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

Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia

Luncheon Meeting

May 7, 2018 12:00-2:00pm

Highland Hills Baptist Church

1370 Briarcliff Road

Macon GA 31211
(park and enter near playground)

Topic for Discussion: Answering Your Questions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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 labe your dish and provide serving utensils.

Please bring your donations for our WIA Service Projects
(Cash or Groceries)

We hope to see you there!

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DIGNITY, JUSTICE and HOPE | A Pilgrimage in Solidarity with Immigrants
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

DIGNITY, JUSTICE and HOPE | A Pilgrimage in Solidarity with Immigrants

Sunday | May 6th | 5 PM
Begin: St. Peter Claver Catholic  Church
133 Ward St. | Macon
End: Centenary United Methodist Church
1290 College Ave. | Macon

At Centenary Church,  you are invited to stay for a meal, storytelling, community building, and the sharing of information about current immigration concerns. Shuttles back to St. Peter Claver will be available, but carpooling is recommended.

The pilgrimage is an act of faith and prayer in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers during this anxious time.  The injunction to welcome the stranger is an important teaching within the great religions of the world.  This walk, therefore, is a sign of our commitment to the sacred act of hospitality and to the work of justice as we seek to overcome exclusion, discrimination, violence, and dehumanization. It is not a political protest, but a  peaceful prayer walk.

The pilgrimage will begin at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church with litanies and prayers to set the intention for our journey.  It will end at Centenary United Methodist Church with a meal, the sharing of stories., and information about the current situation for our undocumented neighbors and friends.

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Spring Stroll | Historic Interiors Tour
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Stroll | Historic Interiors Tour

Centenary will be part of this year's Hay House Spring Stroll & Historic Interiors Tour!

Be sure to come out and see our newly renovated sanctuary while supporting the Hay House.

Enchanting gardens and historic home interiors await your discovery during Spring Stroll of Macon Houses and Gardens.  Previously named one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, this premier house and garden event, now in its 25th year, will be hosted by Hay House on May 4 – 6 in historic Macon, Georgia.

Ticket information...

Online at www.HayHousemacon.org

In person at Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue

Or by phone: (478) 742-8155

 

During the event weekend, tickets will be for sale under the large white tent on the grounds of Hay House. All sales are final. ALL purchased tickets will be placed on will call and available for pick-up at Hay House during the event.

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Spring Stroll | Historic Interiors Tour
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Stroll | Historic Interiors Tour

Centenary will be part of this year's Hay House Spring Stroll & Historic Interiors Tour!

Be sure to come out and see our newly renovated sanctuary while supporting the Hay House.

Enchanting gardens and historic home interiors await your discovery during Spring Stroll of Macon Houses and Gardens.  Previously named one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, this premier house and garden event, now in its 25th year, will be hosted by Hay House on May 4 – 6 in historic Macon, Georgia.

Ticket information...

Online at www.HayHousemacon.org

In person at Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue

Or by phone: (478) 742-8155

 

During the event weekend, tickets will be for sale under the large white tent on the grounds of Hay House. All sales are final. ALL purchased tickets will be placed on will call and available for pick-up at Hay House during the event.

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College Sunday in Worship
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

College Sunday in Worship

Please join us in worship this Sunday. This year we not only have one of our students sharing the Spoken Word Unfolding, but also one of our gifted professors. Here’s a little about our guest speakers:

Pam Estes Brewer teaches in the Department of Technical Communication, School of Engineering at Mercer.  She and her husband, Ed, love Macon and Centenary.  Ed teaches at Appalachian State U., and they foster dogs for several rescue organizations in Macon.

Myranda Ham is a biomedical engineering student and a track and field athlete at Mercer University. The Centenary community has been one of her favorite parts of coming to college. 

The Wesley Band will be leading music this week.  

There will be a cook-out for the college students

immediately following worship.

 

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Centenary Women’s Gathering
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Centenary Women’s Gathering

Biscuit Bar, Blessing Bags, BYOC*

In the Fellowship Hall

Great time to connect with Centenary Women as you enjoy

  Vicki’s Biscuit & all the Fixin’s.

*Bring Your Own Cup or mug, a favorite to share about around the tables.

(Favorite china pattern, Grandmother’s, travel souvenir, etc.)

For our Blessing Bags, please bring non-perishable items:

Granola bars, Fruit cups, Pop-top tuna or other meats,

Crackers, Individual peanut butter containers, etc.

