What's Happening This Week - October 20

Remember:  this Sunday is Consecration Sunday, so make your plans now to attend the Celebration Brunch (following the 8:30 and 8:50 services) or the Celebration Lunch (following the 11am service).  A big "Thank You!" Goes out to Robert Jordan and his band of helpers for preparing the feast!  As always on Consecration Sunday, there is no Sunday School; nurseries will be provided as usual.  


Free Adult Dental Clinic-Epiphany School of Global Studies-2301 Trent Rd. on Friday, October 27 & Saturday Oct. 28. Doors open at 6:00 AM. Patients served on first come, first served. No appointments, one service per patient. Plan to arrive early, line will start forming at midnight. Dental patients will be required to be dropped off and/or park at Temple Baptist Church parking lot, 1500 Kingdom Way, and then will be transported by bus to and from the dental clinic at Epiphany School. Direction signs will be posted to the parking and drop off area at Temple. Bring food, water, medicine or items you might need while waiting.


Rothermel Foundation-On October 22nd at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, the Rothermel Foundation presents a lecture by world recognized climate scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann, Director of the Penn-State Earth Systems Science Center. Dr. Mann’s Research studying the earth’s temperature over the past thousand years resulted in a graph of temperature vs. time that resembles the shape of a hockey stick. That iconic shaped graph is the basis for the position on global warming taken by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which led to the Paris climate accord. The title of Dr. Mann’s lecture is The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars. Dr. Mann states his “...job as a scientist is making sure that public discourse is informed by an accurate understanding of the science.” For additional information about the lecture, see Dave Duane at the 8:30 service or phone him at 636-5638.


Would you like to become involved with our children’s choir music ministry? Our children will perform “It’s Cool in the Furnace” next spring. We would love to have you volunteer on our musical committee and partake in the role of usher, dialogue coach, backstage crew, prop master, or anything else of need. Our committee meets the first Wednesday of each month in the Helen Morton Classroom from 6:15—6:45 PM. For more information, contact Amanda Kennedy at amandakennedy@centenarychurch.com


MidWeek/Trunkor Treat-Wednesday-Meal is served at 5:30 PM. Decorate your car and give out candy to Centenary’s Trick or Treaters!! If you are decorating your car, please be parked in the parking lot by 5:30. Dress up in your costumes, bring a bag for your treats and join us in the Fellowship Hall for a free hot dog meal. Then out to the parking lot for all the fun!!


GriefShare-the weekly fall session of GriefShare will run through December 18. (10 AM-noon in Room 206). We invite previous participants back and welcome new members. The approach of the holidays presents challenges in grieving which we address in the weeks prior. For information or to register, please call Pam Bonina at 252-497-8489.


Children from J.T. Barber and Trent Park Schools have returned for the After School Program on Wednesdays (3:15-4:30 PM).  Needed are members of Centenary to work with the children on reading and homework. This has been a long standing ministry at Centenary. The only requirement is a love for children. Can you give an hour each week (or as you can schedule)? Contact Judy Tymes at 231-252-1515. Thank you.


Centenary Church is hosting a GriefShare program for those who have lost a loved one and are concerned about the upcoming holidays. “Surviving the Holidays” is being presented on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 AM till noon.  All are welcome!! Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays

  What to do about traditions and other coming changes

  Helpful tips for surviving social events

  How to discover hope for your future

We will meet in Room 206. Contact Ron at 252-497-8489 for more information. There is a charge of $5.00 for a workbook.


Stewardship and Electronic Giving…If you currently make contributions to the church online, or have set up recurring transactions, your Estimate of Giving card is still needed to assist the Finance Committee in planning for the coming year.



Sunday, November 5

Fellowship Hall

We will begin serving at 11:00.

Menu: barbecue pork, potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, hushpuppies, cake, tea

$7.00 per plate

Eat in or take out


Early Response Team Training at Centenary-Sunday, November 5 from 9:45 AM until 6:00 PM. This program is designed to teach people what to do and what not to do as the first people allowed in a disaster area. Each team member has a specific job (leader, logistics person, base camp manager, etc.) and teams stay no more than 3 days at a time. All teams are self sufficient so that they are not an added burden to a suffering community. The class offers the opportunity to discuss and practice the early response procedures. To register, go to centenarychurch.com, click on the link for ERT Training.


Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (United Methodist Polity) will be offered on Saturday, November 4 at Ann Street UMC, 417 Ann Street, Beaufort from 8:30 to 4:30. This advanced Lay Servant Ministry class is required to become a Certified Lay Speaker and is also open to anyone who is interested in learning why United Methodists do things the way they do to be a place and a people who embody the Kingdom of God in the 21st century. Participants will examine the structure of the United Methodist Church, its connectional system and fulfillment of its mission from the local church to global agencies, the episcopacy, the itinerant ministry and appointment process. The class will be taught by the Rev. Taylor Mills of Ann Street UMC. The cost is $20.00 which covers light breakfast items, snacks, and lunch. Registration ends October 28th.  To register: go to sounddistrictnc.org, scroll to Lay Servant Ministries article. The registration link is in the article.


Troop Support-Please let us know of any deployed troops to whom we may send care packages. We have sent to several Marines as well as canteen items to Kinston Veterans’ Home. Please do not give us magazines or books until we notify you that we have a need. Thanks for your support to our troops for more than ten years. We have sent more than 1200 care packages. Bless all who have continued to help. Hal







This Week at Centenary: 



  8:30 AM  Worship—Chapel

  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship-Sanctuary

  9:30 AM  Celebration Meal

11:00 AM  Worship-Sanctuary

12:00 PM  Celebration Meal

  5:00 PM  Middle School Youth

  6:00 PM  CentYouth Meal

  6:00 PM  Brices Creek Revelation study

  6:30 PM  Sr. High Youth



10:00 AM  GriefShare

10:15 AM  Revelation Study

  5:00 PM  Trustees

  6:00 PM  Stephen Ministers

  6:15 PM  Pack 13

  7:00 PM  New Bern Civic Strings



  9:30 AM  David study

  5:30 PM  Missions Committee

  6:30 PM  Carillon Choir

  7:00 PM  NAMI Support Group 



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

12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  3:15 PM  After School Program

  4:30 PM  Children’s  Choir

  5:30 PM  MidWeek/Trunk or Treat

  6:00 PM  Brass Ensemble

  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir

  6:15 PM  Revelation Study

  6:15 PM  Facilitators meeting

  7:00 PM  Sanctuary Choir

  7:00 PM  Praise Team

  7:00 PM  Troop 13



  5:00 PM  Girl Scout Troop 4813

  5:45 PM  Girl Scout Troop 560

  7:00 PM  Downtown Revelation study



   9:30 AM  MOPS

  5:00 PM  Catacombs



   5:00 PM  Catacombs