Congregational Care

Our Mission

Stephen ministry has been a ministry that has served the church for over twenty-five years. Shining Light on Mental Health is a ministry that was added to the Congregational Care Program in 2015. Recognizing the tremendous concern that our nation has experienced in recent years, Centenary has sought to be proactive in addressing needs in the mental health area. Recognizing that divorce is an issue that affects many people, a ministry of Divorce Recovery has attempted to help persons who have been so affected.

Have a Need for Care?

Centenary maintains an active on-call ministry for members who are faced with an emergency that needs the presence of a pastor. The clergy also provide hospital visitation every day of the week. We encourage members to let us know when someone is entering the hospital. Prayer requests are referred to the clergy staff. Recognizing that the end of life is a reality for everyone, the church seeks to provide a loving and caring presence to all. Clergy will conduct a service of worship and celebration for the deceased while giving the family the best possible care. Grief Support is a special ministry that is also provided.


For information regarding Congregational Care contact Rev. R. Craig Ford, ext. 1353 (office) or 336.831.5997 (cell).

In Memoriam

A list of member who have recently passed.

Grief Share

GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the 

nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with a support group discussion of the information presented during the video and of how group participants are dealing with the death of their loved one. The 13 weekly seminars will begin on Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:30 am – 11:00 am, and continue on Thursdays through December 12, 2019. The GriefShare group will meet in The Parlor at CUMC, entering on 4 ½ Street. For registration and questions, please contact Sandra Gramley (ext. 1352). 


For information regarding Congregational Care contact Rev. R. Craig Ford, ext. 1353 (office) or 336.831.5997 (cell).

Centenary United Methodist


646 West Fifth Street

PO Box 658

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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