30-hour Famine ends
One Great Hour of Sharing
Muffins for Missions
New High School and Young Adult Program
We have begun an exciting new program for high school students and young adults - a special teen program during Sunday School. The program is a series of videos called "24 Hours that Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton. It focuses on the 24 hours leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. Parts of each video were filmed in Jerusalem, and show the actual sites of the events of these critical hours, such as the Garden of Gethsemane, and the site of Jesus' trial. Although there is a book that complements the videos, we will only be showing and discussing the videos, so NO HOMEWORK!! No outside reading!! We'll be meeting in the MYF room during Sunday School, so everyone should go into church first.
GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
On March 15, we have our second of
six special Sundays…One Great Hour of Sharing. This Sunday offering goes to
The United Methodist Committee on
Relief (UMCOR) is the disaster relief and aid arm of The United Methodist
Church. UMCOR shares the goodness of life with those who hurt – those affected by
famine, earthquakes, storms and war, as well as the hungry, poor and sick
around the world. Whether hardship arises by crisis or chronic need, UMCOR offers help impartially,
because we believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. For 75 years,
UMCOR has faithfully provided disaster relief, aided refugees and confronted
the challenges of world hunger and poverty. UMCOR offers not only temporary relief but also
long-term education, training, and support – and does not leave until the whole
community can fully recover. To learn more about UMCOR, visit www.umcor.org.
What is One Great Hour of Sharing?
One Great Hour of Sharing is a 65-year-old ecumenical tradition, a
special Sunday that we celebrate each year on the fourth Sunday of Lent. The offerings
given among United Methodist churches on this day will replenish UMCOR’s
general fund in order to allow work to continue throughout the year. UMCOR does
not receive any regularly apportioned funds, so without these gifts, UMCOR could
not guarantee that 100 percent of all other donations would go to specific
relief projects. Because much of UMCOR’s ministry is first response to
disasters around the world, One Great Hour of Sharing also ensures that funds
are available immediately when needed. Our support through One Great Hour of
Sharing allows UMCOR and The United Methodist Church to respond quickly and effectively
when disaster strikes.
Centerport United Methodist Church is a welcoming, family-friendly worshipping community. In addition to worship services, we offer spiritual formation and Christian Education for children, youth and adults.
We have an active and growing Sunday School and youth group. There are multiple and varied opportunities to live out your faith in the local community and the world.
To date, our members come from Centerport,
Greenlawn, Huntington, Northport, East Northport,
Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Fort Salonga
and Kings Park.
Centerport United Methodist Church • 97 Little Neck Road • Centerport, NY 11721 • 631.261.5222
THEME “FOLLOWING JESUS”
Come and join in this 40-day
Lenten devotionals for adults, families, teens, and children are available in the hallway.
Sunday, February 22
– 1st Sunday of Lent; The Temptation of Jesus
Sunday, March 1
– 2nd Sunday of Lent; Sacrifice – The Cost of Discipleship; Holy Communion
Sunday, March 8
– 3rd Sunday of Lent; The Ten
MYF 30-Hour Famine Ends
Sunday, March 15
– 4th Sunday of Lent; “By Grace You Have Been Saved”
Sunday, March 22
– 5th Sunday of Lent; “Whoever Serves Me must Follow Me”
Sunday, March 29 – Palm Sunday! Procession of
Palms - Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem.
Thursday, April 2 – Maundy Thursday; 6:15pm
Supper, 7:30pm worship, Holy Communion, Stripping
Friday, April 3 – Good Friday; 7:30pm service; our
journey to the cross together.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5 – EASTER SUNDAY!
Christ Our Lord is Risen, Hallelujah!
• 6:30AM Sunrise Service at Centerport Beach
• 9:00AM Family Service – Brass, Children’s Choir,
• 10:00AM Continental Breakfast
• 11:00AM Family Service – Brass, Chimes, Band, Chancel Choir
UM ARMY REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for the 2015 UM-ARMY
camps. Check your Focus and this Sunday’s inserts for more information on
this rewarding program! You can also speak to Pastor Roy or Gina.
MARCH 28, 2015
Come join us for a Fun, Casual evening with lots of Fellowship & Food!
Our Annual Progressive Dinner starts at 5:00pm at the Appetizer Home. A $5.00/person donation (paid at the Appetizer Home) is suggested to help with the cost of beverages. Come when you can, but be aware, at 7:00pm we will divide up into smaller groups & progress to our assigned Entrée Homes. We will enjoy our meal from approximately 7:30pm-9:00pm and between 9:00pm – 9:15pm, everyone will then progress to the Dessert Home. There will be a free will offering basket at the Dessert Home. Each person will be assigned something to bring—either an appetizer, a salad, a vegetable or a dessert. Assignments will be e-mailed and also available at the message center the week before the Dinner.
The Joy of Music
Our very own church band, Leap of Faith, has CD’s available. Suggested donation is $10. It truly is a joy to hear! See Ron DiCesare, Christine Jordan, or Philip Jordan to pick up one.