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March/April 2013


DEPARTMENTS

Spring Musical

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Reflections Dr. W. Mark Ralls, Senior Minister

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Food Bank: A New Season

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Tastings for Faith & Fellowship

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From the Editor EDITOR The season of Lent is upon us. I always enjoy this time of the year as I pause to reflect and contemplate my own journey of faith. 40 days and nights. What does it all mean? Where will I be at Easter?

Recollections of Fondwa

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Missions Testimony

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Be sure to join the Centenary family as we worship together throughout Lent and into Holy Week.

Lenten Mission Days

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Doug Peninger

Glad Tidings

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Senior Adults

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Roots Revival

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Feature: The Altar Guild

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Memorials

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Honoraria

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Adult Education

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Children’s Ministry

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Events & Announcements

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Seder Meal

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Abbott Lecture Series

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Centenary Creation Care

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New Members

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Youth Ministry Troop 920

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Holy Week Holy Thursday Worship March 21 • 7:30 pm • Sanctuary Good Friday Service of Tenebrae 7:30 pm • Sanctuary Easter Sunday 8:45am & 11:00am Traditional 9:00am • Simplify 10:10am • Rejoice


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Reflections

mralls@centenary-ws.org 336-397-1362

Grace-Full

Dr. W. Mark Ralls

Senior Minister mralls@centenary-ws.org

She looks for wiggly fishes, At least so it appears, To stuff inside the suitcase That’s swinging from her ears. And though she’s very graceful When flying round and round, How does she get that faceful Of luggage off the ground?

J. Patrick Lewis, “The Beak of the Pelican”


Hippopotamusn’t, The Dial Press, 1990.

Photo: courtesy Mark Ralls

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like this poem because it is childlike and fun. Most of the poetry I read seems so serious, but this one appears to aim at nothing more than a smile or a chuckle. And yet my favorite line – she’s very graceful -- also gives a hint of something profound. This summer, Jennifer and I spent a week at Daufuskie Island off the coast of Savannah. If you want to experience nature, it would be hard to find a better beach than Daufuskie. On one morning walk, the beach was deserted. Not another soul, save one – a pelican. I saw him in the distance and gave a little prayer of thanks that I remembered to bring along Jennifer’s camera. I hoped to get close enough for a shot. I was surprised that the pelican allowed me to come quite close and take this picture as she eyed me with a wary patience. She – as far as I know she was a she – looked very graceful. Perhaps not physically graceful but spiritually so. She seemed peaceful, content, centered. All those missing attributes I had gone on vacation to rediscover. She was graceful in the sense of a gracious host, welcoming my presence though I surely looked as odd to her as she did to me. Graceful is a good word for pelicans. For in Christian tradition, the pelican is a symbol of grace–a sign of Christ. Ancient observers of the natural world mistakenly believed that a mother pelican would feed its young in a most peculiar manner. She would pierce herself with her long beak and nourish her young from the blood of her breast. Ancients thought this because they often stood with their red-tipped beak resting against their breast. So the pelican became a symbol of grace – a sign of God in Christ who as Augustine noted “gave us life by his own blood.” Thus we find pelicans in stained glass and crouching above cathedral doors. I never really got it. I always thought they looked out of place in church. The Pelican can be found on the “Growth and Majesty” window at the 5th Street entrance of the Sanctuary.

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Food Bank Garden

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oday, one in every ten Americans faces food insecurity. In northwest North Carolina alone, nearly a quarter of a million people have too little to eat. In 1998, Centenary members Jim and Betty Holmes took a bold step to meet this need. They worked with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Children’s Home to create our community Food Bank Garden. Since then, the three acre garden on the Children’s Home campus has produced over 100,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. All produce is given to Second Harvest Food Bank to meet emergency needs for food. Second Harvest distributes the produce to children’s programs, senior centers and food pantries in 18 counties from Alamance to Watauga. The garden is run entirely by volunteers. There are activities for people of all ages; and working in the garden is a great activity for families with young children. Help is needed from April through September. For dates and times, see www.foodbankgarden.blogspot.com or call 922-7195. Financial support is also needed. Contact Rev. Maria King (397-1355)/mariaking@centenary-ws.org if you would like to donate.

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Images are from the 2012 season, provided by Rev. Jonathan Brake.

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Tastings

for Faith & Fellowship

Through Centenary Windows is proud to bring to you the incredible recipes from the United Methodist Women Cookbook Be Present at Our Table. We feature a recipe for each edition as we share not only faith, but our love of good food and the fellowship it brings around our table. Be sure to visit Glad Tidings Books and Gifts on the Centenary campus to get your copy of the cookbook. This month, from the kitchen of Dianne Iseman, Mama’s Pecan Pie. This recipe can be found on page 468 of the cookbook.

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ur cookbook is such a blessing in my life! Knowing that it will generate funds to strengthen women, children, and families for years to come fills me with gratitude to have been a part of its inception. In addition, just looking at the names of those who contributed recipes brings faces to mind of people whom I love and admire.

Dianne Iseman

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I love, too, that because of the cookbook, families have a record of favorite recipes to pass down through generations. Plus, it will serve as a reminder of the story that always accompanies a favorite recipe. I’d like to share my story of “Mama’s Pecan Pie” with you. In November, 2009, I was staying with my mother as she recuperated from having three rods, six screws and a new disk placed in her back. She was in excruciating pain day and night as the doctors tried to regulate medication. As Thanksgiving approached and my brother and I made plans about food, I said to her that all would be fine, but we certainly would miss her famous pecan pies. For as long as I could remember, her pies had graced our holiday table. At Christmas, friends and neighbors looked forward to her gift of a pecan pie because her version was just so good! In the past, I had attempted and failed to ever make one as good as hers.

