For Sunday, August 13, 2017

You are invited to attend a Focus Group Meeting

The purpose of these meetings is to give everyone in our congregation an opportunity to hear about the facilities repairs, potential upgrading and debt elimination plans for Centreville UMC.  This is an excellent opportunity for each member of our congregation to provide the committee with your thoughts concerning our needs.

The following is a list of dates and times of the meetings:

Sunday                           August 13   9:15 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM  (Fellowship Hall)

Wednesday August 16 7:30 PM  (Chapel)

Sunday August 20 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM  (Chapel)

Tuesday August 22 7:30 PM  (Chapel)

Sunday August 27 9:15 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM (Fellowship Hall)

Thursday August 31 7:30 PM  (Chapel)

Sunday September 3 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM   (Fellowship Hall)

Please check your schedules and mark your calendar for one of these very important meetings.  Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes.  You will then have an opportunity to ask questions and to answer a brief, but important questionnaire before the meeting is concluded. Centreville UMC is important to all of us and your suggestions are needed to be certain we are fulfilling our responsibilities to our congregation and our faith.

Join the United Methodist Men for Breakfast: UMM will hold its annual potluck breakfast at the pavilion on Saturday, August 19, from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. Reverend Bert Sikkelee will offer a short program, ‘Reflections on the Cross’.  Bagels, coffee/tea and juice will be provided. Please bring a breakfast dish to share.  All men of the church are welcome. Bring a friend. Please let us know if you’ll attend. Mell Cunningham (mellgcunningham@gmail.com);  Marshall Dantzler (mdantz9178@aol.com); Dick Formica (rp4mica@gmail.com).

Cleaning and Painting Day:  Saturday, August 26  a crew of volunteers will be painting the Christian Education Wing from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  All are welcome to come and help get the rooms and hallways ready for the upcoming school year.   To better help us plan this project, please send Francis Murray, our Facilities Supervisor an email at fmurray@centreville-umc.org or call the church office.

Sponsors Needed for Doughnuts! Enjoy eating doughnuts and sharing in fellowship between Sanctuary worship services and the 11:02 ROC worship service? Please sign up to sponsor a doughnut Sunday using the form located on the Kiosk in the Fellowship Hall.  The cost is $60.00 for a full order or $30.00 for a half order.  Thank you for giving to this ministry.

Music Ministry (www.centreville-umc.org)

Contact: Becky Jackson, BJackson@centreville-umc.org

Family Summer Choir: Come and join a choir for a little while! We would like to invite singers of all ages to participate in this choir that will sing in church at the 9:30 service on August 20. The final rehearsal is today at 11:15 in the choir room.

Organ Crawl:  Did you know that the organ pipes that are visible in the sanctuary are only a fraction of the total?  Have you ever wondered what the rest of the organ looks like?  Laura Hesse and Becky Jackson will offer organ tours following the 11:00/11:02 services today and the next two weeks,  August 20, and 27.  Those interested will be able to walk inside the organ to see its inner workings and climb up to see the pipes.  Meet at the organ console.

Children’s Ministry (www.centreville-umc.org/grow/children)

Contact: Diane Beatley, DBeatley@centreville-umc.org

Summer Family Worship Days: We always encourage children in worship and offer tools such as the children’s bulletin and the church bags with quiet activities to make the services more welcoming. On Family Worship Days, August 13, and August 20, there will be no Sunday school classes for K -12th grade. Nursery care and a preschool class will continue to be offered at both 9:30 and 11:00 AM.

Sunday School Changes Effective August 27, 2017: Due to a decrease in volunteer teachers, we will be focusing children’s Sunday school classes during the 9:30 hour and combining age groups at that time.  This means that until such time as there are an adequate number of volunteers to offer a quality program, there will be no preschool (age 3-5) or K-2nd grade Sunday school classes at 11:00 AM.  If you or someone you know is interested in teaching, please contact Diane for more information.

Children and youth are invited to participate in Sunday school classes for their new grade / age level beginning Sunday, August 27 at 9:30 AM. In addition to nursery care for the youngest, classes will be offered at 9:30 AM (only) for: preschoolers (age 3-4); pre-K and Kindergarten; 1st and 2nd grades; 3rd and 4th grade; 5th and 6th grade; and 7th – 12th grade.  Nursery care will be available during the 11:00 hour for children age 2 and younger.  All children age 3 and older are invited to participate in worship.

