Adult Sunday School | Parables from the Backside
Sep
16
to Nov 25

Adult Sunday School | Parables from the Backside

PARABLES FROM THE BACKSIDE

This new study begins Sunday, September 18, 2018. 

Author J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into some of the best known passages from the Bible –the parables. Kalas approaches the parables through the “back side”: through a unique starting point, a creative telling, a new “lens”, or the eyes of a minor character. His creative approach both clarifies basic teachings and introduces new possibilities of meaning. Contemporary illustrations and personal experiences provide new perspectives on these stories from Jesus.

Join us in the Downstairs Classroom as David Mount leads us in this study.

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Invitation to the Psalms Study
Sep
17
to Dec 3

Invitation to the Psalms Study

Monday Night Study Group 

September 17 - December 3, 2018 | 6:30 PM

Note: No meeting on Oct. 8 or Nov. 19.

NOTE NEW LOCATION: COMMUNITY CENTER

Our study for Fall is Invitation to Psalms. The Psalms are profound texts of grace and glory unmatched in sacred literature. This study invites us to engage the Psalms at the deepest levels of our hearts, where God’s faithfulness confronts the most challenging aspects of our lives, compelling us to ask, “How long, O Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?” (Ps. 89), and in the same breath pray, “Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised” (Ps 48).  It is a 10-week study with participant book and DVD component.

For more information contact Flo Martin – flo@centenarymacon.org

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Just Mercy Study & Discussion
Sep
20
to Oct 11

Just Mercy Study & Discussion

Living Faith. Pursuing Justice. Seeking Peace.

This fall, Centenary begins a series of gatherings and book discussions that encourage a deeper conversation concerning the issues of mercy and justice that confront us today. Through liturgy, an honest wrestling with the theological and biblical implications of these issues, the witness of community leaders, and by means of small group exploration, we will open ourselves and the church to a more faithful answer to God’s call.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Thursdays, Sept. 20th, 27th, Oct. 4th & 11th

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Round Room                                                                    

This book by Bryan Stevenson, is a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice.  Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. 

We will be using this time to prepare our hearts and minds for the October 6th trip to the Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace & Justice in Montgomery, Alabama and  to develop a plan of action to support our committment to racial reconciliation and equal justice for all. 

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

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Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace & Justice
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Legacy Museum and Memorial for Peace & Justice

On Saturday, October 6th Centenary will be traveling to Montgomery, Alabama, as the culmination of our four week Just Mercy study. All interested persons are invited to join us. 

Additional details will be posted as plans are finalized. Departure time listed is tentative. 

Learn more about The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace & Justice here https://museumandmemorial.eji.org 

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World Communion Sunday
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, Oct 7th is World Communion Sunday. Join us as we celebrate The Bread of Life and the Cup of Blessing with followers of the teachings of Jesus around the globe.

At Centenary there is “a place at the table" for all! 

Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month during our 11:00 a.m. service. 

This is a portion of our Prayer of Thanksgiving and  Invitation to the Table of Radical Inclusion:

Bread of life, cup of blessing,

               Peace for the world, hope of our lives,

               Grace in our midst, heartbeat of God,

               May we know Your presence

                        in the breaking of the bread,

                        In the sharing of the cup,

                        in the fellowship of all

                        who come to this table. Amen

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Super Host Site for Community-Wide On the Table
Oct
17
12:30 PM12:30

Super Host Site for Community-Wide On the Table

Save the Date & Join the Conversation

Wednesday, October 17th| 12:30 – 2:00 PM

In the Fellowship Hall

Centenary will be one of the Super Hosts for this important community-wide event. Learn more at https://onthetablemacon.com/and watch for details about how to register for the discussion at Centenary, where there is always A Place at the Table. 

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CSCE presents: "Joining the Peace Corps: My Midlife Crisis"
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

CSCE presents: "Joining the Peace Corps: My Midlife Crisis"

In the Fellowship Hall.

Macon resident, Sue Tharpe will be speaking about her years in the Peace Corps ("Joining the Peace Corps: My Midlife Crisis"). The focus of her talk will be the way women in countries such as Pakistan and Botswana, Southern Africa are treated and what they are doing to improve their lives and those of their children. As a business advisor, Sue had responsibility for economic and education empowerment projects in those countries. In addition to information and personal stories, Sue will also bring several artifacts to show and talk about.

Join us for another wonderful Centenary School of Creative Education event! 

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Advent 2018
Dec
2
to Dec 23

Advent 2018

Hope | Peace | Joy | Love

Join us as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christmas.

The season of Advent, which comes comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit," begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians.

During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, saving grace, and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward to the promised fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.

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

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service 5PM

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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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Centenary Women's Book Group
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Centenary Women's Book Group

The Women’s Book Group meets regularly throughout the year to discuss their current book selection. The next gathering will be hosted at the home of Susan Bagwell on September 9th. The group is currently readingA Gentleman in Moscow:A Novel by Amor Towels.

