Trunk or treat volunteers needed: Saturday, October 28th 4:00-6:00pm | Centennial UMC SAP Campus | A wide variety of ways to volunteer for this great community event. Many trunks and loving hearts needed! The event goes from 4:00-6:00pm but volunteers are asked to be there from 3:30-6:15pm to set up and clean up. Sign up to volunteer [CLICK HERE]. Candy donations can be dropped off at either campus in the collection boxes now until Sunday, October 22nd.

Library Reopening! The Library at Centennial UMC Roseville Campus will be open to check out books again soon! We’ve moved to an online system which means you can browse our book collection online, and even place a hold on the books you’d like to check out. View the collection here: www.libib.com/u/centennialumc. In order to check out a book, or place a hold, you’ll first need to be a Library Patron within the Libib site. You can initiate this yourself at the site listed above by clicking “Patron Login” (top right corner), click “Forgot Password”, and then proceed with instructions as they appear. OR you can add your name to the sign-up sheet located at the Library by the door or on the Connection Point. If you go the paper sign-up route, you’ll need to wait a week or two before checking out books.

United Women of Faith Shredding Event: September 30, 2023 | 8:30am-10:30am | CUMC Roseville Parking Lot | Bring your confidential paper to shred with #SHREDRIGHT4GOOD to the CUMC Roseville Campus parking lot. Collect your confidential papers, fill paper grocery bags or boxes with material to shred, attend the event & watch as your confidential documents are shredded. Donations support: Emma Norton Services & United Women of Faith missions which empower women & support families in marginalized communities. Suggested Donation: $10 per grocery bag and $20 per box. (Boxes will not be collected)  https://shredrightnow.com/events 


Prayer Chain Group at CUMC : Starting next month on 7th September (Every Thursday) at 6:00-7:00 pm | Our prayer chain will involve Alyssa Saleem leading the group. We will begin with a worship song to center our hearts on God, and then we will proceed to share prayer requests. Together, we will lift these requests in prayer, trusting that God hears us and will respond according to His perfect will. Join Zoom Meeting [CLICK HERE]  (Meeting ID: 826 7306 6789 | Passcode: 355744) Questions? Contact asaleem001@luthersem.edu


Library Helpers Wanted – With the Library reopening soon, we’re looking for folks who 1) love books, 2) love to help others, and 3) know your way around an Ipad, or have a willingness to learn. If this is you, or you have some questions – contact Pastor Jen, janderson@centennialumc.org.
Clothing & Household Collection: Saturday & Sunday, September 30 & October 1, 8:30 - 10:30 am | Roseville Parking Lot | This Sunday morning until 10:30 am United Women of Faith will be collecting Clothing and Household items in the Roseville Parking lot for Alley Shoppe. Place in brown grocery bags and mark content to assist the volunteers.  Winter is coming and warm clothing is needed.

2024 Midwest Mission Trip: Centennial UMC will be sending two teams to serve at the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Pawnee, IL in July of 2024. 1 Team of 10 will serve for 4 days, Mon July 15-Thur July 18 (cost to register: $150). Another Team of 16 will serve for 2 days, Wed July 17 & Thur July 18 (cost to register: $63). Sign up HERE for the 4 or 2 days of service.

Sierra Leone Mission Trip early 2024: Centennial has been sending mission teams to serve in Sierra Leone West Africa since 2011. We partner with Africa Uplifted, a 501c3 public non-profit organization, which was inspired by UMC OC Ministries and works in coordination with the Sierra Leone UMC Conference. We are again planning to form a mission team to serve in late January or February 2024. Trips typically span 12-14 days including travel time. More information to come, but if you have questions feel free to reach out to Eric Bjorklund bjork349@gmail.com or Randy Oelschlager randyo@fabricsupply.com.


The Visual Arts Team has new exhibits at our churches: Banners and pictures are in the lounge at the Roseville campus.  Pictures are at the back of the SAP sanctuary. The artist, Max Steele, is a retired architect who traveled the world during his career. Max took 250,000 pictures in his travels that he uses to create his pictures.  He layers two to five pictures to create beautiful new pieces that are produced with a printer. Recently, he has begun printing the pictures on Mylar to create banners.  
Pecan Sales by United Women of Faith – fresh from Georgia. Available are: Halves, Pieces, Chocolate Covered, Dark Chocolate Covered, Chocolate Pecan Clusters. We are pleased to announce the price of $12 per bag has not changed for the last few years. Anticipated delivery will be November 19. You may order pecans from: Amy Elholm, elholms@comcast.net 651-402-2661: Nancy Jacob, ngjacobmn@gmail.com 651-238-7119: Peggy Rhodes peggy.l.rhodes@gmail.com 651-483-3827.
Coffee & Board Games! Tuesday, September 26 | 10:00 am to noon in the SAP Fellowship Hall | It’s Back! Come for Coffee and Board Games. The Fourth Tuesday of each Month, starting September 26th at 10:00 AM-noon meeting at Fellowship Hall of Centennial United Methodist Church (2200 Hillside Ave.) No charge, but donations are always appreciated. No RSVP is needed. ALL are welcome regardless of age, ability or residency. Sponsored by St. Anthony Park Area Seniors. Call for more information 651-642-9052.          
Hybrid Caregiver Support Group: October 5 | 10:00-11:00 am | The Caregiver Support Group is a caring peer group that will meet monthly in person to share ideas and concerns, learn, practice self care and develop a community of care in a safe space.  The session will conclude with breathing exercises. Participants may attend in person at the Fireside Room at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church (2323 Como Ave.) or through Zoom. The group is offered at no charge and sponsored by SAP Lutheran Church and SAP Area Seniors. Call 651-642-9052 for Zoom link.        
Living Well with Chronic Conditions: Wednesdays October 4-November 15 1:00-3:30pm via zoom | A wellness class for people 60+. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other carry out their plans. Topics include nutrition, exercise, pain management, emotions and communicating with medical professionals. Register by contacting Cyndy Rudolph www.communityservices@lyngblomsten.org. or 651.632.5330. Cost: voluntary contribution.      


KIN School Supply Drive: The Church and Society Committee would like to thank the congregation for their response to our July-August school supply drive. This year we collected $1,355 in donations which were contributed to Kids In Need, a local non-profit that helps stretch our dollars, to help provide supplies to teachers and students in under- resourced schools. Every dollar donated provides $24 of supplies. Again...Thank You!


Congratulations to the Confirmation class of 2023!

September 17th was full of celebration with six students taking the next step in their journey of faith, and Welcome Sunday kicking off the year at the SAP campus. Many blessings to our confirmation class of 2023! May you live into your individual callings and always speak your truth!

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