What's Happening This Week - July 13

GriefShare "Summer Sessions" will run every Monday from 10:00 AM until noon in Room 206, from May 14th to August 20th. 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 Ron Bonina at 252-497-8489 or dadboni@outlook.com 


Office Volunteers Needed-We need YOU to help us in the office. You have probably noticed the desk in the reception area right outside the office. That desk is where the office volunteers work. Basically, we need you to answer the phone and transfer calls to the appropriate staff member. Sometimes we may ask you to stuff envelopes or perform other EASY tasks. The most important job is as a greeter when people enter the Education Building. We have 2 shifts per day: 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM And 12:30 PM until 3:30 PM and we ask that you commit to one of these shifts per month. This is a great way to get to know your Centenary family members. Please call Pam Scott at 634-3141 if you are interested in this opportunity to serve at Centenary.


Altar Flowers-If you would like to put flowers on the altar in honor of or in memory of someone during 2018, please call the church office at 637-4181 to reserve your Sunday. Openings: July 22,  August 12, 19, 26


The school year is over. Our Centenary volunteers have accomplished great things at Oaks Road this year. Our church donated money, supplies, books, ties and many volunteer hours. 44 volunteers donated 5,579 hours and 54 minutes this year! What an incredible number of hours! Thanks to our volunteers and other church members for all of your support for Oaks Road. We will be looking for new volunteers, so please consider giving some of your time to this wonderful partnership with Oaks Road Academy. New and exciting changes will be happening next year. Come join us. Contact Gayle Midyette at 637-2415 if you are interested in volunteering.


A Way Forward: Regional Gatherings in July-Regional gatherings are planned as announced at Annual Conference in response to the interest indicated. The gatherings will be led by members of the General Conference Delegation and the Bishop. Laity and clergy are invited to attend any of the gatherings. No pre-registration is required. There will be ample room at each gathering for all who are interested in this conversation at this time.
Centenary’s closest gathering will be on  Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 PM, at St. James UMC, Greenville. Each gathering will offer brief centering worship and gathering conversation followed by a discussion of the material anticipated for release on or around July 8.  This release to the whole church will contain the recommendation of the Council of Bishops and the other two possibilities considered by the Commission on A Way Forward. If you are interested in attending this gathering, please call the church office at 637-4181 as there may be room on the church bus.


Belated thanks to Dave & Jean Stoll who volunteered this year with the After School Program. We thank you for your faithfulness with working with our children.


The Sara Porter Rejoice Circle will be holding a  September yard sale in support of the Bee Campaign-raising money for the new family area at RCS. Help us help our homeless families by putting aside for us any useful, decorative, or pre-loved items you no longer need or want. Items will be collected in September. Questions?  Call or email

Susan Cook at 636-1621 or jcook16@suddenlink.net


Congratulations to Pastor Susan Pate Greenwood, who submitted the highest bid for June's Aftfelt Scriptures' art, "At The Heart Of Faith". The RCS Bee Campaign has another $125 towards our $100,000 commitment. Thank you, Pastor Susan!
The Missions Committee


Troop Support-Centenary has sent several packages to Air Force B-52 crews in the Middle East during Christmas and more recently. It is good to be back at that. We have had several thank you letters. Hopefully we will receive more names. If you know of a deployed soldier please send us their names and addresses. We have also sent several packages to the NC Veterans Home in Kinston. All to whom we send packages are most appreciative. We hope things will pick up and more shipments will be moving. Thanks for your continued support. Hal.


This Week at Centenary:


  8:30 AM  Worship—Chapel

  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship-Sanctuary

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 AM  Worship-Sanctuary



10:00 AM  GriefShare



  7:00 PM  A Way Forward Gathering-St. James UMC-Greenville 



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

12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  7:00 PM  Praise Team