MISSIONS

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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.

Samaritan Ministries - Urgent Need for Volunteers
 

We’ve served lunch without interruption on our sidewalk during the pandemic, and we’re excited to welcome guests back inside the dining room this August.  We need to double the number of volunteers during each lunch shift to 12.  We hope you’ll spread the word to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, church friends, and more about volunteering in the Soup Kitchen.  We need help Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.  Remember that anyone over the age of 13 (with a parent) can volunteer at Samaritan.  We no longer have an age cap at 65, and if you haven't volunteered with us in a while, we would love to see you soon!  You can find out more by visiting our Volunteer webpage at www.samaritanforsyth.org/volunteer/

Box Fans Needed
 

The Forsyth County Department of Social Services currently has a high need for Box Fans for the elderly and disabled residents of our county. Centenary is helping them to collect new box fans for our siblings in need. If you can buy a fan, we would love for you to bring it to church on Sunday morning and leave it at the reception desk at the 4 ½ street entrance or in the Narthex at the 5th street entrance. You can also bring the fan Monday – Thursday, 9 am-4 pm and leave it at the reception desk on 4 ½ street. If you have any questions please contact Rev. Meg Gaston.

Haiti Outreach Ministries
 

Nadege Gay, Pastor Leon’s Daughter, will be visiting Centenary on July 31, sharing updates with us on how things are going in Haiti and with our partners at Haiti Outreach Ministries. Feel free to join us in Memorial Auditorium at noon following the 11 am service.

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 am 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.

Ways to Serve with Our Partner Agencies

Centenary partners with a number of local agencies. Click the button below for a listing.