Advocacy and Justice
City with Dwellings
City with Dwellings is “a community-first response to the needs of the people, including poverty, and ending homelessness in Winston-Salem.” This grassroots organization of faith communities, colleges, civic groups, and individuals not only runs the winter overflow homeless shelter; they also do year-round advocacy for the homeless and marginally housed, connecting vulnerable people to resources, housing, and healthcare in an intensely personal and relational context. To learn more click here.
World Relief is a faith-based nonprofit whose mission is “Empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable”—which for them means refugees and victims of sex trafficking. In 2016, Centenary began a partnership with World Relief by welcoming and walking alongside a refugee family as they started a new life here in Winston-Salem. There are many opportunities to help, serve, donate, and learn through World Relief. To learn more, click here or contact Tanner Robinson.
The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has charged its congregations to organize as Missional Networks—smaller, regional groupings of churches who can do more and better things together than separately. Centenary is part of the East Winston Missional Network along with St. Paul UMC, Green Street UMC, Saints Home UMC, St. Andrews UMC, Konnoak Hills UMC, Central Terrace UMC, and New Story Church. Through this these partnerships, we started the Pathway to K summer program for rising kindergarteners, and we have forged an ongoing relationship with St. Paul to address issues of race and racism in the church. We are excited to see what more God will do through our Missional Network!
If you have questions or would like to learn more about this ministry please contact 336.724.6311.