The Congregational Care Ministry provides love and care to the Centenary community.

Contact Congregational Care

Have a Need for Care?

Centenary maintains an active on-call ministry for members who are faced with an emergency that needs the presence of a pastor. Other forms of care include:

  • Hospital visitation.
  • Prayer requests referred to the clergy staff.
  • Care at end of life.
  • Grief support following a death in the family.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline – Please dial 988.
Shining Light on Mental Health
This ministry exists to bring education, comfort, and support, not only to church members but to the community at large along the subject of mental health. Shining Light on Mental Health collaborates with ministries in the church and community to provide educational opportunities throughout the year.
Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are lay persons who have completed a minimum of 50 hours of training for the purpose of listening to and helping people sort through and cope with transitions in life, critical diagnosis, facing grief, and other chapters in our lives.

Stephen Ministers are assigned by the same gender. Confidentiality is paramount. If you are, or if you know of, someone who might benefit from a Stephen Minister’s help, please contact Judy Ingram (336-407-3986), Wilba Brady (336-723-6236), or Rev. Craig Ford (336-724-6311 ext. 1353).

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer shawls are tangible signs of solidarity and care which may be shared with individuals who are experiencing hardship in their lives, due to illness, grief, loneliness, or other life circumstances.

On the first Monday of each month from 10-11 a.m. a group of servants meets in the Gathering Room to knit prayer shawls and other handwork. Whether you love to knit or want to learn, join these servants as they knit, pray, and have fellowship.

If you need a prayer shawl to share, please select one from the cabinet in the Gathering Room. For more information, contact Dianne Moore.

GriefShare provides support and healing for individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Periodically, Centenary facilitates Grief Share support groups and seminars; these events are open to the community.