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


Church-Wide Opportunities


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.

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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)

SCUBA VBS
July 29-August 1 • 9 am - Noon

Adventure awaits us from July 29 – August 1, 9 am – noon, as we dive into friendship with God in our SCUBA Vacation Bible School! We hope all 4-year-olds through rising 6th graders will join us! Register using the QR code or through the Events and Links page of the church website. For more information or if you want to volunteer, contact Kate May (kmay@centenary-ws.org/ext. 1331).

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You Can Help Make VBS a Success!

This summer we will be taking our kids on a Super Cool Underwater Bible Adventure for Vacation Bible School where we hope that they will be immersed in the knowledge that God loves them and so do we! In order for that to happen we need your gifts and talent and time! There is a place for everyone at Vacation Bible School whether you want to help with crafts, or snacks or you want to be a small group shepherd or a crossing guard. Perhaps you can’t be with us in person but you’d be able to help with prep work, no matter what your gifts and talents and time commitment are you can use them at vacation Bible School! Contact Kate May (336.724.6311 ext. 1331) and let her know you want to be a part of the VBS team!

Older Elementary Mission Week

We hope our rising 4th – 6th graders can join us from June 25-27, 9 am – 3 pm, for a time to serve the community and have fun with friends! Registration is open and space is limited to register early! You can register using the QR code or through the Events and Links page of the church website. Contact Kate May (kmay@centenary-ws.org/ext. 1331) for more information.

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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.

Refresh: Weekly Prayer in the Chapel
Tuesdays • April 2 - May 28 • Noon - 12:30 pm • Chapel

You are invited for a time of prayer each week in our Chapel. Resources will be provided for a time of independent reflection and contemplation.


Justice & Reconciliation

How Can We Change the Story? Gun Violence Protection


Men's Ministry


Missions


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.

The Raleigh Ringers
May 5 • 4 pm

The Raleigh Ringers are coming to Centenary! We are thrilled to present this internationally acclaimed, Emmy-nominated, concert handbell choir that dazzles their audiences. Join us at 4 pm on May 5 for an unforgettable program. Tickets can be purchased via the link below for $20/adult and $5/child (12 & under).

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Senior Adult Ministry


United Women in Faith


Youth Ministry

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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