What's Happening This Week - August 17

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 


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 16, 30.


We are looking for volunteers to help out at Oaks Road Academy. Please consider giving some of your time to our wonderful partnership. New and exciting changes will be happening this year. Come join us. Contact Gayle Midyette at 637-2415 if you are interested in volunteering.


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.

YARD SALE SEPTEMBER 22: Sara Porter Rejoice Circle will hold a yard sale in support of the Bee Campaign-raising money for the new family area at RCS. Help us help our homeless families by contributing any useful, decorative, or pre-loved items you no longer need or want. Sale items will be collected Sunday, September 16—Friday, September 21. Questions? Call or email Susan Cook at 636-1621, jcook16@suddenlink.net


Mark Your Calendars:  The 2018 CROP Walk is on Sunday, September 30 at Union Point Park! 25% of the funds raised go to Religious Community Services to help feed the hungry in our area. The theme this year is “May we be a blessing to others.” Please think about forming a Centenary team to walk and raise funds to help RCS feed the hungry in New Bern.

RCS needs cereal, SpaghettiOs, jelly in plastic containers and Ramen Noodles. Volunteers are needed to help with picking up & sorting donations and maintaining the “Dress for Success” clothing closet. Food may be brought to the church and left in the RCS bins. To volunteer, call Catherine or Judi at 633-2767.

What is the “Thru-the-Week School Fund”? This fund was established in 1981, and was originally called the “Baxter Scholarship” to honor Bill Baxter, a retired member of our Church who lived at 215 New Street.  “Granddaddy Baxter”, as he was called by generations of our children, came to the Pre-School each day to comfort and love any child who was having a bad day.  Bill Baxter died August l, 1997.   Elaine White, who had served as Director and teacher of our Pre-School for 28 years, retired that same month. At that time the fund was renamed the “White-Baxter Scholarship Fund.   In more recent years the fund was renamed to make its purpose more clear.  Because of the generosity of the members of Centenary, we have been able to offer scholarships to many children who would not otherwise have been able to benefit from our loving, talented and dedicated teachers. As part of Centenary's Outreach Ministry, our Thru-the-Week School has been a blessing since 1969, and many of our church family were introduced to Centenary as a result of bringing their little ones to Pre-School.  The Advisory Board for the Pre-School would like to thank Centenary Church for supporting us prayerfully and financially over the years


All Children ages 4-12 are invited to join

Centenary UMC Children’s Choir
(Learning & Growing

Through Making Music, Building Faith, & Spreading Love!)


Kick Off Party

Wednesday, September 5th



Share the fun and bring a friend!!


For more information,

Contact Dora Bullock

CUMC Children’s Choir Director



Captain Darren Fuller of the New Bern Police Department will be presenting a program on August 27th on, “The Opioid Crisis and Congregational Participation in Solutions.” This presentation is sponsored by your Stephen Ministers, and is open to all members of the congregation. If you wish to invite guests, that is encouraged. We will plan to meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:45, and the Presentation will allow time for questions and suggestions.


The final Artfelt Scriptures’ art, Enough for All, brought in a winning bid of $150. Congratulations to P.D. & Pam Scott for submitting the highest bid! The artist, Wanda Rains, has donated her works to raise funds towards the BEE Campaign for RCS. Over the last four months Aftfelt Scriptures has raised, including a donation from Ron & Pam Bonina, a total of $1,925.00! Thanks to all who have submitted bids! The Missions Committee


Philippians Church Wide Bible Study Schedule


Sunday Evening Study Group at the Mangum's / Sundays at 6pm, starting

September 9th at their home / Contact the Mangum's at: 



Monday Morning Study Group at the Church / Mondays from

10:15-11:45am, starting September 10th in The Upper Room/ Contact

Pastor Susan at: susanpg@centenarychurch.com


Wednesday Evening Study Group at the Church / Wednesdays from

5:45-7pm, starting September 12th in the Chadwick Classroom / Contact

Rev. Rick at:  rickmoser@centenarychurch.com

Thursday Evening Study Group at the Hunts / Thursday's at 7pm, starting September 20th at their home / Contact the Hunts at:  jhunt515@yahoo.com

This is a spiritual growth opportunity you won't want to miss.  It won't be the same without you...and you won't be the same without it.  Books are available for purchase in the church office now.  Price-$10.00 See you in Bible Study - in just a few short weeks!

The Armor of God Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer begins on Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30 AM in Room 203. This 7 session study will be led by Susan Crawford assisted by Mary Louise Leavitt. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you-your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. This Bible study is more than just a biblical description of the believer’s inventory. It is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Student book is $13.00. Please call the church office at 637-4181 if you would like to participate in this Bible study.


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

12:00 PM  GriefShare Luncheon

  6:00 PM  Pack 13





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

12:00 PM  Wednesday Worship

  6:00 PM  Chapel Choir

  7:00 PM  Sanctuary Choir

  7:00 PM  Praise Team



  5:30 PM  Girl Scout Troop 4813