The Alpha Course at Centennial

The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to Christianity. It’s great for anyone who’s exploring Christianity or who wants a refresher on the basics of the faith in a comfortable environment. Each week participants enjoy a nice meal, listen to a talk, and then discuss what they’ve heard in small groups. No prior knowledge of the Bible is needed and questions are welcomed. 


Introductory Dinner: Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Course: Wednesdays, March 7 - April 25; 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Come check out Alpha by attending the introductory dinner. A delicious dinner will be followed by a creative program, including a hilarious “Mr. Bean” video, personal faith-stories, and a brief talk—all on the topic Is There More to Life than This?  It'll be a fun evening, with absolutely no pressure to sign up for the course.


For more information, click  HERE!






What: Daring To Be Still - led via Skype by Janet Davis 

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018 

Time: 9:00 am-9:30 am (breakfast)

           9:30 am - 11:30 am (worskshop) 

Cost: $15 per person 


Join us for a workshop with Janet Davis, author of My Own Worst Enemy. Janet will be leading us via Skype as we explore our deep resistance to stillness and learn how to receive and tend to what arises. Cost is $15 (includes breakfast). Contact Katrina Sailers for more info,

Read more about Janet at her website:

Register HERE!

This Week at Centennial

Hi Centennial Friends, 

This has clearly been a painful and emotional week in the life of our country.  The tragic loss of 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  on February 14th has sparked a needed continuation of a national conversation: How do we eliminate the terror of gun violence in our cities and schools?  Why are there so many more gun deaths in America than anywhere else in the developed world?  This recent tragedy likely opened afresh painful memories for those in our own community who have suffered loss through gun violence.  Please continue to pray for those who have suffered loss.  Please also let your prayers lead you to take action on this crucial issue.  We cannot let it fall again into silence. It is far too important for nothing to be done.  May we struggle together toward solutions and saved lives.


This Sunday, we are continuing our Lenten series, “Why the Cross?”  While we won’t address specific issues related to gun violence (at least not this Sunday), we will consider some complex issues facing the church in Corinth in the late first century and hear a challenge to let our posture toward others be always guided by the love Jesus showed us.  My hope is that through our time of worship, our hearts might be transformed in every area of life including those areas filled with complexity or difficulty.


If you missed last weeks introduction to this sermon series, you can watch or listen to it here.


Eager to be present with you all this Sunday,


Grace and Peace,

Pastor Karl Helvig