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Engaging with God & Connecting to One Another
There will be NO kids or youth activities or adult bible study TONIGHT (10/28) as we prepare for hurricane zeta.  
Centenary Disciples, 

The Lord be with you . . . and also with you.

To those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints,
together with all those who in every place
call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 

If you plan to fully participate online this Sunday (Nov 1) and you desire to receive Holy Communion, please let Dr Speegle know via email or phone/text (662-889-7000) before Friday.

This is how we plan on it working:

  1. You will worship Live Online @ 9:00 am or 10:30 am
  2. A Eucharistic minister will arrive at your home after the service (between 11:30 and noon)
  3. The minister will call you to let you know they have arrived, after confirming you're not experiencing symptoms, they'll meet you at the door, (please wash/sanitize your hands before coming to the door)
  4. Remaining at lease 6 feet apart, the masked minister will say "I'm here to extend the Lord's table to you and your house; with the words Christ gave us, let us pray" and you will pray the Lord's prayer together
  5. The minister will elevate the host and say "The body of Christ, the Bread of Heaven; take and eat in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him with thanksgiving."
  6. The minister will extend to you a clear plastic bag containing the host; without touching the ministers hand, you will receive the bag, and eat the host in sight of the minister (if there are others to commune, the bag will contain multiple hosts, that you will then serve to your household)
  7. The minister will conclude saying "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God our Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you, Amen" 
Important to remember:
  • please do not go to the door to be served if you have a fever, or are experiencing any symptoms;
  • please sanitize your hands before answering the door,
  • please stay properly distanced, being careful not to touch, and 
  • please remember that we cannot remain to visit or chat as much as we may like to
  1. This Sunday, Nov 1, is All Saints Sunday:
    The
    Faithfully Departed will be commemorated at 9 am
    (this service will be Live Online @ 9 am)
  2. Live Outside is now at 5 pm on the Youth House Patio
  3. Give to "Thanksgiving Dinner" Food Bags
  4. Can you help with Christmas Decorations?
  5. Halloween plans at Camp Wesley Pines.
  6. Our Charge Conference will be October 29 @ 6 pm in the Sanctuary
I hope this communication finds you well, and provides you tools to care for both your physical and spiritual health.
We’re anxious to hear from you:

The Rev Jonathan Speegle, PhD, Pastor.......................................662-889-7000
Connie Felter, Minister of Discipleship and Visitation.....................601-248-1756
Christopher Hart, Minister of Music, Media, and Arts.....................601-810-5030
Kevin Martin, Minister to Students..................................................601-551-0848
Kathy Walton, Financial Manager...................................................601-551-8723
Bob Raborn, Pianist........................................................................601-551-3735
Bruce Robinson, Custodian............................................................601-551-6298
Send prayer requests to.................................................................601-248-1756
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Thoughts by Connie Felter, Minister of Discipleship & Visitation

Moses encountered the grace of God long before their first chat at the burning bush, but we can be sure, with each encounter Moses grew in his relationship with God. It was a long, hard journey; Moses was resistant at first. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob didn’t give up, “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say…then Moses went back to Jethro, his father-in-law and said to him, ‘Let me return to my own people’…” It was Moses first step in obedience but with staff in hand, he continued on, trusting God’s promise every step of the way. Through many twists and turns, through ups and downs, and through many disappointments Moses was steadfast because each step brought him closer to God. At the end of his life, though he did not enter the Promised Land, he stood atop Mr. Pisgah; God gave him a panoramic view – “this is the land I promised…” I don’t think Moses was disheartened – I think he knew he had completed the task God had called him to do. He was a faithful participant in the epic event of the Old Testament, the Passover!!
 
I have been blessed to hear the stories of Moses these past weeks. Though the stories are familiar I truly believe we need to hear with new ears these stories over and over again. Upon each hearing we learn something new, something that impacts our understanding and hopefully something that strengthens, transforms, and energizes our faith journey. Equally important, if not more so, with each hearing we receive a greater revelation of God so we might live in a deeper and more complete relationship with Him, just as Moses did. I pray Moses’ journey can become a microcosm of our journey as we face the high pinnacle moments as well as the perils and uncertainties of our lives. We can learn, just as Moses learned that a God who calls is a God who is faithful, a God who provides, a God who leads, and a God who is with us always.
 
