Centerport United Methodist Church

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Fall church season/Sunday School began on September 18th. Please join us at 

any time!!

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

10 AM


Highs and Lows

Stewardship Campaign Begins


Laity Sunday


All Saints Sunday

Special Communion Service


Consecration Sunday


If you have lost a loved one in the last year, please call or email the Church Office with their name and date of death by October 26, so they may be remembered on All Saints Sunday, November 6 (if you have a white top, please wear it to the service on November 6.)

Friday Morning Prayer & Bible Study 
On Friday, September 23rd, Pastor Roy began a study with prayer and sharing on the book of Philippians. This is one of the most joyful books ever written, coming from a man facing imminent execution in prison. The apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi shimmers with the words "joy, glad, "and "rejoice." Together, we will learn from one who faced supernatural evil as well as so many human problems – and yet could say, “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again, I say, Rejoice.”  EVERYONE IS INVITED to this study. 

We will continue through September 30th and October 7th. Another segment will resume later this fall. What a wonderful way to learn more about our faith and how to love one another. Looking forward to seeing you!



No previous study or Bible knowledge required. "The Revelation Continues...People are asking:" What is ahead for you? What is ahead for our world? And so much more!

The headlines are jarring, the culture is changing rapidly, and morality continues to decline. In a major election year, it is easy to wonder exactly what the future holds … and where God is in all of this. The time has come to understand how God’s hand is still at work on His eternal plan for mankind. God’s Word has the answers. No one can afford to ignore the warnings, but we can all better understand the greater story

— and the role we each play in this changing world. From prophetic clues in Scripture, to an understanding of the power of Christ alive in you. Any question please contact Diane Miecnikowski.


Our Church Conference is scheduled for Monday, 

November 14 at 7 PM here at CUMC.

Please have all reports (email:, 

forms, and information to the church office by October 17 to give enough time to put it all together.

        Disciple for Busy People


Last September, a new Disciple Bible Study was introduced call Disciple Fast Track.  It meets for 24 weeks, instead of the original 32 and was so well received that another has been planned for this September.  We need at least 10 people to have the class.  The class will meet one evening a week for 24 weeks for a 2.5 hour session in the Roiland's house in Huntington.   The day of the week that we will meet will be determined by the class.  There will be an orientation meeting in the fall.  If anyone has any questions they can contact the Roilands. Please call the Church Office if you do not have their contact information. Sign-up sheets are on the table in the hallway.

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 October 24, 2016

Midnight Run - We are now looking for a volunteer or two to help coordinate this ministry along with John Ruffini, as John & Doris Henderson will be moving soon.  Please speak with John Henderson if you are interested or have any questions.




Jewelry wanted for Santaport - Ann Palazzolo is looking for jewelry in any condition for the Santaport Fair.  She wants to get a head start on cleaning, sorting, pricing, etc.  So if you’re doing any cleaning out and find jewelry you no longer want, just drop it here in the church office.  Thanks!


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.



Choir Rehearsals have begun, but it's never too late to join! - The Cherubs on Monday, September 12 at 4:30 PM, the Youth also on September 12, but at 5 PM, and Chancel Choir on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.  If you or your child is interested in a choir, please see Laurie Hawkins for the Children’s choirs, or Jessalyn Christen for the Chancel Choir.  All are welcome.  No experience necessary.

News from the Office

Hate paperwork?? 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.  Thanks!!! 





 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 Ushers and Teachers

If you are interested in serving with a great group of people, we have two openings in our Usher Teams beginning this September.  Ushers usually serve about once every six weeks or so.  It's a really easy way to serve in the life of our church!! Don't miss out - we'd love to have you!! For additional Usher info, check out the .pdf document below this section.

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.

Sunday School is looking for volunteers - Our family is so blessed to have a great group of kids!  Volunteering at Sunday School is a great way to get to know them and connect with them.  See Kim Burton, Sandy Ciafardini, or Paula Sherman.