School-year Sunday School Teaching Opportunities! There are opportunities to help children form the foundations of their faith by teaching Sunday school for two or more weeks per month beginning August 27.  No experience necessary, only the desire to share the message of God’s love.  Easy-to-use lesson plans and all materials are provided.  All volunteers must pass a background screening. Not sure you can commit?  Consider volunteering as substitute teacher!  Make plans to attend the Sunday school teacher orientation at 9:30 AM on Sunday, August 20 or contact Diane for more information.

Nursery Helpers Requested:  Please prayerfully consider sharing your time with the youngest of our congregation – children age two and younger.  No experience is necessary; nursery volunteers serve along with paid nursery managers. High-school age youth (9th grade and older) and adults are encouraged to serve. All volunteers must pass a background screening. As a reminder, parents who utilize the nurseries are asked volunteer on a rotating basis. Please contact Diane or call the church office if you would like to sign up or discuss sharing your gifts with CUMC’s children!

Acolyte Ministry Training: Children entering 3rd Grade or older (Must be at least 4 1/2 feet tall to reach the candles) are invited to join the Acolyte Ministry, lighting and extinguishing worship candles and assisting during baptisms.  Acolytes are especially needed to serve during the 11:00 AM worship service.  Please complete an Acolyte Registration form, available at the Welcome Center or online at: https://mycumc.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=46  An acolyte training session will be held on Sunday, September 17 at 12:15 PM in the sanctuary.

Youth Ministry (www.centreville-umc.org/grow/youth)

Contact: Kara Stuebing, KStuebing@centreville-umc.org

Motel Ministries Collection:  During Middle School Mission Week, the team will spend a day doing Motel Ministry in Winchester through Teens Opposing Poverty. You can help minister to the residents of the Budget Motel, by collecting the following items for the youth to distribute: paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, canned meats (or packaged tuna or salmon), cat food, kitty litter, toiletries. A collection bin will be set up in the narthex. Contributions will be collected through Today, Sunday, August 13.

Youth Mini Golf: All youth (rising 7th– high school graduates) are invited to play Mini Golf on Sunday, August 20. Meet in the church parking lot (by the front entrance) at 6:00 PM to car-pool to The Magic Putting Place in Manassas. Pick up will be at the church at 8:30 PM. Cost for this event is $5 (Bring additional money if you want to get a treat at Nathan’s Dairy Bar!) A permission slip is needed for this event and can be found at the Welcome Center in the Narthex of the church. An emergency care form will also need to be on file. Please contact Kara with any questions.

Serve Ministries (www.centreville-umc.org/serve

ESL Teachers Needed for the Fall: CUMC provides English as a Second Language classes for nearly 200 adults in our community who do not consider English their first language.  Teachers do not need to speak another language. No experience is necessary and training materials are provided. CUMC offers both a morning and an evening program. Classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 21 until December 7.  Both morning and evening teachers are needed. Please contact Pastor Michelle (mhchaney@centreville-umc.org) if you are able to serve as a teacher one or two days a week.

Adult Spiritual Formation (www.centreville-umc.org/grow)

Contact: Pastor Ellen LaCroix Fillette, ELFillette@centreville-umc.org

Weekly Bible Fact:  The United Methodist Church does not have an “official” version or translation of the Bible.  Rather, United Methodists affirm the usefulness of a number of translations and versions as being helpful for study, teaching, memorization and other purposes, since each sheds a slightly different light in translating or paraphrasing the original languages and manuscripts.

The Bible Challenge: Are you ready for the next step on your faith journey? In September our congregation is going to take a year to read the bible together. You can begin today to pray and discern how God is call you deeper into the Word. Three different reading tracks offer a place for everyone to begin.

  1. If you are looking for a place to begin, commit to reading the four gospels.
  2. If you want to take the next step deeper, commit to a weekly reading that will introduce you to the 52 stories every Christian should know.
  3. If you are ready to experience the word of God in its entirety, commit to daily readings that will take you through the whole bible in the year.

