Aug 15 (start date) – VBS-ROCKY RAILWAY ages 3-11. 6-8:30pm. Centreville United Methodist Church. To register: www.centreville-umc.com/rocky-railway-vbs.
September 21st –
FLEA MARKET & PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held at the Centreville United Methodist Church from 8 AM to Noon with Breakfast from 8-10:30 AM, rain or shine.
SPACES ARE FREE! Vendors and Closet Cleaners are wanted.
To reserve a space call 410-758-2144.
Sponsored by the Volunteers in Mission.
The Sewing Circle of United Methodist Women from the Centreville United Methodist Church take a short break from their projects, several of which they create as part of their ministry for the patients of Hospice of Queen Anne’s. Standing, from left are Barbara Galloway, Emily Parry, and Barbara Erickson; seated are Susan Murdoch, Avis Kessler and Nancy Williams. Not pictured are Anita Dell and Eileen Hahn. Two years ago, Rev. Phyllis Radlinski, HQA’s spiritual services coordinator, asked the group to make crocheted angels she thought would be helpful to some of her hospice patients. The angels are shown in the forefront of the photo along with lap quilts and bibs. The group has been meeting every Tuesday morning at the church for more than ten years.
Centreville United Methodist Church of Centreville, MD will host its first annual Fall Festival at the church at 608 Church Hill Rd, Centreville, Mark this wonderful fall event on your calendars now. The festival will feature lots of games for the children, a bake table with yummie apple and pumpkin goodies, music, a silent auction, a treasure room, crafts, lunch, and old fashioned cider making. We will also have visiting characters such as Smokey the Bear. Please come and enjoy a fun filled economically friendly day.
Come to a wonderful day event!!!!
Put Saturday October 13 on your calendar and join the fun from 10am until 4pm at Centreville United Methodist Church, 608 Church Hill Rd, Centrevile, MD. The day will be filled with children’s games, a moon bounce, face painting, hay rides, silent auction, treasure room, crafts, Pit Beef lunch, bake table featuring apple and pumpkin pies, a visit from the police, fire trucks, cotton candy, apple cider making,and more. For information call 410-758-0868 See you there!!!!
Centreville United Methodist Church Youth Praise Band is Hosting a Coffee House/Karaoke Night
Friday, May 25th
Centreville United Methodist Church
7pm to 9pm
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate and Deserts provided
Additional Donations accepted
All proceeds benefit CUMC Youth Summer Mission Trip to Appalachia-Repairing Homes for those in need!!
For more details contact Robin at 410-758-5424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
608 Church Hill Rd, Centreville, Maryland 21617
Please join us as we prepare for Easter
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Contemporary Service-8:40 am
Sunday School for all ages—9:45 am
Lenten Bible Study –Wednesday 2/29-4/4 With Pastor Mark Farnell
Noon and evening studies
“The Seven Churches in Revelations”
Easter Egg Hunt- April 1 at 10:00am On the Church grounds
Maundy Thursday, April 5 at 7:30pm
Good Friday, April 6 at 7:30
Sunrise Service at Mill Stream Park 6:30am
Praise Service 8:40 am Fellowship Hall
Traditional 11:00 am Sanctuary
By Sandra Zunino
Imagine you and your children are living in a home with rotting floorboards. Water streams in through the leaking roof. It’s cold and drafty, and since you’ve lost your job there’s no hope for repairs.
Unfortunately, this is the scenario for many families in the Appalachian region. While rich in natural resources, poverty is the epidemic as large corporations have extracted resources while returning little to the community.
For the past four summers, the Centerville Youth Ministry Youth Mission Team, a non-denominational Christian organization within the United Methodist Church, has devoted a week to helping these impoverished families and this year will be no exception. In conjunction with the Appalachian Service Project (ASP), a home repair ministry, the team travels to rural Central Appalachia and spends a week fixing roofs, replacing floors and restoring homes to a warm, safe and dry condition.
“We are helping lives and empowering kids,” says Katie Laing, coordinator of the mission trip, “and that is what it’s all about.”
While they still don’t know their exact destination, this year, 28 youths and 14 adults will embark on June 27. “It could be Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia or Tennessee,” says Katie. “We’ve been to West Virginia twice and Kentucky twice.”
Upon arrival, accommodations are far from luxurious. “All of the volunteers gather at a center,” Katie explains. “Usually it’s a school and we are there for the week and sleep on the floor.”
ASP provides caterers who utilize the school cafeteria to supply meals. If a high school is used, volunteers have the benefit of indoor showers, but during the last two missions, shower facilities were outside and devoid of hot water.
Despite less-than-stellar lodgings, volunteers continue to return, according to Katie. “The kids know that part of being a disciple of Christ is to serve and to help those in need,” she says. “They feel a sense of accomplishment and that they are making a difference.”
Viewing the disparity between their own lives and the lives of these poor families impacts the youth, who must be at least 14 to participate. “The living conditions are nothing our kids have ever seen,” says Katie. “The first time they walk in, they are amazed. It’s eye opening because they get to experience just how lucky they are.”
Prior to the journey, the group undergoes spiritual preparations reiterating why they are going out and serving. The group is divided into teams to maximize efficiency and each team is assigned a site. “Roofing is huge because that keeps a house dryer,” says Katie, “We also do a lot of underpinning on trailers.”
While working on the homes, the teams become personally invested in the families. When the parents lost their children because the home could not support the family, the volunteers were present for the reunion. “That was powerful for the kids,” says Katie.
In order to participate, the team must raise $23,000, which goes to travel expenses, meals, building materials and even items to make the house a home. Through fundraising, they have obtained $16,500 and plan to continue raising money to meet their goal.
“It’s a spiritual Journey,” says Katie, “the kids feel so blessed for what they have and how God has used them to help fill a need. They return empowered and want to do more in Queen Anne’s County to make a difference.”
For more information about the ASP visit www.asphome.org. For more information about the Centerville Youth Mission Team, contact Ken Laing, youth director at email@example.com.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a name most youth 14 and up know at Centreville United Methodist Church. ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachiato repair homes for low-income families. These youth and adults who go work hard repairing homes with ASP; their hands will grow a little tougher, their arms a little stronger, and their relationship with God a whole lot deeper. They return home to their community with a passion for service, a renewed compassion for other people, and a fresh appreciation for their place and purpose in this world. ASP’s goal is to make homes “warmer, safer and drier” for needy families and they have done that for more than 40 years for thousands of families. Without the help and dedication from many youth and adults, they are only able to serve one in ten families who apply for help. They need many more volunteers to make a lasting dent in Appalachian poverty. Some of the jobs that are performed are installing insulation, repairing porches, reinforcing foundations, replacing flooring, replacing roofing and many more but mostly, this experience brings our youth closer to God.
Centreville United Methodist Church have 30 dedicated youth and 15 adults going to Appalachia June 27-July 3, 2010 to work in homes as their missionary work. There will be 6 teams, double from last year’s mission trip. It is remarkable to know that these 30 youth are excited and willing to spend their summer to help others in need. “As a participant myself summer of 2008 and this upcoming summer 2010, it is moving to see these youth work so hard and share their faith with families” Robin Lansinger statement. This is not possible without plenty of fundraising and the support of our church.
To help our fundraising we are hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance at Centreville United Methodist Church Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:00pm to 12:30am. Tickets are $25.00 per person which includes Hor’Deourves, party favors and plenty of Dancing. Please call the Church office at 410-758-0868, Katie Laing at 410-758-6939 or Robin Lansinger at 410-758-5424.
Stay close to home and come celebrate with us for a good cause. Help support our youth next summer!