As we talked, she encouraged me to make the pies anyway. I confessed that even though I followed her recipe from the Karo Syrup bottle, my pies never measured up. She said she thought she could tolerate sitting on a stool to guide me if I would like to prepare one as she watched. So, as we started, she began to share those second nature ‘tricks of the trade’ that come with years of cooking that make a good recipe a great one. You will see them at the bottom of my recipe. Needless to say, we had pie that year! Imagine my joy when my father and husband both said that I got it right! My mom is back to making the pies these days, but I am so glad to know that her process is recorded for posterity because of Be Present at Our Table. By the way, she is still perfecting that recipe! At Christmas, she said, “You know, I believe the finer the pecans are chopped, the better the pie tastes!” So, everyone, if you like her version, be sure to write in that line!


Mama’s Pecan Pie INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup Karo Dark Corn Syrup 3 large eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups finely chopped pecans 1 unbaked deep-dish pie shell COOKING INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350º. Preheat metal cookie sheet in oven. Place syrup in bowl. Separate yolk and white of 1 egg. Brush pie shell with egg white, making sure it covers side of crust. Pour residual egg white from crust into bowl; add the yolk and the other 2 eggs. Stir in sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Add pecans. Pour into pie shell. Place pie on heated cookie sheet and bake for 60 minutes on center rack. (Note: If cookie sheet warps, put a metal knife under the edge of pie to balance. If the crust is browning too quickly, cover edges with foil. Pie is done when center “springs back.” Place a 6” strip of wax paper across top of pie as it cools. Cool 2 hours before serving. May be frozen later.)


Missions

mariaking@centenary-ws.org 336-397-1355

Recollections of Fondwa by Richard Cassidy that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

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omeone once said, “The most important things in life aren’t things, but relationships.” I thought I had learned this lesson long ago, but even now I find that I am challenged every day to focus on the relationships God has given to me all around. God’s glory, reflected in the smiling faces of Fondwa, solidifies that teaching on relationships. Each time I see pictures or movies, or hear stories from fellow missionaries, my heart goes back to Jesus’ heart and prayer as reflected in John 17:20-23. “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message [and their life], that ALL of them may be ONE, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me,

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How do we live “Unity” in a society that teaches us to look out only for ourselves and to “grab as much of the pie as possible” because it may not be there tomorrow. How do I show compassion to my neighbor who lives under a bridge as well as set an example of responsibility and growth? While I don’t have answers for these questions, I do have hope from the examples of the saints in Haiti. They opened up their homes and hearts, and shared everything they could (even to the point where it hurt) with their American cousins. Their example exemplifies God’s compassion as lived out in the life of Christ as they value relationships over the things they have. They know God will continue to provide their daily sustenance and so they lavish us with their hearts, gifts and love, cherishing the time spent in each other’s company. Their love was so intense and purposeful that there is still a huge place within me that cries out for their presence; I wonder if this intense longing is what God feels whenever I take a “lazy day” away from Winston-Salem’s mission field. I also wonder if the longing we feel is the same as stated in Romans 8, “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth

comparing with the glory about to be revealed in us. For the creation waits with eager longing....” I am encouraged and challenged by our fellow Haitian saints to live a life that is worthy and points to a loving and compassionate God as reflected through Jesus Christ as empowered by the Holy Spirit. What has God taught you of Christ’s love in your mission field?


Missions

Testimony in Missions by Sylvia Shelton

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y name is Sylvia (Herndon) Shelton. I have been a member of Centenary for over 25 years. After a long time career in sales and raising three children, I decided to make a change in my life. I truly wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. I have two very good friends who encouraged me to apply for the new Development Director position at the Winston-Salem Street School (WSSS). (One of which is a very active Centenary member!) Our students are given one last chance to succeed with a loving safe environment. I was particularly touched by one of our graduates who came by to visit. She had to drop out of high school because she was pregnant and had a very, very troubled home life. After graduation from the WSSS, she enrolled in nursing school and is working a part time job at night so she can buy a car and take care of her family. One of our mentors gave her a place to live during her trying times. Investing in the lives of our youth is not only consistent with Christ’s compassion for the disenfranchised among us, but it will make a difference in Winston-Salem as well. David Morgan, our Director, reminded me when I started. “You give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a life time” We are not here to give them a quick fix, we are here to teach them to help themselves. The Winston-Salem Street School is an alternative faith based high school for at-risk teens who have little or no hope of finishing high school or receiving a high school diploma. The students being served include those who have dropped out or have been expelled from the public high school system. My role as a Development Director is to

create awareness and increase financial support so that we can keep up with increasing demands of our troubled youth as our waiting list continues to grow!

How You Can Help The Winston-Salem Street School is practically in the Centenary parking lot. Our address is 630 W. Sixth Street. There are several ways to be involved with our school. We are always in need of volunteers to tutor our students (many have learning disabilities). On Fridays, we have groups that bring lunch to our students (37 currently enrolled) and staff. In March we are kicking off our first Eat for the Street (awareness/fundraiser).

We are asking people all over town to host a gathering or dinner party any date in March: just ask your guests or members of your group to bring a donation for the Winston-Salem Street School. Perfect idea for a Circle, Bible Study or any other group! We will provide a 4 min. DVD or brochures for you to share with your group. If you are interested, please contact: Sylvia Shelton (721-1110)/sylvia.w-sss@att. net. Please come by for a tour or call for more information!

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amking@centenary-ws.org 336-397-1335

Missions

Lenten Mission Days Food Drive for Loaves and Fishes February 3 – March 31 As the temperatures drop, our shelves become bare as we offer food for those in need. Our Loaves and Fishes ministry provides weekly food and financial assistance to those in need. Please pick up a white bag in the baskets at the entrances. Each bag will have information on what type of food we need and where to drop off your donation.

Samaritan Ministry During the month of March we provide volunteers to spend the night at the shelter in groups of six. This is a 7pm – 7am commitment for one night that will allow you to see the power of the ministry to the homeless. Throughout the evening and morning you will participate in the Christian care and hope Samaritan Ministry offers. Dates we need over night volunteers are March 4-7, 12-13, 18-21, 25-28.

