Centerport United Methodist Church

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Last Sunday, March 8, our Youth participated in the 30-hour famine.  Their skit about David and Goliath was enjoyable!  And the children’s message was fun too!  It looked like the kids had fun too!  It’s amazing that when we think of world hunger, we think of it in terms of other countries, but truth be told, there’s hunger right here in our own backyards.  It really is a tremendous effort that our youth put forth to help eradicate hunger wherever it occurs!  Thank you for supporting them with your thoughts, prayers, and donations.  If you haven’t had a chance to donate, please see Colleen Ruffini, Mike White, or any of the youth.  They’ll be glad for your help!  When we hear the total of what they raised, we’ll let you know.
Please click on the PDF forms below for the Trustees Report and Easter plant order forms.

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

The people of The United Methodist Church.

Upcoming Schedule

March 8

30-hour Famine ends

Communion Sunday

March 15

One Great Hour of Sharing

March 22

Scouting Sunday

Muffins for Missions

March 29

Palm Sunday - Procession of Palms

April 2

Maundy Thursday 

6:15pm - Supper

7:30pm - Service and Communion

April 3

Good Friday

7:30pm Service

April 5


6:30am - Sunrise Service at Centerport Beach

9:00am - Family Service - Brass, Children's and Chancel Choir

10:00am - Continental Breakfast

11:00am Family Service - Brass, Chimes, Band, Chancel Choir

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. 


On March 15, we have our second of six special Sundays…One Great Hour of Sharing. This Sunday offering goes to UMCOR.

What is UMCOR?

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

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


Upcoming Events

Lenten Schedule

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”

Holy Week

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

the sanctuary.

Friday, April 3 – Good Friday; 7:30pm service; our

journey to the cross together.


Christ Our Lord is Risen, Hallelujah!

6:30AM Sunrise Service at Centerport Beach

9:00AM Family Service – Brass, Children’s Choir,

Chancel Choir

10:00AM Continental Breakfast

11:00AM Family Service – Brass, Chimes, Band, Chancel Choir

Easter Continental Breakfast

Linda Avallone is coordinating our Annual Easter Continental Breakfast (between the 9 AM & 11 AM Easter Services), this year.  Let’s help her out with some donations of baked goods (muffins, coffee cakes, Danishes, etc.), fruits, juice, and other delectable delights for breakfast.  She could also use some help cleaning up afterwards.



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.

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!


MARCH 28, 2015


Don't miss out!!

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.

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