What's Happening This Week - August 11

GriefShare at Centenary-A new GriefShare gathering started on June 5th at Centenary in Rm 206 at the church office building on 309 New St in downtown New Bern. It runs on Mondays, 10:00 am til noon, until 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. 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.


The United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men are coordinating this year’s Project Agape Christmas box collection. These boxes are given to refugee children in Armenia. There are specific lists for 4 different age groups. All the items are to be put in a shoe box size plastic container with a lid. Instructions and the lists can be found on the conference website, nccumc.org. They will also be available in the church office. Deadline for the boxes will be September 22 in order to make delivery to Goldsboro by October 1. Bring completed boxes and place them in front of the volunteer desk in the Education Building.


Oaks Road Elementary School Partnership-It is almost time for school to begin. We are looking for volunteers for Oaks Road elementary School. There are many ways that you can help:

 Read with a child

 Practice math with a child

 Help in the library

 Supervise duty free lunch

 Assist  in science lab

The theme for the school year is “On the Road to Excellence”. Since the school is on their road to excellence, Centenary can join them on their journey. This is a wonderful way to make a difference in the life of a child. If you are interested, please call Gayle Midyette (637-2415) or email gmidyette@suddenlink.net. “As one person you cannot change the world, but you can change the world of one person.”


CCDRA, the Craven County Disaster Response Program is now taking phone requests for help to repair damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Call 252-649-0098 for assistance.


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: September 3, 10, October 1, 8, 15.


You are invited to Camp Don Lee Festival of Friends! - Sunday, August 13th.

Free Activities 2:00 PM—7:00 PM

$10 Barbecue Dinner

Defender’s Cup regatta

Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Nature, and MORE!

Enjoy a fun-filled day at camp with free activities. Cheer on sailors in the annual Defender’s Cup Regatta. Join us for a delicious BBQ dinner.


Family Camp!

Make plans to join us for August 12th - 16th 2017

Rev. Owen Barrow, 519 Church in Apex
will join us as Pastor in Residence!


Family Camp, a favorite long-standing tradition

at Camp Don Lee, is a time for families
to join together, to relax,

and to become members of a larger family, the family of God.

Register Today!   (252) 249-1106


Day Rates Available


Summer Giving-If you think you may miss church services this summer due to travel or other commitments, consider setting up an automatic giving schedule.  Your consistent support is vital to our church, especially during summer months.  To set up a recurring contribution, visit www.centenarychurch.com, click on the “Online Giving” link and follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions or make a one-time gift.  Thank you for your continued support of the mission and ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church. 



You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography sessions.

Photography Dates:

            September 13, 14, 15, 22                    2:00 PM—8:50 PM

            September 16 & 23                             10:00 AM—5:00 PM

            September 17 & 24                             12:30 PM—6:30 PM


To schedule your appointment, visit our website and click on the Sign Up Now link on our home page. Or call the church office at 637-4181 for assistance.


The Craven County CROP walk will be on September 24.  Walker forms are in Rick's office.  Plan now to walk the very easy 5K course and raise money for the CROP work.  More about this will be in the newsletter.  The walk is in its 37th year, one of the longest yearly walks in the country!  

Lay Servant Ministry Course-Living Our United Methodist Beliefs is being offered on Saturday, August 26th. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Trinity UMC  (2311 Elizabeth Street  New Bern, NC 28562) This advanced class is required to become a Certified Lay Speaker and is ALSO open to anyone who would like to learn the history of the United Methodist Church. Register here: https://sounddistrictnc.org/sound-district-advanced-living-united-methodist-beliefs-august-2017/  The course will be taught by the Rev. Belton Joyner at a cost of $20 per person.  The registration fee includes a light breakfast, snacks, and lunch on the day of class.  Registration ends August 18th at 11:00 pm. Once you are registered, you will receive and email with the required text to purchase and read PRIOR to class.  For questions regarding registration, you are asked to contact the District Office (919-779-9435 or district@nccumc.org) For questions regarding the course, you are asked to contact the Co-Directors : Roxie Cauley (roxiemc51@yahoo.com) or Jackie Attaway (jattaway@ec.rr.com)


This Week at Centenary:


  8:30 AM  Worship-Chapel

  8:50 AM  Xperience Worship-Sanctuary

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 PM  Worship-Sanctuary



10:00 AM  GriefShare





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

12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  7:00 PM  Praise Team