Centerport United Methodist Church

The Centerport UMC youth fellowship is for young persons in grades 7 - 12.  We have approximately 35 young people actively involved in the group, which meets about twice a month and are doing social distancing service projects.

Youth Group participating in one of our fabulous 30 Hour Famine programs. Great job!!

Notes from MYF

This summer is heating up for the youth!! We will be celebrating our youth group, our graduating seniors, and serving in the community!

July us going to be a busy month preparing for our mission "stacay." We will be participating in the U.M. ARMY Local. U.M. ARMY Local is a virtual model of the traditional sleep away camp we usually attend. Due to the health crisis and to stay safe and healthy, our youth and adults will be sticking close to home and serving our church members and our local community in any way we can.

If you know of anyone needing assistance with landscaping, grocery delivery, errands, etc., please reach out to Gina through the church office. We will be working the week of July 26th with our last work day being Thursday, July 30th. We look forward to serving again this year in a safe and socially distant way.

Have a safe and happy summer!!!!!


 


Peace and love,

Gina and Ted


MYF email is: centerportmyf@gmail.com

HOW COMPLAINING REWIRES YOUR BRAIN FOR NEGATIVITY

 

(AND HOW TO STOP)

 

"Neuroscience teaches us that neurons that fire together, wire together. Donald Hebb, a Canadian neuropsychologist, coined that phrase back in 1949. What this means is that whenever we think a thought or have a feeling or physical sensation, thousands of neurons are triggered and they all get together to form a neural network. With repetitive thinking, the brain learns to trigger the same neurons each time. So, if you keep your mind on looping self-criticism, worries, and how nothing is working out for you, your mind will more easily find that part of your brain and will quickly assist in thinking those thoughts again. This shapes your mind unto greater reactivity, making you more vulnerable to anxiety."


~ Annie Wood via tinybuddha.com


See the full article here: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/complaining-rewires-brain-negativity-how-to-stop/?fbclid=IwAR2C_Jzid4ryGMrW_HtuR1byJfGwtBO--x-TqTh7WmOz-QJi3wmhHLpaL70

HOW THE FUNDS OUR YOUTH GROUP RAISES ACTUALLY FIGHT HUNGER


Over more than six decades we’ve learned that the best way to fight hunger is to give families the tools they need to put food on their own tables year round. Our goal for children and families is food security. That means they can be confident about where their next meal is coming from — and that they get enough nutritious food to live an active, healthy life. Specifically, this means that the funds you donate help World Vision:


¨ Teach parents improved farming techniques.

¨ Equip families to grow healthier, more abundant

crops and livestock.

¨ Provide access to clean water for nutritious

harvests.

¨ Run malnutrition centers when there’s a food

crisis.

¨ Distribute emergency food supplies when

there’s a disaster.