Announcements for Sunday, April 30, 2017

Christian Educators Appreciation Sunday:  Sunday, May 7, CUMC will  recognize Christian Educators in worship.  Please take a moment to share your gratitude with the more than 100 volunteers who teach Sunday school, lead fellowship groups, and/or teach short-term classes.  We thank these faithful servants for making an eternal difference in the spiritual lives of children, youth and adults!

Spring Sing and Ring: Come celebrate with the children’s music ministry at the Spring Sing and Ring on Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 PM.  The Sing and Ring, our end-of-season program, features all K-6 vocal and handbell choirs and the Alleluia Ringers.  The children will share favorites from this past season plus pieces learned especially for the program.  Hymnals will be presented to the sixth graders.  It promises to be a lovely evening of singing, ringing, and celebrating.  All are invited to attend.

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CUMC sending a Construction team to Evergreen, Virginia: Ten CUMC volunteers will spend the coming week in Evergreen, VA (outside Appomattox) to help construct new houses for victims displaced by last year’s tornadoes. Most of them received Early Response Team training last fall at our church and the projects are being conducted under our Virginia Conference Volunteers In Mission Program. Work may include carpentry (including drywall, flooring, siding), masonry, electrical, plumbing, painting and supporting tasks. Look for photos and reports on CUMC’s Facebook page. The team is led by Dan Stapleton and Darin Stuebing.


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 between Sunday, April 30 and Sunday, May 14.

Next Sunday is UFO Collection Sunday: U Feed Others-UFOs-are CUMC’s weekend food program for three local elementary schools.  A UFO is a one-gallon bag containing non-perishable food for a weekend of meals.  See the brochure on the UFO display for food suggestions and other information. UFOs may be dropped off Sunday, May 7 or at the church office weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

GRACE Ministries – Serve and Donate: The next GRACE Ministries will be held Saturday, May 13.  Adults and youth are needed to serve on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Please email if you can help.   Not able to serve, but want to contribute?  Support Grace Ministries by donating your quality, gently used items!  The GRACE donation reserve supply is completely gone. Donations of clothing, linens, children’s toys, dishware and cookware will be accepted and can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall beginning May 7.

Annual Sneedville Yard Sale June 3:  While spring cleaning, did you discover things you don’t need any longer but are too nice to throw away? Consider donating them to the Sneedville Yard Sale which benefits the work and ministry of Centreville UMC in Hancock County, TN. Sale will be held Saturday, June 3 from 8:00 AM-12:00 noon in the ROC. Donations will be accepted May 30 – June 2. Unable to accept donations of: Clothing, upholstered furniture, beds (mattress and springs), and non-flat screen TVs.

Children’s Ministry (

Contact: Diane Beatley,

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. More information including a link to the online sign-up form is available on the church website.

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.

Seeking Substitute Sunday School Teachers:  Did you know that it takes more than 25 volunteers each week to care for the youngest children in the nurseries and teach the children’s Sunday school classes?  There are opportunities for more volunteers to get involved with Children’s Ministry on Sunday mornings: teaching or substitute teaching Sunday school for preschool through elementary-aged children or playing with and caring for the youngest children in the nurseries.  If you would like to learn more and explore offering your gifts in this way, please contact Diane.

Youth Ministry (

Contact: Kara Stuebing,

Youth Group Tonight: Youth group is back to our regular schedule this evening, April 30. Middle School will meet from 4:30-6:30 PM for games and discussion followed by dinner. Middle School Youth will start their time together in the Youth Room, above the ROC and end with dinner in the Fellowship Hall. High School Youth will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM, starting with dinner in the Fellowship Hall followed by games and discussion in the youth room. Middle School will be talking about doubt and High School discussion will be on praying for friends.

TOP: Next Sunday, May 7 is a Teens Opposing Poverty Sunday. All youth grades 7-12 are invited to participate in this mission ministry to feed the homeless in DC. Youth will begin preparing and packaging food at 11:30 AM in the church kitchen. At 12:30, the group will travel to DC to spend time distributing food and talking with the homeless in two parks in northwest DC. The group will return to CUMC at 3:30 PM. Menu for May is tacos. Enough food is always made for volunteers to eat. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own lunch if they prefer. Chaperones and drivers are needed for this event. Please contact Kara if you are able to help with TOP! A day-of permission form and Emergency Care form are also needed for this event. Forms are available on the church website. Forms will also be available Sunday morning in the kitchen at the start of the event.

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 a little more about some of the local missions that 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 on 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.

Congregational Care (

Contact: Pastor Michelle Holmes Chaney,

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

Caring for Each Other:  This week, as you read the announcements, take time to say a special prayer for one of the ministry opportunities, both the event and the people serving.

Fill the Doughnut Holes: Please sign up to sponsor Sunday morning doughnuts by using the form located on the Kiosk in the Narthex.  The cost is $60.00 for a full order or $30.00 for a half order.  Thank you for giving to this ministry.

Adult Spiritual Formation (

Contact: Pastor Ellen LaCroix Fillette,

Upcoming Journey Events: Register online or at the Welcome Center:

Care for the Aging: Monday, May 1, 7:00-9:00 PM

Join social worker and certified senior advisor Colleen Turner for a discussion about the unique needs, potential resources, and helpful strategies for those who care for loved ones as they age. Family caregivers provide a wide range of services and support for their loved ones’ well-being and continued independence. Answering the call to provide support as a family caregiver is challenging, but also rewarding. Come take advantage of this resource to offer you guidance in this process.

Pizza with the Pastors:  Sunday,  May 7 starting at 12:15 PM.

Come and join the pastors for lunch in the conference room. All are welcome to join in this time of fellowship.

National Day of Prayer:  Thursday, May 4. Join Christians around the US in a day of pray for our country. Pray from home or stop by the church to pray in the sanctuary or walk along the prayer path.

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 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).

CUMC’s Centreville Day School (CDS) (

Contact: Patricia Granberg,

Panera Fundraiser Thank You – CDS would like to thank the church and preschool families who were able to attend the fundraiser to support CUMC’s preschool.  Lots of fun was had by all fellowshipping together and enjoying a yummy meal out.  Money raised by this fundraiser will go directly to replace and update learning resources and equipment.

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.

Centreville-UMC Job Opportunities 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









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Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God

Volunteer Sign-up Kick-off is Sunday, March 12


As you may imagine, with hundreds of kids, many youth and adult volunteers are needed to help Vacation Bible School run smoothly.  To sign-up, please complete this online form. There are two main types of volunteer roles: small group leaders and station leaders. 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.

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).

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


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

To sign up, click here: Sneedville 2017 Application