What's Happening This Week - June 23

Just a reminder that there will be a scholarship blood drive organized by Savannah Murphy at Centenary UMC today, June 23, from 12-6 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Currently there is an urgent appeal for blood donations due to the blood shortage across the country. Every donor will receive a Chick-Fil-A sandwich gift card and if the blood drive reaches its goal of 76 units, we have the potential to save 228 lives.


 “Hit Parade of Hymns” Come, explore and sing along to some of your favorite old-time hymns.  We will be studying how we glorify God with song, and how these heart-warming hymns give us hope, inspiration and peace.  If you want to know more about the composers and what and/or whom inspired them to write some of your favorite hymns, come to Aldersgate Sunday School for the 5 Sundays in July.  We meet in the fellowship hall/basement at 9:30 am for coffee and cookies followed by class.  All are welcome.  The series will start July 2 and end July 30.


GriefShare at Centenary-A new GriefShare gathering started on June 5th at Centenary in Rm 206 at the church office building on 309 New St in downtown New Bern. It runs on Mondays, 10:00 am til noon, until Sept. 11th. For information on the morning sessions or to register, please contact Pam Bonina at 252-497-8489 or pambonina@gmail.com  Grief Share is for anyone who has lost a loved one to death - spouse, parent, child, friend or other relative. The sessions are a combination of video content, which will provide you with access to practical and spiritual guidance from a variety of experts, and group discussion, where you'll have the opportunity to learn from and help each other. Each session is designed to provide you with the support you need to begin to recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Sessions are led by people who have themselves lost loved ones, understand what you are going through and want to help. You may join at any time during the 14 weeks and at any point in your grief recovery journey. Additional information on this program can be found at www.griefshare.org.


Altar Flowers: If you would like to place flowers on the altar in honor of or in memory of someone, please call the church office at 637-4181 and reserve the Sunday you choose. Available dates: July 2, August 6, 13, 27.


The Community Gospel Choir, directed by Barry Templeton, will present a Patriotic Concert called AMERICA, KEEP SINGING! on Sunday, July 2, at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, New Bern.  Eloise Collins accompanies the choir.  The concert is free and open to the public.  


 This Week at Centenary:


  8:30 AM  Worship-Chapel

  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship-Sanctuary

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 PM  Worship-Sanctuary



10:00 AM  GriefShare 

  5:30 PM  Trustees



  5:30 PM  Missions Committee 

  7:00 PM  NAMI Support Group 



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

  12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  6:00 PM  Brass Ensemble

  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir

  7:00 PM  Sanctuary Choir

  7:00 PM  Praise Team



  5:30 PM  Brownie Troop 560

  5:30 PM  Brownie Troop 1930



  9:00 AM  MOPS Breakfast