Centerport United Methodist Church

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Fall church season/Sunday School begins September 18th. Please join us!!

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re now printing the calendar every week in the bulletin for you to hang on your fridge (or wherever works for you,) to keep up-to-date on all the great happenings here at CUMC!
Please see the Prayer Requests link in the left navigation bar for additional information on this spiritually uplifting program.
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
 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
 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

The Food Council accepts non-perishable food items all through the year -  not just at holidays.  If you can pick up a few things each time you are at the grocery store, we can help our local food pantries help our neighbors. If you're at Costco or Sam's Club, add a case of food to your order. Here are some great suggestions found in a recent online article…


So What Are the Best Foods to Donate?


Start with these nutritious non-perishables:

• Whole grain pastas and cereals

•Rolled oats


•Brown rice

•Nuts (like almonds and walnuts)

•Canned beans and lentils

•Low-sodium broth

•Fruit canned in 100% fruit juice

•Canned tuna, chicken, or salmon

•Non-hydrogenated nut butters

•Dried fruit

•Canned pumpkin or yams

Upcoming Schedule

Summer Season

9:30 AM




Save the Date: Regular Sunday School begins September 18th


Tellers and Ushers

If you are interested in serving with a great group of people, we have two openings in our Usher Teams beginning this September.  Ushers usually serve about once every six weeks or so.  It's a really easy way to serve in the life of our church!! Don't miss out - we'd love to have you!!

Contact Frank Lehmann, our Chief Usher, to volunteer or for more information.

Tellers needed - We are in need of a few more tellers/subs to help count the receipts on Sunday morning once a month.  You do not need any financial background, just 45 minutes or so after service to prepare a sheet and deposit slip.  You will be paired with someone who has experience and Dan Intemann, our Financial Secretary will show you the ropes.  If you would be interested or want to find out more, please contact Dan Intemann or the Church Office.
Food Drive

Canned Food Drive - Our Sunday School is sponsoring a canned food drive this summer. Summer can be a very lean time for our local food pantries.  So next time you go to the grocery store, please pick up a few cans of food to donate.  The box is next to the table in the hallway!  
Thank you for your help!
Disciple for Busy People 
Last September, a new Disciple Bible Study was introduced call Disciple Fast Track.  It meets for 24 weeks, instead of the original 32 and was so well received that another has been planned for this September.  We need at least 10 people to have the class.  The class will meet one evening a week for 24 weeks for a 2.5 hour session in the Roiland's house in Huntington.   The day of the week that we will meet will be determined by the class.  There will be an orientation meeting in the fall.  If anyone has any questions they can contact the Roilands. Please call the Church Office if you do not have their contact information. Sign-up sheets are on the table in the hallway.

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, Smithtown, Syosset, Fort Salonga and Kings Park.

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

Updated August 24, 2016

Midnight Run - We are now looking for a volunteer or two to help coordinate this ministry along with John Ruffini, as John & Doris Henderson will be moving soon.  Please speak with John Henderson if you are interested or have any questions.




School Supplies Wanted - The Ecumenical Lay Council is accepting donations of school supplies, in August, to be distributed through our local food pantry.  All donations are greatly appreciated!  See Frank Lehmann for more information.



Jewelry wanted for Santaport - Ann Palazzolo is looking for jewelry in any condition for the Santaport Fair.  She wants to get a head start on cleaning, sorting, pricing, etc.  So if you’re doing any cleaning out and find jewelry you no longer want, just drop it here in the church office.  Thanks!


News from the Office

Our Church Office Summer Hours 

Beginning Monday, June 27, the office will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9AM to 1PM and closed on   Mondays and Fridays.

And a bit of important housekeeping…don’t forget that you can go to your bank’s website and set up a recurring payment to CUMC at whatever interval you choose, weekly, monthly, etc.  The bank will then send us a check per your instructions.  This is especially helpful in the summer months when lots of us go on vacation!  Thanks!!! 



HOSTING FELLOWSHIP - It’s kind of like a small finger food party with family.  Just a few snacks, coffee, tea, and lemonade. See or contact  Cathy McGoldrick.


Come to Wesley Hall 45 minutes  early to set up, bring milk and a snack (store bought is fine) and stay to clean up.  If you recruit the help of a friend, is it even more fun!!!   There is a "Coffee" sign-up sheet in the Narthex. 


Detailed "coffee hour hosting" instructions are typed up and laminated and posted inside one of the cabinets in Wesley Hall. Barbara Roiland is ready and willing to help you learn all the "ins and outs" of hosting.  The mysteries of the kitchen will finally be unveiled!!