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Easter Sunday | April 1, 2018
Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Sunday | April 1, 2018

Easter is a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, and growth.

Join us for worship as we celebrate life.

Great music, a welcoming community, and NO Fake News...and that is not an April Fool's joke.

Tim Bagwell will be preaching as we continue our sermon series on Encountering Jesus.

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Holy Thursday Evening Communion Service
Mar
29
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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Egg Hunt & Picnic in the Garden
Mar
25
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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Centenary School of Creative Education
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Centenary School of Creative Education

CSCE First Class of 2018 | Acrylic Painting

“The purpose of art is washing the dust off the daily life of our souls.” -Pablo Picasso

Come wash off the dust with us.

Centenary School of Creative Education is offering its first class of 2018: Acrylic Painting taught by Centenary’s own incredible artist, Barbara Wilkinson. Save the date: Wednesday, March 14, from 6 pm to 8 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Don’t let your “I can’t paint” voice scare you away. It will be a creative, fun evening. Class size is limited to 10- 12, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a fee of $10 to cover the cost of supplies. Please register by Sunday, March 11, by emailing vonniestuart@gmail.com. All are welcome, and, as always at Centenary, “All means all.”

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"Encountering Jesus" Sermon Series
Mar
11
to Apr 15

"Encountering Jesus" Sermon Series

11:00 AM Sundays

Are you longing for a faith that is fresh and alive? Are you looking for ways to live into your faith on a daily basis?  We invite you to experience the life and teachings of Jesus anew in a sermon series that will take us through the season of Lent and beyond. “Encountering Jesus” is sure to enlighten and empower. Here’s an overview of the series and our schedule of services and events.

 

February 18   Encountering Jesus: Series Introduction

February 25  Encountering Jesus:

                        Jesus, the Jew with a Scandalous Message

March 4th      Encountering Jesus: Jesus, the Storyteller

                         Holy Communion

March 11th      Encountering Jesus: Jesus and the Fringe

March 18th     Encountering Jesus: Jesus and the Cross

March 25th    Palm Sunday Encountering Jesus:

                         Jesus and the Kingdom of God

                         Egg Hunt & Picnic following worship                

March 29th    Holy Thursday Evening Communion Service

April 1st         Easter Sunday

                         Encountering Jesus: A Matter of Life and Death

April 8th        Encountering Jesus: Jesus and Doubt

April 15th       Encountering Jesus: Who Do YOU Say That I Am?

 

 

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RESTORED: Finding Redemption in Our MESS
Mar
11
to Mar 25

RESTORED: Finding Redemption in Our MESS

Adult Sunday School Lenten Study

9:30AM Sundays -Downstairs Classroom- FINAL CLASS THIS SUNDAY March 25th

Sometimes our lives are in such disarray we can’t envision a way through to redemption. But when we look at the mess through the eyes of Christ, we not only find redemption, we can clearly see spiritual restoration.

In this DVD based study, Tom Berlin encourages us to reflect and meditate through our own brokenness, showing us that it is only when we focus on the cross as a place to surrender control that we can leave our mess and find true redemption.

Join us in the downstairs classroom for this Lenten Study that uses Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others

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Women's Interfaith Alliance Luncheon
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Women's Interfaith Alliance Luncheon

Centenary is proud to support the work of this vital organization.

Women's Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia

Monthly Luncheon

St. Francis Episcopal Church

432 Forest Hill Road, Macon

Topic for Panel and
Table Talk Discussion:

Care of Our Body as a Spiritual Discipline

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 service projects (Cash or Groceries).

We hope to see you March 5!!

 

 

 

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We Stand Against Violence
Feb
26
to Mar 4

We Stand Against Violence

An Offering of Letters

in Response to Gun Violence

We invite you to participate in an offering of letters to our government officials, state and national, to prioritize the safety and sanctuary of our children amidst this repeated and escalating violence. This is in the spirit of the Book of Resolutions, #3428, Our Call to End Gun Violence,” and our First General Rule,
to
Do No Harm.

Please bring your completed letters to the church on Sunday, March 4th and place them on the altar rail during communion. This was suggested by Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Conference, and by the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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Ash Wednesday Service
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Ash Wednesday Service

Please join us for an Ash Wednesday service in the Sanctuary at noon.  Centenary, the Wesley Foundation, and other Mercer campus ministries will provide leadership in this service.

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

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