain insights for living out our Christian life together. We will be studying from the participant’s guide and DVD

to “The Good Book” by Deron Spoo. The member workbook is available and can be signed-out in the class!

For questions or additional information, contact Tamala Young, 901-774-7604.

 

Leadership Memphis – FASFA Goal Sunday                                                                                                                                                      Attention school seniors and parents -- Help us participate in FAFSA Goal Sunday on January 15. Our goal is to have ALL of our high school seniors complete the FAFSA by this day. We don’t want any of our graduates’ to miss out on ANY financial aid they may be eligible for. Don’t forget, students must have their FAFSA completed by January 17 to be eligible for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship. More information and assistant can be found at www.FAFSAMemphis.com

 Centenary United Methodist Churchis committed to helping our graduating high school seniors obtain free tuition to college. On FAFSA Goal Sunday, January 15th, we will share information with our seniors and parents to help them complete the FAFSA on time. Learn more at www.FAFSAMemphis.com

 

 

College Interns Needed for Project Transformation

Project Transformation will be returning to Centenary in the summer of 2018! Project Transformation is an eight-week summer enrichment experience for children in grades 1-9 hosted by a United Methodist church located in an economically disadvantaged area. The children served come from the immediate area surrounding the church. All the activities are led by a team of college interns who plan and organize bible lessons, recreation, and reading skills activities. If you know a gifted college student with a heart for Christ and for children, please share this information and encourage them to apply to be a Project Transformation intern. The program offers leadership development and spiritual formation, and helps them to see God’s call in their life. Room and board are provided plus a $1,500 stipend. They may apply for summer intern positions online by Jan. 15, 2018 at: www.projecttransformation.org/tennessee.

 

Epiphany Breakfast

The Epiphany Breakfast will be held January 7th, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. in the Family Life Center.  Our speaker will be

 Dr. Cynthia Hopson.  There will be no 8:00 A.M. worship celebration. We are now preparing for the Epiphany Breakfast

and if you would like to serve on this committee, please see Andrea Merriweather.  Frances Williams and Earnestyne Toney

 

 

Contact Information

 Please make sure the church office has your current contact information (address and phone number) for future mailings and calling posts.  Thanks.

 

 

2018 Event Calendar

 Attention all Leaders: Please submit your dates and activities to the church office for the 2018 Church Event Calendar. 

This calendar is currently being prepared, so submit your information as soon as possible.

 If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Tamala Young at 901-774-7604.

 

 

Higher Education Ministry (Loan and Scholarship)

The Gift of Hope Scholarship

 The goal of the Gift of Hope Scholarship is to award those connected to The United Methodist Church through their

 local churches, campus ministries, annual conferences or relevant social justice projects. Gift of Hope awards

 undergraduate leaders of the church with $1,000 scholarships annually.

 Upcoming Dates:

 2018 Scholarship Application opens January 3, 2018

 

 

Save the Dates!

 

Contact Information

Please make sure the church office has your current contact information (address and phone number) for future mailings and calling posts.  Thanks.

 

  

United Methodist Women

Special Appeal:  The supply of PEANUT BUTTER IS LOW in the Food Pantry.   We have been asked to resume our monthly donation of peanut butter.  Please bring your peanut butter to the Unit meeting or to church and give it to Mr. Thomas Lamon, until further notice.  Please help spread the word to all UMW.

Thanks.     Erma P. Williams

 

  

Men’s Meditation and Lunch

The United Methodist Men will meet in the E. J. Cox Fellowship Hall,  every second Wednesday, at noon. Thomas Milam, Chair

 

Trustees

 The Trustees will meet  every second Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m. All members are asked to please be present.

                                                                                                                        

P.A.C.E. Ministry

 The P.A.C.E. Ministry will meet every second Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the E. J. Cox Hall. All newcomers are welcome.   Elizabeth Burton & Billie Hansbrough, Co-Chairs

 

Amazon.com - Reminder

Do you shop on Amazon?  Do your shopping at smile.amazon.com and select “Centenary Memphis” as

your favorite charity.  A small percentage of your purchase could be donated to Centenary.  Every little

bit counts!

 

 Musician – Centenary United Methodist Church

Centenary United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time musician with demonstrated proficiency in playing

the organ, piano or keyboard; the ability to draw from a diverse array of musical traditions and styles; knowledge

of traditional hymns; and an enthusiasm for incorporating aternative forms of music, such as contemporary and

gospel. Duties will include planning for worship services, with the director of music and the pastor, and rehearsing, directing and accompanying soloists, ensembles and church choirs. Above average compensation.  Please submit

resume to Dr. Marie Milamat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Email Communications

We now have a new email list for Centenary news! If you were on the old list, you should be receiving an email  with an invitation. Click   the blue button that says “Accept this invitation” to continue receiving emails. If you did not receive an invite, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added.                              

Attention Acolytes!! The Acolyte Ministry is being revamped, and we will follow up with each of you soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pearl Pegues, (901-854-0917) or Fonda Fouché, (901-572-7156).                                                                                                                                                       

Finance Committee                                                                                                                                                                                                             A reminder to the congregation, it is important to remind all participants that any donations/offerings should be above the members’ regular giving. Also, leaders over programs and fundraisers, if there is a cost to the church, please submit your plans to the Finance Committee at least one month in advance.

Opportunities to Serve (We Really Need Your Help!)

Food Pantry

Please donate one bag of canned vegetables and canned

meat to the Centenary Food Pantry or designate at least

$10 per month to support the pantry.                                                   

 

Amazon.com - Reminder

Do you shop on Amazon?  Do your shopping at smile.amazon.com and select “Centenary Memphis” as your favorite charity.  A small percentage of your purchase could be donated to Centenary.  Every little bit counts!

 

Alton Volunteer Tutors Needed If you would like to volunteer to tutor students this school year, please see any member of the Adopt-A-School Committee. The Tutoring program is entitled " Team Read" and many tutoring coaches are needed to work with second grade students once a week. These student could truly benefit from additional assistance.                                                             

Project 20/20
Project 20/20 operates an eyeglass recycling center at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis. They supply clean,
refurbished and repaired eyeglasses and sunglasses to mission teams. Please bring in your new and used sunglasses and eyeglasses and place your donations in the designated box in the Family Life Center.

Worship Celebrations
8:00 a.m. Worship Celebration
We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the
1st and 3rd Sundays. On 2nd and 4th Sundays, we will be
led in song and praise.

10:30 a.m. Worship Celebration
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered on the
1st Sunday as is our current custom. Also, the altar will be
open for anyone who would like to pray prior to worship.
There will be individuals present at the altar during
that time, if you would like someone to pray for you and/or
over you. I am so excited about our time together in worship
and praise, and I sincerely pray that God will continue to
bless us as we gather for worship. Blessings to each of you!

Facility Usage and Meetings Form
Please be reminded that you must complete a facility usage /event
planning form before your meeting takes place.