What's Happening This Week - May 19

Thru-the-Week School Registration-Registration for the 2017-2018 school year has begun. If you, or someone you know, are interested in preschool for your child, please contact Katherine Muse at the church (637-4181) or at home (671-6460). Children will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.


Pillowcase Ministry-Most of the residents at the RCS Shelter arrive with nothing other than what they’re wearing. When they leave the shelter 30-40% of them move on to more permanent housing. The remaining 60-70% move on to another transient housing situation. A simple pillowcase becomes a possession that is theirs and theirs alone to keep personal belongings as they move from place to place. The United Methodist Women are collecting pillowcases, store bought, handmade or gently used, to meet this ever-growing need. Inside each pillowcase we are sewing a piece of fabric with Psalm 4:8 printed on it. “I will lie down and sleep in peace. For you, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” We are inviting the congregation to participate in this project by donating pillowcases. They can be dropped off in the church office at any time as this will be an ongoing ministry.


Come hear Randy Wersma, Director of Engagement--ZOE Ministries! Yes, Randy will visit with our Missions Committee at 5:30, Tuesday, May 23 in Room 202. Randy will review ZOE accomplishments and talk about new initiatives! He will speak for about 30 minutes. Please join us! RSVP to ppeebles2393@gmail.com!

GriefShare at Centenary-A new GriefShare gathering will be starting on June 5th at Centenary in Rm 206 at the church office building on 309 New St in downtown New Bern. It will run on Mondays, 10:00 am until noon, from June 5th to 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, 23, 30.


Give your child the gift of camp this summer!! Sign up at Camp Don Lee.

Spaces still available in:

 Marine Science Camp

 One Week Traditional Camp for Children and Youth

 Two Week Camp opportunities for high schoolers (9-12)

Adventure Camps  

To register, go to donleecenter.org


Centenary UMC Vacation Bible School

Kick-off Picnic:  Sunday, June 18    1:00 PM

Monday, June 19-Thursday, June 22  

9:00 AM—12:00 PM


Register online at centenarychurch.com


Call the church office at 637-4181


This Week At Centenary:


  8:30 AM  Worship-Chapel

  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship-Sanctuary

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 AM  Worship

  4:00 PM  Elijah performance-Centenary

  6:00 PM  CentYouth Dinner & meeting



10:30 AM  Believe Study

  5:30 PM  Trustees

  6:00 PM  Bible study

  6:15 PM  Cub Scout Pack 13

  6:30 PM  Stephen Ministers



 5:30 PM  Missions Committee

 7:00 PM  NAMI Support Group 



  6:30 AM  Men’s Prayer Breakfast

12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  4:30 PM  Children’s Choir

  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir

  6:00 PM  Brass Ensemble

  7:00 PM  Sanctuary Choir

  7:00 PM  Praise Team

  7:00 PM  Troop 13



10:30 AM  Preschool Graduation

  5:30 PM  Brownie Troop 1930

  5:30 PM  Brownie Troop 560