College Ministry | Fall 2019 Programming
Sep
29
to Dec 8

College Ministry | Fall 2019 Programming

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We are excited about the great group of college students that has found their way to Centenary this Falland hope more will join us! In addition to our weekly “Free Lunch” after worship on Sundays, we havean exciting series planned on spiritual autobiographies. (FYI, sharing is completely voluntary, but even if youdon’t care to share, come and join us for lunch and community building.) For more information contact Eric Mayle: eric@centenarymacon.org.

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Open Streets Macon
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Open Streets Macon

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Open Streets Macon returns on Sunday, October 20th from 2:00-6:00 PM. Organized by
Bike Walk Macon, Open Streets Macon is a car-free celebration of public space; bringing people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds together to walk, skate, bike, play, and re-imagine how we use our public streets.

Centenary is participating again this year, and we will be offering people the opportunity to tour our historic sanctuary and to use our restrooms. This is an act of hospitality and outreach.

Please help us take Centenary’s radical hospitality into the streets!

We need eight volunteers: four from 2:00-4:00 PM, and four from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Please contact Eric Mayle to volunteer: eric@centenarymacon.org.
For more information about Open Streets, visit: www.openstreetsmacon.com

Please Note:
Ash Street will be closed to vehicles beginning at 1:30 PM on Sunday, October 20th.

Please plan accordingly with regards to parking.

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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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Wesley Foundation -A Night of Music and Storytelling
Oct
26
to Nov 8

Wesley Foundation -A Night of Music and Storytelling

Wesley Foundation Fundraiser

Sat, October 26, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Museum of Arts and Sciences | 4182 Forsyth Rd Macon

Join us for a night of music featuring Connor Henderson alongside young adults from Wesley of Macon! We'll gather around the table to share stories, enjoy great music, and learn about how God is moving in the lives of young adults in Macon, Georgia. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. $25 per person.


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On the Table at Centenary
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

On the Table at Centenary

Where have you seen meaningful communities in Macon and how can we learn from them?

What are Macon's assets and how can we build on them?

Join us for Centenary’s On the Table lunch, where we will be discussing

Building Vibrant Communities in Macon.

Conversations will be led by Wallace Daniel, Daisy Floyd, Jill Vanderhoek, and Karol Daniel. Space is limited; you can register at: Centenary On the Table at Eventbrite.

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All Saints Service 6:45 PM (And Wonderful Wednesday Supper at 6:00 PM)
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

All Saints Service 6:45 PM (And Wonderful Wednesday Supper at 6:00 PM)

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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Women's Interfaith Alliance Luncheon
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Interfaith Alliance Luncheon

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Luncheon Meeting

Monday, October 7th | 12:00-2:00 pm

Usher's Temple CME Church 411 Railroad Street Fort Valley GA 31030

Topic for the day:

Greetings, Blessings, and Rituals

A panel will relate common phrases, blessings, etc. from several different faiths

Luncheon Is Potluck 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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Women's Book Group
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Women's Book Group

The Centenary Women’s Book group will meet on Sunday, October 6, at 5:00 pm at Susan Bagwell’s.

This month’s book is The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder.

Newcomers welcome!

For more information, contact Karol Daniel at karolkdaniel@yahoo.com.

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World Communion Sunday
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

World Communion Sunday

Tim Bagwell’s sermon is titled, “L’chaim!”

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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Wonderful Wednesday: Dinner & A Movie
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Wonderful Wednesday: Dinner & A Movie

In the Fellowship Hall

6:00 PM Dinner

6:30 PM Movie: The Sultan and the Saint

A simple Christian friar and a mighty Muslim leader met on a bloody battlefield 800 years ago. What happened next changed world history.

The Sultan and the Saint tells one of the great lost stories from history. Set during the terrible time of the Crusades, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one an itinerant Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Kingdom, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for peace.

It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt and their meeting on a bloody battlefield, when one of the largest Crusader armies ever assembled tried to conquer Egypt. This is important history that speaks directly to some of the East-West conflicts of today. Join us as we share a meal and experience the twists and turns of this fascinating story whose central characters are more compelling than even their legends claim.

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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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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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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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