Centerport United Methodist Church
 
Church Calendar

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

Welcome to Centerport United Methodist Church!!

Now Online!


Hallelujah! Christ Is Risen Indeed!



Beginning Sunday, April 11, 2021, we will have small (50 or less) worship services 
in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings.
Please follow social distancing guidelines as per below attachment.

GRADUATION SUNDAY IS JUNE 20!!!


All high school and college graduates are requested to email their name and any other information (college attending, awards, new careers, etc.) they want printed in our bulletin and newsletter to the church office at centerportumcoffice@gmail.com as soon as possible so that we can prepare for celebrating them on Sunday. June 20.  If you can attend services on the 20th, please let the office know.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FROM CUMC


   We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the men of our Church family and wish them a Very Happy Father’s Day! Father’s day is more than just about being a kid’s dad. So many men spend so much of their time taking care of so many others, that this day is for all men. So, as you are going about your day, think of the men who might be alone, separated from their family, their church family, or those they care for, and just send them a note, a virtual hug, a call, and wish them a Happy Father’s Day!
 
June 6 is Peace with Justice Sunday. Please see the document below for additional information.
WAYS TO STAY TOGETHER IN THIS TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
It’s a different world now as this issue of The Focus, is being published. As we began Lent last
month, we were preparing all the ways (we thought) to observe Lent and prepare for Easter.
Now, we must do this together...but apart. Yes, in order to protect everyone, we must stay
physically apart, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t connect with each other and our neighbors.
In our technological world, we have ways to stay together: phone, email, online, waving to each
other as we come outside for a breath of fresh air. This time of staying apart truly shows us that
“The Church” is not a building.
Join us for any or all of these gatherings:
Bible Study: https://centerportumc.zulipchat.com/ - new questions usually posted on Fridays
Weekly Prayer Call: Tuesdays 6:45 to 7 AM - On Phone: Please dial into: (425) 436-6372 -
then enter the access code: 125120.
Weekly Women’s Group: S.E.L.F. Fridays 12:30 PM on Zoom – access info by email from
Gina
Children’s Message – usually posted Wednesdays on Facebook.com and Youtube.com. Will
also be available on website
Music & Prayer Lenten Service – usually posted Thursdays on Facebook.com &
Youtube.com. Will also be available on our website
Weekly Worship – usually posted on Sundays on Facebook.com & Youtube.com. Will also be
available on website
Fellowship Hour - 11 AM - 12 PM on Zoom - access info by email from the church office.
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSv6QkJOMlxoLv0FjgReIJQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Centerport-United-Methodist-Church-
307624489580/posts/?ref=page_internal
We pray that you are safe, healthy, and join us!
WAYS TO STAY TOGETHER IN THIS TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
It’s a different world now as this issue of The Focus, is being published. As we began Lent last
month, we were preparing all the ways (we thought) to observe Lent and prepare for Easter.
Now, we must do this together...but apart. Yes, in order to protect everyone, we must stay
physically apart, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t connect with each other and our neighbors.
In our technological world, we have ways to stay together: phone, email, online, waving to each
other as we come outside for a breath of fresh air. This time of staying apart truly shows us that
“The Church” is not a building.
Join us for any or all of these gatherings:
Bible Study: https://centerportumc.zulipchat.com/ - new questions usually posted on Fridays
Weekly Prayer Call: Tuesdays 6:45 to 7 AM - On Phone: Please dial into: (425) 436-6372 -
then enter the access code: 125120.
Weekly Women’s Group: S.E.L.F. Fridays 12:30 PM on Zoom – access info by email from
Gina
Children’s Message – usually posted Wednesdays on Facebook.com and Youtube.com. Will
also be available on website
Music & Prayer Lenten Service – usually posted Thursdays on Facebook.com &
Youtube.com. Will also be available on our website
Weekly Worship – usually posted on Sundays on Facebook.com & Youtube.com. Will also be
available on website
Fellowship Hour - 11 AM - 12 PM on Zoom - access info by email from the church office.
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSv6QkJOMlxoLv0FjgReIJQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Centerport-United-Methodist-Church-
307624489580/posts/?ref=page_internal
We pray that you are safe, healthy, and join us!
WAYS TO STAY TOGETHER IN THIS TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING 

 

We will continue to post all worship services to Facebook & YouTube, Thursdays & Sundays, and our children’s message on Wednesdays.

