The purpose of the Congregational Care Ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church is to serve the members of the congregation in ways that provide love and care. Through our Stephen Ministry, Shining Light on Mental Health ministry, grief support, prayer shawl ministry, prayer requests, and pastoral care, the church seeks to provide opportunities for growth and care for all members.
If you have questions about this ministry contact, Rev. Susannah Pittman.
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. The 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. Susannah Pittman.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Whether you love to knit or want to learn, if you enjoy fellowship, please join the group in the Parlor on the first Monday of each month from 10 - 11 am where shawls, as well as other handwork, are created. These items are created to bring the Holy Spirit to others in times of joy or sadness. This ministry is a great way to make new friends. For more information, contact Dianne Moore.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this group is currently not meeting.
Grief Share provides support and healing for individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Periodically, Centenary facilitates Grief Share support groups and seminars; these events are open to the community. For more information about this ministry, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Shining Light on Mental Health is pleased to help raise awareness of a new 3-digit number that expands resources and support for those experiencing a mental health crisis. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text, and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman for more information.