Fall Schedule Change – In August, we are going to pilot a shift in our schedule related to the Casual Service (met at 5pm in the spring) and our youth. When we re-launch the Casual Service on August 6th, we will offer it at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. The decision to try this shift was made based on our need to keep trying different approaches to reach new people. We gained some decent traction with guests at 5pm, but many churches that have tried similar approaches have found that shifting to the morning actually makes it easier to attract newcomers. It also will keep us from having split groups for children and youth, and stretching our volunteers too thin across multiple time slots during the day. The youth will have a gathering at 10:30am, to accommodate them being able to attend the 9:30am Service. We realize that many people have enjoyed coming to both the morning and evening services, and so that is the one downside of this plan. The goal from the beginning, however, has been to create a new opportunity to reach new people, not just to put another thing on the church calendar. We are hopeful that this shift will help us better achieve that goal.
I am excited about the opportunity to join together as a congregation and a community for our Summer Family Experience July 20th – July 23rd! What is the Summer Family Experience? This will be our first year using this format, but it is designed to be a nighttime experience for all ages that incorporates elements of how Centerville has done VBS and Revivals in the past. Each night we will begin with a free meal and a devotional experience for all ages from 5pm – 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Then at 6pm the kids will shift to a VBS-style format in Kids Central, while the adults head to the Sanctuary for a Revival-style service. The whole program will wrap up at 8pm (the adult services will run from approximately 6:15pm – 7:45pm). The theme is Gadgets and Gizmos for the all ages and children’s portion, and will feature a variety of engaging activities for the kids to grow in their understanding of God. Click here to register for VBS. The adult services will focus on the idea of knowing God, and each night will feature different speakers and musicians to give us a variety of perspectives.
We are excited to welcome this incredibly gifted communicator for Saturday's service: Tim Steffen, Pastor of Martha Bowman UMC
Sunday’s schedule will be slightly different from the first three nights. We will have our normal 8:30am and 10:30am services that morning, and then at 5:00pm we will have a combination of a family meal and an abbreviated 5:00 Casual Service. Then the parents of kids will get to experience the VBS rotations with their kids from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Because Sunday’s services are designed to be a capstone to the week, we will not have a separate adult service in the 6:15pm – 7:45pm block. • I want to encourage all of you to “invite, invite, invite” individuals and families that you believe might benefit from being a part of this experience with us!
Blessing Backpacks – Be sure to take note of the opportunity to donate for the backpack blessing on July 30th, and read through the plan on the next page. We are excited about the opportunity to provide 100 backpacks full of school supplies for kids in our community, and to keep blessing others in our backyard!
Don't forget to pick up your to-go plate!
We meet most Thursday evenings and we love to teach new people.
Our program has been in operation for over 20 years offering children appropriate play experiences which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development in a safe and nurturing Christian atmosphere. We use the Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum which is faith-based.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
Has weekly den meetings, and a monthly pack meeting,
We reject the lie that students should be immature and irresponsible, resulting in them being irrelevant to others; but rather, we challenge our students to live out the Gospel in all aspects of life.
5:00pm - Fellowship Hall - During July will meet twice/month, 9 & 23d
Sunday School for all Ages 9:15am
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Women Circles
Our Sunday School Programs is one way we come and fellowship. Visit any one of of our adult, young adult and children’s program. We meet in between our services; starting around 9:15am every Sunday morning. You can get room locations and current Bible Studies by clicking on the class button under Sunday School list above. You can also contact our Church Office by phone or email for more information.
We are studying "God Loves You: He always has, He always will" by Dr. David Jeremiah. Love is one of the most written-about subjects in all of human history. The Bible offers one truth about love not found anywhere else. It is not a definition, but a way to measure love--a way to compare it to something permanent and perfect. This study will focus on 10 dimensions of love as manifested by the God who is love. Join us!
Originally named “Issues & Answers”, we have lively discussions about the Old and New Testaments. Join us as we study, "Half Truths" by Pastor Adam Hamilton - a 5-week DVD series. We are located on the second classroom on the left when you enter the Church’s Administrative Wing.
The Apostles' Creed
Culture has changed. Church beliefs shouldn't. Is is easy for our culture of individuality and innovation to shape the way we think about the church. With so many questions, opinions,nd interpretattion amoong people today--even withing the church-- what should we all agree on as essential to the Christian Faith?
For more than 1,600 years the Apostles' Creed has united the church around core Christian dosctrines as revealed in Scripture. This historic cofession points us to the foundational belief of our faith and to the life-changing truth of the gospel.
Join us as we consider the value of declairing our shared beliefs with one another and will affirm the long tradition of the Christians who came before us. We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.
The Pilgrim Class continues the Wondering through the Bible. This is an in depth study done with humor and light refreshments. We have breakfast every 5th Sunday. Everyone is welcome and there is no age requirement. We meet down the hall from Fellowship Hall.
"The Real Heaven--What the Bible Actually Says... What comes to your mind when you think about Heaven? Clouds? Harps? Angels? Singing? Now, honestly, does that really sound like a great way to spend eternity? The good news is, that is NOT what Heaven is like. And when you discover what really awaits you there, it will radically change your view of your future and of Heaven. In this 3 part series from Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram digs into Scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like, what we'll do there, what we'll experience and how we're to prepare for eternity today. Join the Seekers SS Class as we discover the amazing truth of what awaits us all in Heaven"
We meet in the second room on the right down the hall from the office entrance. Don Schall teaches the class described as an excellent lesson "mini sermon" each week. We study the Adult Bible Studies, an official resource for The United Methodist Church approved by the General Board of Discipleship and published by Cokesbury. Come join us each Sunday ... You will be glad you did.
"The Yak Is Back" Our youth are constantly bringing new life into our church, and we love it at Centerville UMC!
Please make sure to check our Facebook page for more info on events throughout the summer for the youth to come hang out together!
We utilize Orange Curriculum. Orange is the combination of the colors Yellow, symbolizing the church which is the light; and Red, symbolizing the home which is the heart. For more info, feel free to check out more info at http://www.whatisorange.org.
For June-July, you may notice the theme Gadgets and Gizmos down our halls and on our walls. We will be diving in to being creative and unique; and preparing the way for our Summer Family Experience, July 20-23.
"Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don't give up." Gal 6:9 NIrV
We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services.
600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 1:30pm