CENTENARY UMW EVENTS
On Wednesday, November 1 at 10:00 AM, Centenary UMW will meet in the Friendship Classroom. The program will be “World Thank Offering Service”. The hostesses are Evelyn DiLavore and Caroline Dando. All women of the church are invited to participate.
On Saturday, November 4, there will be a meeting for Leadership Training for District Officers at Christ United Methodist Church in Westfield, IN.
There is an evening UMW meeting on Monday, November 13 at 6:00 PM at Centenary.
There will be no Circle meeting in November.
October Field Trip:
As a facet of Centenary UMW's continuous education program, on Wednesday, October 4, they met for lunch and discussion at the Saratoga Restaurant and then toured the C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum and Education Center. They were fortunate to hear and ask questions of Docent Walter Sommer, a 95 year old man who lived in pre- and Nazi Germany. The horror of Nazi atrocities and the number of deaths of non-combatants strengthened the resolve of those in attendance to strive harder for world peace and acceptance of all cultural groups in God's world.
On Wednesday, October 11, Centenary UMW served dinner at United Campus Ministries Table Talks as a service project. The students enjoyed the delicious lasagna dinner, especially the Brownie Sundaes. Thank you to Susan Brattain, Evelyn DiLavore, Mary Ellen Long, and Caroline Dando who contributed food and served the dinner and to those who provided food for the dinner, including Gerri Varner, Joan Youngen, Janice Lane, Donna Van Sandt, B. J. Carlson, Martha Barnett, and Mary Halsted.
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
October 29 Bible Study at Central from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
November 3 Desert Youth Auction at Central
November 5 Rake and Run from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.
November 12 Bible Study at Centenary from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
November 19 Game Night at Central from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
November 26 No Youth Group
55:1 COMMUNITY MEAL
Approximately 100 people were served at Centenary's Tenth Free Lunch on Monday, October 23. They included students, ISU staff, community members, a number of homeless people, and Centenary workers. They dined on cheesy spaghetti casserole, specially grilled hot dogs, chili from the previous nights Chili Cook-Off, baked beans, desserts, and beverages. Guest response to this event exceeded all expectations, and they commented on the warm welcome they received as they entered, the excellent quality of the food, and the feeling of love and acceptance they received. All said that they would return next month, and most said that they would bring a friend. Special thanks to the workers: Ann Bloxdorf, Vicky and Mark Boyd, Chris Brown, Pastor Mel and Lea Ann Camp, B.J. Carlson, Bill and Caroline Dando, Evelyn DiLavore, Mary Halsted, Janice and Ken Lane, Mary Ellen and Jim Long, and Donna VanSandt and to those who contributed food for this meal. Our next Community Free Lunch will be on Monday, November 27. Come and join us if you can.
NEW CHOIR DIRECTOR
Centenary UMC has a new choir director! Paul Ellison will be starting on our staff beginning September 1, 2017. Paul is the Choir Director at Terre Haute South High School. We are excited that he will be joining us. Choir practice will resume on Sept. 6 at 7:00. The first Sunday Performance will be on September 24.
EIGHT CHURCHES PARTICIPATE IN STAINED GLASS WINDOW TOUR
During the Stained Glass Window Tour of Terre Haute churches on Sunday, June 11, 2017, approximately 75 visitors toured Centenary United Methodist Church.
Assisting with welcoming the visitors were: Gerri Varner, organizer of Centenary's stop on the eight churches tour; Ann Bloxdorf, Chris Schellenberg, B.J. Carlson, Evelyn DiLavore, Donna VanSandt, Bill and Caroline Dando, and Pastor Mel and Lea Ann Camp, along with pianists Mary Lynn Siefert and Madonna Nally. Tribune-Star reporter Dave Taylor wrote an excellent account of the Stained Glass Sunday event, and it was published on the front page of the Tribune-Star, June 12 (see Bulletin Board). A special thank you to all who participated and/or provided cookies and refreshments for the reception that the visitors enjoyed.
Centenary graduates were recognized in our June 4 Worship Service. They are:
High School: Delaney Brown, Will Hayes, Abigail King, Laura Rogers, Crimson Tennis
College: Emily Bell, Morgan Brown, Kelli Buchanan
Masters: Elizabeth Camp
Congratulations to all!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
We offer 3 Adult Sunday School classes on Sunday mornings after the Worship Service. The Fellowship Class meets downstairs and follows a weekly lesson plan that is listed in the Sunday morning bulletin. A more informal class meets in the Thirza Bunce Room for a discussion of the Sunday sermon, no preparation needed. The College Age/Young Adult Class meets downstairs in the Discipleship Room. We hope you will join us at one of these classes for some lively discussion and fellowship!
The Chancel Choir is under the direction of Paul Ellison. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the choir rehearsal room.
14TH & CHESTNUT FOOD PANTRY:
For several years the Friendship Class has collected non-perishable grocery items and paper products for the 14th & Chestnut Food Pantry. Recently, the class decided to give the congregation the opportunity to contribute to this ministry. There is a box in the church library near the elevator for any donations.
PRAYER GROUP EVERY THURSDAY
11:00 AM in the Thirza Bunce Room. Everyone welcome!