ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SUNDAY March 09, 2014
Scholarship Applications Available
Emma Kapp Ogburn Scholarship: This scholarship is for post-secondary education expenses for Forsyth County students of the Methodist denomination who will study in the ministry or work as lay persons in the field of Christian education. The Ogburn Scholarship is administered through Centenary and the Winston-Salem Foundation.
Cabaniss Scholarship: The Cabaniss Fund Committee is accepting applications for the Cabaniss Ministerial Scholarship for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Cabaniss Ministerial Scholarships are awarded to graduate students who are preparing for full-time ministry.
Dixson Scholarship: Scholarships for 2014-2015 are available to church members and staff under procedures and criteria established by the trustees of the Dixson Foundation. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary degree or certificate-granting institution. Financial need of the applicant is considered.
Applications for all scholarships are available from Stacy Holley (397-1359) firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: April 1, 2014.
“Lifting Our Voices” with Glennon Doyle Melton
She’s gone through some tough challenges that many of us can relate to, and has not only survived but become a better person by the experiences.She’s written a best-selling book, Carry On Warrior – Thoughts on Life Unarmed, which encourages us to be strong in our actions, our resolve and our faith.
She’s started a blog, www.momastery.com, which is read by thousands the world over. She’s coming to Centenary for a special evening on Friday, March 21, and for the annual Women’s Retreat, co-sponsored by Centenary and St. Paul’s, on Saturday, March 22. Register now for any or all of the three events:
Friday, March 21
•Meet and greet dinner with Glennon Doyle Melton
•Voices of Hope: An Evening with Glennon Doyle Melton (proceeds to benefit Project H.O.P.E.)
Saturday, March 22
•Lifting Women’s Voices Lenten Retreat
The Saturday portion of the Women’s Retreat is sold out.
Stressed? Discouraged? Lonely? Sad? Don’t Suffer Alone. Help is Available.
Sometimes we fall into a trap where we think it’s a sign of weakness to ask for help. So when we’re stressed, discouraged, lonely, or sad, we try to keep our struggles hidden and are reluctant to ask for help. However, that’s not God’s plan. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” God wants us to care for others—and allow others to care for us in our time of need.If you would like to find out more about Stephen Ministry for yourself or someone you know (possibly a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative) talk with Mark Ralls (397-1362), Craig Ford (397-1353) or Deena Morgan (764-4239) to find out how you can receive help from a Stephen Minister. All calls are confidential.
In an effort to make our children’s ministry as secure and hospitable as possible we have made some changes to our check-in procedure for Sunday mornings. Sunday morning check-in happens in the first floor lobby of the children’s building. This means that when you come to drop your children off for nursery or Sunday school, you need to enter the children’s building through the first floor lobby. The door from 5th street is not available as an entrance, nor the interior doors on the second and third floors. It is our hope that having one entrance to the children’s building on Sunday mornings will allow us to improve how we welcome our families as well as assure the safety of our children while they are in our care. At the end of the Sunday School hour, if a Sunday School teacher must leave and he or she still has students whose parents attend the Rejoice service, those students are taken to room 209 where they can continue to fellowship or read in a supervised area until worship is complete. Please do not feel that you must leave worship early to pick up your child at exactly 10:45 am. If you have any questions about these new procedures please contact Kate May (email@example.com).
Nursery care for infants through pre-kindergarten is offered during every Sunday morning worship service. During the 11:00 am worship service, 3’s and 4’s in the nursery have a time of engaged Bible storytelling led by children’s ministry staff. Our nursery classrooms, staffed by professional childcare workers, are located on the second floor of the children’s building.
We offer children’s worship each Sunday during the 11 am worship service. After beginning as a part of the larger worship service with their families, kindergarteners through third graders are invited to join Rev. Kate May in the Dining room. Children will return to the sanctuary after the sermon, and parents are asked to pick up their children from their reserved pews once worship concludes. Attending children’s worship is optional.
March 9 • 9:45am • Children’s Building
Join us for our Lenten Fair on the 3rd floor of the children’s building. This is for all Kindergarten-5th graders and their parents. This will be in place of Sunday School. We hope you will join us!
Save the Date
Vacation Bible School • August 3-7
Join us for our Youth Ministry events!
8:45, 9:00, 10:10, 11:00am: Worship
9:45am: Sunday school
Our Cornerstone middle school youth group (6th-8th grades) meets from 5:00-6:00 pm each Sunday evening, followed by a youth dinner at 6:00pm. Our evening finishes up with our senior high youth group (9th-12thgrades), The Well, from 6:45-8:00 pm. Come be a part of this incredible ministry where we seek to know God and to soak up the love of Christ so we can share that knowledge and love with all who we encounter. We meet upstairs on the 4th floor and can’t wait to see you!
6:00 pm: Confirmation – Bodies
ADULT ED. / SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Creation Care Dinner Tickets on Sale
This year’s Creation Care Dinner on April 8 is truly a community event. The dinner will be held at the Children’s Home, 1001 Reynolda Road at 6:00 pm. Optional tours of the Food Bank Garden and the H.O.P.E. Truck facility will begin at 5:00pm. The guest speaker is Fred Bahnson, Director of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest Divinity School, speaking on the topic of his latest book Soil & Sacrament. The menu will consist of local, organic, healthy and delicious items. Each year we sponsor this event to raise awareness of our calling to be stewards of all God’s creation and offer concrete ways that homes, business, and communities can make a difference.