Women’s Retreat Saturday, March 2, 2012 8:30 am – 2pm • St. Paul’s Episcopal $30 and, if needed, $10 for childcare “Building a Temple in Your Heart” Dr. Laura Winner, Duke Divinity School The Reverend Dr. Lauren F. Winner is the author of numerous books, including Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath, and Still. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities,

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and holds a Ph.D. in history. The former book editor for Beliefnet, Lauren teaches at Duke Divinity School, and lives in Durham, North Carolina. Lauren travels extensively to lecture and teach. During the academic year of 2007-2008, she was a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and during the academic year of 2010-2011, she was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. When she’s home, you can usually find her curled up, on her couch or screened porch, with a good novel.

Prison Ministry March 3 Please join us for a night of participation in an evening worship service with our brothers of the Forsyth County Jail/Prison Ministry. The worship service is an amazing experience that will change your outlook on how God is at work in our correctional facilities. No special training is required.

Stop Hunger Now March 10 2pm This nationally known mission program is an immensely fun, hands-on and rewarding experience for anyone of any age. We will gather in the auditorium to package 10,000 meals for those in need all around the world. www.stophungernow.org.

Family Mission Day at Habitat March 16 9am – 11:30pm Join us as we reach out with Habitat for Humanity for a day of fellowship and mission events. All ages are welcome and no experience is needed.

Spring & Summer Food Bank Garden March - October Centenary UMC sponsors the Betty and Jim Holmes Food Bank Garden at the Children’s Home. Twice a week we have evening planting and harvest times for all ages. For more information please go to http://www.foodbankgarden.blogspot.com. Sunday, April 21 at 2 pm will be the Centenary day to plant new vegetables for our summer crop.

Haiti Mission Trip April 6-13 Join us as we continue our ministry to the community of Blanchard outside Port-au-Prince. No special skills are needed as we open our hearts to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Cost is $950 (includes airfare). We will be participating in small construction projects and helping with the local school. Scholarships are available; please contact Rev. Maria King if you are interested.


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arch and April are the months of awakening and you will find that vibe in Glad Tidings! We are so happy to put cold dreary winter behind us and pull out the bunnies, eggs, flora and SURPRISES! Our Christian jewelry is arriving and it is so beautiful and inspirational! Our Glad Tidings Birthday Club is a huge success with discounts and prizes going to our birthday friends each month. Please come by and register to be guaranteed a little happiness on your birthday! We only need the day and month…not interested in the year! Someone told us the other day that they were shopping at Chico’s and were sold a $41 scarf. That scarf was returned, thanks to a beauty in Glad Tidings costing only $18. Most people comment that prices are significantly less at our little shop compared to others in the area. We closed 2012 on a very high

note, enjoying a lot of visitors and activity in Glad Tidings. Because of this, we are busy recruiting new volunteers to be a part of our ministry. The two reasons that folks have been a little hesitant about committing are worry over operating the cash register and worry about making a commitment to work and then having to miss. Please dispel these two concerns because you will be given tutelage from the cash register expert (the machine almost does it by itself), and Judy is always in the building to help, so you are never alone. We are fortunate to have substitutes who can come fill your slot at a moment’s notice so please do not worry about missing for any reason. Please come share in one of the most exciting and sweet ministries at Centenary! Call Judy Jones (397-1338 or 397- 1361) for details.

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cford@centenary-ws.org 336-397-1353

Senior Adult Ministry

The Children CHILDREN the children, as well as the teachers and administrators, who had lost their lives in one of the most cruel acts of violence in this nation’s history.

R. Craig Ford

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ne of the most beautiful moments in the service of worship at Centenary United Methodist Church is in the 11:00 am service when the children return to the sanctuary. When I am participating in the service of worship, I see the happy expressions on their faces and know that they have had a good experience in children’s worship. It makes me think of the time when our own children, Andrea and Christopher, were small and were active in the churches where I served. I am sure that those who are sitting close enough to the front pews to see, parents, and grandparents, especially, appreciate the children returning as well. I was participating in the service of worship on the Sunday following the massacre of the children in Newtown, Connecticut. It brought tears to my eyes as the children were returning when I thought about

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I thought about the fact that those children will never grow up and have the opportunity to enjoy life like we have had the privilege of doing. I thought about the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters whose lives will forever be saddened by the death of a child. I am not a political activist, nor am I by any broad stretch of the imagination an authority, but as a nation we have to do something to insure a safer society. Our elected officials cannot be intimidated, but instead must stand up, not for the lobbyists who are benefiting financially, but for the people who want positive action to be taken.

the religion of the empty tomb and the risen Christ. We, United Methodists, join all Christians in affirming the resurrection of Jesus and the life everlasting.” In the book of Job, the question is asked, “If a person dies shall he live again?” The answer to that question is found in the book of John, Chapter 14, where Jesus makes the profound statement, “If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you will be also.” I believe in life beyond the grave for many reasons, primarily because Jesus promised it. At Centenary we are blessed with meaningful worship and a warm and caring congregation. May God be Close to you, Craig Ford

The United States of America is a better nation than has been demonstrated in the senseless destruction of life in Columbine, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Tucson, Newtown and any other place where an act of violence has destroyed the lives of innocent people. Please pray that sensible, positive action will be taken. We are now in, perhaps, the most meaningful seasons of the church year, the Lenten and Easter Seasons. In the booklet, Major United Methodist Beliefs, Bishop Mack B. Stokes writes, “Ours is

Contact Information: Craig Ford: 397-1353 / cford@centenary-ws.org Handy Helpers: John Anthony • 765-3804 Reservations: Karen Rogers • 397-1343 Senior Adult Chair: Charles Monroe • 773-0446 Programming: Jean Burroughs • 759-2387 Church: 724-6311


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The

Altar Guild

by Doug Peninger

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ave you ever noticed the beauty of our sanctuary during the season of Advent? Have you ever counted all of the poinsettias at or near the pulpit or thought about the greenery that helps to make the season merry and bright? When attending a wedding, have you ever noticed the chandeliers with their candles all aglow? How can I neglect mentioning the beautiful kneeling pillows? As you prepare your heart to receive the elements during communion, have you ever thought about the care and gentle touches that go into preparing the Holy Feast? If some of these questions have crossed your mind, then the answer is simple. The Altar Guild at Centenary is a team of women who work tirelessly to assist in worship. This form of ministry comes from deep within the hearts of each of the participants as they work closely together helping each of us experience the worship we have come to know and love. Many times, during the early morning choir rehearsals on Sundays, I have witnessed this team in action. In particular is the first Sunday of each month as they prepare the elements for the 8:45 worship communion. There they all are, wearing the red jackets and smiles. Each one of them always smiling and chattering with such grace. What they are doing is important. What they are doing blesses each of us in our own way.

