ENGAGE

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.

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MARK YACONELLI COMES TO CENTENARY
November 30 • 9:00 am-Noon • Memorial Auditorium


In the pages of Between the Listening and the Telling, storyteller, author, and activist Mark Yaconelli leads readers into an enchanting meditation on the power of storytelling in our individual and collective lives. Join us for this free event, however, registration is encouraged on Realm. Copies of his book will be available to purchase on November 30 at our event.

POINSETTIAS FOR ADVENT

Once again, you have an opportunity to recognize your loved ones as we decorate our church for the holidays. Poinsettias can be purchased for $20 each. Orders with payment must be received by November 25, 2022. To order, go to the Give tab on the Centenary website. Once on the tab, select Give/Contribute from the dropdown menu. Once on the link, select Christmas Poinsettias in the fund menu. Be sure to include in memory/honor of names in the optional memo line. You may also mail a check to the business office. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann Wexler (336-724-6311 ext.1346).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Are you a people person? Do you enjoy chatting with folks? We are building a roster of front desk volunteers to direct phone calls and open the door for our guests. Office hours are 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Thursday. If you’re interested in a particular day of the week and can assist occasionally or every week, please contact John Markle (jmarkle@centenary-ws.org/ext. 1347).

A GIFT OF... ADVENT STUDY
Thursdays • December 1-22 • 10 am • Room 112
Sundays • November 27 - December 18 • 10 am • Memorial Auditorium

All are invited to join Rev. Susannah Pittman in exploring the hope, peace, joy, and love of Advent through Scripture and carols. This 4-week class will be offered on Sunday and Thursday mornings. Registration is not required, and there are no additional resources to purchase. For questions or more information, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.

KIDS DAY IN
Saturday • December 10 • 9:30 - 11:30 am

Infants through 2nd graders are invited to join us for Kids Day In on December 10 from 9:30-11:30 am. We’ll enjoy a morning of holiday-themed fun with age-appropriate programming for all kids including crafts, games, and more. Register by clicking below or in the Realm app. The cost is $5 per kid. Register by Wednesday, December 7. Questions? For more information contact Kate May.

PRESCHOOL PAJAMA PARTY
Saturday • December 24 • 9:30 - 11:30 am • East Building Community Room

A Christmas Eve morning opportunity to worship the preschool way! We'll have activities, music, storytelling, snack, and more!  Families are invited to stay and play in our play places following our party up until 11:30 am! Preschoolers of all ages and their grownups are invited. Questions? For more information contact Kate May.

THE COLOSSIAN WAY
Wednesdays • January 11 - March 22 • 7:00 - 8:30 pm

You are invited to join a small group study as we learn how to engage faithfully with one another and strengthen our relationships in the process. The Colossian Way is a model for how Christians can discuss diverse topics such as politics, gun control, healthcare, etc. There is a maximum of 10 participants and attendance is required for at least 7 of 10 weeks. Register your interest by November 30. If you would like to learn more, please contact Suzanne Epermanis or Doug Haynes. 

ANGELS ARE READY TO BE ADOPTED!

The holidays are fast approaching and the Angel Trees are up! This year’s angel adoption process is all in person so make sure to visit one of our trees to adopt an angel or two before you leave. You can find trees with angels ready to be adopted in the 4 ½ Street Reception Narthex, the Sanctuary Narthex, and the East Building 5th Street Entrance. Want to participate but don’t want to shop? You can sponsor an angel and one of our awesome shoppers will do the shopping for you. Sponsor an angel through your Realm account or on the church website through the “Give” tab. Simply designate your gift for Angel Tree. All gifts should be returned by Sunday, November 27. This year don’t wrap your presents, instead, we are having a wrapping party for all ages on Sunday, December 4 from 3-5 pm in the Community Room on the second floor of the East Building.  For more information please contact Kate May.

PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED

Do you like to take pictures? Do you like to be at great church events? If this sounds like you, then let’s chat! With all the exciting things happening at Centenary and within our community, the Communications Ministry is seeking folks who enjoy taking pictures. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Director of Communications, Doug Peninger.

ATRIUM GALLERY • CENTENARY MEMBERS' SHOWCASE

Visit the Atrium for the new exhibit - Genesis: A New Creation - featuring the art of Centenary artists. Pieces will be displayed in the Atrium Gallery and in the first-floor hallway between the Dining Room and the Atrium.

CHILDREN’S MUSIC & ART NIGHT HAS BEGUN 

It is not too late for children ages 2 through 6th grade to join us every Thursday night from 5:00-6:35pm for Children’s Music & Art Night! Programming includes choir, handbells, handchimes, Kindermusik, art and more! Dinner is available from 4:30-6:30pm. Donations are collected weekly on site. Adult supervision is required for dinner. (Children ages 2-3 are dismissed at 5:40. Participation requires adult accompaniment.) For more information, please contact Music Ministry Assistant, Virginia Sheffield.

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."

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CARD MINISTRY

 

The Congregational Care Ministry at Centenary is starting a card ministry and would love for you to join us! We are seeking volunteers to assist in writing notes of encouragement. Supplies and recipient lists will be provided, and there is flexibility in time commitment. Please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman  for more information or to volunteer. 

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