Each Sunday morning our elementary age children are invited to attend "Kids' Worship" upstairs following the pastors children's sermon in the sanctuary. During Kids' Worship our children do crafts, learn Bible lessons, watch videos and sing songs.
There is also Nursery Care (birth - 3yr olds) available through worship and Sunday school 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Nursery care is often provided for other events as well.
Read more: Children's Activities
Seventh Cents Youth Group
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Throughout the year our teens have special events. They have had movie nights, lock-ins, retreats, mission/service projects, amusement park trips, cookouts, Crop Walks, book discussion clubs, pancake breakfasts, Sunday worship led by the youth, Bible studies and game nights.
Our name derives from both Central Prebyterian Church and Centenary United Methodist Church being located on 7th Street. Both names begin with "Cent". Combined they make 7th Cents!
Download the Mission Statement: Mission Statement
Download the Values Statement: Values Statement
Youth Ministry Architects Assessment of "7th Cents" Youth Minstry and Recommendations for advancement
In the past, our "7th Cents" youth ministry held and assessment/evaluation of our youth programming and a 21 page recommendation was put forth for how to go about improving our youth ministry so that we can reach as many youth for Jesus Christ as effectively as possible.
This report and recommendations has been approved by the Education Ministry and Administrative Council of our church. In the months ahead we hope to grow our youth ministry in many ways.
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FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN
Lea Ann and I, along with several others from Centenary, attended the Madrigal Dinner presented by the Indiana State University Choral Department. It was, as usual, an outstanding performance. After dinner we gathered in the sanctuary of St. Stephen’s church for a concert. At the end of the concert, the King and Queen (played by Zene Colson and Katie Kendall) gave the group a blessing to go forth by. In that blessing, Queen said that Advent was a time of choosing. You can choose to give your time. You can choose to give your money. You can choose to give your love. You can choose to give nothing.
I believe that applies to the whole year, not just Advent. You choose to give your time, talent, gifts, money or your love. Or you choose to give nothing. I am so happy that the people of Centenary UMC did not choose to give nothing. Many of you gave time, money and resources to make the 55:1 Community Lunch a place where we could share the love of God with others. We have been doing this program for one year now, and my has it grown.
As I look at numbers, in January we served 24 people. The first three months we only served 85 total. In the last three months we served 249 people. That is an average of 83 people per month for the three month period. That is awesome! And these numbers do not include our workers.
But it is not just about numbers. We were asked by a young man at one of the lunches, “Why do you do this?” To show the people around us that we care about others. Another young man who had been attending some of the lunches was one of the performers in the Madrigal Dinner. He came up to our table, which was all Centenary members, and said, “You have been serving us, now it is our turn to serve you.”
Folks, we are making a difference in peoples lives. I want to thank all of those who have helped in any way with the dinners. Whether you have worked, donated something, prayed, given money or just allowed these events to happen, I thank you. May God continue to bless us as we begin a new year of serving Him.
For the only cause that matters,