The dinner is open to all, and tickets are available from Centenary on Sunday mornings at the 4 ½ Street entrance or by calling the church office. Tickets for the wholesome dinner, speaker, and more are $12 (students of any age are $8). This event is sponsored by the Centenary Creation Care Team.
Spring Book Reading and Discussion
This Spring, we invite you to read “Soil & Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food & Faith”by Fred Bahnson. He is the Director of the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He is also going to be the speaker at our annual Creation Care Dinner in April. Get your copy at Glad Tidings Books & Gifts. There are two ways to discuss this book: a) Come to the book discussion on Sunday, May 4th in Room 221, and/or b) search on The City for the group named “Creation Care Book Club” and jump right in to an ongoing discussion. Contact person: Rev. Jonathan Brake. (Sponsored by Centenary Creation Care Ministry)
Save the Date
The Senior Adult Council is sponsoring a trip to Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia, April 28 – 30. Please mark your calendars for this trip. Additional information will be sent out by e-mail with specific details of the trip and the cost.
Senior Adult Luncheon
March 13 • Noon • Memorial Auditorium
Cameron Kent, news anchor for channel 12 WXII, will be our speaker. All are invited. Registration for the luncheon may be made by calling Charles Monroe, (773-0446)/firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is Monday, March 10.
New Overflow Shelter Sites: Volunteers Needed!
In response to the overwhelming need among our homeless neighbors during a very cold winter, the downtown overflow shelter has expanded from two sites to four. We need volunteers to do the following:
• Stay overnight (7 pm to 7 am)
• Provide transportation for guests (on Centenary buses—drivers can be trained)
• Pack and serve 20-25 meals (bag lunch style)
• Assist with check-in
All ages can help with meals and check-in, so families are encouraged to get involved! We suggest you sign up for overnight with a friend, get a Sunday School class or Circle to put together a meal, or simply volunteer yourself or your family to help out. We will also continue to take donations of toiletries, socks, underwear, etc. If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions, contact Rev. Sarah Howell (email@example.com).
March Food of the Month
The March food of the month is canned spaghetti sauce (not tomato paste) & packaged noodles. Please bring your food donations to the Missions bins, located in the Reception Narthex at 4½ Street.
Foodways & Roadways Documentary about Winston-Salem
March 10 • 6:30 pm • Dining Room
We will host a screening of the documentary Foodways & Roadways: Finding Our Way Home, featuring African American community members who tell the story of changes in the food environment in Winston-Salem precipitated by Interstate 40 and Highway 52. It was produced by Wake Forest University students and the Wake Forest School of Medicine to help explain why food deserts exist and how to address health and nutrition issues especially in East Winston. Come for understanding and the Q/A session with Margaret Savoca PhD, Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology/Division of Public Health Science. This showing is part of our year-long theme: “Are You Hungry?”, is sponsored by the Centenary Creation Care Team and open to the public.
A Service Opportunity for the Whole Family
March 22 • 9:00 am
Centenary is gathering interested folks to help keep our community beautiful by participating in The Great American Cleanup. All supplies and lunch will be provided. For more details and to register, go to www.CentenaryOnline.com/CreationCare or contact Rev. Jonathan Brake. This service project sponsored by Centenary Creation Care Ministry.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Dr. Tony Abbott Returns
March 11, 18, 25 and April 1
Memorial Auditorium •7 pm
Novelist and essayist, Anne Lamott, grew up in an atheistic family, but after her father’s death, when she was suffering from both alcoholism and bulimia, she found Christian faith in a remarkable, small Presbyterian Church in Marin City, California. Our four sessions will be devoted to the story of how she discovered her faith, how she nurtured and developed it, and how it became the basis of three marvelous books of essays, Traveling Mercies, Plan B and Grace (Eventually). Dr. Abbott will play excerpts from a video on Anne Lamott.
Kathy Watts Writing Workshop
Kathy Watts, a published writer and Centenary member, will return to facilitate a writing class in April. Classes will be held at 11:00 am,Wednesday April 2, 9, 23, and 30. There will be no meeting during Holy Week. A fee of $60.00 is required by the beginning of the class. Join former and new members for a rewarding experience in learning to tell your stories. Contact Barbara Byrd (748 1629) for any question.
Is Centenary a part of your Estate Planning?
If so please notify us. If you would like to discuss details or ask questions, please contact: Thad Lewallen – Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving (397-1352)/firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
March 25 • Dining Room • 5:00 pm
The next open Finance Committee meeting will held in the Dining Room.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Mondays, March 3 – April 7 • 4:00 pm
The series of classes, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will be held at Heritage Woods. The goals of these classes are to help caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, more successfully communicate feelings, increase the ability to make tough decisions, locate helpful resources and improve balance in your life. For more information contact Linda Lewis at The Shepherd’s Center (748-0217).
Maybe we should call it “Luck of the Irish” because we have an exceptional offer for those of you who like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Today, Glad Tidings’ own Nancy (O’Grady) Michael will be offering tastings of official Irish Soda Bread. If you like what you taste, place an order to be picked up on Friday, March 14, just in time for the celebration. You may choose from the Brown Irish Soda Bread or the White Irish Soda Bread with Raisins. My favorite is the white toasted with a little butter and honey…the pot at the end of the rainbow!
For your shopping convenience, Glad Tidings is now open on Mondays from 10-2. Come see our lovely new shipment of scarves. We still offer “Traveling Mercies” by Ann Lamott and “Carry On Warrior” by Glennon Doyle Melton.
Judy Jones, manager (397 1338)/email@example.com
March 16 • Dining Room • 2:00 pm
We will be making “no-sew” blankets for the organization Project Linus. These blankets will provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.