It’s been an enlightening journey. Each step varied, bringing amazement, wonder, doubt, questions, more questions, and revelation. At the end of the journey we hear the words, “Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, who did all those signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt – to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.” That is quite an epitaph, divinely inspired by God Himself. It is part of God’s great story – just like Moses, we can be a part of God’s great story too!! Think About It…

Disciples Engage with God through Worship
Worship is the most important thing we do as disciples; in fact, the purpose of human life is to glorify God and enjoy him forever; and that is what worship is all about.
 
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule
 
Live In Person @ 9:00 am   (Holy Communion, Nursery, No singing, Organ)

Live Online @ 9:00 am on YouTube or our Web Page
(Log on early and let us know via chat that you’re present and accounted for)
Click here to download the Order of WorshipKid's Page 3+Kid's Page 7+
 
Live In Person @ 10:30 am (Piano, Singing, Nursery)
 
Live Online @ 10:30 am on YouTube or our Web Page
(Log on early and let us know via chat that you’re present and accounted for)
Click here to download the Order of WorshipKid's Page 3+Kid's Page 7+
 
Live Over Radio @ 10:30 am on WAKK 1140 AM.  
(If you listen please make a positive post on our Facebook page)

Live Outside @ 5 pm  (on the Youth House Patio -- cancelled if raining)
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Disciples Engage with God through Holy Sacraments
Holy Baptism & Holy Communion are the ordinary ways God gives us saving grace.
Baptism is our primary connection to Christ; through which we receive the gifts of salvation, the Holy Spirit, and rebirth as a child of God.  Each time you wash your hands (and you should be washing your hands a lot these days) say aloud: I remember that I am baptized, and I am thankful.  
Holy Communion is the chief way we receive grace for the forgiveness of our sins, and the power to live as God’s children.  Every time you eat bread, and every time you drink from a cup, remember the Lord’s death, and pray that soon you can once again gather around his banqueting table.
We need Lay Eucharistic Ministers.  Is God calling you to serve Holy Communion during worship or extend the table by taking Holy Communion out to those who participate online?  Call Dr Speegle (662-889-7000) to express your willingness to be trained for this vital ministry.
Disciples Engage with God through Holy Scripture
When we read and study the bible; we learn more about God, Jesus speaks to us, and we receive grace to love and obey him.
Read the daily lectionary to prepare for Sunday.
Daily devotions help us engage with the scripture
Disciples Engage with God through Prayer & Fasting
Prayer is how we converse with God who relates to us as our loving Father.  Prayer, fasting, and contemplation are ways we participate in our relationship with God.  
Good prayer practices include:
  1. Praying the Lord’s Prayer daily
  2. Praying grace over meals
  3. Praying upon rising in the morning and before sleeping at night
  4. Praying throughout the week for our prayer concerns.
The Church is open throughout the week for private prayer.  
Remember to wash your hands, keep your distance, and call a staff person to let you in if needed.  We are happy to pray with you if you'd like.

An online option is Morning Prayer with The Upper Room via Facebook Live, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 am.
When you pray, please remember:
 
Our Members:
Ted Purtell, Jennifer Gholson, David Yarbrough, Jane Richmond, Nancy Felder, Martha Lamkin, Bobbie Kenna, Hannah Nieman, Dean Kebert, Helen Elise McMillan, Cindy Quayle.
 
Our Friends:

Jerry Danos, Ann & Andrian Sturdivant, Catherine Grenn Wilfong, Cash Ward, Britty Deere, Sania Cade, Stephanie Moore, Bron Lowe, Bill Fitzgerald, Maria Giacobbi, Beverly Carr, Harry Plotner, Marge Smith, Lock Ross, Carla Grenn Allen, Will Jones, Emily Mote, Scott and Debbie Perkins, Julie Wallace.

