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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

Gooden Love Offering

Rev. Gooden is retiring from the local church after 40 years of ministry! As a way of celebrating his leadership and service to First-Centenary, we will be collecting a Love Offering during the month of June for he and Judy as they enter the next stage of life. We are thankful for all that Mark and Judy have meant to this congregation and all the churches they have served so faithful over the years.

Gifts should be designated "Gooden Love Offering"and will be collected through June 30th.

First Kids Summer Kickoff 

June 4 | 11:45am-12:30pm | McCallie Playground

Mark your calendars to join us at our Summer Kickoff!  Email Beth at if you have any questions!

Middle School Mission Week

June 5-9 at Camp Lookout

Save the date! Make plans to join us for middle school mission week on June 5-9 and Camp Lookout. 

VBS Volunteer Training

  • June 8th at 1pm Mohney Hall 
  • June 11th right after church in Oak Street Center 101-102

Vacation Bible School

June 19-23 | 9am-12:15pm | PreK4-Rising 6th Grade

Mark your calendars to join us at Vacation Bible School this summer to learn all about Daniel's courage in captivity! Registration is open now. Email Beth at if you have any questions!

Rev. Jason Gattis 

New senior pastor to assume appointment on July 1st

Bishop Dr. Debra Wallace-Padgett has appointed Jason Gattis to be the senior pastor at First-Centenary. Jason will assume his appointment on July 1st with July 2nd being his first Sunday. Rev. Jason N. Gattis is in his twenty-first year of ministry as an ordained elder in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, currently serving as the District Superintendent of the Smoky Mountain District.  Previous appointments are Seymour UMC in Seymour, TN; Cokesbury UMC in Knoxville, TN; Keith Memorial UMC in Athens, TN; and Apison UMC in Apison, TN.  Jason is a 1996 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL with a major in Business Administration-Finance and a 2004 graduate of Emory University Candler School of Theology with a Master of Divinity.  Before entering full-time ministry he spent 5 years in the banking industry as a branch manager and officer for AmSouth Bank in Birmingham, AL.
Jason currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hiwassee College, Camp Wesley Woods, Wesley Foundation UTK, and the Holston Foundation.  In addition to his role as District Superintendent in the Holston Conference, he is a member of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration, Commission on Equitable Compensation, and Board of Pensions and Health.  He has formerly been chair for the Conference Communications Advisory Council, team leader for Divine Rhythm (young adult Holston Conference retreat weekend), and Board of Director for Camp Lookout and Holston Methodist Federal Credit Union.
Jason is married to Amy Whedbee Gattis and they have two surviving children: Mary Haisten, age 19, and Nick, age 17, and a deceased son, Bradley.

First Kids Popsicles in The Park

July 12 | 4-5pm

Join us for Popsicles in The Park!  Email Beth at if you have any questions!

Date Night 

July 14

Calling all married couples- join us for Date Night! The Marriage Enrichment Ministry's first event is coming up on July 14th! Childcare will be available for those who need it. More details to coming soon! Email for more information. 

High School Mission Trip 

July 17-22 in Berea, Kentucky

Save the date! Make plans to join us for our high school mission trip to Berea, Kentucky where we will be attending Passport youth mission camp. 

Children & Youth Move Up Day

August 6 | 9:30-10am

K & 6th drop off in old room pick up in new! Email Beth at if you have any questions!

Blessing of The Backpacks

August 6 | 10:45am

Join us during 10:45am worship for Blessing of The Backpacks! Email Beth at if you have any questions!

First Kids Parent's Meeting

August 13 | 9:30-10:30am | The Oak Street Theatre

Save the date for The Parent's Meeting! Email Beth at if you have any questions!

Join a United Women in Faith Small Group!

Put your talents, energy and ideas to work. You’ll find flexible opportunities for spiritual growth and ways to act for social justice, support your community, live your faith and enrich your life right here at First-Centenary United Women in Faith in our small groups/Circles.

Ways To Serve 

Vacation Bible School Donations Needed 

Visit the Vacation Bible School donation wall located next to the elevators by The Sanctuary to see our donation list! Donations are listed on an animal stuck to the wall. Once you pick what item/items you would like to donate, peel the animal off the wall. All donations are due by the end of May! You can drop off donations in The Welcome Center. 

Creation Care Circle with United Women in Faith

Caroline Archer, the Social Action Chair of United Women in Faith, wants to hear from you if you’d like to be part of a group that focuses on Creation Care and what that means for us as individuals, families, as a church, and as citizens.  Contact Caroline at
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First Kids is hiring!

We're looking for folks to join our First Kids' team! Email Beth at if you have any questions. Click below to apply!

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