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I know, somehow, these women are blessed as well. They are called to this form of service for our church. They are, in a way, their own small group study, their own Sunday school class. They are a gift and I am thankful for their graceful presence. The Altar Guild class of 2016 is now recruiting members. If you are interested in becoming a part of this joyous band of sisters, I encourage you to contact Rev. Sarah Howell (397-1348)/showell@centenary-ws.org. You can also contact Mary Dean (659-4686)/ marybdean@bellsouth. net. They will be able to answer all of your questions and help you get started.

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Memorials We remember our loved ones who have gone before us.

Centenary Fund In memory of Emmett H. (Sonny) Lacy, Jr. by George and Frances Newman, Henry and Janet Stokes and James A. Bunn, III . In memory of Celeste Hill by H. David Swain. In memory of James Stephens Carpenter by James A. Bunn, III. In memory of James Newcomb by Jay and Becky Perkinson. In memory of Sam Booke, Jr. by Dr. and Mrs. William R. Price, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Price, Jr. In memory of Elma Stearns Deleot by Michael and Boydie Girimont, Robert and Lynda Boone, John and Francis Civiks, Jean Olive and Allston Grubbs, Morris and Beverley Marley, F. Borden Hanes, Jr., Ray Blevins, Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A Gustafson, Judy and Bill Goodson, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McNames, Ken and Susan Sommerkamp, Glenn Orr, Military Officers of America Association, David and Sally Blanco, Helen Hicklin and family, Mrs. J. Robert Elster, Jim and Susan Crookston, Mr. R. B. Campbell, Mary Frances Wright, John and Susan Mickey, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Hough, Frederick Chris Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Booke, Katy and Mickey Boles, Jim and Charley Stuart, Erna and Bill Womble, Jr., Ann and Bob King and Phil and Elizabeth Pleasants. In memory of John T. Brandon, Jr. by Ernest and Nancy Osborn, Ray Blevins, Mrs. M. Stewart Robertson, Jr., Norma S. Turnham, W.F. Womble, Dr. and Mrs. David Kelly, Jr. Mrs. J. Robert Elster, Horace and Ruth Deudney, Thomas and Blanche Allen, Carl and Mimi Hein, Willis and Harry Reavis, John and Sarah Trulove and Fillmore E. Williams. In memory of Wilbur Rawles Cross by Paul Gwyn and Mrs. J. Robert Elster. In memory of Jean Higgins by Ron and Shirley Tuttle. In memory of Marshall Hairston by Barbara Fenimore. In memory of Frances Kennedy Stockton by Ray Blevins and Dewey and Betty Ann Chapple. In memory of Warren Harding Kennedy by Ralph and Gayle Atkinson. In memory of Don Kirkpatrick by Ralph and Gayle Atkinson. In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Smith by Allen Clark Dotson. In memory of Zeb Barnhardt by Herman and Dorothy Shoaf. In memory of Ed Ritter by Herman and Dorothy Shoaf. In memory of Betty Duck, mother of Rosalind Gentry, by Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Samuel.

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Sacred Music Fund

Sanctuary Renovations

In memory of Sara Fountain Lore by Betty Ann Lore. In memory of Joyce Sears Faw by Jenny Faw. In memory of Wilbur Cross by Mr. and Mrs. David Stedman.

In memory of Dorothy Stamey by Ben F. Stamey, Jr.

Epermanis Memorial Scholarship Fund

In memory of Hubert Parks by Debora Parks.

In memory of Betty Epermanis by Hayes and Susan Foster, Nancy W. Ross and Juanice Rush.

We extend sympathy to...

Congregational Care

Extra Gift

In memory of Anne Marie Noble and our parents by Billie Potter.

...Rosalind Duck Gentry and her family in the death of her mother, Betty McKinney Duck.

Radio Ministry

...Andrew Garnett and his family in the death of his grandmother.

In memory of Vernon A. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest B. Westmoreland by Minnie Louise Smith. In memory of John T. Brandon, Jr. by Missy and Buck Butler. In memory of Robert Spencer Weidman by Missy and Buck Butler.

Pauline Gray Robinson Fund In memory of Pauline Gray Robinson by Molly and Joe Sills.

Respite Care

...Elaine Dawkins Daves and her family in the death of her mother, Carmen Morgan Dawkins and to Alice Dawkins Mahoney in the death of her grandmother.

In Memoriam Robert Calhoun Kennedy December 9, 2012 John T. Brandon, Jr. December 11, 2012

In memory of Susanne H. Blanco from her family. In memory of Jean Kathryn Higgins by Janice McKenney. In memory of Thurmond Barron by Leon and Carol Leinbach.

Robert Spencer Weidman December 19, 2012

Loaves and Fishes

Elma Stearns Deleot December 26, 2012

In memory of Robert J. Bach by Marianne and Tom Bach. In memory of James D. Howell by Bill Howell.

Senior Adult Ministry In memory of Dan H. Pollock, Raymer M Sale and Alvin T. Sale by Velna S. Pollock.

Frances K. Stockton December 23, 2012

Michael Patrick Sekelsky January 11, 2013 Conrad A. Sink, Jr, January 20, 2013 The ministers and members of Centenary Church extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved families and pray they may know the comfort and peace of our Heavenly Father.


Honoraria ...Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses.... We honor our cherished loved ones and friends.

