Always a culturally diverse congregation, we rejoiced the creation of the Anyuak speaking ministry. Currently we have two services on Sundays, the English speaking service in the morning and the Anyuak speaking service in the afternoon.
Centennial has been successful in moving to a blended worship service over the last few years. The tone is informal but respectful. There is room for variety, honouring the diversity of the congregation. With the help of our choir and gifted, flexible music director we are a singing congregation. Music and message complement each other. Worship is the central activity of the congregation and the first contact for new people. It has highest priority in our program areas.
The celebration of the Lord's Supper occurs monthly, underlining the importance of the sacrament for the spiritual nurture of the people. Baptized children are encouraged and welcomed at the table. We hold special services including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve candlelight communion service and an Easter sunrise service and communion at the Easter Sunday service.
The Music Team energizes worship with weekly anthems, a Praise Band. Volunteers welcome our members and hand out bulletins. A friendship register is passed around every Sunday and the Minister and Elders follow-up on new members and visitors. We also have volunteers on a Prayer team for anyone who wishes to have a special prayer. We celebrate the life of the congregation with birthdays and anniversaries as well as a story time for children before they leave for nursery and Sunday school. We will continue to respect and integrate different styles of worship and to encourage more youth to take part in church activities.