"Confessions of a Hydrangist" & Garden Tour
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

"Confessions of a Hydrangist" & Garden Tour

Centenary School of Creative Education!

Wednesday, May 29th

Presentation by Gary Starrett“Confessions of a Hydrangist”

Join us for the presentation, then tour the gardens on

Sunday, June 2nd | Drop by between 2:00-6:00 PM

Tour of Gary’s Beulahland Hydrangea Garden & Nursery in Bollingbroke

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Details and directions to follow!

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Beulahland Hydrangea Garden Tour
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Beulahland Hydrangea Garden Tour

Centenary School of Creative Education

Sunday, June 2nd | Drop by between 2:00-6:00 PM

Tour of Gary Starrett’s Beulahland Hydrangea Garden & Nursery in Bollingbroke

Be sure to save the date and make plans to attend.

Details and directions to follow!.

Gary will also be giving a presentation, “Confessions of a Hydrangist” on Wednesday, May 29th at Centenary.

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A Mother's Day Prayer
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

A Mother's Day Prayer

A Mother’s Day Prayer 

Eternal God, on this day we lift up all mothers to you.

Scripture has prepared us to recognize that by your grace, mothering takes many forms. 

We lift up those . . .

… who have experienced joy and fulfillment in mothering

… who have known the pain of a child’s death

… who are facing motherhood again, or for the first time

… for whom childlessness represents a loss

… who have such unbounded love that they mother all God’s children

… who lament their separation from their children for whatever reason

… who mother those of the previous generation who are again childlike

… who are the previous generation loving extended families

Likewise, the experiences of being mothered are many and varied. 

We lift up those …

… who have cherished memories of being mothered

… who may have suffered abuse, neglect or emotional harm

… who remember with joy being mothered by a broader community of women

… who have experienced, or are in the midst of,

grief for the loss of a mother or mother figure

… who were adopted into the loving arms of a mother

… who may continue to experience estrangement from their mother

… who have been raised by their mother

with deep, abiding love and respect for the feminine, including their own

… who in the image of God the Mother find faith and comfort.

God, we also lift up any experiences of motherhood or being mothered that have been left unspoken.

(Written by Rev. Andy Little)

Join us Sunday as Debra Williams shares a sermon titled, 

“Under Her Wings”. 

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Wonderful Wednesday Supper
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Wonderful Wednesday Supper

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We are having a Mexican Fiesta!

Join us for our last monthly fellowship supper before we break for the Summer!

It’s a great way to meet new friends and strengthen the bonds of community!

Allison Evans from the Methodist Children’s Home will provide our program following dinner.

Be sure to join us! 6:00 PM | in the Fellowship Hall

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 Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia

WOMEN’S INTERFAITH ALLIANCE
LUNCHEON MEETING

Monday, April 29, 2019
12:00-2:00pm

(Our May luncheon is being held on this 5th Monday in April

to respect the May 5th beginning of Ramadan)

First Baptist Church of Christ
511 High Place | Macon Georgia 31201

Topic for the day: Words of Hope and Comfort

Bring a passage from your faith tradition's holy writings that currently brings you comfort, hope or inspiration. These passages will be shared around our luncheon tables.

Luncheon is Pot Luck style
If possible, please bring a dish to share. To be respectful of all Faith traditions, please DO NOT bring foods containing pork or gelatin.

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Community Event | Holocaust Remembrance Day
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

Community Event | Holocaust Remembrance Day

At Stratford Academy | Free Admission 

Centenary joins with our friends and neighbors to invite you to this special event.

Please join us at Stratford Academy (Henry H. Tift Fine Arts Auditorium) for a special performance of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day. This production is Directed by Sylvia Haynie, hosted in partnership by Congregation Sha'arey Israel, Temple Beth Israel, Stratford Academy, and the Jewish Federation of Middle GA. 

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Holy Thursday Evening Communion Service
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Holy Thursday Evening Communion Service

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Join us for a contemplative Service of Shadows: The story of Jesus’ life in hymns, songs and scripture.
The Sanctuary will be open at 6:00 PM before the service for a time of reflection at the Stations of the Cross.