Centenary Fund

Music and the Arts

In honor of Tammy Clark and Tom Lawson by Mr. and Mrs. Don White, Jr. In honor of Steve Reeder by Tom and Nancy Cannon. In honor of Tracy Mohr by Tom and Nancy Cannon. In honor of Ralph Holthauser by Tom and Nancy Cannon. In honor of Dek Driscoll by Tom and Nancy Cannon. In honor of Thad Lewallen by Tom and Nancy Cannon. In honor of Jeff Harbinson by Tom and Nancy Cannon. In honor of I.L. Long Construction by Tom and Nancy Cannon. In honor of Jack Yarbrough by Herman and Dorothy Shoaf. In honor of Kathryn Deal by Jeffrey and Kathryn Monroe. In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rogers by Arthur and Sandra Rogers. In honor of Mrs. Hugh Beam by Mrs. Gordon Burgess. In honor of Holly Gilliam by Carolyn Warlick. In honor of Kerrington McFaddin by Marge McFaddin.

In honor of Barbara and Dick Fulp by Jean Burroughs.

Budget Fund

Sanctuary Renovations

In honor of David and Sara Stedman by Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Warhover.

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Chris D. Culp and Dr. and Mrs. Wm. W. Fleeson by Dan and Nancy Culp.

Handbells-Adult Fund

UMW Elizabeth Holmes Fund

In honor of Bruce and Johnsie Pass Mason by David and Kaye Pass Lambert.

In honor of Lisa Norman by her friends, Rebecca Ginn and Shannon Russ.

Loaves and Fishes In honor of Sue Stephens by Berkley M. Stephens. In honor of Mrs. Marianne Bach, Mo and Beverly Marley, Nancy and Tom Cannon, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Ralls, Dr. and Mrs. Mark King, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reeder, Ms. DeeDee Fenwick and Drs. Larry and Carlin Hollar by Phil and Tracy Mohr. In honor of Chris Peterson by Berk and Sue Stephens.

Love Thy Neighbor In honor of Dan and Neva Handley by the Mark Bible Class.

Missionary Friendship Fund In honor of DeeDee Fenwick and Ahwanda Jamison by Susan Stevens. In honor of Dianne Iseman, Circle 10, Sarah Rohrbaugh and Circle 3 by Frances Mundy.

Pauline Gray Robinson Fund In honor of Norwood Robinson by Molly and Joe Sills.

Respite Care In honor of Elizabeth Fenwick by Kerri W. Crater. In honor of Jan Sawyer and Elizabeth Fenwick by George and Eleanor Wilson.

Sacred Music Fund In honor of Camille Jones by Anne M. Saxon.

United Methodist Women

Lenten Rose

In honor of Jane Poe by Lucy Mullen. In honor of Ann and Bob King by Candace V. Allen.

One of the first signs of spring is here. As I walked past the Gail Dunning Memorial Garden on January 28, there it was. When I first came to Centenary, some two decades ago, Margaret Felts led a devotion just before the Chancel Choir rehearsal. She spoke so eloquently about the forthcoming hope of Spring and Easter as she described the Lenten roses and how they were so beautiful. I have never forgotten that moment. So, Margaret, this one is for you and all of the members of Centenary as we anticipate our own Lenten journey and the promise of Easter. Enjoy!

We celebrate the wedding of... ...Anna Louise Egleston and Anthony (Tony) Ford Bove, December 8, 2012. ...Countney Cole Chostner and Ryan Christopher Whitley, December 29, 2012.

We celebrate the baptism of... ...Kerrington Leigh McFaddin, daughter

Doug Peninger

of Mr. and Mrs. John McFaddin (John & Kerry).

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Adult Education

W Dr. Matthew Sleeth

e welcome Dr. Matthew Sleeth to lead us in worship on Sunday, March 17. He will also lead a Q&A session that evening in the auditorium as we conclude our Lenten focus on Sabbath. A former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment. Since founding Blessed Earth, he has spoken at churches and schools throughout the country. Dr. Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two postdoctoral fellowships. He is the author of Serve God and Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action (Zondervan, April 2007), the introduction to the Green Bible (HarperOne, 2008), and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. This latest book has been the basis of our Lenten Study Groups, sermons topics, and more.

Lent 2013: Schedule of Events Dr. Matthew Sleeth, guest preacher | Worship on March 17 Evening Presentation on “Sabbath� by Dr. Sleeth | Auditorium, March 17, 6:00pm Christ in the Passover Presentation | Auditorium, March 21, 12:00-1:00pm Christ in the Passover Seder Meal | Auditorium, March 21, 6:00-8:00pm Service Opportunities During Lent Samaritans Ministry nighttime volunteers service project | throughout March Stop Hunger Now meal packaging service project | Auditorium, March 10, 2:00pm Family Mission Day at Habitat for Humanity | March 16

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jbrake@centenary-ws.org 336-397-1334


Discipling

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Small

Groups

oes your spirit hunger for something more? We know that Sunday School, Bible Study, and other methods of learning create deeper spiritual hunger. This is the way the Holy Spirit works. John Wesley called it “convincing grace.” Ruth Haley Barton writes, “There are moments in our lives when we cry out inwardly, I don’t care what anyone else says; there has to be more to the Christian life than this!” (Sacred Rhythms, 17). This year, we are expanding with new Discipling Small Groups. These groups are a component of Centenary’s Innovative Discipleship. Participants in the early stages of these groups have said: •“The Discipling Small Group has been like the cracking of a window for me in my spiritual growth.” •“Everyone has a faith story - everyone - and it is through listening to people describe their journeys that one can become more intentional about living that faith purposely.” •“John Wesley’s wisdom and commitment to small groups is where the real spiritual growth occurs. We need the encouragement, discipline and space to discuss, share and ask in an informal setting among friends.” In our Study Groups, the focus is primarily a curriculum, topic, theological concept, etc. However, Discipling Groups take a different approach. The focus is our spiritual growth itself. It has been said that the difference can be boiled down to information vs. transformation. Both methods form us. Yet, in the Discipling Groups we are steering for the kind of experience found in early Methodist Class Meetings when scripture and Christian teaching was intentionally put into practice in the lives of the participants – individually and together.

Discipling Groups at Centenary meet for 90 minutes each week and are open for new participants yearround. For more information, contact Rev. Jonathan Brake (397-1334)/ jbrake@centenary-ws.org.

