CSCE: Ladies Night Out to Support Macon Periods Easier
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

CSCE: Ladies Night Out to Support Macon Periods Easier

Centenary School of Creative Education joins with Macon Periods Easier for its September event offering. MPE"s goal is to raise awareness of period poverty in Macon-Bibb County in the homeless community and schools with free access to menstrual products, as well as normalizing the conversation of periods.
We will be collecting menstrual products and prepare individual bags for distribution to Bibb County Schools as well as providing information on the importance of this initiative. We will have food, fun and facts.
Key Fact: Food Stamps can not be used for these products that females require on a monthly basis for in most cases 40 years.
Please bring packages of any of the following items on Sept. 18th, or bring them during the next few weeks to bins located at the Ash St. entrance to the sanctuary.
*opened packages with unused products are acceptable
Please donate:
maxi pads
thin pads
pantiliners
tampax
wipes in tubs for use by school nurses
individually wrapped wipes

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Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up

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Come out to one of Re-Cycle Macon’s monthly co ops to: receive guidance and tools to fix your own bicycle, the opportunity to earn a bicycle of your own, help us to work on bicycles for people in need, or just for a free meal and to meet new people. There are no expectations for your presence; we hope you will be a part of building community.

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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World Communion Sunday
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

World Communion Sunday

Join us as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. All around the world, followers of Jesus gather to celebrate this Holy Sacrament, this ritual of remembrance. In this time of great division and conflict in our nation and our world, this simple act gives us hope and binds us together as one body.

Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, or in a storefront, we celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. It is both a profound worship experience and a time for learning more about our wider community of faith, despite our differences.

This is not a table of scarcity, judgement, or exclusion!

It is a table of abundance, grace, acceptance and inclusion.

The Bread of Life and Cup of Blessing are meant to be shared not just in the church but in the world.

This table, this sacrament, this ritual is not about ‘right’ belief but belonging.

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Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up

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Come out to one of Re-Cycle Macon’s monthly co ops to: receive guidance and tools to fix your own bicycle, the opportunity to earn a bicycle of your own, help us to work on bicycles for people in need, or just for a free meal and to meet new people. There are no expectations for your presence; we hope you will be a part of building community.

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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All Saints Service (And Wonderful Wednesday Supper)
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

All Saints Service (And Wonderful Wednesday Supper)

Our All Saints Service will be held in conjunction with our Wonderful Wednesday supper this year. Plan to join us as we celebrate and remember the lives, stories and legacy of those who have died in the past year. We will be calling the names and lighting candles for members of this community and invite each of you to honor those departed light-bearers who have influenced your life.  

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks
never taken.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.

 

Excerpts from the poem

“When Great Trees Fall” by Maya Angelou

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Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up

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Come out to one of Re-Cycle Macon’s monthly co ops to: receive guidance and tools to fix your own bicycle, the opportunity to earn a bicycle of your own, help us to work on bicycles for people in need, or just for a free meal and to meet new people. There are no expectations for your presence; we hope you will be a part of building community.

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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Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 5PM
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 5PM

It's the most wonderful time and service of the year!

Pack up the kids, grab your neighbors, and make this Christmas truly memorable with a 'come as you are', informal, family friendly service filled with light, hope, and song.

It might just become your favorite new tradition.

And, by the way, ours is an open table at Centenary. All are welcome where there is always   "a place at the table."

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Monday Night Study Group
Sep
9
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Study Group

Monday Night Study Group Begins September 9th

Stories Jesus Told: How to Read a Parable by Greg Carey DVD/Book | Six-week study

6:30 – 8:00 PM | Community Center Conference Room

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Learn how to read, interpret, and understand the parables of Jesus. We love stories. That’s why we go to movies, read books, and listen to friends recount an experience. That’s also why teachers use the technique of storytelling to make a difficult concept easier for us to process. Jesus told stories, or parables, for that very reason—and to help us understand how God wants us to live life. Sometimes, however, stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son can be interpreted in more than one way. Even Bible scholars are divided on their meanings. In Stories Jesus Told, we’ll explore six of Jesus’ parables to learn how to read, interpret, and live them in our daily life.


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Women's Interfaith Alliance Luncheon
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Interfaith Alliance Luncheon

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Luncheon Meeting Monday, September 9, 2019

12:00-2:00 pm

at Centenary United Methodist Church

Topic for the day: Recipes & Recollections

Bring a copy of a special recipe and share the story behind this dish and the memories it evokes for you. Please include a sentence or two on your recipe about its significance and plan to contribute your recipe(s) to our forthcoming WIA Cookbook.

If you cannot attend this luncheon, but want to contribute a recipe to the cookbook, please email it to: mhumphry@cox.net. by September 15.

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. Kindly label your dish and provide serving utensils.

Please Bring Your Donations For Our WIA Service Projects (Cash or Items for Daybreak - current needs are listed on the WIA Facebook page).

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Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up

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Come out to one of Re-Cycle Macon’s monthly co ops to: receive guidance and tools to fix your own bicycle, the opportunity to earn a bicycle of your own, help us to work on bicycles for people in need, or just for a free meal and to meet new people. There are no expectations for your presence; we hope you will be a part of building community.

