Announcements for Sunday, February 19, 2017

Celebrating 25 Years ~ I Love My Church:   February 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Centreville UMC being in ministry in the community at this location.  We rejoice in this anniversary as we share the message of I Love My Church.

  • Today, we welcome former CUMC Lead Pastor Bert Sikkelee back to the pulpit! Pastor Bert will be preaching at the 9:30 and 11:00 Services. Bert served as Lead Pastor of Centreville United Methodist Church from 1992 until his retirement in 2003.  Since then, he has continued to be actively involved in the life of CUMC; he has taught Bible classes, led grief recovery workshops and has supported the ministry of CUMC in a variety of ways.  His wife, Libby, is a member of CUMC and sings in the Chancel Choir. Much of the last 25 years would not have been possible with out the commitment and leadership of Bert Sikkelee, we thank him for that and for being a part of today’s celebration.
  • After each service this morning, everyone is invited to join in a time of fellowship and refreshment in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Check out our daily posts on Facebook during February as members of the congregation share why they love CUMC! Thank you to the many folks who shared their “stories” with our Facebook community. Following Centreville UMC on Facebook is a great way to stay connected with friends and events at CUMC.

Listening Sessions: Pastor Will wants to hear from you.  The new pastoral team has been here  for six months and are moving into a season of discerning God’s vision for Centreville Church.  These sessions, about an hour in length, will help Pastor Will get to know more people in the life of church.  Pastor Will plans to share his call story and talk briefly about his experiences in the past 20 years serving as an elder in the Virginia Conference.  There will be leading questions offered where participants can tell our congregation’s story and talk about what has been instrumental in our faith development, practices of faith and our hopes for the church.  Pastor Will is also open to coming to any small group, so if you would like him to come to an existing group call the church or send him an email at

Scheduled Listening Session Times:

Wednesday, February 22  9:30 AM Room 213/215

Wednesday, February 22 7:30 PM Chapel

GET YOUR FREE GIFT! Stop by the Welcome Center today and get your free gift, courtesy of the Congregational Care Ministry. One gift per family please! (Note: if you have already gotten a gift previously, this one has corrected information on it!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner: Tuesday, February 28 from 5:00-6:00 PM, CUMC Youth will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner in the Fellowship Hall. Come out for a time of food, fellowship and celebration in anticipation of the Lenten Season. Donations collected for the dinner will support Appalachia Service Project, one of the summer Youth Mission Projects for 2017.

Ash Wednesday Service:  Begin the Lenten journey together with the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  Let the music, prayer, reflection, and elements of worship turn your hearts towards the cross during this time of worship.  Childcare (infant – 2nd) will be available in Room 116.

Children’s Ministry (

Contact: Diane Beatley,

Children’s Council Seeks Members: People with a passion for serving children and families are invited to participate in the Children’s Council.  The Council meets quarterly on Sundays after worship and is responsible for helping vision, plan, and advocate for children within the congregation, the community and the world.  The next Children’s Council session will be today, February 19 at 12:30 PM in Room 208.

Winter JUMP! The Junior United Methodist People (JUMP) Fellowship Group for Kindergarten through 6th Graders will meet for Bible fun, fellowship, mission and dinner on Sunday, February 26, from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Participants are asked to contribute $5.00 to offset the cost of dinner.  RSVP online ( or by email to Diane. Upcoming JUMP Fellowship Group Dates are: March 12 and March 26. Adult and high school youth interested in serving at JUMP please email Diane.

Youth Ministry (

Contact: Kara Stuebing,

Youth Group Tonight:  This evening, February 19 is a regular youth group Sunday. Middle School Youth will meet from 4:30-6:30 PM, starting in the Youth Room with games and discussion and finishing in the Fellowship Hall for dinner. Middle School will be finishing up a series on Dangerous People by talking about Peter. High School Youth will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM for dinner in the Fellowship Hall followed by games and discussion in the Youth Room. High School Youth will be continuing to talk about Living a Life of Integrity. Dinner for both groups will be from 6:00-6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Youth Group Next Sunday: Next Sunday, February 26  is a regular youth group Sunday. Middle School Youth will meet from 4:30-6:30 PM for games and discussion followed by dinner. High School Youth will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM for dinner followed by games and discussion. Dinner for both groups will be from 6:00-6:30.

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) 2017: Scheduled the week of July 9-15, 2017.  ASP is a week-long, construction based mission trip for youth age 14 and up. Youth do not need to have any construction experience, just a heart to serve and a willingness to learn. Youth work alongside adults to make homes warmer, safer and dryer in one of the poorest regions in the United States. Registration forms are now available on the church website, under Youth. Carl Josefson will be leading this year’s ASP team.