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Children’s Ministry

kmay@centenary-ws.org 336-397-1331

Summer Adventures in

Children’s Ministry

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e think our three big summer events can make a difference in the life of your family. But don’t take our word for it—listen to what your fellow church members have to say!

Centenary Week at Camp Tekoa From August 4-10, Kate will be the camp pastor at Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville, NC, so Centenary kids will have a friendly face! This is open to rising 3rd graders and up (shorter options are available for younger children—check with Kate). A week at Camp Tekoa is filled with time to make new friends, swim in the lake, work together on the challenge course, enjoy campfires, and, of course, taking a ride on the zipline over the lake! You’ll want to register now because weeks fill up quickly! Here’s what one family had to say about Camp Tekoa: “I was so excited to send my daughters, Katie (8) and Maribeth (10), to Camp Tekoa last summer. It was their first week-long stay at a sleepover camp. The morning we picked them up, after the car had been loaded and we began our trip home, my husband and I braced ourselves for the expected onslaught of chatter, not knowing for sure whether it would be positive or negative. I was thrilled when Katie immediately blurted out, “Mom! When we get home, please sign us up for next summer so we don’t lose our spot!” Both girls went on to share bits and pieces about their week, which was full of fun, fellowship and special experiences they will carry with them forever. Maribeth and Katie are really excited that Kate May will be with them at camp this summer!” –Tracy Mohr Check out the Camp Tekoa website (www.camptekoa.org) to get registered and to find out more about this awesome camp!

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Vacation Bible School: Kingdom Rock VBS 2013 is July 28-August 1. At Kingdom Rock, the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong, we’ll learn that God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale—it changes kids forever! What did people think about VBS last year? “What my kids really loved were the songs! They’re still singing them.” –A VBS Parent “My kids loved the songs, craft time, and bible stories!” –A VBS Parent “The planning and coordination were superb.” –A VBS Volunteer

Older Elementary Missions Week Last summer, people constantly asked about the Older Elementary Mission Week at the Children’s Home. This year, Mission Week is back! Rising 3rd-rising 6th graders will be on the Children’s Home campus from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM on July 9-11 for service projects, crafts, team-building, games, and a pool party. Come and see what everyone is asking about it.

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Calendar

Events & Announcements

Items listed below are in addition to those advertised in this issue. For up-to-date events and announcements, please refer to the weekly bulletin or log on to the Centenary website for What’s Happening. To register for an event, unless otherwise noted, please contact Karen Rogers (397-1343) or krogers@centenary-ws.org.

EVENT REGISTRATIONS

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

To register for an event, unless otherwise noted, please contact Karen Rogers (3971343) or krogers@centenary-ws.org.

Children’s Worship and Nursery Care

STEPHEN MINISTRY

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’re sad or struggling inside, don’t suffer alone. Ask for help. We’ve got a team of Stephen Ministers who are ready to provide confidential one-to-one care, encouragement, and support to help you through a tough time. Find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with Bob Nations at 397-1357.

ROOTS REVIVAL Wednesdays • 7:30 pm Roots Revival is a midweek worship service grounded in Americana/roots-based music featuring Martha Bassett and friends. Each service is centered around one or two “focus songs” and an accompanying Scripture passage. We meet each Wednesday at 7:30 pm in Memorial Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Learn more at www.rootsrevivalws. com.

Each Sunday during the 11:00 am worship service, kindergarteners through third graders are invited to join Children’s Worship with Rev. Kate May in the Dining Room. Kids have the option to leave for Children’s Worship after beginning as a part of the larger worship service with their families. 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. Nursery care for infants through four years 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.

Mother-Son Bowling March 3 Front Porch Day of Mission March 10 • 2:00 pm We’ll be preparing food packets to fight hunger. Egg Hunt and Easter Activities March 31 • 9:45 am

YOUTH MINISTRY Sunday Mornings Join us for our Youth Ministry events today! 8:45, 9:00, 9:45, 11:00 am: Worship 9:45 am: Sunday school Come sing with our incredible youth choir, CANTUS, at 4:00 pm. Our Cornerstone middle school youth group (6th-8th grades) meets from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, followed by a youth dinner at 6:00 pm. West End Ringers, our amazing youth bell choir, meets from 6:30 - 7:30 pm and the evening finishes up with our senior high youth group (9th12thgrades), The Well, from 6:45 - 8:00 pm. We meet upstairs on the 4th floor and can’t wait to see you! March 3 Love Thy Neighbor

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March 6 6:00 pm: Confirmation – Bodies

March 13 6:00 pm: Confirmation – Creation

March 20 6:00 pm: Confirmation – Creativity & Work March 27 6:00 pm: Confirmation – Shepherd night – play at the bowling ally April 3 No Confirmation

April 10 6:00 pm: Confirmation – Time and Choices April 14 Love Thy Neighbor

April 17 6:00 pm: Confirmation – Grieving April 26-28 Senior High Rest Retreat. Come away for a weekend at the beach where the invitation is to do nothing at all except listen for the voice of God. April 17 6:00 pm: Confirmation – Shepherd night trip to the funeral home

20’S AND 30’S MINISTRY What do singles, newlyweds, parents of toddlers and recent college graduates have in common? A place at Centenary! Get to know other 20’s-30’s Christians in our community. Join us for our Sunday morning gathering at 10:00 am in Room 403. Every 1st Sunday of the month, we go to lunch together. Locations are emailed the week before. Join our email list by emailing centenaryyam@ gmail.com, or find us on Facebook at www. facebook.com/groups/CentenaryYAM.