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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Sunday Worship | "Fishing for Bread" | Tim Bagwell
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Worship | "Fishing for Bread" | Tim Bagwell

Join us this Sunday as we share in the Bread of Life and the Cup of Blessing that is Holy Communion. Tim Bagwell will be preaching a sermon titled, “Fishing for Bread”.

Bread of Life. Cup of Blessing.

"...the breaking of bread at holy communion can break you right open.

It's like the gates to your heart have opened and everything you have ever loved comes tumbling out to be missed and praised and mourned and loved some more.

It's like being known all the way down.
It's like being in the presence of God.

One moment you see him the next you do not. One moment your eyes are opened and you recognize the risen Christ, and the next he vanishes from your sight.

Take heart. This is no ghost. Do not fear, You cannot lose him for good. This is the place he has promised to be, and this is the place he returns to meet us again and again.

Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of bread."

—from Gospel Medicine by Barbara Brown Taylor

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Christmas in July
Jul
28
7:30 AM07:30

Christmas in July

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Join us for our Annual Christmas in July celebration at the Community Breakfast.

Each year we distribute items to those in need at our weekly free breakfast. Join us as we gather to sing carols and share the spirit of Christmas!

For more information, contact eric@centenarymacon.org.

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The Choir Returns!
Jul
7
10:30 AM10:30

The Choir Returns!

After their break in the month of June, our choir will return this Sunday with the anthem “You’ve Called Us to Come”. It’s a great time to join the world’s most inclusive choir! Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM downstairs in the sanctuary building.

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A Prayer for America
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

A Prayer for America

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Good and Gracious God,

We acknowledge and give thanks for all that is good in this great nation in which we are privileged to live. Yet as we celebrate the birth of our nation, we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge how divided we are. We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the ways in which we are no longer “one nation,” as we profess in our pledge, but rather two nations… or three, or four. 

So, we pause today and lift up a family divided. We lift up a nation that needs healing. 

Call us back to our founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Remind us of our founding moral standard that all people are created equally and deserve equal treatment under the law regardless of those issues that divide us and marginalize others.

Remind us that these principles not only guide us toward a healthier nation, but they point to a justice many of our founding fathers understood to be rooted in the best parts of their religion. Teach us that none of us are truly free until all of us are truly free –free from the bonds of inequality.

Loving God,we do believe that most Americanswant only the best for their neighbors.
So, we ask that you open the hearts of those who opposethe path of love and justice, paths that seek equality for all.

As we stand together, lend us your loving Spirit and remind us that those making the laws are no more and no less flawed than we are. Empower us to not restuntil there is a real justice in our great land.

Help us see that name calling and hateful language will only serve to grow the division. Give to us the mindset of peacemakers and inspire us to do the difficult work of bridging divides.

Call us to a better way. Call us to a more loving way. Reconnect us with our founding focus: liberty, equality and justice for all.                                             

Amen. (Adapted from Patheos.com)

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July 4th
Jul
4
12:00 AM00:00

July 4th

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July

We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July and travel mercies to those who will be away on vacation. The church office will be closed for the holiday and will reopen on Monday, July 8th.

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Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Re-Cycle Macon Meet Up

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Come out to one of Re-Cycle Macon’s monthly co ops to: receive guidance and tools to fix your own bicycle, the opportunity to earn a bicycle of your own, help us to work on bicycles for people in need, or just for a free meal and to meet new people. There are no expectations for your presence; we hope you will be a part of building community.

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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Beulahland Hydrangea Garden Tour
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Beulahland Hydrangea Garden Tour

Centenary School of Creative Education

Sunday, June 2nd | Drop by between 1:00-4:00 PM

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

716 Buck Drive | Juliette Ga 31046 ( NOTE: The address is Juliette, if you enter it in your GPS, but it is in Bollingbroke. Confusing, we know! )

Directions:Head north on Hwy 41 toward Bolingbroke, look for Tommy Campbell’s body shop on left, turn right on Klopfer Road, cross over Rivoli, you will go under I-75, Harrison Rd is 2nd St to the left. Go approximately2 miles (the road has many curves & changes names) his house will be on the left & you can see the hydrangeas. He will have a couple of signs as well.

If you prefer, you can meet Vicki Hinson at 2:00 PM at the United Bank parking lot just off Highway 41 - 10788 Estes Rd., Bolingbroke and follow her to Beulahland

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

Gary will also be giving a presentation, “Confessions of a Hydrangist” on Wednesday, May 29th at Centenary at 6:00 PM.

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 "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”

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Gary is originally from Albany, Georgia and is a retired United Methodist pastor who has served throughout the South Georgia Conference. He is an active member of The American Hydrangea Society and was the keynote speaker for their Winter 2019 Meeting earlier this year. Gary is the owner of Beulahland Hydrangea Garden and Nursery, where he currently has 365 cultivars on site. In addition to managing Beulahland, Gary is a recognized “rooting specialist.”, frequent speaker and active volunteer with a variety of organizations. We are delighted to have Gary as a passionate part of the Centenary family and the latest presenter for the CSCE programming.

Join us for the presentation, then tour the gardens on

Sunday, June 2nd | Drop by between 1:00-4:00 PM

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

Be sure to save these dates and make plans to attend.

See the June 2nd event page for directions.

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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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