Events

Browse through the events that are available in which you can participate! You can also download our App: Realm Connect from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you need assistance setting up your app, contact Mary Ann Wexler.

Nourish

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Our all-new Wednesday evening dinner and programming night has begun! Church-wide dinner is from 5:15 pm until 6:00 pm. Children’s Music, Youth, and Adult programming will be from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Learn more and register for dinner below.

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Worship


Membership


Adult Formation

The First Fifteen

The First Fifteen Challenge invites you to take the first 15 minutes of your day and spend it with God by reading and reflecting on God’s Word. Although it involves only a short amount of time, through God’s grace it can transform our entire day! This spring and summer, our First Fifteen will be exploring the journey of the early Church and the travels of Paul. We would love for you to join us! Bookmarks containing the monthly reading plan are available throughout the Centenary campus. 

To sign up for the daily devotions, click on our link below and be sure to select "First 15 Daily Devotions."

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The First Fifteen: Bible in a Year

Our First Fifteen is journeying through the Bible in a year! Over the next twelve months—starting with Genesis in September 2023 and ending with Revelation in August 2024—we will read the entire Old and New Testaments using a reading plan developed by the Bible Project (bibleproject.com). Each day will offer a psalm upon which to prayerfully meditate and a couple of chapters of Scripture to read. To help with understanding and applying our reading, we invite you to consider 8 questions developed by New Testament Professor Matthew Harmon. If you would like to incorporate prayer into your First Fifteen, we have also included a monthly prayer focus.  

Bookmarks that contain the daily Scripture readings for the month, the 8 reflection questions, and the monthly prayer focus are also available throughout the Centenary campus.

Download the Reading Plan

SALT Women's Devotional Study
1st & 3rd Wednesdays • 9:30 am - 11 am • Room 112
All women are invited to join us as we delve into the devotional study of, “Soulfull” by Farrell Mason. Facilitated by Amy Lawson, our devotional study will start on February 7 and run until April. We hope to see you there. Books are available at most online outlets.

Children's Ministry

Save the Date for Summer Events 2024
  • Older Elementary Mission Week: June 25-27 (Rising 4th – 6th graders)

  • Centenary Week at Camp Tekoa: July 7-13 (Rising 4th – 6th graders)

  • Children’s Music and Arts Camp: July 15-18 (2 year olds – rising 5th graders)

  • Vacation Bible School: July 29-August 1 (4 year olds – rising 6th graders)

Tough Questions: Supporting Your Child's Mental Health
March 17 • 5-6:45 pm

We hope you’ll join us for a great evening as we listen to Erin Bonsall, Soren Johnson, and Megan Martin-Wall share their expertise on the topics surrounding your child’s mental health. We’ll also have dinner and table talk to further deepen our learning and help us feel equipped to navigate conversations with our children. Each adult is $10 with free children’s activities for infants-5th graders. Invite all your friends and register now.

Bible Bonanza
February 25 • 5-6:45 pm
Escape room style event for 3rd and 4th graders to put their Bible skills to the test!
Created By God
March 1 • 5:30-8 pm
March 2 • 9 am - 3:30 pm
Created by God is a study of human sexuality through a Christian lens that uses games, videos, discussion and other approaches to the material so it’s a lot of fun for everyone involved! This is a study for our 4th and 5th graders and at least one grown up. If you have any questions, reach out to Anna Thomas (ext. 1332).

Congregational Care

Carenotes

CareNotes are concise booklets that provide uplifting guidance to those who are hurting. They address topics that include grief, aging, healthcare, mental wellness, family care, spiritual support, and more. Our collection of CareNotes is located on the 3rd floor near the Resource Room.

Weekly Prayer Service Each Tuesday
Noon - 12:30 pm • Chapel
Through Scripture and prayer, this service offers a time to be refreshed and renewed through God’s grace.

Justice & Reconciliation

How Can We Change the Story? Community Overview 

How Can We Change the Story? Housing & Economic Mobility 

Men's Ministry


Missions

Curamericas

Make a difference - volunteer abroad or from home to support Curamericas Global. Since 1983, Curamericas Global (formerly Andean Rural Health Care) has saved the lives of moms and their babies around the world, including here in NC.

Join Curamericas Global on a work team abroad in summer/fall 2024. Travel to Bolivia, Guatemala, or Kenya; volunteers will decide where and when would be best to travel. Costs range from $2500 - $4000 depending on airfare, dates, and size of the group. Use your skills or learn new skills to work alongside communities. Anyone can make a difference.

If interested in this opportunity, contact Rev. Meg Peters ( ) Stay tuned for information about an interest meeting in the coming months.

West Virginia Mission Trip

We are planning a trip to Charleston, West Virginia April 21-27. The work we do will depend on the skill level of those who join us, but it may look like building wheelchair ramps, floor repairs, painting, simple plumbing fixes, etc. If you are interested in joining us for this trip, please email Rev. Meg Peters ( ).