At Centenary, Communion is a sacred time of gathering around the table to receive The Bread of Life and The Cup of Blessing. All are invited to join in the blessed sacrament that joins heaven and earth, as we work together toward realizing The Kingdom of God on earth.

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Vía Crucis Migrantes | The Migrant Way of the Cross
Apr
17
to Apr 19

Vía Crucis Migrantes | The Migrant Way of the Cross

April 17th-19th | Stations of the Cross | In the Sanctuary

Daily, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM | Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Friday

Based on the Stations or Way of the Cross, you are invited into a prayerful encounter that brings to light the plight of migrants, refugees, and all those who inhabit the margins of our society. The Way of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion. Traditionally, a series of 14 images are arranged in numbered order along a path and serve as a holy pilgrimage as one moves from station to station for intentional prayer and reflection.

Each of the stations has been created by artists within the Centenary community using a variety of creative expressions. Our thanks to Bethany Buck, Dianne Buck, Barbara Wilkinson, Resa Taylor, Teri Hatley, Yvonne Stuart, Daphne Stevens, Michael Williams, and Tommy Martin for lending their creativity to this project and to Debra Williams for her leadership in envisioning and organizing it. A prayer guide will be provided to accompany your journey through the stations.

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Egg Hunt & Picnic in the Garden
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Egg Hunt & Picnic in the Garden

Annual Palm Sunday Picnic & Egg Hunt

Bring the family and invite your neighbors and join us for a relaxing afternoon of great food, conversation, and egg hunting for the kids. We'll gather in the Community Garden (or indoors if it's raining) immediately following the 11:00 AM worship service. No need to go home to change clothes, just come to church dressed to picnic.

Fried Chicken, Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Assorted Salads & Desserts will be provided.

(The Easter Bunny will provide the goodies for the Egg Hunt, so bring the kids!)

Be sure to mark your calendar. Rain or Shine.

Bonnets optional.

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Palm Sunday Worship
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Palm Sunday Worship

Palm Sunday sets the stage for Holy Week and the coming celebration of Easter.

What begins with joyous shouts of Hosannah is actually an intentional act of provocation, as Jesus challenges the political and religious powers in his time and for all time.

Join us for this powerful service of worship, as we too dare to long for a more inclusive and compassionate world.

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Magnolia Soap Box Derby
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Magnolia Soap Box Derby

Centenary is off to the Races!
11th Annual Magnolia Soap Box Derby Saturday,

April 13th | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Race Times 11:00 AM & 1:00PM

Come out and join the fun and festivities and cheer on the Centenary team. Family fun, music and food. Will this be the year Centenary brings home the prize? Bragging rights guaranteed!

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CSCE April Bird Walk
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

CSCE April Bird Walk

Centenary School of Creative Education

April Bird Walk | Saturday, April 13th

10:00 AM – Noon | At the Wesleyan Arboretum

Spring has sprung, and the Centenary School of Creative Education is inviting everyone to join us for a bird walk in the Wesleyan Arboretum located behind Wesleyan College. Migration will be well underway, and that's a great time for birds in Georgia. Professor James Ferrari will be leading us and giving us instruction about the natural history of birds during the walk.

Ferrari has been a biology professor at Wesleyan College since 1996. He received his B.A. in Biology from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Minnesota. He co-authored The Ecology of Fruit-Eating Birds in Georgia, 2009, with co-author Jerry Payne. Jim teaches courses in Ecology, Evolution, Field Biology, and Conservation Biology; he is also the Director of the 104-acre Wesleyan College Arboretum. He is past-president of both the Ocmulgee Audubon Society and the Georgia Ornithological Society.

Meet at the parking lot next to the tennis courts and Mathews Athletic Center at Wesleyan College (past the lake). We will enter the Arboretum trails at the entrance right next to the tennis courts. To get to the tennis courts, take the entrance to campus off of Tucker Rd. At the end of the walk, we will gather at the Arboretum pavilion for some light refreshments.