ADULT EDUCATION Lenten Study 2013 “Sabbath: Forgotten Notion or FaithForming Observance?” Lenten Study Small Groups start this week! This year’s topic is “Sabbath: Forgotten Notion … or … Faith-Forming Observance?” and we will be using a book 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier


of Event s

Events & Announcements

Life. As an added bonus, the author and former Emergency Room Director, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, will be here to preach in worship and hold an evening Q & A session at the end of our study. Find registration forms in the information centers or go to www.centenaryonline.com/lent for more details 2013 Lenten Devotional

This year, in addition to the Sunday morning sermons and the weekly small groups, be sure to pick up your copy of our 2013 Lenten Devotional for Individuals and Families. This useful booklet includes daily devotions written by our own Spiritual Formation staff as well as the schedule for special services in Lent/Easter and several wonderful service opportunities to deepen your experience of Lent. Pick up your copy of the Lenten Devotional booklet located in the information centers. 2013 Women’s Retreat March 2 • 8 am - 3 pm • St. Paul’s Episcopal

The theme will be “Lifting Women’s Voices – Building a Temple in Your Heart and Soul.” The retreat leader is the Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner, author (Priest, Mudhouse Sabbath, Still, Girl Meets God etc., and professor at Duke Divinity School). Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are due by February 22. Checks to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, c/o P.J. Williams, 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

SENIOR ADULTS March 21 • Noon • Luncheon Martha Brown will offer a review of her book. This luncheon will be at Arbor Acres. April 18 • Noon • Luncheon Dr. Susan Pauly, president of Salem Academy and College will be the speaker. Trip to Savannah In April, there is a planned trip to Savannah and St. Simon, Georgia. The group will leave Winston Salem at 7:00 am on April 8, lunch in beautiful Beaufort, SC and then travel on to Savannah. One night will be spent in Savannah, with dinner on the river and a bus tour of the city. Then traveling on to St. Simon and spending 2 nights in a wonderful southern Methodist retreat “Epworth by the Sea”, site of John and Charles Wesley’s introduction of Methodism in America. There will be a tour of the beautiful, historic, St. Ann’s church on the island. Costs are

being developed. The dates for this trip are April 8, 9, 10 and 11, 4 days and 3 nights.

required.

MISSIONS

Saving Your Stories with Kathy Norcross Watts March 6, 13, 20, 27 • 11 am • Room 111

April 6-13 Haiti Mission Trip

Each of us has a history that captures a unique perspective on our world. This class will give you tools to write down your memories in an interesting way for yourself, for family and, perhaps, for publication. The class will examine what makes good writing and will highlight methods of writing creative non-fiction that can help your story come to life. If you have work in progress, it will help you learn to read it with a critical eye so that you can see what details need to be included or what explanations can be deleted. Participants will receive weekly writing prompts, and editing will be available for work done during this course.

Join us as we continue our ministry to the community of Blanchard outside Port-auPrince. We will be participating in small construction projects and helping with the local school. No special skills are needed as we open our hearts to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Cost is $950 (includes airfare). Scholarships are available. please contact Rev. Maria King (397-1355) if you are interested. Loaves and Fishes: Food of the Month

The March food of the month is canned spaghetti (no tomato paste) and boxed noodles. The April food of the month is canned meats (beef stew, tuna, chicken, small hams - no refrigeration required). Please bring your food donations to the Missions bins, located in the Reception Narthex at 4½ Street. Food Drive for Loaves and Fishes Now until March 31 As the temperatures drop, our shelves become bare as we offer food for those in need. Our Loaves and Fishes ministry provides weekly food and financial assistance to those in need. Please pick up a white bag in the baskets at the entrances. Each bag will have information about what type of food we need and where to drop off your donation.

MUSIC AND THE ARTS Tony Abbott Lecture Series March 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium Dr. Abbott brings to us The Eye of the Sparrow and the Eye of God: The Spiritual Vision of Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver. In these four lectures we will look at the lives of these two poets and examine poems with particularly spiritual subjects. Dr. Abbott will supply handouts for the program, one for each poet, and will read (or in some cases recite) poems before discussing them. No previous knowledge of their work is

Jump-start your writing and learn how to edit your work in this supportive course environment. For those who are interested, a 5th class can be added to introduce writers to self-publishing opportunities. Class fee is $50, space is limited. Registration is required.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN Luncheon • May 6 • Noon • Auditorium Come and enjoy our very own Dr. Robert Frazier, Director of Music and Arts at Centenary, on Monday, May 6 at noon in our Memorial Auditorium. Share Dr. Frazier’s personal story of faith as a church musician. “This is my story, this is my song.” We always welcome prospective members! Bring a friend who might be interested in being part of UMW. There will be special surprises from our new cookbook as give aways. IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR RSVP’S! Please RSVP to your circle leader by Tuesday, April 30. Each circle leader will then call Mary Ceile Ogburn at 725-7573 by this date and give her the numbers for her circle. If you do not belong to a circle or plans changed at the last minute, feel free to call Mary Ceile yourself. We do not want anyone left out. There will be a board meeting prior to the luncheon at 10:30 am in Room 115. For any questions you may call Judy Smith at 724-7232.

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Thursday, March 21 12:00-1:00pm: Basic Presentation Free 6:00-8:00pm: Seder Meal $8.00 per person Christ in the Passover shows the link between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God. This sermonic demonstration is visual, so the congregation will actually see a table set with traditional Passover items. Missionary Jeremiah Zaretsky will use Scripture as well as the visual items to walk us through a Jewish Passover Seder, weaving the story of the Exodus together with the life, death and resurrection of Christ. The words Jesus spoke in the upper room will come alive as each Hebraic item is carefully explained. Discovering the connection and meaning between the Seder and the Last Supper will certainly deepen your own experience of receiving communion in worship. All ages are welcome to come discover how Jesus transformed the Jewish understanding into the Christian experience of communion/eucharist/the last supper. This event is open to the public. Please register for either event so we can prepare your space. •At noon, Jeremiah Zaretsky will explain each part of the Seder liturgy and we will conclude with communion. •At 6:00pm we will actually partake of the Seder around tables like family units.

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Register online at www.centenaryonline.com/lent or call 336-397-1343.


&

Lecture Series

The Eye of the Sparrow The Eye of God The Spiritual Vision of Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver March Lecture Series with Dr. Tony Abbott March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2013 April 2 – Bad Weather Date

Emily Dickinson may be the most cherished of all American poets; Mary Oliver may be the most cherished of our contemporary poets. Both of these remarkable poets spent their poetic

careers in a lover’s quarrel with God. Both were profoundly uncomfortable with the church as a formal institution, both found God present in nature, and both wrote poems encouraging readers to be deeply alive as spiritual creatures without necessarily accepting the tenets of orthodox faith. In these four lectures we will look at the lives of these two poets and examine poems with particularly spiritual subjects. Dr. Abbott will supply handouts for the program, one for each poet, and will read (or in some cases recite) poems before discussing them. No previous knowledge of their work is required.

