Lenton Luncheons Announced

We are happy to report this year the Lenten season will begin with Ash Wednesday service on March 6th, noon at Central and the next five Wednesdays Lenten Luncheon will be held at one of the Staunton 8 UM churches with different guest speakers. Lenten observation will end on April 21st (Easter Sunday) with SonRise Service at St. Paul UMC at 6:30 am followed by hearty breakfast at St. Paul UMC prepared by Men’s group of that church.

As before, we will meet at noon to hear a message delivered by a pastor and share a lunch and fellowship around 12:30 pm. Our theme this year is “Living as the body of Christ”. See the complete schedule below:

– March 13 @ Marquis Memorial; guest speaker: Dave Rochford

– March 20 @ Central; guest speaker: Tizzy von Trapp Walker

– March 27 @ Cherryvale; guest speaker: Sarah Locke

– April 3 @ St. John’s; guest speaker: Won Un

– April 10 @ Christ; guest speaker: Sarah Payne

– April 21 Sonrise Service @ St Paul; followed by breakfast @ St. Paul’s; guest speaker: Norman Ramsey

2017 Easter Offering to Benefit World Service

The special Easter Offering this year will go towards World Service.  This offering reminds us of Central’s position in the connectional United Methodist Church.  Through our World Service apportionment, Central can participate in the effort to improve global health and assist the poor, two of the major focus areas of the United Methodist Church in 2017.  Plus, it helps us look beyond our sheltered environment here in the Shenandoah Valley to places which are in dire need of assistance.  Please help us support World Service by being generous with your Easter offering.

-Joe Hill, Finance Chairman