Centerport United Methodist Church
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Centerport FD Tree Lighting

11-25 at 7PM

Centerport FD Tree Sale

Dec. 2-4

In case you haven’t noticed, there are some changes on the website in an ongoing effort to keep it updated. A number of pages have been collapsed. Click on headings to view subpages.
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

Upcoming Schedule

10 AM

Lenten Schedule


Theme: “Following Jesus”


Sermon Series  - Wesleyan Themes of Grace


Sunday, March 12 

2nd Sunday of Lent; Repentance


Sunday, March 19

3rd Sunday of Lent: Justifying Grace; New Birth

Sunday, March 26 

4th Sunday of Lent; Assurance


Sunday, April 2 

5th  Sunday of Lent; Sanctifying Grace


Holy Week:

Sunday, April 9 

Palm Sunday!

Procession of Palms

Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem


Thursday, April 13 

Maundy Thursday

6:15pm Supper,  /  7:30pm worship;

Holy Communion,

Stripping the sanctuary.


Friday, April 14 

Good Friday

7:30pm service;

our journey to the cross together.


Sunday, April 16 

Easter Sunday! 

Christ Our Lord is Risen, Hallelujah!


6:30am Sunrise Service at Centerport Beach


9 am Family Service

Brass, Children’s/Chancel Choir


10 am Continental Breakfast


11 am Family Service

Brass, Band, Chancel Choir

Lenten Devotional Materials are now available for

 adults, families, teens, and children on the table in

 the hallway.


UMCOR SUNDAY - March 26, 2017

Formerly One Great Hour of Sharing


    When disaster strikes around the globe—Haiti’s 2010 earthquake or Typhoon Haiyan in 2013—so many watching the drama unfold on our living room televisions feel entirely helpless. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, is prepared to act.


So don’t be fooled by the word committee.


Since 1940, when UMCOR’s forerunner was established to meet the needs of those suffering overseas at the onset of World War II, we’ve continued to respond to those in desperate need—today throughout more than eighty countries around the world.


The response of UMCOR isn’t something “they” do, it’s something “we” do.


When You Give You Equip Christ’s Body to Serve in His Name


That’s because your generous giving to UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is what allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days. Convinced that all people have God-given worth and dignity—without regard to race, religion or gender—together we are assisting those impacted by crisis or chronic need.


Because you give, the United Methodist Church’s compassionate response to human suffering continues today:


  • When tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, we responded
  • When children in Zimbabwe lost parents to AIDS, we responded
  • When a massive tsunami devastated lives in Japan, we responded
  • And when the next mass crisis occurs, we will be prepared to respond



UMCOR will be able to offer aid in Jesus’ name to those who suffer because United Methodists give through UMCOR Sunday, (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing).  In fact, it’s your generous giving that allows us to respond when disaster strikes.


Not “they.”



Ensure the United Methodist Church

Can Keep Helping


Will you continue to give to UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing)? Will you continue to meet the needs of the children, families and communities who’ve experienced devastation in the wake of disaster?

When we meet the needs of those who suffer we actually minister to Jesus, who said:


“I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me.  I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.”

(Mt. 25:35-36, CEB)


As we respond, we recognize Jesus in those who are reeling in the wake of disaster. 







 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 - 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.
Progressive Dinner
Mark your calendars for for Saturday, April 1st for our annual Progressive Dinner. More details to follow on this fun-filled evening of fellowship.
Updated Info 

Pastor's Page
Prayer Page
MYF Page
Stewardship Page
The 2017 offering envelopes are now available on the table in the hallway.  Stop by next time you are here at CUMC.  If you do not see a set for you, just let us know and we’ll get you one.  Remember that if you give electronically, you do not need envelopes. 

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

Updated March 9, 2017