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Upcoming Events

Sunday Worship

The Sanctuary (Traditional): 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

The Vine (Contemporary): 10:45 a.m.

Join us for worship in the Sanctuary and the Vine! We offer contemporary and traditional services.

Oak Street Playhouse Presents: "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus"

December 1st at 6:30 p.m.
December 2nd - 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
December 7th - 8th at 6:30 p.m.
December 9th - 10th at 1:30 p.m.

at the Flo Summit Theatre

"Dear Editor, is there a Santa Claus?"- a question innocently asked by 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon. Christmas was coming and all was right with the world ... until her friends mischievously fill her in on the "facts" about Old Saint Nick. Who could tell her the truth? Not her father, a doctor who is always fighting against old world cures. Not her teacher, who is already fed up with Christmas even though it hadn't arrived. So Virginia writes a letter to the editor of The New York Sun, for her father always said, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Virginia's letter falls into the hands of Francis P. Church, a veteran editorial writer who knows he must answer, and must answer truthfully. And so he begins his reply, which becomes one of the most memorable and cherished editorials in newspaper history. A perfect choice for your theatre's holiday season.

Get your tickets to see this great dinner show today! Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance. "Show Only" tickets are not available. Cost per ticket is $32.

The Joy of Christmas - UWF Christmas Dinner

December 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Street Center

All are invited as United Women in Faith celebrates The Joy of Christmas on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Street Center! The evening will include Rev. Charles Maynard, entertaining and inspiring storyteller, Ivy Smith, our talented vocalist and pianist, good food, and good fellowship.

Cost: $16 per person
Free childcare is provided.

Registration is required by November 29th.
Register here or by check to Judy McCready, 8425 Lady Slipper Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421-4394

Share Love This Christmas

Centenary Angel Tree

Ornaments and instructions are located outside the Nave and the Vine.

Assistance to Families

Shop for a child or family who needs assistance this Christmas or donate to The Centenary and we will shop for you.

Keep This Ministry Strong All Year Long

Donate to the Centenary Discretionary Fund online.

Please send any donations before December 5th.
For more information, contact Mary Grey Moses at or Monique Strickland at

The No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant

December 10th during both 10:45 a.m. Worship Services in the Oak Street Center and Sanctuary

Join us for the No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant on December 10th during both 10:45 a.m. worship services! Calling all young stars, come and dress up as your favorite character and be a part of the magic. No rehearsals needed – just pure holiday joy. Don't miss the spontaneous fun, make sure to arrive early to grab the perfect costume!

Confirmation Parent Meeting

December 10th after the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service in the Pit

Join us for the Confirmation Parent Meeting on December 10th, immediately following the 10:45 a.m. worship service in the Pit. If your child is in 8th grade or above and interested in getting confirmed, this meeting is for you!

Christmas Singalong

December 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Street Center

Save the Date! Join us for a festive Christmas Singalong on December 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Street Center. Bring your holiday spirit and join in the joyous celebration of the season through music and song!

Lessons and Carols

December 17th
Music is at 10:30 a.m.
Service is at 10:45 a.m.
in the Sanctuary

Join us for a harmonious celebration! Lessons and Carols is on December 17th in the Sanctuary. Music kicks off at 10:30 a.m., followed by an uplifting service at 10:45 a.m. Let the sounds of the season fill your heart with joy and inspiration.

Crafts and Carols

December 21st at 7:00 p.m. at Cherry Street Brewery

Calling all adults! Get ready for Crafts and Carols at Cherry Street Brewery on December 21st at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a night of merriment and good company! Come have a drink, be merry, and sing your heart out with us as we celebrate the holiday season.

Blue Christmas Service

December 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Join us for a special Blue Christmas Service on December 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This traditional service is a time of reflection and comfort for those who have lost loved ones and may find this season challenging.

Prime Time Wednesday

Meal at 5:30 p.m. and Classes at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Street Center

You're invited to join us for Prime Time Wednesday! Meal starts at 5:30 p.m. and we are currently offering a few classes for adults at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Street Center.

Free Meals Campaign

Each year we ask families of the church to donate money towards our Sunday & Wednesday meals. This is a lot easier than asking parents to sign up to bring breakfasts and dinners and it is cheaper as well.

If 36 of our youth's families donate $150 then we will have enough money to pay for ALL of our meals for the entire school year. Give the full amount or give part of the amount monthly or in whatever way you would like. Some choose to give $50 per month for 3 months or $25 a month for six months. Any amount is helpful. We currently need donations for our kickoff to fall!

To give, you can click the link below or simply write a check, write "Free Meals Campaign" or "Youth Meals" in the memo line and drop it in the offering plate on Sunday or send it with your child on Wednesday night.

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.

Forward Grief Group

Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Church Parlor

Forward is an ecumenical group which offers mutual support for those who have lost a spouse. First-Centenary United Methodist Church will host a new small group, seven sessions in all, on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Church Parlor. These groups offer space for the newly and sometimes not so newly bereaved to share experiences and begin to find ways to step Forward into the future. If you or someone you know is interested in joining this group, please contact the Church office at 423-756-2021. There is no charge to participate.

Ways To Serve

MTM Loaves and Fishes for Children

Our Sunday night service has continued to grow and with that, we have had a lot more children join in on Sunday nights. What started out as two or three children and the sweet kitchen ladies starting to teach them Bible stories has become fifteen regular children and the children’s ministry stepping up to help on Sunday nights. There are 1 in 5 children who live in food insecure homes in our country and the majority of the children on Sunday nights come from low income households and face hardships many of us never have to worry about. In order to make life a little easier and enjoyable in their young lives, we have worked together with the children’s ministry to put together snack bags for the children to take home with them on Sunday nights after church. These bags include non perishable things they can snack on during the week, use as a breakfast item, or take to school for lunch. Most of our children do not get the luxury of picking and choosing a snack or something they might enjoy for lunch and often times our children have to just go without. Please keep in mind that this happens year round, not just during the holidays. This ministry plans to continue indefinitely as children need food all year long and not just around the holidays.

If you feel led to donate to this specific snack bag ministry, here is a list of items we could use that will help these kids throughout the week:
• Individually wrapped muffins or muffin bites
• Fruit cups
• Fruit snacks
• Ramen noodles
• Microwavable mac and cheese
• Fruit or apple sauce cups or pouches (Gogo Squeez)
• Pop tarts
• Instant oatmeal
• Individually wrapped danishes or pastries
• Chewy granola bars
• Vienna Sausages
• Individual trail mix of packets of mixed nuts
• Multi pack single serve cereal
• Slim Jims
• Nutri-grain bars

If you prefer to make a monetary donation you can do so by check to Mustard Tree Ministry or First Centenary UMC just write “MTM Loaves and Fishes” in the “for” line or you can find us on Venmo @MustardTreeMin.

First Kids is hiring!

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

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