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In-person/ Live Streaming Worship Service

May 12, 2024 at 10:15 AM

Ascension Sunday

Mother's Day

*Scripture Lesson

Ruth 1:19-22, 4:13-17


"Heroes of Faith: “Naomi"

by Rev. Sooah Na

*Worship Assistant:

Maria Mojomick

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Prayer Group Meeting

We cordially invite you to join our monthly prayer group meeting, where we we deepn our prayer life and support for each other. This month's meeting will be held on May 14 at 7 pm. (The meeting will be held online.)

If you are interested in participating in our October meeting or future meetings, please RSVP by letting Shirley Kanchi know or emailing us at pastorsooah@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Centenary’s Sandwich Making Team will meet next on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the church.

(May 9 meeting has been postponed.)

Register Now for Centenary's VBS 2024!

Hello Centenary Friends and Families,

You are receiving this email because you have participated in Centenary Vacation Bible School in the past or you have expressed interest in attending.

This years VBS theme is Joy-Full Story. The children and youth will learn about the Joy of God! There will be music and dancing, arts and crafts, Bible stories, and lots of friends and fellowship. All ages are welcome to participate.

All parents are welcome to stay. Children age 4 and under must have a parent or trusted adult stay through out the program. Children age 5 and older may be dropped off and picked up at 8:00pm at programs end. We are offering this program free of charge.


June 25 -June 27 2024


6:00pm - 6:30pm dinner

6:30pm - 8:00pm Program

Registration link is below. Please use this link to register and save your spot in the program.

Space is limited to 40 participants.

We at Centenary are looking forward to a fun and spiritual filled program for our children and youth.

We hope to see you there!

Many Blessings,


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Mission Update



Almost half of all childhood deaths worldwide occur in children with malnutrition. Every day of the year, 30,000 children needlessly die of hunger and malnutrition. One of the innovative ways that Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, is working to combat this grim statistic is through meal packaging events. New Dover United Methodist Church is hosting one of these events on Saturday, May 18, with a goal of packaging 30,000 balanced and nutritious meals for at risk people around the world. 

   At a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event, community volunteers come together to form an assembly line that packages highly nutritious dehydrated meals consisting of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. These packaged meals, contained in small plastic bags, are used to support school feeding programs in developing countries around the world. To see what happens at one of these events, google "Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event" and scroll down and click on one of the short educational videos.  

   There are two shifts available for the New Dover UMC meal packaging event on May 18. The first shift is from 9 to 11 a.m., and the second from 12 to 2 p.m. Children are welcome to participate. If you would like to take part in this hands-on international hunger relief program, sign up at the display table in the church narthex. If you have any questions, contact me.

Bob Carlson

Missions Chairman


Spring Healing Concert

We are excited to invite you to Centenary's Spring Healing Concert on June 2.

This outdoor worship service and music concert will feature our talented musicians, Centenary choir, and children & youth choir.

After the concert, we will have a potluck luncheon where you can enjoy good food and fellowship. Bring along your friends, families, and neighbors to join us in this uplifting event.

Let's come together for a day of music, worship, and community bonding. We look forward to seeing you there!

Every Wednesday & Sunday

  • Celebration of Found Cans (nonperishable item collection ministry from 9:30 am to 12 pm)

May 13th (Monday)

  • VBS Meeting for all volunteers at 7 pm (online)

May 16th (Thursday)

  • Sandwich-Making Thursday at 6:30 pm in Room 20   

May 19th-22nd (Sunday to Tuesday)

  • Greater New Jersey Annual Conference in Wildwood Convention Center
  • Pastor's Sooah's ordination service: May 19th (Sunday) at 7 pm in Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260. Alternatively, you can watch the service online.

June 2nd (Sunday)

  • Spring Healing Concert (following our outdoor Sunday)
  • Potluck Luncheon (You are welcome to bring any dish, dessert, fruit, or beverages to the luncheon)

June 10th (Monday)

  • BOT Meeting at 7 pm (online)

June 13th (Thursday)

  • Sandwich-Making Thursday at 6:30 pm in Room 20

We pray for...

Remember in your prayers: family of Rosalina Magno (mother of Virginia Giordano); family of Young Oh (father of Se Hoon Oh); Harvey Schwartz’s family (Diana Lee-Cary’s uncle); Joseph Gehrmann’s family (James Mojomick’s friend); family of Miriam Dingle; family of Shirley Utts; Joelle Williams and her family of Metuchen School District; Fontaine Anzalone (aunt of Paul Manjourides); Rodrigues family of Metuchen; Rosanne and Chris Moxley; family of Doreen Jones (mother of Darla Downes); family of Kiara Gonzalez (cousin of Nicole Tierno); Michael Gabriel (friend of Ruth Lechelt); Jessica Elil (daughter of Stella, co-worker of Peggy Martino); Kenny Fischer (cousin of Charles Giordano); John Ringler; John & Portia Lashley; family of Celeste Ramsey (mother-in-law of Isabel Pichardo); family of Ed (friend of the Mojomicks); families of Sylvia Woodfield; family of Heather Vail (friend of Ruth Lechelt); Amelia (student at Edgar MS-Metuchen); Mary Ellen Heim; family of Sandy Baks; family of Rev. Dr. Hoo Sug Lee; family of Anne Beattie; parents of Lester Gesteland; mother of Asher Irfan; family of Rowena Principe (sister of Odessa Delos Santos); family of Rev. Gary Frieze; family of Samantha Nu Nguyen Hogan (friend of the Tiernos); Shirley & Steve Mosteller; family of Lewis Hause; Monika Van Houten; Carolee Szajko; Patricia Thompson; family of Matthew Ferry (former teacher of Lily Tierno); Pvt. Brian Reppert (serving overseas and family friend of Ruth Lechelt); Poonam Chauhan (sister-in-law of Mala Roberts); Arthur Manjourides (father of Paul Manjourides); Terri Sgambati (aunt of Nicole Tierno); Lori Loza; Debra Martin (daughter of Mary Ellen Heim); Lee Lehman; Lester Heim, Jr.; Laura Vasile (daughter of Rita Vasile).

*Bold indicates new to the list.

Prayer Request:

If you have a request for prayer, or a joy you would like to lift up, please let pastor Sooah Know or send your requests to: 


The requests will be passed along to Pastor Sooah. Please keep us updated on your requests.

Celebration of Found Cans


Centenary continues its weekly collections of non-perishable food items to help “REPLENISH” (formerly the Middlesex County Food Network) make a dent in food insecurity!

Food collection at Centenary takes place on WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS from 9:30 a.m. – noon. On Wednesdays, the green REPLENISH collection bin is located at Centenary’s front door; just drop off an item or two or more (follow your GPS to 200 Hillside Avenue in Metuchen)!

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