Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship

Join us for worship in The Sanctuary and The Vine! We offer contemporary and traditional worship experiences.

The Sanctuary (Traditional): 8:30am and 10:45am 

The Vine (Contemporary):10:45am & 5pm

Sunday Photos

We’re updating our church directory! Whether you’re a member, an attender interested in membership, or a long time attender, we’d love for you to get your photo for the directory. On Sunday August 14 & 21, we will have photo stations set up outside of The Vine & in The Narthex. We will be taking photos 15 minutes before the 10:45am service and 30 minutes after the 10:45am service. We will have a short survey that we will ask you to fill out so we can have up to date information to go along with your photo.
  • If you attend the 8:30am service in The Sanctuary, we will be taking photos after the service on August 14th in The Narthex. 
  • If you attend the 5pm service in The Vine, we will be taking photos before the service on August 14th in The Vine Lobby. 
Once all this new information has been cataloged, we will print some copies of the directory that will be available for purchase. There will also be a digital option available. For more information, contact our Multimedia Coordinator, Rachel McIntyre Smith, at rachel@firstcentenary.com. 

Youth Parent Orientation

Sunday, August 14th in The Youth Pit during Sunday School

Calling all parents of children in the youth group! Please attend our Youth Parent Orientation on Sunday, August 14th in The Youth Pit during Sunday School. For more information, email Youth Director Tori Crook at tcrook@firstcentenary.com

Prime Time Wednesday Kickoff 

Wednesday August 17th at 5:30pm

We are so excited to kickoff Prime Time Wednesday! We will eat a meal together starting at 5:30pm then have classes and activities for Youth & Children starting at 6:30pm. 

Coffee for College Students 

Sunday 8/21, 8/28, 9/11 from 9:30-10:45am

Welcome back to school, college students! We will be outside of The Vine on the corner of Oak & Lindsay from 9:30-10:45am on Sunday August 21, August 28, and September 11. Come grab some coffee & join us for worship at 10:45am!

Youth Welcome Event

Sunday, August 21st from 12-4pm

Meet up with the youth group after the 10:45 am worship services to ride with us to Camp Lookout! We will be back around 4pm. It's gonna be awesome- you don't want to miss it. No signups needed. For more information email Youth Director Tori Crook at tcrook@firstcentenary.com 

Clumpies for College Students

Wednesday, August 24 from 3-6pm

Calling all college students! We will be scooping out FREE Clumpies ice cream on August 24th from 3-6pm in front of The Vine (on the corner of Oak & Houston). Make plans to come & invite all your friends!

Interested in visiting the Holy Land?

Pastor Mark is considering a trip to the Holy Land January 24 through February 2, 2023. There is also a possibility of a four day extension to Petra. If you are interested, call the church office, 756-2021, ext. 3112 and speak with Lisa Phillips or email lphillips@firstcentenary.com. 

Ways To Serve 

Brown Academy Literacy Initiative

As part of FCUMC’s outreach programs and in accordance with our core values, we are re-establishing our relationship with Tommie Brown Academy this fall. The program will enable kindergarten and first-grade teachers at Brown to improve their students’ literacy levels prior to entering second grade. Reading is fundamental and this initiative can make a significant difference in the children’s future academic success. We need First-Centenary Volunteers as follows:
  • 2 volunteers for each of three kindergarten classes, one on MWF and one on T/Th @ 8:30-9:40 each day
  • 2 volunteers for each of four first-grade classes. Also, one on MWF and the other on T/Th @ 9:00-10:05 each day.
Literacy instruction requires slightly over a one-hour commitment on the designated days. This commitment will include the entire 2022-2023 school year beginning in mid-September. No prior training in literacy instruction will be necessary. We hope you will join us in this opportunity to serve some terrific kids and their teachers! Email brownacademy@fcumc.org if you're interested. 

Guatemala Mission Opportunity

Pastor Will is leading a mission trip to Guatemala October 8-15 during Hamilton County’s Fall Break. We will be working on fi nishing the sports fi eld that our Christmas Eve Off ering supported, assisting with the after school program, and providing community support and outreach through clean water and eco-friendly stoves. This is going to be an intergenerational trip (elementary-aged children are welcome and all minors must be accompanied by a guardian) which can build some important relationships between the young people of our church community and our Guatemalan mission partner, ACD. If you have any questions about this trip or would like to sign up, please email Pastor Will at wlauderback@gmail.com

Kleenex Drive for Brown Academy

During the month of August we are gathering boxes of kleenex for Brown Academy as we are trying to live into our new partnership and care for our neighbors right down the street. Whenever you are at the store please consider picking up a box or two and bring them to church with you. Boxes will be gathered in the Vine lobby and Narthex.

First Kids Children's Ministry is Hiring!

We are looking for some great folks to help out with our Children's Ministry. Email bspears@firstcentenary.com for more information. 

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