CENTENNIAL NEWS

TOP ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE - Just Like Me (Summer VBS): Wednesdays, July 10-August 4, 5:00-8:00pm | [CLICK HERE] to sign up to volunteer.

Minnesota Annual Conference: May 29-30 | 700 people will be gathering in Bloomington for this year’s Annual Conference.  Please keep Amy Hostetler, Michael Webster, and Pastors Jen and Whitney in your prayers as they attend and represent Centennial UMC.

Compassion

Every Meal At Edgerton: A huge thank you to the 18 volunteers who have faithfully packed food in backpacks for the Every Meal weekend food distribution program at Edgerton Elementary in the 2023-2024 school year. Some have also packed bags at the distribution center in Roseville. Their dedication and gift of time and energy are instrumental in fighting childhood hunger. CUMC also thanks Edina Realty for its partnership with us in funding the program through a generous grant.

Habitat for Humanity 2024 Project: Volunteers can sign up for the Habitat for Humanity 2024 Project at the Habitat Humanity Hub:  http://holyhammers.tchabitat.volunteerhub.com. The project will run from April 15 - June 14. Volunteers can sign up for any day during the project. Centennial has been asked to focus on 6/24, 6/3-6 and 6/10-14. If you can help out with food service contact: Bonnie Bougie | bougiebj@hotmail.com or Pat Torgrimson | pat.torgrimson@gmail.com. Questions? Contact Jack Griffin  | jacklgriffin@hotmail.com.

Coffee Hour Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for the Sunday Coffee Hour at the Roseville Campus. [CLICK HERE] for easy online sign-up . If the link is not for you, please sign up on the paper form at the Roseville sign-up center or email Dodie |  dodiewoodis@gmail.com with the Sunday(s) you are available.

Office Volunteer Sign-up: Can you help us cover the Roseville front office desk until the new Communications and Office Manager position is filled? Volunteers will be answering phones and helping with light office work as needed (details and instructions provided). [CLICK HERE] to sign up!

Want to get involved? Contact: Randy Oelschlager rjjdo123@comcast.net

Discipleship

Connectivity Adult Faithwalk for May:  Connectivity will not meet on May 26th and will not have regular meetings during the summer.

Youth Service Trip to Minnesota’s North Shore | June 23-27, $150 Service trip is open to youth currently in 6th to 12th grade. There will be intentional time planned as a large group, and as separate middle school/high school groups. Detailed schedule will be finalized soon. Plans are underway for travel on Sunday June 23, a full day of service (9-3) on Monday, ½ day of service on Tuesday with a fun outing in the afternoon, a full day of service on Wednesday, with a State Park or similar outing on the way home Thursday. [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]  Contact Katie Sharpe (shar0154@yahoo.com) or Jay Coggins (jaycoggins1@gmail.com) with questions.

Summer Camp Registration |  https://www.campminnesota.org/  Scholarships are available.  Questions?  Contact Pastor Jen | janderson@centennialumc.org

Flames Ministry Schedule: April - August | The Flames invite you to know God together in worship, fellowship and service. We meet 2nd Sundays for class and worship (with ASL) at Roseville. Flames  welcome teens and adults with disabilities and other life challenges. [CLICK HERE] to view our schedule for spring and summer activities. Contact: Debby Newman  | DebbyAndEve@gmail.com

Bible Study at St. Anthony Park: Sundays 9:30am before worship, in the fellowship hall downstairs. | St. Anthony Park campus |  Questions contact Alan O'Donnell, arodonnell@hotmail.com.

Bible Study at Roseville: Wednesdays at 6:00pm | Roseville Campus in Asbury 1 | Join anytime! Trouble reading and understanding the bible? Come and sift through the scriptures together. Find things for the first time or see things in a new light regardless of your background. We’ll use tools from Les Feldick Ministries.  Contact: Mark Meyer mark.meyer@netzero.com.    

Justice

General Conference Summary: Our United Methodist General Conference wrapped up May 3 with historic decisions on many fronts. The United Methodist Church’s longtime condemnation of homosexuality—which sparked a half-century of conflict—is now no more.  The stage is set for a new regional structure for our denomination. The ban on ordination of gay clergy has been lifted. You can find the Minnesota Annual Conference’s summary of these and other major decisions at: https://www.minnesotaumc.org/newsdetail/summary-of-key-decisions-from-the-postponed-2020-general-conference-18356278
 
Visit the Rondo Commemorative Plaza: 
315 Fisk Street, St. Paul – Learn more about the history of the Rondo Neighborhood of St. Paul at the Rondo Center of Diverse Expression, whose mission is to rekindle the spirit of Rondo and the preservation of those values that sustained Rondo through the devastation of its community.  Visit the small museum, art display, and artifacts interpreting the Rondo experience.

Sacred Sites Tours: Tours are led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Kelly Sherman Conroy (Oglala Lakota). The tours offer an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence / meditation / reflection. www.mnchurches.org/what-we-do/healing-minnesota-stories

Want to get involved? Contact: Monique Lindquist moniquelindquist@gmail.com

Worship

Worship at Roseville Campus is at 9:00am  |  Worship at St. Anthony Park is at 10:30am
Preaching next week: Pastor Whitney Sheridan
Upcoming Sermon Series:  King David | May 26th-June 16: David remains one of the most iconic characters in our Scriptures.  Typically known for his many accomplishments and contributions as psalmist, wise king, uniter of the twelve tribes of Israel into one united kingdom.  However, in this series we will be getting to know David through the lens of his relationships with Saul, Bathsheba, Jonathan, and his children.

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors - Elizabeth B, Lillian G, Adrienne H, Grace H, Catherine L, Erika P, Elizabeth S, Lucia S, Regan W
Thank you to our Scientists:  Dr. Chip Small, Dr. Jim House, Dr. Theresa Edelman, Carolyn Gwi, Dr. Carol Johnson, Dr. Blair Anderson, and Amy Hostetler.

COMMUNITY Info

We are in the process of hiring a Communications & Office Manager. During this time of transition, please reach out
to the following individuals for assistance:
Room & Zoom reservations - Steve King | sking@centennialumc.org
Prayer Chain - Whitney Sheridan | wsheridan@centennialumc.org
Anything else - Jen Anderson| janderson@centennialumc.org or Whitney Sheridan | wsheridan@centennialumc.org

On May 21st at a duly called Church Conference, Centennial members unanimously voted to elect Brian Johnson as Trustee Lead on the Leadership Board. Thank you Brian!

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