While we can't gather together in the Centenary UMC Sanctuary, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have created worship videos through our new YouTube channel. If you have a smart TV, you can go directly to YouTube.com to watch our worship videos. You will have better control of the volume through your TV and the YouTube volume control. Go to YouTube.com and search for Centenary UMC - Greensboro. Centenary created videos of worship, instead of live streaming, so that anyone can watch a service anytime.
If you would like to view this week's worship service and download the worship bulletin go to our Worship page.
Tithes & Offerings
During this time, it is important to remain faithful to the church by continuing your pledges, tithes, and offerings. Click Here for more information on ways to give to Centenary UMC.
Our next Bible Study will be Unafraid, by Adam Hamilton
Dates: January 5-February 2 (5 weeks)
When: Tuesday Mornings @ 10:00 AM and Tuesday Evenings @ 6:30 PM
Where: via ZOOM.
Let Rev. Kelley Groce know if you would like to participate. Call the church office 336-299-9643 or email email@example.com
The Centenary UMC Starlight Book Club will meet on January 21 at 7:00 PM, possibly in the Fellowship Hall with facemasks on and social distanced. Our book discussion for January will be The Book of Lost Friends, by Lisa Wingate. Contact Rev. Kelley Groce firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Centenary UMC has cancelled all in person Bible Studies, worship services, choir and handbell practices at the church building until further notice. This also includes the cancellations of all outside groups, such as: AA, Al-Anon, DA, Shattered to Wholeness Ministries, Half-Pint Harmonies, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts meetings and classes.
WORSHIP SERVICES will not be held at the church during this pandemic, but we have created a Centenary UMC - Greensboro YouTube channel and we will be posting weekly worship videos.
We encourage everyone to follow these guidelines to stay healthy:
• If you don’t feel well, stay home. Call your doctor if you develop a cough or fever.
• Cough or sneeze into tissues or your inner elbow.
• Frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Be sure to wash your hands after you cough, sneeze, use the bathroom, or handle food.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
• Do not shake hands – a “wave” minimizes contact and yet still conveys the peace of Christ.
What to Do if You Get Sick
Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, stay home and call your doctor.
Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
Know when to get emergency help
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Remain in Prayer
Lord, it is our deepest desire that our community and our world be healed from this pandemic, known as the coronavirus or COVID-19. Be with all of us as we take steps to remain healthy. Be with those whose bodies are susceptible to catching viruses such as the flu and coronavirus. Watch over our medical caregivers in hospitals, doctor's offices, and nursing homes. Watch over our first responders - police, fire, and EMS, in the days and weeks to come. Protect them as they work.
In the name of Christ, we pray.
Please be reminded, even though we cannot be together as a faith community, through our presence together, may we continue through the priority of prayer, and by our weekly tithes and offerings. You may mail your offering to the church. Centenary UMC, 2300 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403. Click Here for more giving options.
Greensboro Urban Ministry has remained open and are serving the homeless and low-income neighbors of Guilford County, while maintaining strict protocols to protect guests, volunteers, and staff from COVID-19 and other illnesses. They continue to provide overnight shelter, meals, groceries, and a variety of emergency services for families. GUM has experienced a sharp increase in demand for their services, and they anticipate that the need will only grow in the coming weeks.
You can make a secure online gift today on their website Greensboro Urban Ministry They are grateful for any support you can give at this time.
Centenary UMC received a letter from Marilyn Garner, President and CEO of UMAR regarding COVID-19 and the financial hit their organization is taking at this time. Please click here to read the letter. Any donation you can make to UMAR at this time would be greatly appreciated.
Come, Follow Jesus,
Grow in Grace, Change the World