What's Happening This Week - October 11

GriefShare "FALL Sessions" will run every Monday, 10:00 AM - noon until December 16th in Room 206 at the church's office bldg. located at 309 New St in New Bern. 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 not only to Centenary members, but our entire community as well.... ALL ARE WELCOME!! If you know of someone who is hurting, please invite them. For more information, please contact Pam or Ron Bonina at 252-497-8489 or dadboni@outlook.com

Snugglers needed!! MOPS is looking for a few church members to come and help keep the nursery once a month (Friday) from 9:30 AM—11:30 AM. Contact Katie Saik at 208-850-9573 if you are available to help (even if you can only help a few times).

MidWeek Meal-Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s kid-friendly meal will be prepared by Judy Morton & Kit Jordan. Menu: lasagna, bread, dessert. Please invite anyone who might enjoy a fun meal here at Centenary.

Troop Support-We will soon have names of troops from North Carolina who have been deployed. We will begin collecting items to send them to make life a little easier and also to let them know that we are thinking of them. Toiletry items and packaged snacks are being collected now. You may bring them in and place them in the box in front of the volunteer desk in the Education Building.


The Centenary United Methodist Men are having on November 8th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM a Silent Art Auction from donations by local professional artists in the Christ Episcopal Church Harrison Center on Middle Street.  All proceeds will go to support the RCS BEE campaign commitment which Centenary pledged 2 years ago. This will be coordinated with the November Downtown Art Walk. We will greatly appreciate donations should there be professional artists that are church members who wish to offer their works. Please contact Charles Parker at 637-4766 or Benny Thompson at 670-8508 if you have any questions. Thank you.

Dishwasher Needed! Centenary’s Religious Services (RCS) Cook/Kitchen Team needs two folks to run the dishwasher! Can you help do that? The team’s slot is the second Wednesday of each month! The dishwashers are needed from 9:15 to 12:15 or so! Contact team captains Jim and Mary Florence at 633-2851 or


Starting November 1st, we will have two adults present at Children’s Church for 8:50 and 11:00 so that we can better follow Safe Sanctuary Guidelines. In order to make that possible we need your help. Please let me know when you can help and if you prefer to teach or assist with the class. Thank you to all of you who already do so much. Please help me spread the word so that we can get more people involved. Thanks, Amber


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) are invited to meet for a fun-filled morning of coffee and conversation upstairs in the Education Building from 9:30 AM—11:30 AM.  This year’s theme: To The Full. For more information, call Katie Saik at 208-850-9573 Dates: October 25, November 15,

December 6


United Methodist Men will meet on Monday, October 14, at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. All Centenary men are invited for an excellent meal, an informative program, and Christian fellowship. Please sign up on the reservation insert.


Religious Community Services (RCS) food pantry has seen a dramatic decrease in food donations. To help replenish shelves and keep providing for the community, RCS is seeking the donation of the following: Spaghetti-Os, Ravioli, Jelly in plastic containers, 1 lb. bags rice & Rice-A Roni, Canned fruit, Soup, Canned chili, Vegetables, Boxed macaroni & cheese, Pasta


GriefShare’s “Surviving the Holidays” is being presented Saturday November 9th from 10:00 AM til noon at Centenary. It is for those who have lost a loved one and are concerned about the upcoming holidays. ALL ARE WELCOME!! You’ll learn: 1) how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays 2) What to do about traditions and other coming changes 3) Helpful tips for surviving social events 4) How to discover hope for your future. For more information and to preregister, contact Pam or Ron Bonina at 252-497-8489 or dadboni@outlook.com. There is a charge of $5.00 for a workbook.


The Gospel Truth About Christ’s Church For United Methodists: A Presentation by Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker, A Response by Dr. J. Warren Smith (Duke Divinity School), and a Question/Comment Session will be held on Friday, November 15 at First United Methodist Church in Wilson, NC. The program starts at 1:00 PM and the sending forth will be at 5:00 PM.


CUMC Children’s Choir is collecting items for their latest “Mini Missions” project. We are making care kits to hand out to those in our community who are in need. Please bring in any of the following items between now and October 27th. Donation bin is in the fellowship hall next to the office door.

