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We're excited to invite you to our all-new Wednesday evening dinner and ministry offering. This is as an opportunity to build community around a table as we break bread together. You will find faith formation opportunities for children, youth, and adults whether in classes or children's music and art programming. Once a month we will offer easy multi-generational mission projects. Nourish is an easy entry point into the life of Centenary. We hope you will invite your friends to join you as we journey together as a community of faith.

Childcare for those who might be too young or not participating in Children's Music & Art programming will be available on the first floor of the East Building from 5:30-7:30 pm each Wednesday that Nourish is taking place.

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Children’s Music & Art is now part of Nourish every Wednesday, beginning September 13! Programming includes activities for children ages 2 through 5th grade. Our 2 and 3-year-olds enjoy a Kindermusik class and children ages 4+ will have a blast in our creative arts experience exploring drumming, singing, ringing, creative movement, drama and visual art. Register via the button below!


Weekly Schedule

4:30 - 5:15: Kindermusik for Ages 2 & 3*

5:15 - 6:00: Church-wide Dinner

6:00 - 7:00: Creative Arts for Ages 4 to 5th Grade

*Ages 2 & 3 who are not available for the Wednesday night class will be eligible for a Thursday night class beginning at 5:30 PM. Please sign up for Thursday night Kindermusik using this registration form.

For the full listing of Children's Music and Arts Activities, click on our button below.


Your Nourish experience begins each week with our church-wide dinner. Menus and registration links can be found below. Dinner will be from 5:15-6:00 pm in Memorial Auditorium. Pricing information can be found within registration. Dinner reservations are due on Monday at 5 pm of each week.

(eg: September 13 dinner reservation due on September 11)

September 20 Menu

Fish & Chips

Fried flounder

Fish nuggets

Seasoned potato wedges



Cole slaw

Salad bar

Fruit salad

Chocolate chip cookies

September 27 Menu

Taco bar

Beef & Chicken

Spanish rice

Fixings: black beans, salsa, sour cream

Chips & soft tortillas

Salad bar

Fruit bar


October 4 Menu

Fried Pork Chops

Church Rice

Green Beans


Salad Bar


Oatmeal Cookies

October 11 Menu

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Nuggets

Tater Tots


Salad Bar


Sugar Cookies

October 18 Menu

Baked Spaghetti

Mixed Vegetable Medley

Garlic Bread

Salad Bar



October 25 Menu

Fried Flounder

Fish Nuggets

Potato Wedges

Buttered Corn

Cole Slaw


Salad Bar


Chocolate Chip Cookies


United Methodist Beliefs:
Leveraging Our Past to Chart a Path for the Future
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III
Adult Study
September 20 - October 25 • 6-7 pm • Dining Room

The future of the United Methodist Church is framed around a discussion of theology and interpretation of scripture. For the six weeks between September 20 and October 25, Doctor Kinken will lead a study of major United Methodist beliefs, what the Bible teaches and how the Bible has been used with previously divisive issues, what the Bible teaches about human sexuality, the United Methodist Church and its history of conflict, and the United Methodist Church and its history of human sexuality.


Pop-Up Groups are designed to be a fun and easy way to connect with one another at Centenary. This 3-week small group experience focuses on fellowship, faith, and outreach. Our first two weeks will be a time of fellowship and conversation, while our third week will involve serving together. For questions or more information, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.

Joy Pop-Up Group


Wednesday evenings

October 4, 11, and 18

6-7 pm

Room 112

Outreach project will be on campus on October 18, assembling care bags for the residents of the UMAR homes in Winston-Salem.

Host: Doug Peninger

Peace Pop-Up Group

Wednesday evenings

October 4, 11, and 18

6-7 pm

Room 115

Outreach project will be on campus on October 18, specific project TBD

Hosts: Ben and Kate Hodge

Kindness Pop-Up Group

Wednesday evenings

October 4 and 11

6-7 pm

Gathering Room

Outreach project will be off campus at Horizons the Arches Residential Care Center. The group will provide an ice cream social for the staff. The project will take place on a Sunday afternoon, with the specific date TBD.

