Centerport United Methodist Church

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Vacation Bible School (VBS)

August 15 - 19

You do not need to be a member of CUMC in order to participate. Details to follow.

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






AUGUST 15 - 19

Vacation Bible School registration forms and Volunteer forms are found by clicking the printable .pdf files below. Please contact Laura Suban or Kim Burton for additional info. You do not need to be a CUMC member to participate.

Our second UM-ARMY Team will be leaving in July. We heard the inspirational story of the fabulous first trip from Pastor Roy, Rick, Bob, Laurie, and Bob - If you’re not going (or even if you are) there are alternate ways you could support them:

 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!                                                                 

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 June 28, 2016

Upcoming Events

Midnight Run

July 22

Contact John Henderson or John Ruffini for more details


We have a new event for this summer!  Our Family Life Team is organizing a Summer Progressive Dinner!!!  They’ve scheduled it for Saturday, July 30 and it will be in the usual format (5 PM for appetizers, 7:30 PM for dinner, and 9:15 for dessert).  The sign-up sheets will be out on June 19. Reservations are due by July 17th. Click below for .pdf printable form.


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!!

Tellers and Usher

If you are interested in serving with a great group of people, we will have an opening on one of our Usher Teams beginning this September.  Ushers usually serve about once every six weeks or so.  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.