Adult Sunday School
Jan
6
to Mar 10

Adult Sunday School

Our Adult Sunday school Class meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the downstairs classroom in the Sanctuary building.

Ten Commandments from the Backside by Ellsworth Kalas. In this study, Kalas opens up new possibilities of insight into the familiar Ten Commandments by restating them in the positive and showing how they were intended to make life richer and more fulfilling.

Kalas uses contemporary illustrations and personal experience to show how these timeless laws give us an appetite for divine excellence.

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Coat & Blanket Drive
Jan
6
to Feb 3

Coat & Blanket Drive

The temperatures have dropped, and it’s time to share the warmth. Blankets and men’s winter coats are needed. Rain coats would be especially appreciated in this cold and wet weather!

There will be baskets in the back of the sanctuary to collect gently used items.

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Monday Evening Study Group
Jan
14
to Jan 28

Monday Evening Study Group

Making Sense of the Bible

Orientation | January 14th

Study begins | January 28th

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

Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues.

The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it.

In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country's leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. He proposes a new way of seeing scripture that is more elastic, realistic and human than many conservatives currently see it.

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Women's Book Group
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

Women's Book Group

Women’s Book Group

Sunday, January 27th | 5:00 PM PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

The Women’s Book Groupis currently readingThe Same Kind of Different as Me.

Get your copy now and plan to join the group in January. The group will be meeting at the home of Karol Daniels. For more information email office@centenarmacon.org.

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Wonderful Wednesday Supper
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wonderful Wednesday Supper

Join us for our monthly fellowship supper!

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

Immediately following tonight’s dinner, we will move to the sanctuary for our Ash Wednesday service marking the beginning of the season of Lent.

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Ash Wednesday Service
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, the forty days leading up to Easter.

Please join us for our Ash Wednesday service in the Sanctuary following the Wonderful Wednesday fellowship supper. 

All are welcome to come and be a part of this brief, but meaningful service.

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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.

Be sure to mark your calendar. Rain or Shine.

Bonnets optional.

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

Holy Thursday Evening Communion Service

Encounter Jesus at The Last Supper

Join us for this moving service of reflection, litany, and song, as we await the joy of Easter morning. 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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Wonderful Wednesday
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, January 9th6:00 PM | Fellowship Hall

Start the New Year with great food, fellowship, and guest storytellers!, Rev. Bob and Elaine Davies.

It’s going to be a fun evening.

RSVP on the Connect Card in your Sunday Bulletin.

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 Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia
Jan
7
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia

Women’s Interfaith Alliance

Monthly Luncheon

Monday, January 7th | Noon – 2:00 PM

Islamic Center of Middle Georgia in Centerville

Theme:
“Sharing Food from our Faith and Cultural Traditions”

(includes a food preparation demonstration)

Everyone is encouraged to bring a family recipe with a couple of sentences about its meaning for you. We are compiling an Interfaith Cookbook!

Bring a dish to share.

Please be aware of dietary restrictions of the different faith traditions.

Please do not bring dishes made with pork, shellfish, or gelatin.

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Epiphany Sunday
Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

Epiphany Sunday

January 6th marks the end of the Christmas season or Christmastide. In the Western churches, Epiphany Day has marked the observance of the arrival of the wise men.

Join us for this first Sunday of the New Year, as we all seek to follow the light on our own path towards wisdom and wholeness.

Tim Bagwell will be preaching a sermon titled, “Stargazing: Good News or Trouble?”

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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 Night at the Tubman Museum
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Centenary Night at the Tubman Museum

Thursday, November 15th | 6:00 - 8:00 PM Free Admission

Light refreshments | Guided Tours with Ann Tift

Drum Circle Performance |  View Galleries & Exhibits

The event is Family Friendly, but childcare can be provided at the church upon request. Contact flo@centenarymacon.org by Sunday, November 11th.

Be sure to plan to join us for a special evening at the Tubman African American Museum!

Did you know?

The Tubman Museum is the largest museum in the nation dedicated to educating people about the Art, History and Culture African Americans.



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All Saints - A Service of Remembrance
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

All Saints - A Service of Remembrance

In the Sanctuary

Our All Saints Service will be held in conjunction with our Wonderful Wednesday supper this year (Supper at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall).

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.

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Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

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WOMEN’S INTERFAITH ALLIANCE
LUNCHEON MEETING
Monday, November 5, 2018
12:00-2:00pm

Ushers Temple CME Church 411 Railroad St. | Ft. Valley

Topic for discussion:

“Interfaith 101”: A Brief Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Baha’I

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.

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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 working to empower women economically in Pakistan and Botswana. Following her Peace Corps work Sue used her experience to empower girls as CEO for Girl Scouts in New York and South Georgia.Sue has also served as an executive with the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, a legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, served on the Governor's Committee for Juvenile Justice and a Trustee for the Fledgling Foundation that helps juveniles who have criminal records with educational funding and assistance. She was also a small business owner of a independent book store in Decatur, GA. for many years. Sue is the ultimate example of a strong woman working to enhance the lives of others.

Come and be inspired!

A handmade basket made by Botswana women will be given away as a door prize.

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

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On the Table
Oct
17
12:30 PM12:30

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. The Centenary discussion will focus on the topic of “Concentrated Poverty”. What is your experience with poverty? What does poverty look like in Macon? What steps can be taken to improve the lives of those in our community trapped in the demoralizing cycle of poverty? Bring your story and your ideas to share around the table.

Join the conversation at Centenary, where there is always A Place at the Table.

Childcare will be provided.

Learn more about the community-wide event at https://onthetablemacon.com/.

Register here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4fYO5dth7hf8NXkyhYv8ilrXIJHnTg7N9zgYuo15_-2zXrA/viewform

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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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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. 

The Deadline to reserve your spot is Sunday, September 30th.

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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Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

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WOMEN’S INTERFAITH ALLIANCE
LUNCHEON MEETING

Monday, October 1, 2018
12:00-2:00pm

Islamic Center of Macon
1655 Eisenhower Parkway
Macon GA 31206

Topic for Discussion: Stories of Immigration,
Assimilation, and Cross-Cultural Adjustment

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.

We hope to see you October 1

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Just Mercy Study & Discussion
Sep
20
to Oct 11

Just Mercy Study & Discussion

Living Faith. Pursuing Justice. Seeking Peace.

Join us Thursday, October 4th to hear Shannon Gordon, CEO of River Edge, speak on Incarceration and Mental Health.

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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Invitation to the Psalms Study
Sep
17
to Nov 19

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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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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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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