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Worship Services
at Centenary United Methodist Church
Soul Purpose....on Saturdays at 6pm
The Soul Purpose service had its "debut" on Saturday evening, March 2nd. The dress-code is casual....the atmosphere is reverent....and the turn-out has been phenominal!

This service is held at Augsburg Community Center (corner of Broad and 6th Streets) at 6:00pm on every Saturday.

A family-friendly atmosphere is maintained by the "worship in the round" setting. Young children, young adults, and the "young at heart" are all in attendance.

The types of instruments being played is based on those musicians that are present each week.
There is an altar, but no pulpit. There is a minister....but no robe.

Words to all hymns and scripture readings are shown via an overhead laptop-controlled projector onto a large hanging screen.

There is a reading from the Bible.
That is followed by a reflection on the reading.....which will be presented mostly by newly-hired Rev. Jim White (pictured).
Since many people are curious about this new service, we are presenting both pictures and sounds (from a couple of these services) so folks can be their own judge about these.
Since this service is still very much new (with a new sound system), the quality of the recording has not been "fine tuned" as much as it will be in the future. You will easily hear everything being said and sung, but you regrettably cannot yet hear the congregation's "full" contribution (in both voice and song). Also, to lower the expenses in offering this audio: the audio "quality level" is set for a person talking. Hence, music (both vocal and instrumental) comes out somewhat "distorted." We apologize for this....but please remember our reason for offering the entire service is to give people a good way of finding out what this service "is all about."
To listen to the March 9th Soul Purpose service, click here. (You may have to turn your speaker or computer volume up to better hear this particular selection).
To listen to the March 30th Soul Purpose service, click here. (You may have to turn your speaker or computer volume up to better hear this particular selection....especially for the sermon).
These audio presentations are formated via Windows Media Player software. If you experience problems in getting your computer to play these, there is a chance you do not have this software (which is offered via an internet download by Microsoft Corp.).
You may click here to go to a webpage that might solve your problem.
Click here to go to the homepage of Centenary UMC
Sunday Services (at 8:45am and 11am)
The 11am Sunday service in the prestigious sanctuary at Centenary UMC is one of the more traditional and most renowned worship experiences in all of Methodism! Dr. Michael Brown is the Senior Minister.



Ray Ebert has been faithfully and flawlessly playing the organ at Centenary since 1970.

Rev. Laura Beaver is the newly hired Minister of Evangelism. She gave the sermon on March 3rd.
Only the sermons are offered in audio for the Sunday services. These vary in length, but are rarely longer than 25 minutes.
To listen to the March 3rd sermon by Rev. Beaver ("Close Encounters"), click here.
To listen to the March 10th sermon by Dr. Brown ("The Road to Jericho"), click here.
To listen to the March 17th sermon by Dr. Brown ("Those Who sat By the Road"), click here
To listen to the March 24th sermon by Dr. Brown ("The Road into the City"), click here.
To listen to the March 31st Easter sermon by Dr. Brown ("The Road to Emmaus"), click here.
To listen to the Chancel Choir's singing of the "Hallelujah Chorus" on Easter, click here.
To listen to the April 7th sermons by Dr. Brown ("Does Easter Really Matter?"), click here.
This audio presentation is formated via Windows Media Player software. If you experience problems in getting your computer to play this, there is a chance you do not have this software (which is offered via an internet download by Microsoft).
You may click here to go to a webpage that might solve your problem.
Click here to return to the homepage of Centenary UMC

 
 

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