Tuesday, May 21, 2013
SUNDAY MAY 19, 2013
SPECIAL NOTE FROM TAMMY CLARK
With heartfelt gratitude we honor Jordan Gross and Adair Shepperd (Senior High Confirmation Leaders) this Confirmation Sunday. These two precious people have given countless hours, offered up prayers and walked alongside our precious Confirmands as they have sought to grow in their likeness of Jesus Christ and seek to live out their baptismal covenant. Without their faithful service and devotion to God, the Confirmation experience for our youth and their Shepherds would not have been as incredible as it was.
Also, Tyler MacDonald (Resident of Youth Spiritual Formation and Education) has been a tremendous gift to our Confirmation Class. Not only is this his first Confirmation class ever to lead, it is also Tyler’s personal Confirmation experience, never having been Confirmed in a church before. Today I am filled with inexpressible joy to watch him renew his commitment to the church and to say “yes"to Jesus in a way he hasn’t before.
Our Stephen Ministers are Ready to Care for You!
We all go through times in our life when we could benefit from a little extra care and attention. That’s what Stephen Ministers are for. Stephen Ministers are members of Centenary who have been trained to provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are going through a difficult time. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with you and for you, and provide regular support for you as your need persists. 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 Bob Nations at 397-1357. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to bring God’s love and care into your life.
TEACHER & FACILITATOR RECEPTION
June 9 • Noon • Memorial Auditorium
If you are in a Sunday School Class or participated in a Small Group (study & Lenten groups) during the 2012-2013 year, then please join us for a reception following the 11:00 worship service on June 9. We will honor and appreciate those who have made possible the many opportunities to learn and grow the faith of our children, youth and adults. They often work so hard in preparation and in the classroom, so we want to be sure they know they are appreciated!
DAYBREAK RESPITE CARE
Today • 12:15 pm • Dining Room
Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive malady in the US. When should you worry about memory loss and what should you do? Beverly Jones III, MD, (Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry) discusses memory changes associated with aging. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jan Sawyer (397-1345)/email@example.com.
Children’s Worship and Nursery Care
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, kindergarten through third grade are invited to join Rev. Kate May in the Dining Room. Children will return to the Sanctuary after the sermon. Parents are asked to pick up their children from their reserved pews once worship concludes. Attending children’s worship is optional; children are always welcome to remain in the adult worship service.
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.
Today • 5 pm • Hathaway Park
Join us for a time to fellowship and celebrate a wonderful year of ministry! We will be at Hathaway Park (301 Anita Drive, W-S) This event is sponsored by both the children’s ministry and the youth ministry.
The church is providing hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. Youth ministry families should bring a side dish and children’s ministry families should bring a dessert.
Interfaith Collaborative Kids’ Program this June
Dance-Feast-Pray will be put on by Wake Forest Baptist Church, Temple Emanuel, and the Community Mosque, June 11-14. This will be a great opportunity for kids to learn about art, movement, food, and prayer traditions in Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and to meet kids with different faith backgrounds. For more information and to register, go to dancefeastpray.org.
July 9 -11 • Rising 3rd - 6th Grades
We will be on the campus of the Children’s Home for three days of service projects, games, Bible study and team building activities.
Vacation Bible School
July 28 - August 1
Two-year-olds (potty-trained) and up can join us for Kingdom Rock, the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. God's victorious power isn't a fairy tale—it changes kids forever! Registration is now open at www.centenary-ws.org/VBS.
Centenary Week at Camp Tekoa
August 4-10 • Rising 3rd Grade and Up
Kate will be the camp pastor at Camp Tekoa, so Centenary kids will have a friendly face! This is open to rising 3rd graders and up. Ask Kate about shorter options for younger children. Register ASAP at www.camptekoa.org.
Join us for our Youth Ministry events today!
8:45, 9:00, 9:45, 11:00am: Worship
5:00pm: All church picnic and concert. Everyone come and enjoy this annual cookout. Let’s celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer with a lot of good food, games, friends and some awesome music.
GRADUATION RECOGNITION SUNDAY
Hinton Rural Life Center all youth mission trip
Senior High Mission trip to Queens New York
Sundays • 10:00 am • Room 403
Centenary’s Young Adult Ministry will host a seven week Sunday School series based on Adam Hamilton’s book Confronting the Controversies: Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues. Join us for conversation on how to approach hot-button topics in a biblical context. The goal is not to offer an opinion but to explore the issues, see what the Bible has to say and provide a platform for discussion.
May 19: Euthanasia
May 26: Prayer in Public Schools
June 2: Abortion
June 9: Homosexuality
ADULT ED. / SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Holy Listening Retreat
This three-day spiritual formation retreat is a practice of Group Spiritual Direction, co-led by our own Rev. Jonathan Brake and Ann Starrette, Director of Spiritual Formation at Davidson UMC. Inspired by Parker Palmer’s programs, the Quaker Clearness Committee, and Rose Mary Dougherty at Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, this retreat will teach us how to access our inner wisdom by being companions and co-listeners for the voice of God in the stories of our lives and the soul of our work. For more information, see the brochure at www.centenaryonline.com/sf or contact Rev. Jonathan Brake.