Water bottles, Socks, Tuna and Crackers, Granola/Cereal Bars, Pocket Hand Wipes, Pocket Kleenex, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Band Aids, Chap Stick, Mints/Cough Drops, Hand Warmers

Multimedia Volunteers Needed-We will soon be recording and streaming the 8:50 & the 11:00 worship services. Volunteers are needed to learn to use the camera, work the soundboard, and to edit the videos. If you would like to help with this project, please contact the church office at 637-4181.

Attention all Alumni & Supporters of Centenary Preschool:


We are celebrating 50 Years at our church’s preschool and so excited to offer a fun commemorative shirt!


For our 50th anniversary, we have recreated the original preschool t-shirt design on an incredibly soft dark grey shirt!

We will be selling these shirts for $15.00 as a fundraiser to help make some major updates to our church’s beloved playground.

We are in desperate need of shading to help keep the children & playground equipment cool. Some of our climbing structures need to be updated/replaced, and a new ground cover would be a much appreciated addition for the comfort and safety of our children.

We have a variety of sizes in stock, but will also be able to order any special requests.

Shirts can be purchased during the week in the church office from 9-5.

 If you have any questions, please contact

Kat Muse 252-671-6460



 Ninja Night:

Parents have a relaxing evening out while kids enjoy fun karate training, games, and drills. Sponsored by local martial arts studio, Moo Son Down East.


Free Event for Youth Ages 7 - 17

Pizza Provided

When: Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 5:00-8:00 pm

Where: Riverside UMC

(405 Avenue A. New Bern, NC 28560)


Contact Amber Harr to Register:




Moo Son Down East - World Tang Soo Do
405 Avenue A. New Bern, NC 28560



You Are Invited!!


Trunk or Treat celebration

Wednesday, October 30,


5:30p Free Hot Dog Dinner

Following dinner, join the trunk or treat fun!

Wear your costume, bring a friend, bag for your goodies, and be ready to have


It is not required to have a decorated car to participate, but we gladly welcome all those who are willing to join in the decorating fun!

Participating cars must be parked by 5:30 and cannot be moved until 7p, to ensure everyone’s safety.

Contact AmberHarr@centenarychruch.com or 808-344-8254 for more information.


It is often hard for the parents with little ones to set up a car and walk around with their children, so this is a wonderful opportunity to welcome and support the children in our community.

All cars and trucks are welcome and encouraged to sign up prior to the event. Vehicle owners do NOT need to come in costume (although strongly encouraged), however, ALL vehicles MUST be decorated. Participating cars must be parked by 5:30p and cannot be moved until 7p to ensure safety. If you have a decorated car we can deliver dinner to your car so you won't miss any "treaters".  "Trunkers" will need to provide their own candy/treats to be given out.

Signing up allows us to plan accordingly, as well as, gives us a way to contact you with any additional and helpful information, such as arrival times or weather updates if necessary. You can sign up by emailing AmberHarr@CentenaryChurch.com

If you are interested but need help decorating your car, please let me know I am happy to offer suggestions.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN with it!! Thank you for supporting Children's Ministries at Centenary UMC!!


This Week at Centenary:

  8:30 AM  Worship-Chapel

  8:50 AM  Xperiience Worship-Sanctuary

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 AM  Worship-Sanctuary

  5:00 PM  Ninja Night @ Riverside UMC

  6:00 PM  Brices Creek Genesis study


10:00 AM  GriefShare

10:15 AM  Genesis Bible study

  6:00 PM  United Methodist Men

  6:30 PM  Pack 13

  7:00 PM  New Bern Civic Strings

  9:30 AM  Jonah study

  3:00 PM  Ladies’ Ensemble

  4:15 PM  Men’s Ensemble

  6:30 PM  Carillon Choir

  6:30 AM  Men’s Prayer Breakfast-Country Biscuit
12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  4:30 PM  Children’s Choir

  5:00 PM  Youth Brass Ensemble

  5:30 PM  MidWeek Meal

  6:00 PM  Facilitator’s Meeting

  6:00 PM  Adult Brass Ensemble

  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir

  6:00 PM  Praise Team

  7:00 PM  Troop 13

  7:15 PM  Sanctuary Choir


10:00 AM  LifeKeys Class

  5:30 PM  Girl Scout Troop 4813

  5:30 PM  Tai Chi

  7:00 PM  Downtown Genesis Bible Study