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.
HOLYPALOOZA CHURCH SERVICE AND BARBEQUE
The worship service for Holypalooza will be on Sunday, September 17 at 10:00 AM at Central Presbyterian Church. THERE WILL BE NO WORSHIP SERVICE HERE THAT DAY. A barbeque sponsored by United Campus Ministries will be held here at Centenary following the worship service. Centenary members are being asked to contribute baked goods—please sign up to bring cookies, bars, or fruit for this important fundraiser for UCM; the sign-up sheet is in the Church Library. If you have any questions, please see Caroline Dando.
CENTENARY UMW EVENTS
Centenary United Methodist Women hosted a very successful All-Church Carry-In Picnic on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in the Fellowship Hall. More than 40 Centenary members and guests enjoyed good food, great fellowship, and fun entertainment. ISU Music Professor and Chair Emeritus Dr. Bob Cowden led us in an informative hymn sing and Madonna Nally accompanied on the piano. Special thanks to Bob and Madonna and to our hostesses: Martha Barnett, Mary Ellen Long, and B.J. Carlson.
There will be a Circle meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10:00 AM at Caroline Dando’s at 7785 Carlisle Street. A new evening group of UMW has also formed for all interested women. The next meeting is Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:00 at Centenary.
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
The Middle School Mystery Trip On August 5 was a success! We had 8 attend and took them to Dave and Buster’s in Indy. They had 2 hours of arcade time and all left with a bag full of candy and prizes.
On August 12, the youth group went to the ISU Field Campus in Brazil. We had a full day of Bible study, canoeing, rope climbing 50 feet off the ground (and congratulations to those who tried it even though they were terrified!) and team building activities.
Pictures from the above activities can be found on the Facebook page, 7th Cents Youth Group.
9/10 Bible Study at Central 5 - 7
9/16 Service Palooza 9 -Noon
9/24 Bible Study at Centenary 5 - 7
55:1 COMMUNITY MEAL
Centenary's eighth Community Free Luncheon was held on Monday, August 28th, from 11:00 - 1:30. Approximately 100 guests and workers enjoyed taco salad, fruits, cakes and cookies, and beverages. The guests included homeless men, ISU students and faculty, and Centenary members. Workers included: Pastor and Lea Ann Camp, Tom and Martha Barnett, Ann Bloxdorf, Chris Brown, B.J. Carlson, Bill and Caroline Dando, Evelyn DiLavore, Mary Halsted, Ken and Janice Lane, Jim and Mary Ellen Long, Donna VanSandt, and Eula Webb. It was a success, thanks to the workers and all who contributed food and supplies for this luncheon.
Our next lunch is Monday, September 25 from 11:00 –1:30. The menu will be spaghetti, tossed salad, garlic bread, deserts and beverages. Come and join us for food and fellowship! Don’t forget the container in the back of the Sanctuary for loose change. All monies are used to offset expenses for our monthly free meals.
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!