Rise Against Hunger

Centenary is participating in Rise Against Hunger on March 10 from 2-4 pm in the Community Room. Set up will start at 12:30 pm. We look forward to packing as many meals as possible. Contact Rev. Meg Peters ( ), if you have any questions.


Music & Arts

Subscribe to Sightings & Soundings

Check out Centenary’s monthly Music & Arts magazine! Find the latest edition on the Music & Arts page, subscribe by clicking here, or pick up a printed copy from the Music Suite.

Children's Creative Arts Experience

Join us in the new year for NOURISH every Wednesday night beginning January 10 for Children’s Creative Arts Experience! Programming includes activities for children ages 2 through 5th grade. CAE will immerse young people in a wide-ranging program which will include singing, ringing, Orff, Kindermusik (ages 2-Kindergarten), drumming, visual arts, drama, and more! This diverse model engages children with various levels of musical and artistic interests, all while cultivating more regular, more varied worship leadership opportunities for Centenary’s youngest! Register via the QR Code. Current participants need not register again. Email Music Ministry Assistant Virginia Sheffield (  ) with any questions.

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Children's Music & Art Camp

CMA Camp is offered for infants through rising 5th grade. Offerings include singing, handbells, handchimes, creative movement, art, Kindermusik, and more! Snacks are provided daily. The week ends with a camper-led worship service on Thursday at 12:30 pm followed by a reception to celebrate the accomplishments of each child during camp. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled week! Register below! For more information, please contact Music Ministry Assistant, Virginia Sheffield.

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Art in the Atrium Presents: Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink

Art in the Atrium is proud to showcase the art of Centenary’s own Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink. The exhibit is on display in the Atrium Gallery until April 30.

Lenten Noontime Series
Tuesdays • February 20-March 26 • Noon – 12:30 pm • Sanctuary

Join us in the Sanctuary each Tuesday of Lent at noon for a 30-minute musical presentation. Each week will feature a different musician or ensemble. Join us as we prepare our hearts during this season of reflection and contemplation. For questions or more information, please contact Jonathan Emmons ( ). No registration is required.


Senior Adult Ministry


United Women in Faith


Youth Ministry

Sixers Ministry
6th Graders this is for YOU!

Sixers! Is a ministry just of YOU! One Friday night a month, just the 6th graders, go on a super fun adventure! We can't wait for you to be part of our Youth Ministry and for you to not only have a blast but make friends and build upon your faith. Make sure to mark your calendar with all the dates and then watch for the registration links in our weekly announcements and Instagram posts. We are so excited...you should be too!

March 8: Sixers! Goes Roller Skating
March 9: Love Thy Neighbor Fundraiser
May 19: Confirmation Sunday
June 2: Graduation Recognition Sunday
June 16-22: Mountain T.O.P. ALL Youth Mission trip
July 20-28: YouthWorks Senior High Mission trip
July 29-August 1: Vacation Bible School
August 25: 2024 Fall Kick-Off!

Confirmation (For Our 7th Graders)

Our Confirmation classes will begin on January 3, 2024. Each class will begin with dinner (provided by Confirmation parents) in the Youth Commons in the Central Building of the church at 6:00 pm followed by class at 6:30 pm in the Middle School Room.  Confirmation class will be over by 7:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).  We will spend each week going through a chapter in our book, engaging in discussion, prayer, journaling, and considering how our faith is lived out in our everyday lives.  Every Confirmand is asked to pick (and personally ask) a Shepherd (see details in the brochure) who will journey through the process with them, meet outside of class once a week to further our discussions, grow in relationship with each other, and pray together.  There are two retreats and a couple of field trips as well!  The hope is that through these experiences, you will come to encounter the living, loving Jesus Christ and will be transformed by that relationship.

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18th Annual Love Thy Neighbor Fundraiser

The 18th annual Love Thy Neighbor Dinner, Live Auction, and Paddle Raise is on Saturday, March 9th at 6:00 pm in Memorial Auditorium. This annual event supports our Love Thy Neighbor ministry which builds relationships and loving care with our community in downtown Winston-Salem. Reserve your seat for our yummy dinner, prepared by Chef Donald and served by our youth. Our Love Thy Neighbor leaders will share their hearts and stories of this ministry so that you might know how you, too, can help us love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Tickets are $50 per seat or $500 to sponsor a full table of 10 seats. Tickets are refundable if you cancel on or before the Sunday, February 26 registration deadline. If you purchase seats for guests, you do not need to register them by name. Gluten-free meals are available with your registration.

For more information about the event, please contact Tammy Pollock. For help with registration and payment, please contact Stacy Holley.

We are grateful for your support of Love Thy Neighbor!

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