Our Ministries

Welcome Ministry

The Welcome Ministry seeks to serve newcomers to Centenary through ministries of hospitality.  We host several events throughout the year to help all of our guests get more acquainted with our clergy and staff, and learn about church membership.  We also help newcomers and members find places in the church to engage in study, service, and worship.


If you would like to learn more about membership or how to engage in the life of church, please contact Rev. Meg Gaston.

Adult Ministry

At Centenary, we view Spiritual Formation and Christian Education as key building blocks of Christian growth and maturity that doesn't end when we become adults. Understanding our own faith is the building block to living a Life of Faith and sharing our faith with others. At Centenary, our adults are the lifeblood of our ministries to the community and each other--actively engaged in the life of this church and community. As a church, we offer adults unparalleled opportunities in spiritual growth through a variety of channels: 

  • Adult Sunday School 

  • Small Groups  

  • Spiritual Formation

For more information on this ministry contact

Rev. Bret Cogan.

Children's Ministry

In children's ministry at Centenary, we strive to instill into our kids God's great love for each one of us by offering opportunities for families to grow in their faith together, involving members of all ages in Children's ministry to uphold the promise we make to all of our children at their baptism, to nurture their faith and growth in discipleship, and to share in community together while giving opportunities to invite others to be able to experience God's love for themselves.

Would you like more information about Children’s Ministry at Centenary? Contact Rev. Kate May, Associate Minister with Children.

Congregational Care


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 Ministers, our mental health initiative, Prayers of the People, divorce care, grief care, prayer requests, and pastoral care, the church seeks to provide opportunities for growth and care for all members.

For information regarding Congregational Care contact Rev. Susannah Pittman, Associate Minister of Congregational Care  Ext. 1357 or Rev. R. Craig Ford, 336.724.6311 Ext.1353 (office) or 336.831.5997 (cell)

Creation Care Ministry

Around 1990, Centenary began the Environmental Council with members committed to wise stewardship of God’s creation. In 2013, the name of the group was changed to Centenary Creation Care Ministry in keeping with the direction that this kind of ministry has been taking within the church at large – focusing on our spiritual responsibility as part of God’s Kingdom on earth. This ministry offers opportunities throughout the year for members to learn and to participate in various church and community activities.

Learn more about Creation Care Ministry by

contacting Frank Hassell.


Here at Centenary, one of the ways that we are loving God and loving neighbor is through compassionate service, a vital piece of which is missions. Through grants, volunteers, events, and advocacy, we support and participate in projects, relationships, and development that make the kingdom of God visible here and now. We honor our church’s historic commitments, current involvement, and missional entrepreneurship locally, regionally, and internationally.


To learn more about how we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ, and how we seek to meet Jesus where he is already at work in the world, contact 336.724.6311.

Music & the Arts

The Music and the Arts Ministry at Centenary provides leadership for the creative spirit and the exploration of God’s artistry through the performing arts, visual arts, the written word, film & cinema, and much more. Encountering Christ Jesus through the arts leads us towards daily spiritual renewal and transformation. How will you encounter Christ with us today?


If you have questions or are interested in learning more please contact Jacob Patrick .

Senior Adult Ministry

The Senior adults are a very active ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church, in both the church and the local community. With multiple volunteer opportunities, planned trips, luncheons, and numerous other ways to come together the Senior Adult Ministry works hard at forming new bonds among themselves, in the church, and in the community.


For more information contact Rev. R. Craig Ford , 336.724.6311 Ext.1353 (office) or 336.831.5997 (cell).

Youth Ministry

Centenary United Methodist's Youth Ministries mission is "to love youth on behalf of Jesus in hopes of loving them to Jesus." Our desire is that each youth that joins us and their families that walk beside them, come with a seeking heart, eager to know the love of Jesus Christ. Our Youth Ministry is intentional about offering you space and tools to encounter the living, loving Jesus so that your life may be transformed.

We are looking forward to meeting you and knowing you.  Please contact Tammy Pollock, Director of Youth Ministry or Tyler MacDonald, Cabaniss Resident in Youth Ministry to find out more information about our Youth Ministry.

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is a worldwide organization of women organized for mission, turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. At Centenary we offer groups known as Circles, which meet on various days and times for educational meetings, book study, service projects and long term fellowship and support.  We invite you to learn more and join with us in service and fellowship.

Learn more about our Circles by contacting Susan Stevens.


Exceptional Generosity -  We joyfully share and wisely utilize the resources with which we are richly blessed, including the gifts of time, talents, finances and intellect for the advancement of God’s kingdom. 


Our Stewardship ministry takes seriously living out this Core Value while nurturing a spirit of giving  and sharing with all who are a part of our church.  Centenary is able to accomplish so much for God’s Kingdom because of a growing generosity and fruitful faithfulness in God’s dreams for this church. 

Centenary United Methodist Church strives to love God and love neighbor through multi-generational ministries that offer innovative ways to grow deeper in faith and discipleship. From Worship to Missions and from Spiritual Formation to Arts there is a way for everyone to engage.  The ministry teams of Centenary desire to be in community with you so that we all may grow in our relationship with God and with one another and together transform the world into the likeness of Jesus Christ. 

Centenary United Methodist


646 West Fifth Street

PO Box 658

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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