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Centenary's youth program was created to be filled with fun AND faith. Under the direction of 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.

Susan joins 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.)

A Message from Susan Britton, Director of Christian Eduation....
June 21, 2014
Hello families of middle school & high school students!

Today is the longest day of the year.  Thank goodness because there is much to do! The Youth Team has been busy planning events for July & August.

Current research reflects a growing desire among youth of this generation to know the traditions of our faith and experience congregational worship.  After all, worship is our gift to God in thanks for all He has done for us.  There are three distinct styles of worship for you to choose from 8:00 (early!), 9:20 (contemporary), and 11:00 (traditional).

Middle school (completed grades 7 & 8) will do a 6-week series on discovering who they are in God. 
Tuesdays,  10:00am at Centenary beginning July 15. 

High school students will also meet on Tuesday mornings.  Cathy Mincks is leading a 6 week study entitled "How I'm Wired."
Tuesdays, 10:00am at Centenary beginning July 15.
Service Opportunities
July 3 - Feed the Carnival Workers, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
We will pack sack lunches as a special gift for the folks working Granville's annual street fair.  We will walk down the midway together to welcome & thank the employees for their time.
July 18 (9:00-3:00) & 19 - UMW Yard Sale
UMW (United Methodist Women) sponsored both of the mission trip fundraisers this year and have supported the youth ministry in many other way.  They need our help – particularly with set-up and preparations on July 18!  Let’s show them how much we appreciate all they have done by supporting them.  Service hours for school are available – help with part or all.
July 20-26 - High School Mission trip to Henderson Settlement
Go to YOUTUBE and type in "Henderson Settlement week 4" for a sneak peak of what to expect during our phase of construction.  See Pastor Steve Cramer to sign up.
July 25 - 4/5/6 Mystery Dinner & Overnight
This is BIG fun for our younger members.  Come help support the Mystery Dinner & other late night activities. 
Aug 19 - Granville Teacher Luncheon
Help serve lunch to the employees of Granville School District on their first day back to work.
Aug 9 - Kayak/Canoe trip to Mohican
Aug 31 - Camp out at the Cramer Farm
Youth Praise & Worship Ministry
Steve Daw is organizing a Youth led Praise & Worship Ministry.  Any level of interest or talent is welcome to participate. Please contact Steve if you would like to be a part of this new ministry.
A few helpful things:
  • Hang the calendar on your fridge or add it to the family schedule.
  • Send us your cell phone and email address so we can contact you via email, texts, and postcards as events draw near.
  • Regularly check the church website.  We will be posting event and registration info online
Parents, our youth ministry team also includes you!  We need you to be involved wherever your gifts lie: chaperoning WOOHOO! events, assisting with small groups, leading games, sharing special interests or talents, providing  snacks, etc.  Youth ministry is really about building relationships and modeling faith in Christ – and you are an important part of this.  Please let us know in what ways you can be involved.
The Youth Team is eager to get to know each of you as we grow in our faith together.
If you have any questions, please call me at 740-587-0022 or email See you soon! 
Check this site often for additional events and updates! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates!

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:


Title Date
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