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Centenary's youth program was created to be filled with fun AND faith. Under the direction of Keith Duffus, our new full-time Director of Youth & Youth Adults, and Susan Britton, Director of Christian Education, the youth program has been recently revamped. Faith development is incorporated in all activities and discussions, including breakout sessions that will meet individual interests and spiritual goals.

Keith and Susan join Cathy Mincks, our Director of Children’s Ministries, and our Assistant Pastor, Bob Long, of Adult Christian Education,  in a team approach to Christian eduction for all of our children, youth and adults in an effort to provide for greater continuity in our programming for all age groups.

Sunday Morning Classes - 9:20 and 11:00
Middle School - Room 302
High School - Room 304 (High school seniors are encouraged to attend worship services as a means of transitioning into adulthood.)

The Confirmation Information meeting is Sunday, January 5, at 12:30pm. Kids Grades 7-12 and their parents will meet in Fellowship Hall. Confirmation classes begin Sunday, January 12, from 9:15-10:30, in the Conference Room (Room 104) and will meet through April 2014. (Click here for additional information.), please contact Susan Britton at

Camp Otterbein! June 22-27, 2014. Students currently in grades 6-8 are encouraged to join us at Mission Adventage Camp! We hope you join us for this great experience! For more information, click here.

A Message from Keith Duffus...
Centenary’s Youth had a great time at the overnight New Year’s Eve Lock-In and Nerf Battle. We will be finding Nerf darts all over the church for several months to come. Thanks to all who helped us get to the Columbus Zoo for the Wild Lights display before the frigid storm set in. We all loved the manatee tank. The teens served the church last Sunday by finishing the window cleanup for the church.

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Attention High School Juniors & Seniors!
On Wednesday, January 29, 7:30-8:45am, come to the church for a delicious breakfast as we share the vision for a new ministry just for you called EQUIP! Then plan to meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45. We'll be meeting in two small groups -- one for the guys, one for the girls.  Click here for more information!

A Message from Susan Britton, Director of Christian Eduation....
To all youth grades 7-12:  Many of you may remember Intermediate Inc. and how you planned service projects with Sherry Russell.  It was amazing how you took on leadership roles even though you were only in intermediate grades.  Now that you are in middle school and high school, there are even more exciting ways to be involved in servant – leadership roles with-in our congregation!  Listed below are just a few of the upcoming opportunities to serve those who are younger and older than you.  There are many, many more ideas to come!
To learn more about these (and to offer service ideas of your own) come to the Conference Room between 10:30-11:00 on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
At the first meeting we will be signing up for ways to help with Parent’s Night Out and at Kendal.  We will also discuss how youth with interests in music and acting can perform for the Spring Fling Dinner Cabaret.  If you cannot make this first meeting and would like to participate in any of these events, please let me know.  We would love to have you participate!  
February 9 - Planning Meeting, Conference Room 10:30-11:00
February 21 - Help with the next Parent’s Night Out
February 23-  Lead Kendal Worship service 2:00-2:45 (meet at Kendal)
March 9 - Planning Meeting, Conference Room 10:30-11:00
March 17 - Serve dinner and/or perform at the Spring Fling Dinner Cabaret (a special program and meal for those 60 and over)
April 13 - Planning Meeting, Conference Room 10:30-11:00
April TBA - Cinnamon Roll Bake Sale with UMW
TBA - Host a Mystery Dinner for Intermediate Kids
May 11 -  Planning Meeting, Conference Room 10:30-11:00
June 9-13 -  Help with VBS
July 18 & 19 - Help with the UMW  Garage Sale
If you have any questions, please call me at 740-587-0022 or email See you soon! 
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Keith can be reached at keithd@centenaryumc and Susan at susanb@centenaryumc. They look forward to seeing you soon!

Please download the Medical Authorization and Permission forms below, fill out, and submit to Centenary United Methodist Church. Both Word and pdf files are available for your convenience:


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Permission Form - PDF
Permission Form - Word
Medical Authorization Form 2013-14 Word
Medical Authorization Form 2013-14
HS Mission Trip June 2013 Video
Series: MIssion Trip
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HS Missions Trip 2013 June Update