Browse through the events that are available in which you can participate! You can also download our App: Realm Connect from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you need assistance setting up your app, contact Mary Ann Wexler.
Our all-new Wednesday evening dinner and programming night has begun! Church-wide dinner is from 5:15 pm until 6:00 pm. Children’s Music, Youth, and Adult programming will be from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Learn more and register for dinner below.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
October 8 • 3 pm • North Lawn
Bring your leashed or caged pets to the North Lawn for a time of fellowship and blessing of our animal companions.
WORSHIP IN THE PARK
October 1 • Triad Park, Kernersville • Shelters 6 & 7
We will provide fried chicken for lunch and invite you to bring your favorite covered dish to share! This will be a time of worship and fellowship and we encourage you to bring a friend! Also, bring diapers for our Diaper Drive size 5 and pull-ups size 4t/5t.
THE FIRST FIFTEEN
The First Fifteen Challenge invites you to take the first 15 minutes of your day and spend it with God by reading and reflecting on God’s Word. Although it involves only a short amount of time, through God’s grace it can transform our entire day! This spring and summer, our First Fifteen will be exploring the journey of the early Church and the travels of Paul. We would love for you to join us! Bookmarks containing the monthly reading plan are available throughout the Centenary campus.
To sign up for the daily devotions, click on our link below and be sure to select "First 15 Daily Devotions."
THE FIRST FIFTEEN: BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our First Fifteen is journeying through the Bible in a year! Over the next twelve months—starting with Genesis in September 2023 and ending with Revelation in August 2024—we will read the entire Old and New Testaments using a reading plan developed by the Bible Project (bibleproject.com). Each day will offer a psalm upon which to prayerfully meditate and a couple of chapters of Scripture to read. To help with understanding and applying our reading, we invite you to consider 8 questions developed by New Testament Professor Matthew Harmon. If you would like to incorporate prayer into your First Fifteen, we have also included a monthly prayer focus.
Bookmarks that contain the daily Scripture readings for the month, the 8 reflection questions, and the monthly prayer focus are also available throughout the Centenary campus.
If I can be of support along the way, please do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com or 336.724.6311 ext. 1357).
I look forward to journeying with you!
SALT WOMEN'S BOOK & BIBLE STUDY
1st & 3rd Wednesdays • 9:30 am-11 am
Beginning September 6 • Community Room
All women are invited to join us as we delve into the Bible study, "Romans: Good News that Changes Everything" by Melissa Spoelstra. Facilitated by Amy Lawson, this 6-session study explores the Good News found in Romans to encourage and transform us. Participant workbooks can be purchased through Cokesbury or other online retailers. For questions or more information, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.
FALL EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
Worship in the Park - October 1, 11 AM. Triad Park in Kernersville.
Blessing of the Animals - October 8, 3 PM. North Lawn at Centenary.
Tough Questions - October 15, 5-6:45 PM. Memorial Auditorium.
November 19 - Christmas Craft Night. More info to come!
October 15 • 5-6:45 pm
Kids ask great questions about faith, but they aren't always easy to answer!
Join us as Glenn Kinken and Kate May help you tackle some of the tough questions of faith so you can feel empowered to have great conversations with your kids.
When: Sunday, October 15, 5-6:45 PM
Where: Memorial Auditorium
Cost: $10/grown-up. This includes a catered dinner from Taco Mama.
Kids? Register them for children's activities and pizza dinner being offered for infants-5th graders. No cost for kids.
Register now! Registration closes on October 11.
Have questions to submit? Click here!
CALL TO CARE MINISTRY
We are excited to launch the “Call to Care” calling ministry. This ministry will provide regular, intentional communication to ensure that our congregation is connected, cared for, and aware of what is happening in the life of Centenary. If you are interested in serving as a caller for this ministry, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.
CareNotes are concise booklets that provide uplifting guidance to those who are hurting. They address topics that include grief, aging, healthcare, mental wellness, family care, spiritual support, and more. Our collection of CareNotes is located on the 3rd floor near the Resource Room. For more information, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.
REFRESH MIDDAY PRAYER SERVICE TUESDAYS IN OCTOBER
Noon-12:30 pm • Chapel
Through Scripture and prayer, this service offers a time to be refreshed and renewed through God’s grace. For more information, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.
SHINING LIGHT & STEPHEN MINISTRY:
“THE GRACE OF ANGER”
Sunday • October 22 • 5 pm Memorial Auditorium
The Shining Light on Mental Health committee and Stephen Ministry invite you to this special program, as Dr. Gary Chapman speaks on his new book, Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion. Please register for childcare by October 15 with Rev. Susannah Pittman. For questions or more information, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.
JUSTICE & RECONCILIATION
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Tuesday • October 3 • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Men’s Ministry of Centenary invites all men to a gathering for prayer and local ministry focus. Our October gathering will be hosted by David Caudle at his office at Tandem Senior Living Advisors at 301-A S. Liberty Street.
THURSDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP
October 5 • 7:30 am - 8:30 am • Community Room
We meet the first Thursday of every month as we gather for coffee and biscuits and fellowship. Then we move to the Community Room for prayer, announcements and a speaker. You may enter the East Building from the 4 1⁄2 Street or 5th Street entrances. To learn more about Men’s Ministry at Centenary, contact Chris Munnelly, Tanner Robinson, Michael Rogers or Tom Lawson.
