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Local Missions
Volunteer Group
Religious Community Services of New Bern (RCS)

RCS works to assist in the growth and development of guests for long-term success. Client services include:

  • A daily hot meal in the RCS Dining Hall

  • Food Pantry

  • Clothing Closet

  • ThreadED Student Clothing Program in partnership with Craven County Schools

  • On site STEP Job Readiness Boot Camps and other education programs in partnership with Craven Community College

  • Family, Veterans, Men & Women Temporary Housing


In addition to financial support, monthly, Centenary UMC provides a Cook Team for the Community Kitchen. Centenary UMW supply a Birthday Cake for the Birthday Party Ministry and provides each housing guest their own Pillow Case. Bins are located within the church to contain food and clothing donations from members, which are delivered to RCS!

Habitat for Humanity of Craven County

A decent home provides the strength, stability and independence that families need, and Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage, receive financial education and help build their homes alongside volunteers.

In addition to annual financial support, Centenary UMC also supplies housing and meals to students who come during spring break for Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge. Many members from the church volunteer either as part of Habitat’s Volunteer “Die Hards” who work on building sites on Tuesday and Thursday mornings or in the office or Re-Store.

Soup Kitchen
Oaks Road Academy

Oaks Road Academy (ORA) is part of Centenary’s missions outreach. Our volunteers help ORA in several ways.

A volunteer can help:

  • Supervise the lunchroom on Tuesdays

  • Work with teachers in their classrooms

    • Reading/math help for students, clerical work, projects

  • Work at home

    • Organizing materials, stamping books, Cutting, coloring

  • Help with special events

    • Field day and Field trips, 1st Tee, Night programs


If you are interested or have questions about becoming a volunteer, contact Gayle Midyette. or call 252-637-2415.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the heart.”

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Technology at School
Afterschool Program

That children and their families will develop a greater love for themselves and others,

through the care and love shown to them and the After School Ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church.

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