they love; the people who are out there on the front lines: the
healthcare workers, the grocery store employees, the fireman, the
police, the people who are doing all the cleaning and disinfecting, and so many others we don’t
even know. Let’s all be the caregivers for one another, just like a mom...remember, that the six
foot distance and the mask you wear today, is saving someone else tomorrow!
We can still stay together, apart: In our technological world, we have ways to stay together:
phone, email, online, waving to each other as we come outside for a breath of fresh air. This time
of staying apart truly shows us that “The Church” is not a building.
It is now May, and we’re still in the midst of social distancing...to protect
everyone. Being six feet apart and wearing masks protects so many
vulnerable people. I know it’s hard but it not only protects those
you come in contact with, but the people you love and the people
they love; the people who are out there on the front lines: the
healthcare workers, the grocery store employees, the fireman, the
police, the people who are doing all the cleaning and disinfecting, and so many others we don’t
even know. Let’s all be the caregivers for one another, just like a mom...remember, that the six
foot distance and the mask you wear today, is saving someone else tomorrow!
We can still stay together, apart: In our technological world, we have ways to stay together:
phone, email, online, waving to each other as we come outside for a breath of fresh air. This time
of staying apart truly shows us that “The Church” is not a building.Join us for any or all of these gatherings:

Please join us for other ways to stay connected:


Bible Study:  Thursdays at 7 PM on Zoom - email us for an invitation. Last one is 12/17, until after the New Year.


Weekly Prayer Call: Tuesdays 8:30 - 8:45 AM - On Phone:  Please dial into: (425) 436-6372 - then enter the access code: 1870004#.

 

Children’s Message – posted on Facebook.com and Youtube.com and our website

 

Special Weekday Worship Service –  watch for emails for these special services

 

Weekly Worship – posted on Sundays on Facebook.com & Youtube.com and our website

 

Fellowship Hour - 4 PM on Zoom - access info by email from the church office.



Facebook:

We pray that you are safe, healthy, and join us!
From Pastor Roy...

Good morning everyone,
I pray you are safe, healthy, and well - even with all we have been going through over the past year.

As you have heard on the news, the pandemic is still happening, even raging in other nations. We pray for those sick, their families, and the medical teams who are caring for so many. We also pray for nations to share medical supplies, staff, and vaccines to help other nations in trouble.

Here at home, the situation is looking much different, even hopeful. The infection rate is dropping dramatically. The number of new cases is declining. And the CDC and other leaders credit the enormous vaccination efforts to this new day. Praise God! I have spoken to our own church leadership here at Centerport UMC. Almost all are now fully vaccinated. We encourage you to make an appointment (if eligible) to get these life-saving shots as soon as possible. We have folks ready to help schedule appointments and drive you to one, if needed.

As of now, New York is planning to "re-open" in a significant way on May 19th. Our church leaders have also been working to keep us safe in worship as we move forward. Please read the attached letter from our Bishop. He offers more current guidance on worship AT THIS TIME. As you know, this situation is very dynamic and fluid. More updates will be coming over the next weeks/months.

Please keep praying, keep practicing those important safety precautions, and contact me if you need anything. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Peace and Hope,
Pastor Roy 
Please see the message below from Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton regarding Re-opening Updates.

Prayerfully consider donating to our church! 

Online contributions through VANCO
Click HERE to access the VANCO donation link.

Online contributions through Zelle
https://www.zellepay.com/ - Visit your bank's website and look for "QuickPay with Zelle" or "ZellePay" or "Zelle".  Choose "send money" and use the office email (centerportumcoffice@gmail.com) to electronically send money to the church. In the memo space, please put what your donation is for (offering, giving tree, holiday offering, etc).

Online contributions through PayPal
Click HERE to access the PayPal donation link OR use Donate button below.

Thank you and may God Bless You!!

Centerport United Methodist Church

           “The only time you should look in your neighbor's bowl is to make                sure that they have enough. 

      You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them."


For information on helping our friends, neighbors, and community, please see the Community Outreach page for additional information.


HACO (Harborfields Alliance for Community Outreach) is now accepting non-perishable food items at the Centerport United Methodist Church, 97 Little Neck Road, Centerport. All items can be dropped off in their bins at any time. We are thankful for all our generous neighbors who are helping those neighbors in need! Here is HACO's website:


Thank you for visiting the website of the Centerport United Methodist Church.  It is our hope 

that you can get a feeling of who we are and what we are about in God's service.


We welcome you to explore through the pages and links to discover the many parts of the life of the church and the programs that we are involved in and support.  


Centerport United Methodist Church is a welcoming, family-friendly worshipping community, with a diverse and multi-generational congregation who are united in their concerns and beliefs.


FELLOWSHIP

 

Join on on Sundays at 4pm via Zoom


Access through email from the Church Office

centerportumcoffice@gmail.com


Check your email for the Zoom link.

 



Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Roy Grubbs