Abbott’s first novel, Leaving Maggie Hope, was published in 2003 and received the Novello Literary Award and ForeWord Magazine’s Gold Award for literary fiction. Its sequel, The Three Great Secret Things, was published in 2007. He is the author of six books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat. His most recent book, If Words Could Save Us, was published in 2011 by Lorimer Press. In 2011 he edited the anthology What Writers Do, a collection of essays, short stories and poetry by distinguished alumni of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series. Tony is past President of the North Carolina Poetry Society and the North Carolina Writers Network, and a recipient of the Sam Ragan Award for his writing and service to the literary community of North Carolina. His latest book of poetry, If Words Could Save Us, won the Brockman-Campbell Award of the North Carolina Poetry Society for the best book of poems written by a North Carolinian in 2011.

A native of San Francisco, Anthony S. Abbott was educated at the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts and Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, and his A.M. and Ph.D from Harvard University. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, where he served as Department Chair from 1989 to 1996.

Tony Abbott

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Centenary Creation Care

T

he Environmental Council is now officially Centenary Creation Care! This ministry team works throughout the year to encourage care of God’s creation in ways that grow and develop our Christian faith. Through teaching, guest speakers, caretaking activities in the community, and encouraging environmental stewardship of our church property, the Centenary Creation Care ministry exists to guide the congregation to “be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth” (Genesis 1:28). Spring activities include: • Dr. Matthew Sleeth of the Blessed Earth organization will speak on March 17 in worship and at 6:00pm that evening. • Annual Creation Care Dinner, Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm. Guest speaker from North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light (a division of the NC Council of Churches). The representative will share about their energy program for churches and how creation care is part of practicing our faith. • Festival of God’s Creation Sunday, April 14. We will focus in worship on themes of caring for God’s creation from the music to the prayers, the affirmation to the sermon by Rev. Jonathan Brake.

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In addition to these events, Centenary Creation Care will spearhead a new partnership with Blessed Earth (www.blessedearth.org) in the North Carolina Creation Care Year 2014-2015. Watch for other exciting events this summer and fall or go to www.CentenaryOnline.com/CreationCare.


Welcome

New Members

Dan, Kathleen, Daniel and Rebekah Barrett

Duke and Vickie Ison

Martha Bassett

Louis Lee

Tony and Marsha Bledsoe

Charles and Phyllis Frye

Jackie McCracken

David, Jenny and Olivia Ritchie

David and Ridgely Samuel

Mike and Mary Sperry

Jim, Virginia, James and Bo Sutton

We also celebrate new members who are not pictured: Jack and Joyce Greenwood Emilie Barnhardt Jeff Trull Mike, Alyssa, Michael and Hendrix Hubbard Kristen Kimball Scott and Darien Sutton

Aaron Wall

We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love.

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Youth Ministry

tclark@centenary-ws.org 336-397-1337

Troop 920

B

oy Scout Troop 920 at Centenary United Methodist Church, WinstonSalem, NC, celebrated three Eagle Scout awards at their recent Court of Honor. William Pierce Corpening, Jack Elster, and Arthur Kimbro were presented their awards by Mark Brewer, former scoutmaster and current chaplain. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scout Program. Troop 920 was initially founded as Troop 2 in 1919 at West End Church and meets every Monday night in the Matt Gfeller Scout hut adjacent to Centenary United Methodist Church. With these three new Eagle Scouts, Troop 920 continues its 94 year legacy totaling 235 Eagle Scouts. All three Eagle Scouts are former graduates of Summit School. William Pierce Corpening, a junior at RJ Reynolds High School was also recognized for achieving his Bronze Palm and has attained additional merit badges beyond the Eagle requirement. Corpening attended Camp Raven Knob for three summers, undertook a 10 day high adventure backpacking trek at Camp Ben Delator in Elk Horn, Colorado, and his favorite high adventure was sailing at the National Florida Sea Base, Islamorada, Florida. For his project, Pierce worked with Reynolda Gardens, the Audubon Society and led a team of scouts and friends. The project amassed 235 hours constructing and installing five wood duck nesting boxes and two obser-

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vation benches at Lake Katharine in Reynolda Gardens for the wildlife / bird-life habitat. Pierce played on the RJ Reynolds lacrosse team and is a member of the Key Club and Crosby Scholars. Pierce is a member of the Order of the Arrow and of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He is the son of Sally and Charles Corpening. Jack Elster, a senior at RJ Reynolds High School, completed his Eagle project at Sunnyside Ministries where he is a volunteer in the food pantry. For his project, Jack built benches and installed awnings for the waiting area and raised funds for the food pantry. Jack is a member of the Order of the Arrow and received his God and Country award in 2009. Jack plays varsity lacrosse for RJ Reynolds High School and is a member of the Key Club and Crosby Scholars. He is the son of Susan and John Elster. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crichlow, Jr. and Mrs. J. Robert Elster, Jr. Arthur Kimbro, a junior at Forsyth Country Day, has served as Senior

Patrol Leader for Troop 920 during the past two years. As part of his Eagle project, he planned and completed the building of an outdoor regulation beach volleyball court at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church in Kernersville, NC. Over 45 volunteers helped spread 75 tons of sand so that the youth group and surrounding community can enjoy outdoor activities. Arthur has attended the high adventure National Florida Sea Base camp in Islamorada, Florida and plans to attend the Philmont high adventure this summer along with fellow members of his troop. Additionally he has volunteered in the Summit Corps with the Order of the Arrow at the Bechtel Scout Reserve and completed National Youth Leadership Training better known as Top Gun. Arthur runs track for Forsyth and is aw member of their varsity cross country team. Arthur is the son of Diann and Russ Kimbro and a member of Fountain of Life Lutheran Church.


“On my honor I will do my best”

Troop 920

A Scout is Reverent

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