For more information, email office@centenarymacon.org.

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Wonderful Wednesday
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Wonderful Wednesday

Make plans now to attend our first Wonderful Wednesday fellowship supper for the Fall!

Wednesday, September 5th | 6:00 PM | In the Fellowship Hall

Kathy McCollum, Director of Wesley Glen– An Agency of the SGA Conference of the United Methodist Church, dedicated to serving adults with developmental disabilities located here in Macon will provide the program. 

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Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia

WOMEN’S INTERFAITH ALLIANCE
LUNCHEON MEETING
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
12:00-2:00pm

All Saints Episcopal Church
1708 Watson Blvd
Warner Robins GA 31093

Topic for Discussion: Summer Faith Experiences
 

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).
Note: we are no longer collecting groceries.

The WIA Study Group will be beginning on September 18. Our topic this year will be The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience (from The Great Courses).  Further details will be announced soon.
  
We hope to see you September 4

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Study Group Informational Meeting
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Study Group Informational Meeting

Monday Night Study Group 

Informational/Introductory Meeting

August 27th| 6:30 PM| Downstairs Classroom 

(Study begins September 17th)

Our study for Fall is Invitation to Psalms. The Psalms are profound texts of grace and glory unmatched in sacred literature. This study invites us to engage the Psalms at the deepest levels of our hearts, where God’s faithfulness confronts the most challenging aspects of our lives, compelling us to ask, “How long, O Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?” (Ps. 89), and in the same breath pray, “Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised” (Ps 48).  It is a 10-week study with participant book and DVD component.

For more information contact Flo Martin – flo@centenarymacon.org

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Sunday Lunch | College Students
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Sunday Lunch | College Students

College Students | Sunday Lunch

Immediately following worship

(Weekly except for Holidays & Breaks)

College students are invited to meet Eric Mayle at the front of the sanctuary to join us for lunch and great conversation following worship. 

(Interested in providing lunch for our College Students this Fall? 

Contact eric@centenarymacon.org

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A Musical & Theological Conversation
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

A Musical & Theological Conversation

A Musical & Theological Conversation

with Pierce Pettis & Tim Bagwell

Sunday, August 26th| 11:00 AM Worship

 

“I have been following singer/songwriter, Pierce Pettis for over twenty years and am an avid fan.  Pierce writes and sings with a rare eloquence and poignant depth.  At times his songs reveal profound pain, and at other times they are buoyant with joy.  In short, his songs are an authentic reflection of life. He is vulnerable enough to let us in on the conversation that happens within his soul, and as a result his music causes me to think more deeply about my own life.  Pierce elevates songwriting and performance to a true art form.”                                            Tim Bagwell, Senior Pastor 

 

“Macon has such a rich musical heritage: Otis Redding, James Brown, the Allmans, Mark Heard, et al.  Along with Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, and the Mississippi Delta, it is one of the touchstones of American music history.  It is an honor to be performing in Macon.”                                   Pierce Pettis

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An Evening with Pierce Pettis
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Pierce Pettis

Free Community Concert

“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature…” Sing Out

Pierce Pettis began his long career as a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and later as a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville.  His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel.  Pettis' fifth album for Compass Records (Nashville), "That Kind of Love" (2009), received rave reviews from XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express, Image Quarterly . . . to name a few.  More recently, “New Agrarians” —a co-effort with Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel was released in November of 2014.  “Father’s Son”,  Pettis’ new solo project for Compass Records Group will be released in 2018.

We are excited to bring Pierce to Centenary for a free concert on Saturday, August 25th. He will also be joining us on 26that the Community Breakfast and in 11:00 AM worship.

Learn more about Pierce and his music at https://www.piercepettis.com. Spread the word!

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An Introduction to Korean Cuisine
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

An Introduction to Korean Cuisine

This class has already been filled.  Watch for additional events & courses.

The Centenary School for Creative Education is excited to be teaming up with Kim Jones to offer another exciting course.

The Korean word for “Korea” is “Han Gook.” Its literal translation is “Land of the Morning Calm.” Korean food, however, is anything but “calm’! Korean cuisine includes a wide variety of exotic ingredients and exciting flavors that are sure to make your mouth water. Come, experience Korean cooking firsthand by watching Kim prepare one of Korea’s signature dishes for the whole group to share. Because we want to have plenty for everyone, the group will be limited to the first 20 people. For more information email office@centenarymacon.org. 

Cost $5 to defray expenses.

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Ladies Night Out- Dressing for Comfort & Confidence
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies Night Out- Dressing for Comfort & Confidence

Centenary School of Creative Education Presents

“Ladies Night Out- Dressing for Comfort & Confidence”

July 18th| 6:00-8:00 PM | Fellowship Hall

 

Ladies, is it time for a wardrobe upgrade?!
 

