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Starts November 29 • 7 pm • Zoom


Join Rev. Bret Cogan for an Advent book study featuring Walter Brueggemann's Advent Study Names for the Messiah. This will be a Zoom Study starting on Sunday, November 29 at 7:00 pm. We will then meet on each of the following Sundays of Advent at 7 pm (12/6, 12/13, 12/20). You can order the book at Christian Book Distributors, Amazon and several others. Participation is limited to 12-15. If there is enough interest there will be an additional option beginning on Monday, November 30 at 7:00 pm and then the next three Mondays in December. To register click the link below or contact Rev. Bret Cogan.



Angel Tree is back, but like everything else in 2020, it looks a bit different. Adopting an Angel will be all digital this year. All of our angels are listed in the Google Form linked below where you can scroll through and select the angel(s) you'd like to adopt. If shopping isn't in your comfort zone this year, there's a new option to sponsor an angel. You may sponsor an angel by making a donation which will be used to purchase the gifts for that child. If the digital sign-up is out of your comfort zone, you can contact Holly
Lee (336-712-9491) and she will help you select an angel.

Gifts can be dropped off on Friday, December 4 from 9 am - 1 pm, Sunday, December 6 from 1 - 5 pm, and Monday, December 7 from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm by coming by The Haven. Volunteers will collect the gifts from your car and bring them inside. More specifics about gift drop-off will be sent to you when you sign up for an angel.


In addition to your gifts, we are looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed to shop for sponsored angels, assist with gift drop-off and organizing, as well as getting gifts to our partner organizations. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these roles or have any questions regarding the Angel Tree, contact Jeanette Juran (jjuran@centenary-ws.org/336-724-6311 ext. 1332). We are excited to continue supporting kids in our community through this ministry.


Wednesdays • December 2, 9, 16, & 23 • Noon • Virtual

Our Prayers of the People service will resume during the season of Advent as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. Each Wednesday at Noon, we will gather via Zoom for a 30-minute worship experience of music, prayer, and contemplation.


Tuesdays • December 1-22 • Noon - 1 pm • Zoom


You are invited to join Rev. Susannah Pittman for four, stand-alone sessions where we will Check-in. Each session will use a Scripture passage from the lectionary for Advent to center and guide the conversation as we seek to offer support and care in this season. For more information, contact Rev. Susannah Pittman

December 3 • Noon - 1 pm • Zoom 


“Let’s Have Lunch” is hosted by our Shining Light on Mental Health ministry. This one-hour Zoom gathering will feature Dr. Glenn Kinken and Rev. Susannah Pittman speaking on ways to experience and cultivate love, joy, peace, and hope in this unique Advent season. For questions, contact Sandra Gramley (336-724-6311 ext.1352).


December 2 • 10:15 am • Zoom 


Join Director of Communications, Doug Peninger, as he welcomes Director of Music Ministries, Jonathan Emmons, to a 30-minute coffee break. For this coffee break, it's all about what's happening with music and Lessons & Carols.  For more information, contact Doug Peninger (ext. 1386/dpeninger@centenary-ws.org).

Children & Youth Scripture Readers

Children and youth third grade and older are invited to read scripture in all of Centenary’s services on the second Sunday of each month.  For more information, please contact any of Centenary’s ministers or Stacy Holley (336-724-6311 ext. 1359/sholley@centenary-ws.org.)

Samaritan Ministries

Samaritan Ministries is one of our local homeless shelters and was founded in part by Centenary members. In addition to its men’s shelter, Samaritan offers a soup kitchen and special programs for recovering substance abusers and the mentally ill. Centenary members support Samaritan in many ways, but as a church, we are committed to sending 6 overnight volunteers to staff the shelter and extend hospitality to its residents on the 2nd Friday of each month. To learn more, contact Tom Lawson, or click here to get details and sign up to serve.

Communion Assistants

On the first of Sunday of each month, we celebrate the sacrament of holy communion at our three morning services. During the 11:00 am Traditional service, we have opportunities for laity to be involved as communion servers. If you would like to assist in serving holy communion, please visit centenary-ws.org/sign-up or contact Jauna Jasinto at (ext. 1300)/jjasinto@centenary-ws.org.

Children's Choir

Children's Choir meets on Wednesday evenings and we have offerings for children ages 2 years through 5th grade. If you would like for your child or children to participate please register here so we can help them to have a great experience. Questions? Contact Jonathan Emmons (ext. 1339/jemmons@centenary-ws.org).

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