For Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed to help serve communion and greet people for the 11:00 service on Sunday mornings.  If you are interested in serving the church by volunteering, please contact Pam Winkeler (  You will be placed on a rotating schedule.

Adult Spiritual Formation (

Contact: Pastor Ellen LaCroix Fillette,

Weekly Bible Fact: The technical term for the official list of books comprising the Bible is a canon.  The canon is the closed list of sacred and authoritative writings we find in the Bible. The Greek word kanṓn means a rod or standard, often used for measuring, like a ruler or yardstick. Thus “canon” has the extended meaning of something fixed by rule, or figuratively, a standard by which we can measure faith or lives.

Music Ministry (

Contact: Becky Jackson,

Summer Music Camp: Join us August 7 – 11, 9:30 – 12:30, for this year’s Music Camp.  Rising 2nd through 6th graders will participate in handbells, crafts, movement, and a tour of CUMC’s fabulous pipe organ.  Campers will also prepare the musical, “Table For Five…Thousand,” and present it at Friday afternoon’s closing program.  Registration is $30 per child with a $70 family maximum.  Registration and Emergency Care forms are available at the Welcome Center and online. Contact Jason Moon at for further information.

Family Summer Handbell Choir: Rehearsals start TODAY! Make a joyful noise on Sunday morning July 30 with a short commitment and no music reading required!  This intergenerational group, made up of whoever shows up to practice, will accompany the congregational singing of the first hymn on Sunday, July 30 at the 11:00 service. You do not need to know how to read music because you will be reading off a chart with letters. You do not need to be a member of a handbell choir or have any previous ringing experience. Rehearsals will be July 16, 23, and 30 at 10:30 – 10:50 AM in the sanctuary. For rising 3rd graders and older.

Hymn Sing TODAY at 12:15!  Have a favorite hymn you’d love to hear? Want to sing a Christmas carol in the middle of July? Meet us in the choir loft (where the choir sits in the sanctuary) at 12:15, call out your favorite hymn from the hymnal or the Faith We Sing and we’ll all sing a verse together.

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 group that will rehearse for three weeks and then sing in church at the 9:30 service on August 20. Rehearsals begin next week, July 23 at 11:00 in the choir room.

Children’s Ministry (

Contact: Diane Beatley,

VBS Snack Donations: If you are unable to volunteer the week of VBS, but still want to contribute, please help by feeding the wonderful VBS volunteers!  Volunteers are at the Church from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM all week long, so a little snack is greatly appreciated. For more information and to sign-up, please visit:

VBS CD pick-up:  If your family pre-ordered a CD of the Hero Central music, it will be available for pick-up in the Narthex (lobby) following the 9:30 and 11:00 AM worship services on Sunday, July 16.

Help Decorate the Church for VBS! Caped crusaders, city skylines and more! Join in the creative process of transforming the church into Hero Central for Vacation Bible School.  Sunday, July 16 at 12:15pm, volunteers will gather in the sanctuary to decorate the entire church for a fun-filled week for nearly 200 children.  Please plan to bring a packed lunch.  For more information, please contact Diane Beatley.

Sign up to teach summer Sunday School! There are opportunities to help children form the foundations of their faith by teaching Sunday school for one or more weeks at 9:30 or 11:00 AM this summer.  No experience necessary, only the desire to share the message of God’s love.  Easy-to-use lesson plans and all materials are provided.  Summer is a great time to serve with the children without a long-term commitment.  Teachers are sought for the preschool age (3 – 5 years) classes through August 20.  Please see the sign up board in the Narthex.

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 to 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!

Youth Ministry (

Contact: Kara Stuebing,

Summer Youth Schedule: The summer youth schedule of events is available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex and the church website. Upcoming events for July include VBS decorating today at 12:00 PM, a High School Kings Dominion Trip, July 25 (see below) and a Christmas in July ice skating/movie event, July 30 at 1:30 PM.

King’s Dominion: All rising 9th -12th graders are invited for a day-trip to King’s Dominion on Tuesday, July 25 from 8:00 AM-10:30 PM. Cost for this event is $45 plus spending money for lunch and dinner. For more information or to sign up to go, please contact Kara at by this Tuesday, July 18.

Motel Ministries Collection:  The Middle School Mission 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 Sunday, August 13.

Serve Ministries (

Back 2 School Backpack Drive: CUMC is partnering with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) to collect backpacks to help local high school students start the 2017-18 school year off right. Our goal is to provide 175 backpacks. If you would like to purchase a backpack(s) please purchase a large one with at least two compartments to hold multiple books and binders for high school students.  Backpacks should be a good quality, approximately $15 to $25 in cost.  The students who receive the backpacks will use them for two years, quality and correct size are the goal. Backpacks should by dropped off by Sunday, August 6 at the backpack display in the Narthex. Monetary donations can be made online at MyCUMC or by check – made out to CUMC with “backpacks” in the memo line.


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 7 until December 7.  Both morning and evening teachers are needed. Please contact Pastor Michelle ( if you are able to serve as a teacher one or two days a week.

Congregational Care (

Contact: Pastor Michelle Holmes Chaney,

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 church families as they travel this summer. 


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.

Centreville-UMC Job Opportunities CUMC/employment opportunities

11:02 Worship LeaderThis person will provide dynamic leadership to the 11:02 Contemporary Service utilizing teams of singers and musicians who will offer music for the regular Sunday morning worship and for special seasonal services during the year. This salaried position requires 10-12 hours per week. For a full job description please contact Ellen LaCroix Fillette (  Qualified applicants should submit their job application and resume to


Mission Project:           Backpacks for Local High Schoolers


Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21               Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, July 18                                                 Hot Meals Preparation and Distribution

Sunday, July 23                                                   Family Worship Sunday

Tuesday, July 25 Youth Trip to King’s Dominion

Saturday, July 29 WFCM Stuff the Van

Sunday, July 30 Youth Christmas in July

Sunday, July 30 – Saturday, August 5 KUMC-K Annual Convention


Sunday, August 6 Return all backpacks

Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11 Music Camp

Monday, August 14 – Thursday, August 17 Middle School Mission Week

Sunday, August 20 Youth Mini Golf and Ice Cream

Sunday, August 27 Sunday School Promotion and Kick-off

Blessing of the CUMC Student’s Backpacks



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 ( 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.

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)


This year’s Music Camp will be held August 7-11, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, for rising 2nd through 6th graders. Get your camp gear ready because campers will be learning the musical “A Table for Five Thousand!.” Camp days will also include handbell ringing, snack, crafts and movement/instrument demonstrations. Registration is $30.00 per child with a $70.00 family maximum.

Registration forms for CAMPERS:

Registration forms for YOUTH AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS (no music experience is necessary):