Centenary has partnered with Samaritan Ministries to volunteer for their Dinner shifts from 4-7:30 pm every Sunday during the months of September and November. Each shift needs three volunteers, so ask a few friends to join you for a fun filled afternoon of volunteering at Samaritan! Scan the QR code to pick a Sunday and see more information about the opportunity. Email Rev. Meg Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions.
Sunday • October 15 • 10 am • Memorial Auditorium
We are very excited about this fair as it is a time to meet our mission partners, learn more about volunteer opportunities, and see how your mission dollars are at work!
MUSIC & THE ARTS
JOIN THE CHANCEL CHOIR THIS FALL!
Add your voice to a growing Chancel Choir! We return to our weekly rehearsal schedule on Thursday, August 24, followed by our fall retreat on August 25 and 26. Join us as we seek to equip and empower the congregation to lift its collective heart and voice in worship and praise. We rehearse each Thursday from 7-8:30 pm. NO audition is required! Please contact Director of Music Ministries, Jonathan Emmons, if you have any questions. See you there!
CALLING ALL ARTISTS
The Music & Arts Ministry invites submissions for our upcoming community exhibit, “Peace, Hope & Joy: A Neighborhood Showcase.” Art will be displayed in the Atrium and 4 1⁄2 Street Galleries from November 1, 2023, to January 28, 2024. The inspiration for this holiday season showcase is Galatians 5:22: “Among the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy and peace.” Contact Music Ministry Assistant, Virginia Sheffield for submission instructions.
CHILDREN’S MUSIC & ART INTRODUCES CREATIVE ARTS EXPERIENCE
Wednesdays this Fall!
CMA is proud to introduce Creative Arts Experience, a part of NOURISH every Wednesday, beginning September 13! Programming includes activities for children ages 2 through 5th grade. CAE will immerse young people in a wide-ranging program which will include singing, ringing, Orff, Kindermusik (ages 2-Kindergarten), drumming, visual arts, drama, and more! This diverse model will engage children with various levels of musical and artistic interests, all while cultivating more regular, more varied worship leadership opportunities for Centenary’s youngest!
Email Music Ministries Assistant Virginia Sheffield with any questions.
CONSPIRARE IN RESIDENCE
Sunday • October 15
11 am in Worship
4 pm in Concert
Join us as Grammy-award winning professional choir Conspirare presents a FREE concert on October 15, at 4 pm. The program will include a collaboration with nearly 100 additional singers including the Chancel Choir and Centenary’s new Youth Choir Collective. A small group drawn from the full choir will join us in worship at 11 am. Don’t miss a day full of transformative choral singing!
UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH
FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Join us every Sunday this fall at 10:00 am on the fourth floor (@Youth Commons) for ALL youth Sunday School. There will be breakfast snacks, coffee & drinks, and fellowship before the lesson every week!
God is a God who loves both unity and diversity. In the book of Revelation John shares "and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language..."
We are a diverse people! Join us as we figure out who we are and how we can be a people of unity in a world that is completely at odds with itself. Each of us, and our identities, are important to the Kingdom of God being revealed.
FALL NOURISH BIBLE STUDY
Life is all about questions.
And, WOW, there are so many questions. Questions about the world. Questions about the past. Questions about the present. Questions about the future - and more pointedly YOUR future.
Join us each Wednesday this fall to explore all these questions and learn to embrace them.
Put it in your calendar now to be a part of this awesome question-asking and answer-seeking Bible study each Wednesday night as part of Nourish (our church's new Wednesday night program) dinner is from 5-6 pm in the Auditorium followed by our study on the 4th floor (@senior high room) from 6-7 pm.
All are welcome!!
6th Graders this is for YOU!
Sixers! Is a ministry just of YOU! One Friday night a month, just the 6th graders, go on a super fun adventure! We can't wait for you to be part of our Youth Ministry and for you to not only have a blast but make friends and build upon your faith. Make sure to mark your calendar with all the dates and then watch for the registration links in our weekly announcements and Instagram posts. We are so excited...you should be too!
September 29: Celebration Station
October 20: Alpha & Omega Corn Maze
November 17: Urban Air Trampoline Park
January 5: Night at the Movies
February 2: Laser Tag at Spare Time
March 6: Roller Skating
April 26: Adventure Landing
May 10: Picnic at Bailey Park
CONFIRMATION (FOR OUR 7th Graders)
Our Confirmation classes will begin on January 3, 2024. Each class will begin with dinner (provided by Confirmation parents) in the Youth Commons in the Central Building of the church at 6:00 pm followed by class at 6:30 pm in the Middle School Room. Confirmation class will be over by 7:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). We will spend each week going through a chapter in our book, engaging in discussion, prayer, journaling, and considering how our faith is lived out in our everyday lives. Every Confirmand is asked to pick (and personally ask) a Shepherd (see details in the brochure) who will journey through the process with them, meet outside of class once a week to further our discussions, grow in relationship with each other, and pray together. There are two retreats and a couple of field trips as well! The hope is that through these experiences, you will come to encounter the living, loving Jesus Christ and will be transformed by that relationship.