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 most Sunday evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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

Notes from MYF

MYF had a great February! We kicked off the month with our annual Souper Bowl of Caring! With your help we were able to raise money and collect food items, which were split between the Northport and Huntington food pantries. Thank you to all who helped us provide assistance to the needy in our local community.

   Many of our youth also participated in the Midnight Run, an event in which supplies that were donated to the church throughout the year are distributed to the homeless population in New York City. We were able to distribute goods at four stops in the city, bringing joy and assistance to over one hundred people desperately in need of our help.

We are eagerly anticipating this years 30 Hour Famine. The youth will not eat from 6 AM on Saturday, March 3rd until noon on Sunday, March 4th, to raise money and get a feel for what it is like not to have food. Please consider supporting us as we take on this endeavor.

MYF wishes everyone a great month!!     ~Gabby Ruffini



Youth Group is pushing full steam ahead!!!  These next couple of months are full of mission opportunities, fellowship and of course, fun times!!

    We want to first give a big cheer and thank you to our own Youth Group Secretary, Gabby Ruffini, for sharing her winter break week with those in need in Nicaragua.  Gabby is truly becoming the hands and feet of Christ!  We look forward to her return so that we can hear all about her trip!

    There are a lot of youth events coming up.  Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, March 4 is our youth group's annual 30-Hour Famine.  World Vision's 30 Hour Famine is a teen movement to help fight global hunger.  Our youth will be fasting from 6 AM on Saturday until Sunday after church. We will be having a lock-in overnight Saturday night.  The day will be full of fellowship, and fun and most important, we will learn about global hunger and how it effects the entire world.

We appreciated any donation you can give!!! You can donate to our youth directly or go online to our team page at:  Click on the donate button and search for "Centerport UMC NY MYF"

We also invite you to our church service on Sunday, March 4th at 10am to help us acknowledge and celebrate the efforts put forth by our youth! Thank you for your support!!!

The youth are hitting the slopes this March!  Our Annual Youth Group Ski Trip will take place on Saturday, March 10th. We are off to Windham Mountain. WE NEED ADULT DRIVERS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!! Please help if you can.  All church members are welcome to join us. Please contact Gina Grubbs at for information or to drive.

Parents: Please continue to check your email or the Focus for youth events coming up! We meet on Sundays 5:30-7:30 PM at the church.  

If you are not receiving emails and would like to be added to the list email Gina Grubbs.

Upcoming Events:   Youth Sunrise Service       4/1/18

                                    Youth Retreat                 5/4-5/6

                                    Mother's Day Breakfast     5/13/18

Stay tuned and connected!!!!

For more information, please contact...

Ted Brummel or Gina Grubbs

Contact information may be gotten through the CUMC office at 631-261-5222.



MARCH 3-4, 2018

     Our Youth will again be participating in World Vision’s 30-hour famine.  They will be fasting for 30 hours and ask that you support them with your prayers and words of encouragement in this difficult thing they do.   They are also accepting monetary donations.  If you’d like to contribute, you may make your checks out to Centerport MYF with 30-Hour Famine on the memo line and give it to one of our youth, Colleen, or Gina.  Thank you!


Þ WHAT:  For 30 Hours, they’re going hungry to raise funds to help hungry children around the world.


Þ WHY: Every day, over 7,000 kids die from hunger-related causes.  The clock is ticking and we are taking action now!



1. Give.  Every $40 they raise can help feed and care for a child for one month.  Make checks payable to Centerport MYF and give them to one of the youth or Colleen or Gina. 


2. Volunteer.  There are many ways you can help.  Join them for an eye-opening Famine weekend.


3. Pray.  Ask God to bring us together and to help those in need every day.


Thank you for your support!!


We truly appreciate your support!

For more information, contact...

Any questions?  Please contact... 


Gina Grubbs or Ted Brummel

Hope to see you there!


I would like to thank everyone who helped to make my bake sale for Nicaragua a success! The congregation’s generous support allowed me to meet my fundraising goal. I could not have imagined one bake sale alone allowing me to raise the funds required for a house build. I not only met my goal, but exceeded it, allowing me to donate the additional funds to World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine. 

With Gratitude, Gabby Ruffini





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


¨ Run malnutrition centers when there’s a food


¨ Distribute emergency food supplies when

there’s a disaster.