Centenary in the Smokies
August 30 - September 2 • Lake Junaluska
It’s time to relax, worship and celebrate with your church family! Registration includes group events and meals (Breakfast & Supper on Saturday & Sunday). The cost is $185 for a single adult, and $280 for a couple; add $30 for every child ages 6-11 and $60 for each child over 12. Sign up at www.Centenary-ws.org/Retreats or contact Judy Jones (397-1361)/firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration for the retreat will be confirmed after you send Centenary a $100 deposit, and then make your hotel room reservation directly with the Terrace Hotel at 1-800-222-4930 (mention that you are with Centenary UMC, Winston-Salem).
Centenary @ Prayer
Wednesdays • 1:00 pm • Chapel
Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life. Practicing prayer is like exercise for the soul. You are invited by Rev. Jonathan Brake, Minister of Adult Spiritual Formation & Education as he leads us to experience a variety of ways to pray, all the while strengthening your own faith and our church. Centenary @ Prayer happens every Wednesday 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm in the Chapel. No registration necessary.
Fall Small Groups
The Fall Small Groups booklets are due out in June, but if you can’t wait to see what’s in store, go to www.CentenaryOnline.com/SmallGroups to read the group descriptions and even register for your choice! For more information on any of our small groups, contact Rev. Jonathan Brake.
May Food of the Month
The May food of the month is hearty soups and saltine crackers. Please bring your food donations to the Missions bins, located in the Reception Narthex at 4½ Street.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women are a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Not yet a member of UMW? Would you like to learn how UMW can help you connect with other women at Centenary through monthly meetings and various projects throughout the year? Take a look at our Circle Profiles page. See which circle, or circles, appeals to you. If you need help connecting, contact the membership coordinators, Anne Priester (407-4699)/anne.priester@goLRB.com or Frances Mundy (760-3303)/email@example.com.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Spring Art Show
Now - July 11 • 4½ Street Gallery
The Music and Arts Ministry is happy to bring you the Spring Art Show entitled, “Blessings of Nature” beginning April 18, 2013 and running through July 11, 2013. The spiritual reference for this show is All Nature Sings.
Fall Poetry Workshop
Thursdays • Begins September 5 • 10:30 am
Dr. Tony Abbott returns to lead our poetry workshop featuring the poetry of Anne Sexton. Cost is $120. To reserve your seat with a deposit of $20, contact Martha Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited.
Back to Bach
Today • 7:30 pm • Sanctuary
The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and the Chamber Singers of Centenary under the direction of Dr. Robert Frazier, along with guest choirs, VOX from Charlotte, NC, and the Greensboro Consort from Greensboro, NC, present an evening of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Susan Bates will be featured as the harpsichord soloist on Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. For tickets, you can order them online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/369785 or call the music office (397-1336).
JOHN WESLEY SOCIETY
Let Us Hear from You
If Centenary is part of your estate plans, or if you are considering including Centenary as part of your estate plans, please let us know. We want to include you as a member of our John Wesley Society. To discuss further, contact Thad Lewallen, Director of Stewardship & Development (397-1352) email@example.com.
UNIDENTIFIED DONOR STOCK
The church received shares of Suntrust Bank stock in our Charles Schwab account, but we do not know the name of the stock donor. If this stock belongs to you, please notify Kristy Eaton (397-1341)/firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to notify or have your broker notify Kristy Eaton of your intention when gifting stocks to the church.
May 22 • 7:30 pm • Memorial Auditorium
Roots Revival is a midweek worship service grounded in Americana/roots-based music featuring Martha Bassett and friends. This week, we will have a guest preacher from within our midst, Laura Beach, the pastor at Longtown United Methodist Church in Yadkin County and a regular at Roots Revival. Laura will be using Carrie Newcomer’s song “Holy as the Day Is Spent” as her focus song, and our congregational hymns will reflect the fact that we will have just celebrated Pentecost on the previous Sunday. We meet each Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Memorial Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Learn more at www.rootsrevivalws.com.
Nancy Michael is with us this morning with her fabulous Nancy O’s pepper jellies (be surprised by the new twist) and delicious pasta mixes. YUM! She will be set up for tastings so stop by and enjoy!
We have two new lines of jewelry that will please and make perfect confirmation or graduation gifts. The Holly Lane Designs is a particular favorite and is beautiful, hand-crafted, sterling silver with pieces for men and women. The designs are naturally spiritual and will be cherished by the receiver. This line is so beautiful, it is being considered by The Billy Graham Museum. We have a great selection, but go to the website www.hollylanedesigns.com. We are able to special order any pieces that you select directly from the company, and we will pay the shipping!
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Emma Kapp Ogburn Scholarships Available
Methodist ministerial students who live in Forsyth County are eligible to apply for the Emma Kapp Ogburn Scholarship, administered through Centenary and the Winston-Salem Foundation. Forsyth County residents who intend to work as lay persons in the field of Christian Education also are eligible. For guidelines and an application, go to www.wsfoundation.org/students. The deadline is June 15, 2013. Contact Stacy Holley(397-1359)/email@example.com for more information.