What's Happening This Week - June 15


Kick-off party: Sunday, June 17-12:30 p.m.

VBS: June 18-21-9:00 a.m. til 12:00 p.m.


GriefShare "Summer Sessions" will run every Monday from 10:00 AM until noon in Room 206, from May 14th to August 20th. You can join us at any time. GriefShare is a support group for people who have lost a loved one: spouse, family member, relative or friend. It is open to Centenary members and our community .... ALL ARE WELCOME!! If you know of someone who is hurting, please invite them. For more information, please contact Ron Bonina at 252-497-8489 or dadboni@outlook.com 


Box Tops for Education: We will be sending out the Box Tops that we have collected thus far this year to the red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY at the end of June. Please place any Box Tops for Education you have collected in the mailbox by the church’s administrative office or the manila envelope on the UMW bulletin board. Thank you for your support of this mission. If you have any questions, please contact Colette Maple at 252-671-2333.


The Community Gospel Choir, under the direction of Barry Templeton, will present a concert of patriotic music on Sunday, July 1, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in downtown New Bern.  Active and retired members of all branches of the Armed Forces will be recognized and there will be a special tribute to World War II veterans.  The concert is free to the public.  Eloise Collins accompanies the group.


Office Volunteers Needed-We need YOU to help us in the office. You have probably noticed the desk in the reception area right outside the office. That desk is where the office volunteers work. Basically, we need you to answer the phone and transfer calls to the appropriate staff member. Sometimes we may ask you to stuff envelopes or perform other EASY tasks. The most important job is as a greeter when people enter the Education Building. We have 2 shifts per day: 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM until 3:30 PM and we ask that you commit to one of these shifts per month. This is a great way to get to know your Centenary family members. Please call Pam Scott at 634-3141 if you are interested in this opportunity to serve at Centenary.


Church Directories are in. If you had your picture taken, you may pick up your directory in the hallway outside the Archives Room. They are labeled so get your copy today!!


Altar Flowers-If you would like to put flowers on the altar in honor of or in memory of someone during 2018, please call the church office at 637-4181 to reserve your Sunday. Openings: July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26


The school year is over. Our Centenary volunteers have accomplished great things at Oaks Road this year. Our church donated money, supplies, books, ties and many volunteer hours. 44 volunteers donated 5,579 hours and 54 minutes this year! What an incredible number of hours! Thanks to our volunteers and other church members for all of your support for Oaks Road. We will be looking for new volunteers, so please consider giving some of your time to this wonderful partnership with Oaks Road Academy. New and exciting changes will be happening next year. Come join us. Contact Gayle Midyette at 637-2415 if you are interested in volunteering.

 On Father’s Day, June’s Artfelt Scriptures’ art will be shown at all services and will be open for bids until June 29 at noon. This pen drawing has a lower minimum bid (Fair Market Value), hopefully, making it available to more people. The Aftfelt Scriptures’ bid winner for May, “Come, Holy Spirit”, the watercolor by Wanda Rains, is Marilyn Van Niel. She decided that her entire contribution to the BEE Campaign would be the amount she would bid for the painting. Thank you, Marilyn, for your generous $1,000 contribution to the important effort to help RCS!  (FYI: Anything bid over the minimum bid amount (Fair Market Value) is tax deductible, if you are the highest bidder.)

Troop Support-Centenary has sent several packages to Air Force B-52 crews in the Middle East during Christmas and more recently. It is good to be back at that. We have had several thank you letters. Hopefully we will receive more names. If you know of a deployed soldier please send us their names and addresses. We have also sent several packages to the NC Veterans Home in Kinston. All to whom we send packages are most appreciative. We hope things will pick up and more shipments will be moving. Thanks for your continued support. Hal.

 Centenary’s ZOE Rwanda group, Twizernane Muhambo, with whom we partnered last summer has been very busy and productive during their first year with ZOE. Please visit the church's website and review the Cumulative Report. It is a summary report with many pictures detailing what the youth have learned and what steps they have taken towards improving their lives and the lives of their families since they first began meeting in July 2017. 


Their progress has been especially significant since they have done so while in the midst of a devastating flood which wiped out many of their crops during the second growing season of February-May.  Fortunately, their first crops last year did well and the youth have also begun businesses which will help them raise money to purchase food.  Our committed support as an Angel Investor enables ZOE to stand behind the children for three years, these first-year families will receive seeds to plant another crop in the next season and resources to continue growing their business ventures.  


Please keep all the children in your prayer as they work to overcome this challenge and retain their dream for a better future of stability and long-term self-sufficiency. 


This Week at Centenary:


  8:30 AM  Worship—Chapel

  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship-Sanctuary

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 AM  Worship-Sanctuary

12:00 PM  VBS Kick-off Party



  9:00 AM  VBS until 12:00 PM



  9:00 AM  VBS until 12:00 PM



    6:30 AM  Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ Country Biscuit

  9:00 AM  VBS until 12:00 PM

12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir

  7:00 PM  Sanctuary Choir

  7:00 PM  Praise Team



  9:00 AM  VBS until 12:00 PM