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.
If you have any questions about this ministry please contact, Rev. Meg Gaston.
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes is a long-standing community ministry at Centenary that provides financial assistance and a food pantry to our neighbors in need. It is open each Tuesday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Haven at 633 W. 4 1/2 St. Volunteers are needed to interview clients, assist with the food pantry, and help with the overall operation of this outreach. To learn more, contact Marianne Bach. To learn how to apply for assistance, click on Loaves & Fishes Procedures below.
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 below to get details and sign up to serve.
From December 1 through March 31, Centenary partners with churches and organizations across Winston-Salem to provide safe, warm, and hospitable places for the homeless to stay when our shelters fill up in the cold months. Centenary houses nightly check-in for the various shelter sites in The Haven at 633 W. 4th St. The overflow shelter creates space for building relationships that lead to long-term uplift for many of our guests, and the relationships formed by guests and volunteers alike are transformative. Volunteers are needed to assist with check-in, stay overnight, help with transportation, and more. To learn more, visit www.citywithdwellings.org.