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Devotional Booklet - Cynthia Lew & Wendy Raksin…and You…

Updated: Apr 7, 2022

If you were one of the 1,000 people who attended Centenary’s 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Bonaventure Hotel on October 20, 1996, you would have received our Devotional Booklet, 100 Years of God’s Faithfulness. For Centenary’s 125th Anniversary, we will be publishing a new Devotional Booklet which will include the entries from the original booklet and add the devotionals from everyone who has been a part of Centenary’s 125 years of ministry…This includes YOU…

Your devotional may be about…

your faith journey

a favorite memory of Centenary

your favorite Bible verse or hymn

a saying or quote

a poem

or…your own idea for a devotional

Go online and complete the form at or click on the box below to download the form and mail it to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 412797, Los Angeles, CA 90041.

Need ideas? Read the devotionals by Cynthia Lew and Wendy Raksin. Wendy is one of the Editors of the 125th Anniversary Devotional Booklet along with Terry Miyashiro-Sonoda.


I pray that the Lord is supreme in my life and that He embraces my husband, children, and family. Centenary is our Lord’s house and through the church we can serve the Lord with unrelenting hearts. I am thankful unto the Lord for all things. Peace and Love.

- Cynthia Lew - Centenary’s 100th Anniversary Devotional Booklet


Centenary has always been special to me. I was raised Jewish, and I treasure that. When I arrived at church, I felt a bit like a fish out of water. I also loved what I was learning about Jesus. Centenary is a special church community in which many people have been dealing with multiculturalism in their own lives. They understood that I could be more than one thing. No one expected me to give up my Judaism to be part of Centenary. I was even dubbed Centenary’s resident Jewish Methodist, which made me feel very loved for who I am.

- Wendy Raksin - Centenary’s 125th Anniversary Devotional Booklet

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