Please worship with us on Sunday morning!

8:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Chapel  Print Order of Worship  (wear a mask)

9:30 a.m. Xperience Worship Service in the Sanctuary  Print Order of Worship  (wear a mask)

11:00 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary  Print Order of Worship (wear a mask)

Or join us on Facebook Live at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and/or 11:00 a.m.

You may also listen to the service on the radio at 11:00 a.m. on 97.9, The Bear. 

As you have heard, Governor Cooper has recommended to move to Phase 3 in the reopening plan for North Carolina. The plan does not specifically address churches, largely because of the recent court ruling that the state cannot limit congregational gatherings. Centenary has sought to operate within the general guidelines of the Department of Health throughout this process.


In Phase 3, spaces such as church sanctuaries (namely movie theaters and music venues) are allowed to operate at 30% capacity or 100 persons, whichever is fewer. Our Chapel can hold approximately 150 persons. 30% of that would be 50 persons. Our Sanctuary can hold 400 persons, which would make the 100 person capacity lower. While we will not be taking reservations nor turning anyone away, we recommend keeping those numbers in mind as you plan for attendance at worship.


All who attend are asked to text “worship” to (252) 618-1411 in order for us to maintain records in the event of an infection. For anyone attending worship, we ask you to honor the social distance markers in each pew and wear a mask throughout worship. Please greet one another in non-contact ways — the holy nod, to borrow the phrase of St. Paul. Finally, our North Carolina Annual Conference guidelines say, “As singing is among the riskier behaviors because it spreads droplets/aerosols which can carry the virus a significant distance and remain suspended in the air highly increasing the risk of infection, congregations should refrain from group singing.” Please keep that in mind.


Additionally, for persons over 60 years of age, you may want to consider carefully attending any large gathering. We will continue to offer Facebook Live video for all 3 worship services as well as our radio broadcast (97.9 FM) for the 11:00am service. 

Audio of January 10, 2021 Service

8:30 am Chapel Worship Service

Audio of January 3, 2021 Service

9:30 am Xperience Worship Service

11:00 am Sanctuary Worship Service




Christ's Love

Welcome to Centenary UMC!  The congregation was founded in 1772,
inspired by the preaching of the Rev. Joseph Pilmore.  
The current sanctuary building was completed in 1904, and renovated in 1966 and 2013.

Let our church family embrace yours!  You are a beloved child of God.  
Come and share the love of Christ!

This Week at Centenary


Music is a universal part of religion because it appeals to and heightens human senses in a pleasurable way and allows humans to praise through a medium that makes worship more enjoyable.


GriefShare groups help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. 

GriefShare is a biblical, Christ-centered grief support group ministry. 


Volunteering can give you 

the opportunity to try something new, gain experience,

develop skills,

build confidence

and meet new people.


A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage.

The ceremony includes

God and looks to him for help and guidance. 

Join us for worship each Sunday 

at 8:30am, 9:30am or 11:00am,

Wednesday Communion 12 noon

Centenary United Methodist Church is located at 

309 New Street, in heart of historic downtown New Bern, NC.

Upcoming Events



Worship Service
in the Chapel


January 17

8:30 a.m.

CUMC Chapel

Facebook Live



Xperience Worship Service
in the Sanctuary


January 17

9:30 a.m.

CUMC Sanctuary

Facebook Live



Worship Service
in the Sanctuary


January 17

11:00 a.m.

CUMC Sanctuary

WNBB 97.5 FM

Facebook Live

Help Those In Need - 
Zoe Ministry

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.” 

[Proverbs 19:17]

Be Inspired
Centenary United Methodist Church

309 New Street, New Bern, NC, 28560 

P.O. Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563

Phone: 252.637.4181

Fax: 252.637.5602

Email: centenaryumc@centenarychurch.com

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