Whether you want to learn more about birds or simply want to enjoy a lovely morning observing them, please join us on the 13th. We encourage you to bring binoculars.

If you have any questions, please email office@centenarymacon.org.

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Community Interfaith Lecture Series at St. Peter Claver
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Community Interfaith Lecture Series at St. Peter Claver

Interfaith Lenten Lecture Series

St. Peter Claver | 131 Ward Street

5:30 PM | Dinner | Church Social Hall

6:30 – 7:30 PM | Lecture in the Sanctuary

Topic: “Coexistence: How are various world religions called to embrace members
of other faiths?”

April 9th - Panel Discussion -Fr. Bill / Fr. Menard, Imam Fofana, Rev. Debra Williams, Rabbi Rubinstein

All are welcome to this timely community event.

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Re-Cycle Macon March Meet Up
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Cycle Macon March Meet Up

RE-CYCLE MACON BICYCLE MEET UP


Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00pm – 8:30pm

1185 Ash Street

Macon, GA

Join Re-Cycle Macon for a bicycle co-op meeting to:

-Receive guidance and access to tools to work on your own bicycle.
-Learn how to earn a bicycle of your own.
-Help work on bicycles for people in need.
-Build community and share a free meal.

All are welcome. Come and be as involved as much or as little as you want!

For more information visit https://www.re-cyclemacon.org.


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The Easter Bunny Needs Your Help
Mar
24
to Mar 31

The Easter Bunny Needs Your Help

It’s time to prepare for our annual Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, April 14th. We are re-cycling a plethora of plastic eggs and need items with which to fill them. Wrapped candy is dandy (no chocolate, please), but feel free to also get creative with child and eco-friendly non-candy stuffers. Please bring your donated items by Sunday, April 7th , so the Easter Bunny has plenty of time to stuff them. Baskets to collect items will be at the back of the sanctuary beginning Sunday, March 24th. No plastic eggs or fillers, please.

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Prayer Vigil | Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia
Mar
22
2:30 PM14:30

Prayer Vigil | Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia

Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia


The Islamic Center of Middle Georgia is holding an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and a Funeral Prayer for the victims of New Zealand's Christ Church Mosque attack on Friday, March 22 at 2:30 P.M.after the Jumu'ah (Friday Prayer)

Members of the WIA are invited to attend to remember and honor the victims, and to stand united in love and humanity in the face of hatred and bigotry. As Martin Luther King famously said ”Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that."

Islamic Center of Middle Georgia
2501 Elberta Road
Centerville GA 31028

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CSCE Presents An Evening of Herbal Remedies
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

CSCE Presents An Evening of Herbal Remedies

An Evening of Herbal Remedies

Wednesday, March 20th | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | In the Fellowship Hall

Mark your calendar and join us for the next Centenary School of Creative Education event. Come learn to make your own homemade and herbal remedies for a healthy immune system. We will begin by making herbal tinctures (herbal extracts in alcohol; vinegar will be provided for those who prefer a non-alcohol version) using plants known to support the body's immune system. We will finish by making an easy, homemade hand sanitizer spray with essential oils.

This class will be taught by Camille Cody. A native of Asheville NC, Camille has a background in organic agriculture and a degree in Holistic Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. She has been teaching about herbal remedies and whole food cooking since 2010 and runs a small business making and selling herbal skin care products.

Join us for another educational, fun, hands-on experience. Attendees are asked to pay $5.00 to help offset the cost of supplies, and the number of attendees will be limited to 20. Please contact Yvonne Stuart to save your spot for this class: vonniestuart@gmail.com..

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Community-wide Event: Middle Georgia Reconciling Community
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Community-wide Event: Middle Georgia Reconciling Community

Middle Georgia Reconciling Community

Tuesday, March 19th | 6:30-7:30 PM Pierce Chapel – Wesleyan College

There will be an informational/organizational meeting for persons in Middle Georgia interested in forming a Reconciling Community in this area.