 
To request prayer, you can:  Persons added to the prayer list will remain for four weeks, 
after which you may resubmit if desired.
Disciples Engage with God through Acts of Service
God desires a people who freely love him and love each other.  When we do good to each other we are actively loving God.
If you need assistance picking up prescriptions or items form the store, we can help with that.  
Contact Kevin Martin (601-551-0848), Darren Felder (601-248-8038), Teresa Price (601-551-6982), Jennifer Dumas (601-248-0622) and they will match you with someone who will be glad to help.
We have committed to providing 100 food bags 
for the Salvation Army this Thanksgiving
.
You do not have to shop for the groceries, we are simply asking that you make a monetary donation by November 13. The cost per bag is approximately $15, mark your checks Salvation Army Food Bags. Please consider providing at least 2 bags ($30), or more if you are able. This way we can easily meet our goal.
Connie will make ALL food purchases with the monies received, and the youth will assemble the bags for distribution. Families will drive-thru for pick up on Nov 24. 
Thank you in advance for your generosity as we continue our partnership with the Salvation Army to help needy families during these difficult times.
Give Now
If you have an idea for a service project or mission outreach that you think the Church should be involved in contact Jennifer Dumas (601-248-0622).

Nov 29 begins the
Advent/Christmas/Epiphany
cycle of the Church year.  
If you can help decorate the sanctuary, church, and other spaces
to enrich our worship contact
dr Speegle (662-889-7000)
or Connie Felter (601-248-1756).  
Disciples Engage with God through Fellowship
No one is a Christian alone.  God gave us the Church so that we can hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, and so that we could provoke one another to love and good deeds.
Fall is in the air
Who's ready for s'more family fun
Canoeing, camp fires and hot dogs to share
We're inviting everyone!

CUMC is planning a church wide family event at Camp Wesley Pines, October 31 at 2:30. There will be something for everyone. Canoeing, rock wall, prayer trail, s'mores & hotdogs over a campfire, and much more! Plan to meet at CWP. Signup now with a $10 per family commitment to cover your dinner cost. Sign up with Connie Felter (601-248-1756) or Chris Richardson (601-810-6591).
 
Sign Up Now
Dr Speegle Wants to Visit with You
 You’re Invited
Wednesdays @ 10:00 am
Come to PJ’s + Grab some coffee
Meet on the patio
(in case of rain we’ll meet inside so bring your mask)
The Church has subscribed to ZOOM
If you need to call a meeting, have some small group or Sunday school class time – you can use our subscription – just call Dr Speegle and he’ll send you what you need to make it happen.
Disciples Engage with God through Giving
We give because God first gave to us.  God is the giver of life and all good gifts, and he desires that we too give generously and cheerfully.  
Please continue to give regularly even when we cannot meet regularly.  
The needs and expenses of the Church continue during crisis.  If you are not a financial supporter of the Church, perhaps now is your time to start.  If you are, perhaps you could give a little extra to make up for those who can’t.  
  1. You may mail your offerings to PO Box 712, McComb 39648
  2. or drop them by the Church Office
  3. or donate by automatic draft
    (Kathy can help you set this up, call 601-684-6698)
  4. or electronically by going to our giving page
    Electronic givers can charge their donation to a debit or credit card.
Give Now
Disciples Engage with God through Contemplation
Through contemplation, the Holy Spirit makes present the mystery of Christ found in a particular passage, sound, or scene, and by it helps you see all things as a reflection of the Father's love and give gratitude. 
An easy way to start contemplative prayer is simply to sit before an image of Christ for 5 minutes; as you behold the image pay attention to what thoughts come to your mind.  Try praying without words, that is, simply be thankful and love Jesus.  If you use must words, you might pray: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner."
Let this be our prayer:

God of grace and glory,
whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven,
we bless you,
we magnify you,
we adore you
as Lord of heaven and earth.
We bless and thank you
for all those made saints
through Jesus Christ,
who have testified to your love,
and shared the gifts with which you graced them.
May your Spirit be powerfully at work
through the communion of your saints
to build us all up in faith and love,
for loving service to each other
and to the world you so love,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.
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