Centerport United Methodist Church
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Centerport FD Tree Lighting

11-25 at 7PM


Centerport FD Tree Sale

Dec. 2-4

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PRAYER PARTNERS
Please see the Prayer Requests link in the left navigation bar for additional information on this spiritually uplifting program.
THE MITTEN TREE
Thank you to everyone who donated items for
our Mitten Tree. Linda Avallone was able to deliver
14 pairs of children and 22 pairs of adult gloves and
mittens to Family Service League because of your
generosity!
2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES
 The 2015 Offering Envelopes are now available on
the table in the hallway. If you don’t see a set and
would like one, please call the church office. If you
give electronically, you don’t need a set, as it ers self-improvement programs and United Methodist Voluntary Services community advocacy projects. Your gifts on Human Relations Day will support an outreach program of Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark. The church sponsors a residential and out-patient program for men and women with addictions. Graduates of the program participate in an eight-week course that provides training for unemployed or underemployed people. The offering also supports Exodus House, a ministry in Oklahoma that helps former prisoners to receive the emotional, spiritual and physical support they need to make it on their own. Please give generously on Human Relations Day. Thank you!



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.

mittens to Family Service League because of your
generosity!
2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES
 The 2015 Offering Envelopes are now available on
the table in the hallway. If you don’t see a set and
Leap of Faith

A number of people have requested the lyrics to the song "Keep On Keeping' On" that Dan Holmes wrote, which was performed in church by Leap of Faith. Please click on the .pdf below

Upcoming Schedule


10 AM



Sunday, February  11




Wednesday, February 14


Ash Wednesday Services


9am & 7:30pm




Sunday, February 18




Sunday, February 25




Sunday, March 4




Sunday, March 11




Ash Wednesday Information


LENTEN DEVOTIONAL MATERIALS...

    ...will be available for adults, families, teens, and children on the table in the hallway.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY - February 14

Service with Imposition of ashes

at 9:30 AM & 7:30 PM

 

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY?

    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

 

    Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.

 

It is traditional to save the palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday service to burn to produce ashes for this service. Sometimes a small card or piece of paper is distributed on which each person writes a sin or hurtful or unjust characteristic. The cards are then brought to the altar to be burned with the palm branches. The ash cross on the forehead is an outward sign of our sorrow and repentance for sins.


A NOTE ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF ASHES

     When you are ready to remove your ashes, please do so by rubbing over them with a small amount of oil and then wiping with a dry cloth.  Do not apply water directly on the ashes as this may create a caustic substance which could irritate skin.

 


 


Centerport United Methodist Church will be introducing a new ministry providing home and personal care essentials. For more information please click on the .pdf link below. 

FELLOWSHIP

 

February


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

HOSTING FELLOWSHIP 

 

We would like to invite everyone to host a fellowship coffee hour in 2018. Our new coffee service area in Wesley Hall makes it very easy to prepare and clean-up. Detailed step-by-step instructions are provided and assistance is available for first-time hosts.  We are currently seeking hosts for and April (8, 15, 22, and 29). Please contact Cathy McGoldrick to reserve a Sunday fellowship hour. Thank you!



LI-CAN Impact Report on 
the Opiod Crisis
Please click on the .pdf below to access this most important information.

WESLEY HALL RENOVATION CELEBRATION

  All are invited to a celebration of Wesley Hall!! Please join us for brunch on Sunday, February 18th immediately following service.  We would like to thank the entire congregation for all the help in making the renovations to Wesley Hall a reality…The room looks amazing thanks to everyone’s hard work and financial contributions. Come and help us celebrate!                                     - Wesley Hall Committee


ONLINE DONATIONS
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Save the Date

MIDNIGHT RUN - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9!  See the .pdf below for more information!!!


ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES, FEBRUARY 14 - at 9:30 AM & 7:30 PM

 

ERT Training - Saturday, February 17 - Here at CUMC - flyer will be in your bulletin this Sunday!

 

PROGRESSIVE DINNER - SATURDAY, MARCH 10 - Save the date!! This week’s bulletin will have the reservation form.  Be sure to get yours in early!

 

JOY CAFÉ - FRIDAY MARCH 23



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Centerport United Methodist Church • 97 Little Neck Road • Centerport, NY  11721 • 631.261.5222

Updated February 5, 2018
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