Announcements for Sunday, May 14, 2017

Confirmation 2017:  On Sunday, May 21 celebrate with us as we confirm over 30 youth. This year there will be one confirmation service for all confirmands at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary, followed by a light reception for the confirmands, their families and the congregation in the fellowship hall. So that everyone may attend, the 11:02 contemporary service will move to 9:32. Only the preschool and nursery will be available at 11:00. No coffee and donuts will be served between services.

Merit Scholarship: The CUMC Endowment Fund Committee is offering a merit based scholarship up to $3,000 to one qualified applicant. Applicants must be attending college for seminary, Christian educator, minister of music, deacon, or public or community service professions. Applications are available at the welcome center and must be submitted by June 1, 2017.

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

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

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

A Month for Mothers:  Join the Congregational Care Ministry in its “Love on Wheels” initiative to support the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax County, a local non-profit of volunteers that provides rides to medical, dental, or therapy services in the Clifton, Centreville or Chantilly geographic service area.  During the Month of May, would you be willing to donate your time a give someone a ride anytime in May or June, in honor or memory of the mothers in your life. If you are willing to use your “wheels” to show your love, stop by the welcome center and pick the information to volunteer.

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

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

New Video Series on Sermon on the Mount: Please join the Stroll Through the Bible class as we begin a new video series today, May 14 on the Sermon on the Mount  by Sinclair Ferguson. This class is open and friendly and we welcome you to come and explore with us at 11:00 AM Sundays. Led byBill Angerman, wdangerman@aol.com.

CUMC Book Club: Join us on the third Wednesday of every month! In May our book is The Weight of Mercy by Deb Richardson-Moore; we will meet on May 17.  For June please read The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner and be ready to discuss it on June 21. Contact Shelley Teras at sarteras@aol.com with any questions. Join us for any or all of the discussions. You’ll find us in Room 217 at 12:30 (bring a lunch if you wish).

Finance

Contact: Anne Muradaz, amuradaz@centreville-umc.org

Shopping through AmazonSmile Benefits CUMC! Want an easy way to donate to CUMC? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase to CUMC! To get started, just go to smile.amazon.com, sign in and select Centreville United Methodist Church as your charity, and then shop at smile.amazon.com or use this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-6116338.

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

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

Vacation Bible School: Register Today & Save! Discounted VBS registration ends TODAY, Sunday, May 14. Rising Kindergarten through 6th graders are invited to discover their strength in God July 17 – 21, 2017, 9:30AM to 12:30 PM. Register Today:  http://bit.ly/flame17  For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/cumc-vbs .

Not All Heroes Wear Capes!  Youth and adult volunteers are needed to help make “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School a success. CUMC will host 200+ children for VBS July 17 – 21. People may serve as small group leaders or station leaders. There are tasks for all!  Volunteers are expected to attend at least one training session and to be available from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM during VBS. Sign up at: http://bit.ly/2Bheroes

Save the Rolls!  Please help prepare for VBS by saving your toilet paper and paper towel rolls to donate to the church.  The cardboard tubes will be used for craft projects during VBS.  Please place any donations in the marked bin in the Narthex.

Urgent Request for Volunteers to serve at 11:00 AM: Additional high-school-age youth and adults are requested to serve with children’s ministry during the 11:00 / 11:02 hour on Sunday mornings.  Volunteers may choose to serve in the nursery with infants and toddlers where they will be assisting paid staff OR help teach a Sunday school class where they will be working with experienced volunteers.  Sunday school is offered at 11:00 am for preschool children (ages 3-5) and Kindergarten – 2nd Grades.  Volunteers are asked to serve once or twice a month. For more information and to sign-up, please email Diane.

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

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

No Youth Group Today: Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy time with your family!

Youth Group Next Week: Next Sunday, May 21 Middle School Youth will meet from 4:30-6:30 PM and High School Youth will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM. Dinner for both groups will be from 6:00-6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Important News for Parents of High School and College Graduates:  Will your child be graduating from high school, college or graduate school this year?  Graduate Recognition Sunday is June 11. Please send your child’s picture and a bio highlighting their academic and extracurricular activities and their plans for the future (125 words or less).  Information should be emailed to Kara Stuebing or dropped off in the church office by Monday, June 5.

Middle School Mission Week: Middle School Youth (Rising 7th-9th graders) are invited to participate in a week of local mission projects August 14-17. Participants will learn more about some of the local missions CUMC supports by working in the WFCM food pantry, with TOP’s outreach ministries in Winchester and with the facilities staff at the church. Projects each day will vary. This is a great opportunity to explore what getting involved in mission is all about. Each day will run from approximately 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (with slight variations depending on projects.) Space for this event is limited. To sign up, fill out a registration form and return it to the church office. Forms can be found on the youth page of the church website and at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. Please contact Kara with any questions about this event.

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.

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

UFO Update:  Many thanks to those who brought in UFOs last Sunday.  We still need about 250 to meet the needs of the 3 schools we support.  U Feed Others (UFO) is CUMC’s weekend food program for elementary school children. A UFO is a one-gallon bag containing food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 snacks, and a 100% juice or milk box.  UFOs may be dropped off at the church during regular office hours (9:00 AM-4:00 PM) or bring them in on Sundays.  For more information, see the flier on the UFO display or at the Welcome Center.