Debbie Krafft, a former color, wardrobe & image consultant with Color 1 Associates, International, will share tips to help us get the most value and enjoyment from the clothes we buy, as well as from those we presently own!  You are encouraged to bring a new or like-new clothing item or accessory from your closet to swap. Items not swapped will be donated to WEAR,or if you prefer, you can take your item home with you. (Bring one item only please.) This promises to be a fun & informative Ladies Night Out.  

 

We hope to see you there!

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A Prayer for July 4th
Jul
4
12:00 AM00:00

A Prayer for July 4th

God of all life,

May peace and justice fill our land and,

indeed, the whole world.

We pray for the escalating tension and violence

within our nation and for all places around the globe 

where people are victimized,
where safety is threatened,
where freedoms are denied,
where life is treated as anything less than sacred.

Forgive us, O God, in all the ways great and small,

where we have been complicit and complacent  

about the sins committed in our name.

Empower us to be a light unto the nations.  

Remind us in the coming week of our calling.
Remind us of our common creed
that all people are created equal.
Inspire us to ensure that all of your children
enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Help us to be profoundly grateful for our freedom and security,
to never take these gifts for granted,
and to use them for the betterment of all.           Amen

 

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Families Belong Together - Standing in Solidarity
Jun
30
6:45 AM06:45

Families Belong Together - Standing in Solidarity

This Saturday representatives from Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us) and Middle Georgia Immigration Coalition will join with other organizations from around the state to gather at the Atlanta Detention Center to make a stand for families and to call for an end to the separation of children from their parents at the border. This is a national action with events around the country. Contact Debra Williams (debra@centenarymacon.org) for details if you would like to participate.

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The Legacy Museum & National Memorial for Peace & Justice Trip
Jun
28
8:00 AM08:00

The Legacy Museum & National Memorial for Peace & Justice Trip

In April of this year, The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice were opened to the public in Montgomery, Alabama. Founded by EJI, the Equal Justice Initiative, the museum and EJI are at work in a national research, education, and community activism effort designed to promote equality and justice and are “committed to ending mass incarceration, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.” The Legacy Museum is a physical site and an outreach program with incredible resources. It is “an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequality and for the truth and reconciliation that leads to real solutions to contemporary problems.”
 
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, those interested will travel to Montgomery, Alabama for the day to visit the Museum and  the Memorial to prompt meaningful dialogue on the important issues of race, equality, and justice.
 
Thanks to Teri Hatley, who is coordinating arrangements for the trip along with the Centenary School of Creative Education. Please contact Teri through the church at office@centenarymacon.org for more information or visit museumandmemorial.eji.org. Reservations are needed by Sunday, June 3rd to finalize transportation plans.
 

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Adult Sunday School this Summer
Jun
10
9:30 AM09:30

Adult Sunday School this Summer

A Hop, Skip and a Jump Through the Bible

Sundays | 9:30 AM | Downstairs Classroom
 

Join us in our Adult Sunday School Class as David Mount leads us in our new study A Hop, Skip and a Jump Through the Bible,  by Ellsworth Kalas. 

This study takes us through the books of the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation, providing descriptions, reflection, and context. The study highlights the wonders of the Bible for readers both familiar and unfamiliar with them.

The Bible isn’t just a collection of stories of the past, but rather it is our own continuing story of God and God’s relationship with the human race.
 

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Adult Sunday School this Summer
Jun
10
to Jul 29

Adult Sunday School this Summer

A Hop, Skip and a Jump Through the Bible

Sundays | 9:30 AM | Downstairs Classroom
 

Join us in our Adult Sunday School Class as David Mount leads us in our new study A Hop, Skip and a Jump Through the Bible,  by Ellsworth Kalas. 

This study takes us through the books of the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation, providing descriptions, reflection, and context. The study highlights the wonders of the Bible for readers both familiar and unfamiliar with them.

The Bible isn’t just a collection of stories of the past, but rather it is our own continuing story of God and God’s relationship with the human race.
 

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Centenary Women’s Luncheon
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Centenary Women’s Luncheon

Saturday, June 9th | 11:00 AM
The Rookery | 543 Cherry St.

Join the women of Centenary for lunch (dutch treat). In order to have an approximate count, please R.S.V.P. to Vicki Hinson at office@centenarymacon.org.

If child care is needed, email flo@centenarymacon.org by June 3rd.

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Grillin' and Tastin'
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Grillin' and Tastin'

Wednesday | June 6th 6: 00-8: 00pm
In the Garden Pavilion

The Centenary School of Continuing Education is ready to fire up the grill for a fun and tasty evening. Dennis Hasty is an in-demand chef when it comes to grilling, and he has agreed to share some of his tips for successful outdoor cooking.

We're not providing a full-blown evening meal, but you will get a chance to sample some of Dennis's offerings.

Reservations are necessary in order for us to plan and buy the groceries, and we will be limiting the number of guests to 20, first-come, first-served. Please contact Yvonne Stuart at office@centenarymacon.org

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