What's Happening This Week - April 20

National Child Abuse Prevention Month:  The blue pinwheels along the fence of the playground 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.


GriefShare is in session and will run every Monday from 10:00 AM until noon. They will continue through April 23rd in Room 206. You  are welcome to 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, If you know of someone who is hurting, please invite them. For more information, please contact Pam Bonina at 252-497-8489 or  pambonina@gmail.com  GriefShare "Summer Sessions" will be on Mondays starting on May 14th, 10am to Noon in Rm 206.


SHOES FOR GOD’S CHILDREN:  Making shoes for barefoot children in Africa. Save the date Saturday May 12, 2018, 12:00 - 2:30 pm.    Join Faith Connection’s 19 congregations for this “Heeling Our World” workshop. 300 million children in the world have no shoe and are at great risk of life threatening diseases that enter their bodies through cuts on their feet. To address this problem, this ministry has taught mothers and caregivers in Africa to make shoes for their barefoot children. At our workshop we will be making shoes for children in African orphanages who have no one to make shoes for them. Location: First Presbyterian Church J. Murphy Smith Center 508 Middle Street. To sign up email or call Susan Cook jcook16@suddenlink.net or 636-1621.


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


Interfaith Refugee Ministry needs:  Dish detergent, unscented laundry detergent, 13 & 30 gallon trash bags, towels, bed linens (No king size), blankets, 60 W light bulbs, Windex, Clorox wipes, Comet powder or Soft Scrub, sponges, deodorant, razors, shampoo, diapers, baby wipes, bar soup, liquid hand soap, calendars, umbrellas, wrench, hammer, screwdriver, tape measure, school supplies, stamps. Please bring your gifts to the office.


Registration for Centenary Thru-the-Week School for the 2018/2019 school year continues. 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.


The Artfelt Scripture's first paintings by Wanda Rains have been awarded:

Son Rise Alarm went to Susan Crawford, of Centenary UMC.  The highest bid for Overcoming Darkness was by Peggy McCouch, of Alexandria, VA.

The two pieces together brought in $525.00 for the RCS BEE Campaign. We hope you enjoyed the addition of art in the services! Thank you to all who took part in the bidding.  The next Artfelt Scriptures artwork will show on May 13 and May 20.          The Missions Committee


Faith Through Song
Back by Popular Demand!

Sunday, April 29

4:00 PM

Centenary sanctuary

Come join us for a wonderful display of faith played out in song! Seven church choirs combine forces for a fund raising concert. This is the third time Faith Through Song has been hosted at Centenary UMC and the first two were amazing events! A free will offering will be taken with all proceeds donated to support Veterans Services at Religious Community Services! Participating church include: Biblical House of God, Centenary UMC, Christ Church, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Refreshing Lives Church & St. Paul Catholic. For more information contact Patti Peebles at ppeebles2393@gmail.com


MERCI Clinic provides care for the unfortunate people in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties who find themselves 200% below the poverty level. This prevents them from obtaining much needed healthcare as well as medications. As the Clinic explored new ways to afford all of the goals they had set for this year, one idea was to stop spending monies on things like ink, paper, staples, etc.  They have decided ask the community to help out with office supplies so that money could be put to better use for their patients. Needs list:  postage stamps, staples, tape, envelopes #9, 5160 and 5161 mailing labels, White Out, Staples gift cards, receipt books, self adhesive fasteners


26th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive-May 12-Please place non-perishable food donations in a bag by your mail box on May 12. Your letter carrier will deliver it to RCS.


Rothermel  Foundation Lecture – On April 29nth at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, the Rothermel Foundation  brings Dr. Gianpietro Dotti, MD, to present a lecture titiled  Cellular Immunotherapy: Engineering New Treatments for Cancer.  His research focuses on extracting disease-fighting immune cells (T cells) from a patient’s blood and genetically engineering them to recognize that patient’s cancer and direct an attack against it.  To date, Dr. Dotti has facilitated the implementation of more than 10 cell therapy trials using gene modified T cells.  A world leader in the field of cancer cellular immunology,   Dr. Dotti’s key position at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is central to establishing the Center’s cellular immunotherapy program.  For more information about the lecture, which is free and open to the public, see Dave Duane at the 8:30 Chapel service or phone 636.5638. NOTE: The Rothermel program will end at 3:00 PM providing ample time for people to walk from FPC over to Centenary to listen to the Faith Through Song  program beginning at 4:00 PM in our Sanctuary to benefit RCS.

Mark Your Calendars!!


5th Sunday Celebration
Sunday, April 29
One Service at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary.

Music will be provided by New Bern High School Chorus
No Sunday School!

Catered lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall
after the service.


You are invited to
Centenary Preschool’s
Art Show
Tuesday, May 1
Come for an evening of Art and Fun!
The preschoolers have worked very hard to create come wonderful masterpieces
to be displayed in our 9th Annual Art Show.
Each age group has a special large piece of pottery and a canvas painting
 that each child helped to create.
We will be holding a silent Auction and highest bidder wins the beautiful artwork!
The teachers have put together some awesome gift baskets
that will be part of the Silent Auction as well.
The themes for the baskets are:
Family Road Trip, Sunday Brunch, Summer Fun, Imagination Station.
We will also have other auction baskets full of goodies that have been donated
by our friends in the church & community.
Silent Auction ends at 6:30.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served!
Art Show tickets are $4.00 and can be purchased at the door.


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

  5:00 PM  Middle School Youth

  6:00 PM  CentYouth dinner

  6:30 PM  Sr. High Youth



10:00 AM  GriefShare

  5:30 PM  Trustees

  6:15 PM  Pack 13

  6:30 PM  Stephen Ministers



  3:00 PM  Ladies Ensemble

  4:15 PM  Men’s Ensemble

  4:30 PM  Children’s Choir @ Cow Café

  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

  3:15 PM  After School Program

  6:00 PM  Brass Ensemble

  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir

  7:00 PM  Sanctuary Choir

  7:00 PM  Praise Team

  7:00 PM  Troop 13



  5:00 PM  Girl Scout Troop 4813

  5:45 PM  Girl Scout Troop 560