Confirmation 2017 Registration Extended: All youth ninth grade and above who have not previously been confirmed are invited to join Confirmation 2017. Youth and adult leaders are still needed.  Contact Kara for more information. Confirmation begins February 23.

CUMC’s Centreville Day School (CDS) (

Contact: Patricia Granberg,

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.

Serve Ministries (

Sneedville Mission Trip: Scheduled for June 24 – July 1, 2017. Applications are now available on the CUMC website or at the Welcome Center. All new participants interested in attending or learning more about the Sneedville Mission Trip, should attend the interest meeting Sunday, March 12 at 12:15 PM in Room 210. For more information, please contact Johannah Evans at

Abukloi School Presentation and Bake Sale: Please join founder and former “Lost Boy” Angelo Maker in the fellowship hall  next, Sunday, February 26, following the 9:30 service.  An update on the internet café, supported by CUMC, as well as the operation of the Secondary School, providing academic freedom to students in South Sudan, will be highlighted.  Our 5th grade Sunday school class will host a bake sale, at the same time, with all proceeds supporting Abukloi School.  Coffee and lemonade will be provided.

Adult Spiritual Formation (

Contact: Pastor Ellen LaCroix Fillette,

Pizza with the Pastors is the Second Sunday of each month:  Enjoy this time of fellowship with other newcomers, meet the pastors, and learn more about CUMC and the United Methodist Church.  Pizza and drinks are provided during the class.  Lunch is in the office conference room, make plans to join the pastors Sunday, March 12 at 12:30 PM. Please contact Barb at 703-830-2684 to register.

CUMC Book Club:  Join us on the third Wednesday of every month!  For March please read A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor to be ready to discuss on March 15. Contact Shelley Teras at with any questions. You’ll find us in Room 217 at 12:30 PM (bring a lunch if you wish).

Journey Growing in Faith: Whether you are exploring Christianity, new to the faith, or continuing in your walk with Christ, we hope that you will consider taking the next step in your faith Journey by taking a class or attending an event this spring. Register for classes at the Welcome Center or on the church website (see the icon on the homepage). Be sure to check out these two very special events:

  • A Night with Mike McCurry: Former White House Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton and co-chair for the Commission on Presidential Debates, Mike McCurry, will conduct a two-hour special seminar discussing the intersection of faith and politics. The seminar is Monday, February 27 beginning at 7:00 PM.  A ticket is needed for the event so please register in advance.
  • From Stressed to Secure Women’s Retreat: Join us for a one-day women’s retreat, Saturday, March 18 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM) at the beautiful Meadowkirk Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia.  The day will include time for individual reflection, fellowship, worship, small group discussion and large group teaching.  Hear from different women in the life of our congregation as we explore the stories of Mary and Martha and Esther and Ruth to see what these biblical women can teach us about managing the stress in our lives.
    Registration fee is $35 and includes a catered lunch. 


    Centreville-UMC Job Opportunities CUMC/employment opportunities

Part-Time Facilities Team Member: Centreville UMC has a part-time job opening for Friday- Monday Custodian (32 hours per week).  Must be 18 or older; able to perform strenuous physical tasks for extended periods of time, able to lift 50 lbs. and possess the ability to climb ladders and stairs without assistance. Must have some experience in commercial janitorial services. Ability to do minor repairs, electrical, carpentry, and plumbing. Qualified applicants should submit their job application and resume to


Director of Serve Ministries: Centreville UMC has a part-time (average of 20 hours per week) opening for a Director of Serve Ministries.  The director will be responsible for overseeing CUMC’s Serve Ministries that provides 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






After 35 years in national politics and presidential campaigns including time as White House Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton, Mike McCurry joined the Wesley Seminary community as a member of its Board of Governors, then as a student (MA 2013) and now a faculty member teaching in the area of faith and politics. He co-directs the WTS-sponsored National Capital Semester for Seminarians (NCSS). He is the current co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Join us for a two-hour special seminar with Mike McCurry discussing the intersection of faith and politics.  Advance registration is required at:

Please bring printed ticket.



Sign-up TODAY! This year’s Sneedville Mission Trip will be June 24 – July 1. Applications are now available!  Anyone interested in attending or learning more about the Sneedville Trip, please plan to attend the interest meeting on Sunday, March 12 at 12:15 PM in ROOM 210. For more information, please contact Johannah Evans at

To sign up, click here: Sneedville 2017 Application



Make a commitment to grow in your faith this spring! The catalog of classes and events, Journey: Growing in Faith is now available. Designed to help you GROW in your faith, these Journey courses are a great way to study the Bible, meet other adults at CUMC and deepen your understanding of God’s love and grace!  For more information, contact Pastor Ellen LaCroix Fillette,

To sign up for this and other Journey events:

The Complete Spring 2017 Journey Catalog: journey-class-booklet-spring-2017-for-the-website