What's Happening This Week - April 19

Tenebrae Service
7:00 PM-Sanctuary


Easter Sunday
8:30 AM  Easter Worship in the Chapel
8:50 AM  Xperience Easter Worship in the Sanctuary
10:00 AM  Sunday School
11:00 AM  Easter Worship in the Sanctuary
Remember to bring flowers to decorate the crosses at each service


GriefShare "Summer Sessions" will run every Monday, 10:00 AM until noon from May 13th to August 19th* 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 (*NOTE: no session on May 27th and June 17th)


Shoes for God’s Children-”Heeling Our World”-Saturday, May 11-First Presbyterian Church-J. Murphy Smith Center-1:30—4:00 PM-Join other members of our community as we work together to make shoes for barefoot children. 300 million children in the world have no shoes and are at great risk of infection or death due to soil-transmitted diseases. “Heeling Our World” is teaching mothers and caregivers in Africa how to make shoes for their barefoot children. At the workshop, you will be making shoes for children in African orphanages who have no one to make shoes for them. Questions: Call Mitch Lewis at 252-670-1339.


First Wednesday meal for May-Wednesday, May 1-5:30 PM-Fellowship Hall. To celebrate the last Wednesday get-together until September, we will be cooking on the grill. So mark your calendars to come to Centenary’s cook out and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixings. Once again, this is a free meal for Centenary members and the community.


National Child Abuse Prevention Month:  The blue pinwheels in the flower beds by the steps to the sanctuary are in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. It also promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

Trip to the Israel and the Holy Land and a presentation of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany in 2020.  Dr. Bob Whitley is leading a trip to visit the Holy Land in Israel and also to attend a presentation of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany in August of 2020.  The Passion Play has been presented once every 10 years by the residents of Oberammergau since 1634. This once in a lifetime trip is being organized thorough Educational Opportunities Tours, (www.eo.travel) a prominent Christian tour company.  There will be an information slide show presentation on Sunday May 12, 2019 at 10:00 am in the WC Chadwick Sunday School room, 2nd floor of the educational building.  Anyone interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity is invited and encouraged to attend. If there are any questions, please call Dr. Bob Whitley at 633-1560, email him at toothdoc@suddenlink.net or go to the EO website for information.


Save the date for
Centenary’s Vacation Bible School

Kick-off Party-Sunday, June 16
12:00 PM—2:30 PM

June 17-20   9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Questions:  Contact Amber Harr at 808-344-8254
or amberharr@centenarychurch.com

Register at

Volunteers are needed.
We will need all the help we can get.

Contact Amber Harr to volunteer.




Memorial Concert for a Cause

Saturday, May 4, 2019

United Methodist Church
7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Tickets:  $20.00 Each

Paul Saik
Melodies from Musicals
PLUS…A Walk Down Memory Lane

Along with:
Megan Johnson


Concert to Benefit
RCS BEE Renovation Campaign


Tickets Available At: Centenary UMC,
Mitchell’s Hardware, Fuller’s Music & Bank of the Arts.


This Week at Centenary:

  8:30 AM  Worship-Chapel
  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship
10:00 AM  Sunday School
11:00 AM  Worship
Church Office Closed
10:00 AM  GriefShare
12:00 PM  GriefShare Lunch
  6:30 PM  Stephen Ministers
  3: 00  PM Ladies’ Ensemble
  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
  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir
  6:00 PM  Praise Team
  7:15  Sanctuary Choir