This project is family-friendly.

Hosts: Richard and Janice Anderson

Hope Pop-Up Group

Wednesday evenings

October 4 and 11

6-7 pm

Room 111

Outreach project will be off campus at the Betty and Jim Holmes Food Bank Garden. Specific date TBD.

This project is family-friendly.

Hosts: Suzanne and Peter Epermanis

Goodness Pop-Up Group

Sunday evenings

October 1 and 8

6:30-7:30 pm

This group will meet off campus.

Outreach project location and date TBD.

Hosts: Laura and Doug Haynes

The Why’s of Faith: Why God? Why Christ?
Why Pain & Suffering?
Facilitator: Ken Carlson
Adult Study
November 1, 8, & 15 • 6-7 pm • Dining Room

This Wednesday night series in November will explore three of the most pressing and – for many Christians and non-Christians alike – the most challenging issues of faith.  First, we’ll look at the arguments for and against God’s existence as understood in the Judeo-Christian tradition.  Second, we’ll explore why faith in Jesus as the Christ, the long-awaited Messiah, is proclaimed by the New Testament, our creeds and other statements of faith as the one true path to salvation.  Third, we’ll address one of the most fundamental and perplexing questions of life as we know it:  If God is good, why is there pain and suffering in the world?  All of which, of course, can only be dealt with in a limited fashion during a three-night discussion.  But discuss them we will, and in doing so we’ll hopefully open new dialogue within our church to take even deeper dives in the future into these and other areas of our faith.

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3 Big Questions That Shape You
Facilitator: Tammy Pollock
Youth Study • 6th-12th Graders
September 20 - November 15 • 6-7 pm • Youth Commons

Sometimes life gives you way more questions than answers. And yet it seems like everyone expects you to just figure it all out! Whether you're looking toward your future or wrestling to get through today, it doesn't have to be stressful. Just 3 big questions will help you find clarity about all the rest:

  1. Who am I?

  2. Where do I fit?

  3. What difference can I make?


Backed by scripture and informed by years of conversations with teens just like you, this study does more than help you figure out what to do with your life; it will help you understand what your life means to the world - no matter who your friends are, what career you end up with, what kind of family you come from or may have in the future, what obstacles you may face, or what doubts trouble you along the way.

You are one of a kind, and you can find faithful answer's to life's biggest questions.

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Adventures in Handbell Ringing
Facilitator: Camille Jones
6:00-7:00 pm • Choir Room

Have you ever thought you might like to learn how to ring handbells? Maybe you've heard one of Centenary's handbell choirs play in worship and thought it might be fun, BUT:

  • you can't commit to regular rehearsals.  (That's okay.)

  • you've never played handbells before and aren't sure you can.  (Yes, you can!)

  • you don't read music.  (You can learn as you learn to play.)

  • you wouldn't be comfortable playing in front of people.  (You don't have to.)

  • you played handbells many years ago, but you're pretty rusty and you're not sure you can remember how.  (It will come back to you!

If this sounds like you, we have just the solution!  This fall, we're offering a Beginning Basic Bells class for adults ages 18 to 88 who want to learn how to ring and learn about handbells.  No stress, no performances, just a fun ringing/learning time together.  Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends!  We'll have a great time together and you'll finally learn the secret about why handbell ringers wear gloves!


Additional Classes Coming Soon • Check Back Often


Centenary's Missions Committee invites you to connect and serve alongside our missions' partners. One Wednesday each month we will have a mission component where we will focus on one of our partners by collecting, packing, or spending time in ministry with the groups we serve. We are excited about these opportunities as they invite everyone in our community, regardless of age, to join in and serve with us as we share God's love with our community. 


September: Snack bags for LEAD Girls


October: Diaper Bank Diaper Drive

November: UMAR House Party card writing

December: Hygiene Bags for Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry


January: Horizons - write cards to their patients/nurses


February: Meal Bags for New Story Church


March: Snack Bags/Prayer Partners WSPD 


April: Writing cards for the Rescue Mission and Graduation Gift Bags 


May: Graduation Gift Bags for Winston-Salem Street School 

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