What's Happening This Week - April 16

In the event that the internet goes out during a service on Sunday mornings, we want you to know that the service is still being recorded and will be uploaded to our web page (centenarychurch.com) by 1:00 PM.

New Members Sunday Scheduled:

We will be welcoming new members on Sunday, May 2 at all 3 services. If you are interested in joining Centenary, please call the office at 252-637-4181.


Centenary Preschool’s 11th Annual

Art Show & Silent Auction

begins April 19th


Every year, each classroom creates a special basket and painting to be auctioned at our

Fundraiser in the spring. This year we will be holding our auction portion of this event

online and hosted by Proctor Auctions!


We are in the beginning stages of setting up our fundraising event, and wanted to

extend the opportunity for you to be a part of it. If you (or someone you know)

have an item or service you would like to donate for auction as well as

advertisement then please contact

Kat Muse 252-671-6460 or centenaryprek@centenarychurch.com


NO matter the size or amount…ANY donations will help us reach our GOAL!


This year’s fundraiser will go towards creating/building a safer carpool drop

off area for the children and staff.


Thank you in advance for helping to make our fundraiser a success by donating to our baskets and

attending the auction online! We can’t wait for you to see the masterpieces being created by your little

artist! These will be proudly displayed in the halls of the preschool the week of our Art Show!

More details will be sent out at a later date regarding how to view the art and participate in the auction.


Covid-19 vaccinations have done more than protect us and our community from infection, they have helped to lift our spirits and grow our confidence. Those of us who have been fortunate to receive a vaccine feel blessed and thankful, but many of our community and our congregation continue to await their opportunity to be vaccinated.  There are signs of hope all around. Even so, your church leadership encourages you to remain cautious and follow the CDC guidelines to wear your mask, maintain your distance and clean your hands. For now, our pattern of worship and life together will remain largely as it has for the last several months, even as more people return to in person worship. We will continue to recommend that you wear your mask in worship, as a sign of love and concern for your brothers and sisters who are worshiping beside you. We also encourage you to consider getting vaccinated when a vaccine is offered, to help keep our community and our congregation as safe as possible.

Dr. Jim Polo

Church History Committee needs your photos! As we are gathering information to add to our church history book, we find there are many groups, classes, and organizations that may want to add their story to the whole project. Though we have many, there are more that we know are part of our church family, and we want all of you in it. Please send photos (old and new) of your group and forward it to Mary Carpenter, our archivist, (mpclinko77@gmail.com) or Susan Crawford, our editor/writer (susankanderson@bellsouth.net).  You can leave your entry in the church office to our attention, or email directly to either one of us. Thank you for joining in this great project.
Mary Carpenter
Susan Crawford

National Child Abuse Prevention Month:  The blue pinwheels in the flower beds outside the sanctuary entrance are in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect.  It also promotes the social and emotional well being of children and families.

If you would like to share a devotion or be on a Daily Encouragement rotation, please contact the church office. You may send your Encouragements to centenaryumc@centenarychurch.com.

Children's Bibles

Centenary would love to give your child their very own Children's Bible! If your child has not received a Bible from Centenary UMC in the past, please email AmberHarr@CentenaryChurch.com before April 30th. I will need your Child's name (As you would like it printed on their Bible) and their grade level. 


Preschoolers - 1st grade will receive a colorful picture Bible and 2nd graders and up will receive the early readers Adventure Bible. 

The Bibles will be presented to the children during the 9:30 and 11:00 service on May 16th. 

9:30 and 11:00 Children's Church and Nursery

We are now offering Nursery care and Children's Church during both the 9:30 and 11:00 services! K-5th Graders will be dismissed from the sanctuary during the service. 

Help Needed: It is very difficult to find volunteers at this time, so we need your help. If you are able to help during either service please let Amber know at 808-344-8254 or AmberHarr@CentenraryChurch.com 

No preparation or teaching skills are needed. We simply need a second adult to be present with us. Your time is one of the most precious gifts you can give a child. If you enjoy teaching or have a lesson you wish to share, we are happy to provide any supplies or lessons to help you share God's love with our kids.


If you would like to have communion delivered to you at home by a Stephen Minister on first Sundays, please contact the church office at 637-4181.

CENTYouth wants to have dinner with YOU! We want to invite the congregation to share in our Sunday evening mealtime by hosting and sharing a meal following one of our regular weekly hangouts. We meet each Sunday at 5:00, and typically eat dinner around 6:20. We are asking church members, Sunday school classes, Circle groups, Bible Studies, couples and friends to come cook, serve and come sit and have conversations with us (socially distanced in the fellowship hall, of course). Our true purpose is to make this a time of sharing and having some enlightening table discussions over dinner. Typically our group has somewhere around 20 folks. The sign up link is here.  We look forward to breaking bread with you soon.


GriefShare –GriefShare is a support group for people who have lost a loved one: spouse, family member, relative, or friend. It is open not only to Centenary members, but our entire community as well…ALL ARE WELCOME!!  You can join us anytime. If you know of someone who is hurting, please invite them. For more information, please contact Pam or Ron Bonina at 252-497-8489 or dadboni@outlook.com.

The SUMMER SESSIONS will start on May 3rd and go through August 16th on Monday nights at 6:30pm. The program is being conducted on line using ZOOM, so all you need is a laptop, tablet or cell phone to participate, and it is easy to do. Just click on the link that will be provided and you're on.

If you are home and need a meal, the Caring Cooks have prepared meals in the freezer in our kitchen. You are welcome to come down and pick up what you need. If you need meals delivered, please contact Dawn Ferreira at 252-289-5630 or email her at chefmomdawn@gmail.com.


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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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