What's Happening This Week - September 21

GriefShare "Fall Sessions" will be on Mondays from 10:00 AM until noon in Room 206, from September 24th to December 17th. 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 


Oaks Road Academy School Supply Drive: Centenary is having a school supply drive for Oaks Road Academy from Sunday, August 19 – Sunday, September 30th. We have been asked to collect the following items:  They are:  1.)  Ear buds   2.)  Dry erase markers 3.)  Hi-Liters 4.)  Composition books (not spiral notebooks) and 5.)  Sheet protectors.  There are collection containers for these items in the Narthex, in the hallway outside the Chapel, and near the volunteer desk.  If you have any questions, please contact Colette Maple at 252-671-2333.

Interested in helping with youth? You could teach Sunday School chaperone events, or help with Sunday evening meetings! It all begins on September 9. Middle School youth meet at 5pm, there is supper for all at 6pm, and the Senior High youth meet at 6:30. It’s an adventure. Contact Rick Moser. Soon.  910-330-4665. Soon.


On Sunday, October 7, at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, the ROTHERMEL  FOUNDATION will present a lecture by Dr. Andrei A. Buckareff, Ph.D., titled CONCEPTS OF GOD.    Dr. Buckareff posits that in the west, the concept of God is most often understood in classical theism (God as a personal agent, sovereign, good God, creator of the universe) .  In eastern religions, the concept is quite different.  In addition to the classical western conception of God, Dr. Buckareff will also discuss two alternatives: pantheism (everything is part of an all-encompassing, immanent God) and panentheism (the divine is greater than the universe and includes and inter-penetrates it)).  Dr. Buckareff will address some common problems faced by the traditional view of God, including the problem of evil and the existence of gratuitous suffering.   Dr. Buckareff is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Marist College, Poughkeepsie , New York.  Dr. Buckareff holds degrees from the University of Rochester, Texas A & M University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. For further information about the lecture, speak with Dave Duane at the 8:30 service or by phone at 636.5638.


Coping With Life After Hurricane Florence is a 4 week workshop series on loss and recovery and will be offered here at Centenary on October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 10:00 AM til 11:30 AM. This program is specifically for those grieving the loss of home and/or property, and will be led by Centenarian Pam Bonina, one of our GriefShare leaders, and the Rev. Barbara Bornemann, a retired chaplain and a bereavement counselor.  Please call the church office at 637-4181 if you are interested in attending.


The Stephen Ministers will present an overview of the book. “Cancer, What Now,” on Sunday September 30th at 10:  AM in the Aldersgate Class area. Everyone is invited to see how this resource can be used by folks who have received a cancer diagnosis, or have a family member who has received that news. The presentation will be within the normal Sunday School time frame.

Habitat ReStore-Share our Mission by volunteering at our ReStore, according to your schedule. We have shifts available: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesdays through Saturdays. ReStore proceeds go toward helping us build more homes. Call Evelyn Richards at 252-633-5512 to volunteer or donate.

Interfaith Refugee Ministry most needed items– blankets (no king size), bed pillows, queen sheets, easy children’s books. Girls’ clothing for ages 3-12, boys’ clothing for ages 10-teen, SMALL men’s shirts and pants. For more information, call Susan at 633-9009

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: September 30, October 7, November 4, 18, 25.

Mark Your Calendars:  The 2018 CROP Walk scheduled for Sunday, September 30 has been cancelled.

The Sara Porter Circle Yard Sale scheduled for September 22nd was postponed. We will let you know when a new date has been determined.


5th Sunday Celebration
Sunday, September 30
11:00 AM-Sanctuary
(One Service Only)
No Sunday School