Centerport United Methodist Church
                                                                         Personal Home Care Ministry

CUMC is honored to continue our new ministry...providing home and personal care essentials.


    I wanted to reach out to all of you in the CUMC family and our VBS for the outpouring of support for our Personal Products Pantry.  Our shelves are getting full and we will be dropping items off to both food pantries soon! We also are hoping to open our doors one day a week this fall.  Exciting things are happening!!  We continue to collect FULL-SIZED products, and appreciate anything you are able to donate.


If you would like to donate items to our pantry, we are in need of the following:

Feminine Products
Baby Diapers & Baby Wipes
Dish Soap & Kitchen Sponges


Please consider donating the above items in FULL SIZE. We appreciate your support as we continue to reach out into our community and be the hands and feet of Christ!


If you have any questions, please contact Gina Grubbs.

MIDNIGHT RUN - Friday, December 14th, 2018

 Our supplies are running low of Men’s clothing, and also backpacks (August is a good time to get good deals on backpacks or donate your child’s old one!!) for our next Midnight Run.  We accept clothing for all seasons, so as you are cleaning out this summer/fall, please keep us in mind and donate any item in good wearable condition!  Donations may be left at the staircase leading to the attic at north end of the building.



    We’ve introduced a new way to support our congregation members who are in need.  It's called...Take Them a Meal.  When using this service, we can sign up to make and deliver a meal to members who are in need of some help preparing dinners.  


    It works like this...

Go to and type in our member’s last name for “recipient last name” and for the password, (and the schedule with any openings should appear).  You can pick any date available and enter what you think you'll make.  Of course you can change it, but we don't want someone to get 5 nights of meatloaf in a row!  You'll even get a reminder email before your day to help you stay organized!

Thank you!!!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or speak with me at Fellowship.

                              In Christ, Laura Suban


Membership will be hosting another CPR class and is thrilled to announce plans for an art class with Philip Jordan! More details to follow. Come join the fun!!!



Dear Members of CUMC,
   The committee members of Project Nicaragua and Beyond wish to thank you for your heartfelt welcome as a new ministry of CUMC. We very much look forward to working with you.

Gerry Parrinello, Coordinator


They’d LOVE to have you join their team!!! Opportunities include: Daytime hours Monday through Saturday; Behind the scenes (sorting, pricing, cleaning, moving, building); Community engagement (greeting, helping, bagging merchandise, exchanging money); Special projects (seasonal, book sale, Cow Harbor Day, yard sale, E-bay, Craigslist);Administrative (phone calls, emails, scheduling); Donate new and gently used household and clothing items ~ Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose!  Help support the communities of Northport, East Northport, Centerport, Huntington, Dix Hills, Commack, Kings Park, Ft. Salonga. Help support the ministries of St. Paul’s UMC. Be in ministry with fellow United Methodists and other Thrift Shop volunteers, meeting new people/making new friends/showing God’s Love to all. Call Today! Susan (church office) at 631-261-0804 or email at  or Leslie (Thrift Shop Manager) at 631-896-9734

United States and Caribbean Hurricane Relief

To: The Congregation of CUMC:

      As you have seen from the e-mails Connie Kozlowski has sent out, the Methodist Church and the L.I. East District of the New York Annual Conference are preparing to respond to the needs of the people in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean in the wake of the devastating hurricanes. Supplies and response teams will be dispatched when the people in these areas indicate they are ready for them. I am asking the people of CUMC to assemble “Cleaning Kits” and “Health Kits” that can be sent to these areas. Below are the lists of items needed for each type of kit. PLEASE BRING COMPLETE KITS AND NOT COMPONENTS. People can band together to purchase one (or more) complete kit(s) if they so desire. When completed, the kits can be brought to the church and stored in the attic marked with signs. If you enter the attic from the Narthex side it will be just as you go into the attic from the stairs on you left. They will be brought to a centralized assembly point for the LI East District at a later date.

Teams will be formed to go to areas when they are ready for them. If anyone is interested, or has any questions, please contact me. I can be reached on 631-421-1924 or 516-381-9094 (Cell), or e-mail me at: As you know from other disasters like Sandy and Katrina this effort is only beginning and I thank you in advance for the usual strong CUMC Response in these situations.

Yours in Christ,

Bob Hawkins

Disaster Response Coordinator

Hygiene Kit Contents:

• 1 hand towel (15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches; Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber acceptable)

• 1 washcloth

• 1 comb

Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long

No pocket combs or picks

Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum, teeth

  • 1 metal nail file or nail clippers (no emery boards)
  • 1 bath-size soap (3 oz. and larger; no Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture scent original packaging)
    • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
    • Dish soap
      • 1 can air freshener

• 1 toothbrush (adult size only; keep in original packaging)

• 1 plastic bag (one-gallon size sealable bag)


Cleaning Kit Contents:

• 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid

Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned

Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool clean

Advertisements on the outside are acceptable

• Liquid laundry detergent

One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only

• Liquid household cleaner

Liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water

No spray cleaners

16-28 oz. bottle any brand

Aerosol or pump

• 1 insect repellant spray

6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

• 1 scrub brush

Plastic or wooden handle

• 18 cleaning wipes

Handi Wipes or reusable wipes

No terry cleaning towels

Remove from packaging

• 7 sponges


NO cellulose sponges due to mold issues

Remove from wrapper

• 5 scouring pads

Remove from wrapper

No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)

• 50 clothespins

• Clothesline

One 1 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines

Cotton or plastic

• 24-roll heavy-duty trash bags

33- to 45-gallon sizes

Remove from the box

• 5 dust masks

• 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves

Should be durable enough for multiple uses

Remove from packaging

• 1 pair work gloves

Cotton with leather palm or all leather