Centerport United Methodist Church

Growing in Christ and Making God Known

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SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

A few volunteers are still needed. Please contact Kim Burton for this wonderful opportunity to work with the children of our church.
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CUMC PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION for 2016-2017 begins JANUARY 9th.

Call 631-261-5259 for more information

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!
THE MITTEN TREE
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
generosity!
2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES
 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
generosity!
2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES
 The 2015 Offering Envelopes are now available on
the table in the hallway. If you don’t see a set and
   ALL ARE WELCOME!

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

The people of The United Methodist Church.

Upcoming Schedule


SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

4th Sunday in Epiphany

Looking Ahead

Installation of Church Leaders


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

"Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday"


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

ASH WEDNESDAY - LENT BEGINS!

 12:00 noon and 7:30 PM services. 

Come and join in this 40-day journey together!



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Valentine's Day


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

"Souper Bowl Sunday"


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

"Souper Bowl Sunday"


2016 OFFERING ENVELOPES 
The 2016 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 is received by mail.

NEW BIBLE STUDY


Dr. Jeremiah explains the prophecies of Daniel and what they tell us about the End of Days. 

 

 Throughout history, Babylon has been a symbol of the world's worst evils–extreme decadence, infinite cruelty, ravenous power, and implacable contention against God. And nowhere in the Bible do we get a more vivid picture of the malevolent nature of Babylon than the book of Daniel.

   Teeming with prophetic markers and visions—many of which have already been fulfilled—the parallels between the world described in Daniel and the world we are living in today are positively staggering.

    Dr. David Jeremiah explores the many prophecies, dreams, and visions outlined in the book of Daniel through the lens of its central characters, explains what they mean, and shows us how they apply to the world today   We invite everyone to come and join us in an exciting 12-week study exploring this compelling book.  The study will start Monday January 4 at 7:00 PM. 


    If you have any questions please contact Diane Miecnikowski. 


It's not too late to join in!

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

•Quinoa

•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


Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative (HiHi)
 Our HIHI weekends this year are 1/30-31, and 2/6-7 at St. Patrick’s; and 3/19-20 at CUMC. 
Please see our new page in the left navigation bar 
for additional information.

2016 UM Army Information 

$50 deposit needed to hold your spot! 

Please make checks payable to Centerport MYF!  


Deposits are due NOW! 


Don't delay - spots are going quickly!


Invite your Friends!!!!!!!!!

Please click on the PDF below for information.

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.  

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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.  

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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

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Upcoming Events

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PROGRESSIVE DINNER - SATURDAY, MARCH 12 - reservation forms will be in your bulletin this week. 

Sign up early!!


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SOUPER BOWL OF CARING - FEBRUARY 7, 2016 - Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, our MYF collect cans of soup and monetary donations after service that they then donate to our local food pantries – check out Souper Bowl of Caring online (souperbowl.org) to learn more about this program.  At the end of service they’ll be holding big soup pots where you can place your donations – cans and monetary!  Remember 100% of your donation goes directly to our local food pantries to help our neighbors.


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CONFIRMATION SERVICE PROJECT - As many of you may know during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons there are many opportunities to donate food to the local food pantry, but what you may not know is that after the holiday seasons are over many local food pantries have a hard time keeping the shelves stocked.  For my first service project with my mentor, Laura Perks, I would love to help those who need food all year round and not just around the holidays. Please help by bringing small items into church like cereal, can openers, and other necessities. We have listed items below most requested by our food pantries below. Please bring items to church service the 4 Sundays in February: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th. Thank you for helping me support our local food pantry.

- Katlin Modica and Laura Perks

 Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products, rubber spatulas, can openers (hand-held), paper plates, facial moisturizer, ChapStick, tea (reg & decaf), white rice, basmati rice, black beans, cereals (kid friendly & healthy, healthy snacks, and plastic forks, knives & spoons.

 

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PRAYER PARTNERS
Please see the Prayer Requests link in the left navigation bar for additional information on this spiritually uplifting program.

THE MEN'S GROUP has returned on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM.  All men are invited to attend!  Contact Frank Lehmann or John Henderson to find out more about this group!

COLLEGE CARE PROGRAM


   If you have a college student, please email their current physical address at school and their most used email address to the church office.  We use these addresses to keep in touch with them while they are at college (even if they are home and commute) through our College Care Program. 


   This program is headed up by Lynn Murphy, so you can speak with her if you have any questions.  Monetary donations are accepted for this program at any time - it helps to defray the cost of the items we send them, as well as the cost of shipping.

Church Directory Update


We are in the process of putting a new church directory together (in house).  If you would like a photo of you or your family included, please get it to the church office at your earliest convenience.  You can email, mail, or drop it off.   Thanks!

FELLOWSHIP


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.


Requirements:                          


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!!