Anyone interested in showing support for LGBTQIA persons are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information contact Scott Mitchell or Flo Martin.

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For You Were Once Strangers: A Lenten Study
Mar
14
to Apr 4

For You Were Once Strangers: A Lenten Study

For You Were Once Strangers:
A Lenten Journey of Understanding, Faith, and Radical Welcome

Thursdays | March 14 - April 4 | 6:30 PM | Round Room

Mark your calendars for a four-week Lenten Study on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM, March 14 – April 4. This interactive class will include opportunities for small group discussion to provide a deeper integration and exploration of the dynamics of immigration.

Immigration is a complex topic. However, it has been the story of humankind throughout history. At the core of Christian belief is the profoundly radical vision of God lifting the poor, the destitute, and the homeless. Immigrants—strangers—are included in this vision of mercy and justice. As the public debate about reforming America’s immigration laws becomes more rancorous, we shall gather to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider the common myths about immigration and immigrants, the biblical injunction to welcome the stranger, and the ways in which we can continue to become a community of radical welcome. A couple of guests will share information about the current situation for our undocumented neighbors and friends.

While a printed guide will be created particularly for this study, two books are recommended, but NOT REQUIRED. We will have a few copies for sale on Sunday, March 10th, and at the first class. The titles are: Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible by M. Daniel Carroll; and, Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang.

For more information contact Debra Carter Williams at debra@centenarymacon.org

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Mar
14
to Apr 16

An Overview of the 2019 Lenten Season at Centenary | See individual events for additional details

Sundays, 11:00 AM Worship | Out of the Shadows - Discovering the lesser known followers of Jesus

Sundays, 11:00 AM Worship | Out of the Shadows - Discovering the lesser known followers of Jesus

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March 6th | Ash Wednesday Service 6:30 PM In the Sanctuary  | Wonderful Wednesday Supper | 6:00 PM 

Thursdays | March 14 - April 4 | 6:30 PM | Round Room | For You Were Once Strangers: A Lenten Journey of Understanding, Faith, & Radical Welcome This interactive class will include opportunities for small group discussion to provide a deeper integration and exploration of the dynamics of immigration.

 April 3rd  | 6:00 PM Wonderful Wednesday Supper |  6:30 – 7:00 PM Keiko Tanaka in Concert

April 14th | Palm Sunday Picnic & Egg Hunt | Immediately following worship | In the Garden

Walking in the Light of Hope: A Pilgrimage in Solidarity with Immigrants | 4:00 PM beginning at St. Peter Claver followed by dinner, community building and storytelling at Centenary. This is not a political protest, but a peaceful prayer walk. 

April 17th-19th | Stations of the Cross | In the Sanctuary  10:00 AM-8:00 PM Wednesday & Thursday, | 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Friday | Vía Crucis Migrantes: The Migrant Way of the Cross

April 18th  | Holy Thursday Communion Service | 7:00 PM  | The Sanctuary will be open at 6:00 PM before the service for a time of reflection at the Stations of the Cross. 

April 21st | Easter Sunday | 11:00 AM Worship  

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Out of the Shadows | A Lenten Sermon Series
Mar
10
to Apr 16

Out of the Shadows | A Lenten Sermon Series

Sundays, 11:00 AM Worship

During the season of Lent, we reflect upon the story of Jesus’s wilderness journey-his time of trial, temptation and discernment. It is a story of the universal human experience, as we consider the seductive forces of power and privilege at work in our culture and in the world.

For what do we hunger and thirst? What purpose shall define our life? What is the essence of our being? What fears must we overcome to find our authentic voice and step out of the shadows?

Such questions require sufficient silence, solitude and a contemplative spirit in the dessert places of our lives and shall surely humble us. Only then are we prepared to emerge “Out of the Shadows” into a world in need of the Light, which each of us has been uniquely and divinely equipped to offer.

Click on the event to see the entire series schedule or listen to the sermon podcasts each week.

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