Faith is a journey where we discover who we are and how to live within the community. Our practice of Faith leads us into the web of relationships with others who live beside us, as well as, all across the world. Our Faith then becomes real when we realize God is with us and always has been, calling us to go deeper into the discovery of our true self as one who bears the image of the divine One. If you are interested in this journey we would love to walk with you. We offer various opportunities to go deeper through wrestling with the texts of both the Christian and Hebrew scriptures, learning how they still speak to our lives and lead us to find hope, discover peace and how to love one another.
If you have any questions about this ministry please contact, Rev. Bret Cogan.
Adult Spiritual Formation Classes
Maybe you went to Sunday School as a child, maybe you didn’t, nonetheless, we believe Spiritual Formation touches both our minds and hearts, transforming the way we see the world around us and how we then engage the people we meet. Here at Centenary, our desire is to help you discover, study, learn and live your faith. We offer Spiritual Formation Groups (Sunday School for Adults) for people of all ages who are ready to ask hard questions and dig deeper into their faith. We encourage you to wrestle with wonder, as well as, ponder doubt.
Small Group Formation Opportunities
We live in a big world that moves at a fast pace. It can either wear you out or energize you! Small groups are gatherings of people just like you, and some who may run along a different path. Either way, small groups are a place to meet new people and discover deeper unseen before truths about the world we live in and the people we live beside stimulating our faith that enlivens our hearts and minds!
THE FIRST FIFTEEN
The First Fifteen Challenge invites you to take the first 15 minutes of your day, Monday through Friday, and spend it with God by reading a daily scripture, a short reflection, and a daily prayer. These readings will be shaped to help prepare you for worship since they will be guided by the topic of the sermon each Sunday. They will also help us, as a congregation, begin our day by taking a few moments to focus our lives, give thanks to God and ask for God’s guidance for our day. Fifteen minutes is all we are asking you set aside. Fifteen minutes to invite God into your life may be the inspiration we all need to live more fully into who we are as Centenary UMC as we learn to live and love like Jesus!
To sign up for the daily devitions, click on our link below and be sure to select "First 15 Daily Devotions."
We’re the most “connected” society ever, yet we’re the loneliest. After more than a year of separation, we long to reconnect with others and yearn for something more in life. This fall, you’re invited to make connections that matter in a Connection Group with Centenary. Connection Groups are a new kind of small group that meets weekly in homes, the church, or online so you can grow closer in community with each other and spiritually with God. Nothing to study. Just authentic conversations about life and faith for 8 weeks, together.
Spiritual formation is the Practice of what we say we believe.
"Spiritual Formation is a process of being conformed to the image of Christ, a journey into becoming persons of compassion, persons who forgive, persons who care deeply for others and the world, persons who offer themselves to God to become agents of divine grace in the lives of others and their world – in brief, persons who love and serve as Jesus did." ~ Invitation to a Journey by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr.