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3rd Annual Tom Adams Blessing of the Animals

was held on April 23rd on the back lawn of the church. Despite the weather, many animals brought their humans and came to be blessed.

Check out the picture of one of the events from that lovely day!

Pony rides were enjoyed by many!
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

Upcoming Schedule


Peace with Justice Sunday

Spirit Led

Muffin Sunday


Memorial Sunday

 UM ARMY Young Adult Team – Amityville, NY

Peace with Justice Sunday 
 May 22
Peace with Justice Sunday, one of the church-wide Special Sundays, enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs. For additional information, please click on the .pdf document below.



Though only four chapters in length, the Book of Ruth has long been recognized—even by those who don’t believe the Bible—as a literary masterpiece. But for all its literary beauty and excellence, it is so much more than that.

Dr. Jeremiah takes us through this story filled with the power and passion of pure love. It is, for example, about a loving relationship between a young woman and her mother-in-law. It is also about a young maiden from Moab and the man who loved and redeemed her. It is about a romance that triumphs over racial and religious prejudices. We learn from example that the Book of Ruth is about real, genuine love. This series also teaches us that God has a special place in His Word for women, and for the unique, miraculous role they play in His plan. Perhaps nowhere else in God’s Word is a woman’s strength of character and purity of motive more evident than here. Most importantly, the Book of

Ruth is a story of God’s purpose to redeem all those who will put their trust in Him, simply because He loves them.

This is a 12 week study, if you feel there might be some days you cant attend, no worries, simply join back in when

you return. Study books are $10 each. Please add your name and contact information to the sign up sheets in the hall

if you would like to join us.If you have any questions please contact Diane Miecnikowski.


Our first UM-ARMY Team will be leaving at the end of May - If you’re not going (or even if you are) there are alternate ways you could support them:

TRIP DATES: Sunday May 29 – Saturday June 4 (Young Adult Camp)

 Sunday July 10 – Saturday July 16 (Middle/High School Camp)


Besides personally attending and/or providing tools and supplies (list to be posted in May), there are other needs to help make this camp truly successful.  Of course PRAYER is top on this list.  Please keep the team and the potential clients in your prayers throughout this and  the upcoming months.  There are other ways you can help listed below: 



· Gas Money – for the car ride up, during, and back. 

· Lunch for the Ride up- $10 per person

· Lunch for the Ride back- $10 per person

· One Night During the week for Dinner out- $10 per person

· Donate a Meal to the Camp- Breakfast ($100), Lunch ($150), Dinner ($250)

· Ice for the Camp - any amount would help; we need lots of it!

· Money to buy First Aid Kits - $30 per kit (5 Kits)

· Money for any supplies not donated - any amount would help


   Anything you could contribute to these funds would be greatly appreciated.  Please send donations to the church to the attention of Pastor Roy or Gina Grubbs.  If you have any questions please feel free to stop by/call the church or speak with Pastor Roy.  Thank you for supporting our mission!                                                                 

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

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 May 17, 2016

Upcoming Events

Book of Ruth 12-week 

Bible Study

begins Monday, May 9th






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!!

College Care Program
It's that time of year again when our College Care Program is getting ready to send a finals gift to our college students.   We would appreciate any monetary donations you are able to contribute as it helps to defray the cost of the items we send them, as well as the cost of shipping.  Just make your check out to CUMC with College Care on the memo line. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Murphy, our Coordinator for this program.
Calling All Graduates!!

2016 Graduates - We know it’s a bit early, but as you graduate (anytime in 2016 be it May, June, or December), please email your information (college attending, awards, new careers, etc.) to the church office and let us know if you can attend worship on June 19, so that we may celebrate your accomplishments!

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’ll be able to 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. If you are unsure what to pick up here are some suggestions found in a recent online article…


So What Are the Best Foods to Donate?


This year, make a healthy difference in others' lives by giving nutrient-rich foods (a good rule of thumb: If you wouldn't want to feed it to your family, don't give it as a donation). 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