Please Donate Crayons and Colored Pencils:  CUMC’s Victoria Dowd and her friend Katie Alexander are working on earning their Girl Scout Silver Award.  They are designing coloring books to distribute to sick children and their families in local hospitals including military hospitals. They plan to distribute crayons and colored pencils with each coloring book and that is how you can help! Please leave donations of crayons and colored pencils in the collection box in the Narthex until  TODAY, Sunday, May 14.

Memorial Day Remembrance: In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the CUMC Military Ministry has set up the Missing Man Table in the Narthex.  The Missing Man Table, also known as the Fallen Comrade Table,  is a place of honor in memory of fallen, missing or imprisoned military service members. Please remember your family and loved ones by visiting the table and signing the Memorial Day Remembrance book.

UMCOR Health Kits: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the international relief agency of the United Methodist Church.  This year UMCOR is asking for a collection of Health Kits which provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster.  Centreville UMC is collecting monetary donations which will be used to create health kits that will be sent to the Virginia Conference in June.  Checks can be made out to CUMC with Health Kits in the memo line.  If you would like to make your own health kit, please see the instructional board in the Narthex.  Please turn in donations by Thursday, June 1.  For more information, please contact Susan Petersen sdapetersen@verizon.net.

The Brain Foundation Fund Raiser DinnerJoin us for an evening of socializing, dinner, and a silent auction (Civil War artwork and more). Hon. Creigh Deeds will speak, a Virginia Senator who is an advocate for mental health reform.  The dinner will be at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant in the Galleria, Tysons Corner at 6:00 PM, June 3.   RSVP is requested by May 19.  The Brain Foundation provides affordable housing to Fairfax County residents suffering from serious brain diseases, such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders, who are homeless or vulnerable to becoming homeless.   Please go to www.brain-foundation.org for additional information or contact Jim Young at jimyoung22@verizon.net.

Annual Sneedville Yard Sale June 3:  Spring Cleaning?  Have you discovered items you don’t want or need, but are too nice to throw away? Please consider donating to the Sneedville Yard Sale!! This Sale benefits  the work and ministry of Centreville UMC in Hancock County, TN.  The Sale will be held on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon in the ROC.  Donations will be accepted in the ROC beginning Tuesday, May 30 – Friday June 2, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM daily. Clothing, upholstered furniture, mattresses and box springs and old  TV’s will not be accepted.  Contact Johannah Evans for more information at 703-266-0369 or johannahevans@yahoo.com.

Centreville-UMC Job Opportunities

www.centreville-umc.org/about CUMC/employment opportunities

Director of Serve Ministries: Centreville UMC has an opening for a full-time Director of Serve Ministries.  The director will be responsible for overseeing ministries that provide outreach to people locally, nationally and globally.  The director will work with  CUMC’s Mission Council and staff to help the congregation support mission trips, food and clothing distributions, hypothermia shelter and ESL classes.  Qualified applicants should submit their job application and resume to careerswithcumc@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Important News for Parents of High School and College Graduates:  Will your child be graduating from high school, college or graduate school this year?  Graduate Recognition Sunday is June 11. Please send your child’s picture and a bio highlighting their academic and extracurricular activities and their plans for the future (125 words or less).  Information should be emailed to Kara Stuebing or dropped off in the church office by Monday, June 5.

Merit Scholarship: The CUMC Endowment Fund Committee is offering a merit based scholarship up to $3,000 to one qualified applicant. Applicants must be attending college for seminary, Christian educator, minister of music, deacon, or public or community service professions. Click here for the application: Merit Scholarship Application 2017. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2017. Applications are also available at the Welcome Center.

Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God

CHILD REGISTRATION:  Click HERE for more information and a link to the VBS registration form.

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP:  Many youth and adult volunteers are needed to help Vacation Bible School run smoothly.  To sign-up, please complete this VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM Youth and Adult Emergency Care Form 2017 (pdf).

Volunteers are expected to attend at least one training session and to be available each day of VBS from 9 am to 12:45 pm.  Elementary station leaders and all preschool leaders will meet at 7 PM on Thursday, June 22. Training for Small Group Leaders will be offered: Tuesday, June 27 at 7 PM, Thursday, July 6 at 7 PM, and Wednesday, July 12 at 10 AM.

There are two main types of volunteer roles: small group leaders and station leaders.

Small group leaders are assigned a group of 3 – 6 students to supervise and lead throughout the morning.  Small group leaders move around the church with the students and get to experience the opening and closing assemblies as well as each station.

Station leaders are assigned to a specific station where they are responsible for leading the students in the activities. Station leaders stay in one location throughout the morning and repeat the same activities multiple times with different groups of students.  Stations include: science, Bible storytelling, crafts, music, recreation (outside), and snacks (kitchen).

 

Spring cleaning?  Yard Sale coming June 3! 

In your spring cleaning, did you discover things you don’t need any longer, but are too nice to throw away? Consider donating it to the Seedville Yard Sale!

The yard sale, which benefits the work and ministry of Centreville UMC in Hancock County, TN, will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 8 AM -12 Noon in the ROC.

Donations will be accepted Tuesday – Friday, May 30- June 2 from 1-4 PM and 7-9 PM.

Not accepted: Clothing, Upholstered furniture, beds (mattress and springs), and non-flatscreen TVs. Questions?

Contact Johannah Evans for more information at 703-266-0369 or johannahevans@yahoo.com.

Sign-up TODAY! This year’s Sneedville Mission Trip will be June 24 – July 1. Applications are now available!  For more information, please contact Johannah Evans at johannahevans@yahoo.com.

To sign up, click here: Sneedville 2017 Application