Fall Yoga Classes- Beginning in September you are invited to join in a one hour yoga session on Monday and Saturday morning. Yoga is a practice that brings together mind, body, and spirit in prayer. With your intention set on God, yoga becomes a holy practice that can transform your body and spirit. While this is a free class, we invite you to consider making a donation to this ministry.

Congregational Care (www.centreville-umc.org/care)

Contact: Pastor Michelle Holmes Chaney, mhchaney@centreville-umc.org

For Pastoral Care Emergencies: 571-758-2862 (CUMC)

The Congregational Care Ministry: helps people at all ages and stages of life to feel loved, nurtured and supported. The primary mission of this ministry is to ensure that the needs of the CUMC congregation are met. Every member is a member of Congregational Care.

The congregational care tip of the month:

Pray for our Middle School children on their Mission week

GriefShare Support GroupGriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. This support group is designed specifically for those who have lost a spouse. Facilitated by Pastor Michelle Holmes Chaney and Roxanne Woodward, MSW, Capital Caring. 8 sessions, Thursdays, 6:30PM -8:00PM, September 28-November 16.

DivorceCareDivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. This support group is specifically designed for those who are currently in or recently went through the divorce process. Facilitated by Pastor Michelle Holmes Chaney and Molly Riedel, Nurse Psychotherapist and Director of Caring at Arcola UMC. 6 sessions, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Mondays, September 25

CUMC’s Centreville Day School (CDS) (www.centreville-umc.org/grow)

Contact: Patricia Granberg, dayschool@centreville-umc.org

2017-2018 Preschool Registration: Registration for the coming school year is underway. Information about the Centreville Day School and the Application for Admission (2017-2018) are available on the church website and at the Welcome Center.

Scholarship Fund: Donations are greatly appreciated to provide financial support for CDS families who may otherwise not be able to attend preschool.  This fund also supports families throughout the year who may have an unplanned circumstance during the school year which causes a financial hardship.  If you would like to share with a child of CUMC’s preschool, please make a donation earmarking your check “CDS Scholarship Fund” or direct your online gift to the CDS Scholarship Fund.

 

 

The purpose of these meetings is to give everyone in our congregation an opportunity to hear about the facilities repairs, potential upgrading and debt elimination plans for Centreville UMC.  This is an excellent opportunity for each member of our congregation to provide the committee with your thoughts concerning our needs.

The following is a list of dates and times of the meetings:

Sunday, August 13            

9:15 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM (Fellowship Hall)

Wednesday, August 16

7:30 PM (Chapel)

Sunday, August 20

10:45 AM & 12:15 PM (Chapel)

Tuesday, August 22          

7:30 PM (Chapel)

Sunday, August 27

9:15 AM, 10:45 AM & 12:15 PM (Fellowship Hall) 

Thursday, August 31

7:30 PM (Chapel)

Sunday, September 3

10:45 AM & 12:15 PM   (Fellowship Hall)

Please check your schedules and mark your calendar for one of these very important meetings.  Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes.  You will then have an opportunity to ask questions and to answer a brief, but important questionnaire before the meeting is concluded. Centreville UMC is important to all of us and your suggestions are needed to be certain we are fulfilling our responsibilities to our congregation and our faith.

Teachers Information: Centreville UMC provides English as a Second Language classes for nearly 200 adults in our community who do not consider English their first language.  Teachers do not need to speak another language. No experience is necessary and training materials are provided. Teachers commit to teaching one two hour class once a week, either on a Tuesday or Thursday for the 12 week session. Please contact Pastor Michelle (mhchaney@centreville-umc.org) if you are able to serve as a teacher one or two days a week.

Student Information: English as a Second Language teaches adult students how to read, write and communicate in the English language. All nationalities are welcome. Childcare is provided with prior registration for the evening sessions. Space is limited.

Registration
Morning Classes – Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Evening Classes – Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Classes Begin
Morning Classes – Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Evening Classes – Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM**

**Childcare available for evening classes

Classes End
Thursday, December 7, 2017.

The ESL program at CUMC usually follows FCPS. Please check the home page of this website for cancellations due to inclement weather.

Registration Fee: $30 (payable at registration)