What's Happening This Week - December 14

GriefShare "Winter/Spring Sessions" will run every Monday, 10:00 AM until noon in Room 206, from January 28th to April 22nd. 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 to Centenary members and our community.... 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

2018 Gifts That Help Children! Twizerane Group, Muhambo, Rwanda-31 households and a total of 101 children-Gifts that Help Children provides the funds to make spiritual and life changing events which transform the lives of our working group members over our three year relationship. Look for the ZOE Christmas trees in the Education Wing and the Narthex with bookmarks ranging from $10 to $500. Select your bookmark(s) and the gift card holder(s). Place a check annotated ZOE in the offering plate for the amount of Gifts That Help or drop it by the church office. For questions, contact Patti Peebles, at pmpeebles@earthlink.net or call 252-571-2421! Thank you again for helping to change so many lives of vulnerable African children.


Designated Music Fund-This fund was established, more than a decade ago, to defray Music Ministry costs not covered by the operating budget, such as the cost of musicians and orchestra at Christmas and Easter. Anyone wanting to contribute to this special fund is invited to mark donations”Music Designated Fund”.

Nativity Helpers are needed-On December 22, 23, & 24, Centenary will present the Living Nativity. Volunteers are needed. Hours are 7:00 til 8:00 PM. There are three 20 minute shifts each night. Please consider volunteering for 1 shift. This is a gift that Centenary gives the community each year and is a great experience for all who participate. Please call or text Beckie McClay at 671-1395.

Staff Love Offering-Every year at Christmas time the congregation has the opportunity to give a love offering to our church staff, a total of fifteen people. You may mail your offering or leave it at the church office. You may also place it in the offering plate during the regular worship services. Make your check payable to the church and designate it for the “Christmas Love Offering”. Return your gift no later than Monday, December 17. Thank you for your generous gift to this Christmas Love Offering.
Larry Cumbo, Chair Staff Parish Relations Committee

American Red Cross Blood Drive—Monday, December 24 8:30 AM—2:30 PM in Classroom One at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

Centenary United Methodist Church Music Ministries
and Trent River Orchestra
Sing Christmas
December 16th 3:00 PM
Centenary Methodist Church Sanctuary


This Week at Centenary: 

  8:30 AM  Worship-Chapel
  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship
10:00 AM  Sunday School
11:00 AM  Worship
12:30 PM  Choir lunch
  3:00 PM  Cantata
  6:00 PM  CentYouth
10:00 AM  GriefShare
12:00 PM  GriefShare lunch
  6:00 PM  Pack 13
  6:30 PM  Carillon Choir

  6:30 PM  Men’s Prayer Breakfast-Country Biscuit
12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship
12:30 PM  Preschool Advisory Board lunch
  4:30 PM  Children’s Choir
  5:00 PM Facilitator’s meeting
  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir
  7:00 PM  Praise Team
  7:00 PM  Sanctuary Choir
  7:00 PM  Troop 13
  5:00 PM  Girl Scout Troop 4813
  7:00 PM  Living Nativity