Haiti Disaster Relief 

The United Methodist Church is working hard to help Haiti after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Our September 5th Communion Offering will go to the Haiti Relief. However, if you would like to donate before that, click the link below.

Flood Buckets and Hygiene Kits

The United Methodist Church is working provide relief to those affected by the recent flooding. Please donate the following items to help with relief efforts. All items must be new & exactly as listed below. Buckets and kits may be delivered Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm until October 1st. Contact the church office at (423)765-2021 with questions.
Flood Buckets:
  • 1 5-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid
  • 1 Liquid Laundry Detergent - 32-64 oz.
  • 1 Liquid Household Cleaner – 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate (No spray cleaners)
  • 1 Dish soap – 16-34 oz. bottle
  • 1 Pump Spray Air Freshener - 4-8oz.
  • 1 Pump Spray Insect Repellent - 6-14 oz. (10-20 wipes also acceptable)
  • 1 Scrub Brush - with or without handle
  • 18 Re-Usable Cleaning Wipes – Handi
  • wipes or reusable wipes - no terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels
  • 5 Scouring Pads - no sponges or stainless steel pads with soap in them
  • 36-50 Clothespins
  • 1 Clothesline - 50-100ft. line - cotton or plastic
  • 24 Roll heavy duty trash bags - 33-45 gallon sizes
  • 5 N95 Respirator Dust Masks - 1-3mm thickness
  • 2 Pairs Kitchen Gloves
  • 1 Pair Work Gloves - cotton with leather palm or all leather
Hygiene Kits:
  • One hand towel (15x25 - 17x27 inches)
  • One washcloth
  • One comb (at least 6 inches of teeth)
  • One toenail or fingernail clipper
  • Bath-size soap (3oz. bar or larger - No Ivory or Jergen's brand, leave in packaging)
  • One adult toothbrush (leave in packaging)
  • 10 adhesive bandages (3/4 by 3 inches)
  • 1 one-gallon size re-sealable bag
Assembly Instructions
  • Do not wash towel or washcloth.
  • Lay hand towel flat on a table.
  • Lay the washcloth in the center of the hand towel.
  • Place all remaining items on top of the
  • washcloth (except the plastic bag).
  • Fold the sides of the hand towel to cover the items.
  • Grasp the bundle tightly and roll over the remainder of the towel.
  • Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag, remove air, and seal.

Help Wanted in
The Children's Enrichment Center

The Children's Enrichment Center is looking for energetic, dedicated, dependable and caring individuals to work with children ages 10 weeks to 2 years of age. Must be able to work Monday-Friday and pass a background check, have child care experience and provide impeccable references. Send resume of request an employment application at

Camp Lookout Benefit Golf Tournament

September 25 at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay. Entry deadline September 14th. Need players, teams, and sponsors. Entry Fee Includes: Cart, Green Fee, Range Balls, Breakfast, Beverages & Snacks, Lunch, Winners' Prizes, and Raffle prizes. Contact Don Washburn at with any questions. 

Prime Time Wednesday

Make plans to join us on Wednesday nights! Click the button below to learn more about the classes, view the menu and make dinner reservations. 

John McLean Art Auction to benefit The Centenary

Click here to view and bid online

The Wild Women of Winedale

The Oak Street Playhouse, closed since the COVID-19 virus stopped rehearsals from our spring 2020 show, will reopen September 24 with shows over two weekends with the hilarious, touching “The Wild Women of Winedale.” And, thanks to the church’s Permanent Endowment Committee, the theater we share with the church’s children’s ministry, has new paint, new curtains, new sound and lighting, and soon will have new chairs. “The Wild Women of Winedale,” the play the theater was rehearsing in the spring of 2020, is a Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy like several of our shows that our audiences have enjoyed over the past few years. We are reopening with patron health in mind and safety practices in place.  In accordance with CDC guidelines and the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, we will ask you to wear masks while entering/exiting the building as well as during the performance in the theater.  Socially distanced seating will be limited to 50 people, and hand sanitizer will be available at entrance to the theater. Performances will be available at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 24-25, Thursday, September 30, and Friday and Saturday, October 1-2, and 2 p.m. September 25-26 and October. 2-3.

Are you interested in a small group here at First-Centenary?

If so, let us know by contacting Debbie Donohue at or Will Lauderback at Let us know what type of group you’d be interested in: study group, discussion, prayer, fellowship or something else you’d like to suggest. Want a group for men, parents, women, coed, seniors? Also, when would you like to meet: day, evening, lunchtime, Wednesday night, any particular day, etc? If you feel called to lead a group (and that would be WONDERFUL!), we’ll give you support, if needed. When we hear from you, we’ll put together any groups that have enough people interested.