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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.

Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes

Starring: The Oak Street Playhouse

September 28th - 30th at 7:30 p.m.
October 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Kate Corrigan has her life in order, or so she likes to think. At an age she describes as “upper youth,” she has a lucrative job, a no strings-attached man, and a new house in the suburbs. Immediately, new neighbors Molly Blumenthal and her grandson, Jeff, call on her and become part of her existence along with roller-coaster friendships, pot-roast, and the problems of the elderly women on the block, some of whom have outlived their families’ need for them. In time, Kate realizes the life she’s found looks a lot like what she’d been running from. Yet, confronted with old fears and new choices, she finds her life opening up — for the first time — to admit love and "grow older, wiser and stronger ... but not old." The play has been called “a sensitive comedy about friendship between generations” and "full of wit and laughter ... warmth and wisdom.”

Youth Parent Interest Meeting

October 1st after the 10:45 a.m. service in the Pit

If you are a high school student interested in joining us on our mission trip to Romania this summer, please attend this interest meeting on October 1st after the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
For more information, you can contact Tori Crook at

Legacy Luncheon

October 4th at 12:00 p.m. in the Oak Street Center

Join us for this celebratory afternoon!

If you are at least 70 years young, you are invited to be our guest for lunch. Join us on October 4 at Noon for a delicious meal while we are entertained by a Christian comedian.

There is no cost, however, we will collect canned goods for the new Mustard Tree Ministry Food Bank which will open soon.  

Don’t miss this fun fellowship time!
RSVP by noon on September 29th by calling the church office 423-756-2021 or email Rev. Michelle at

Forward Grief Group

Starts October 7th 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, beginning Saturday, October 7, 2023, 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.

Date Night

October 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Street Center

Mark your calendars for the next Date Night! The Marriage Enrichment Ministry is excited to announce Judy Herman as the speaker. She will be discussing about the topic "From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Successful Spousal Interactions."

About Judy Herman:
Judy K. Herman is a counselor, speaker, and author of Beyond Messy Relationships: Divine Invitations To Your Authentic Self.  Judy has trained with world-renowned marriage and relationship experts including: Drs. John and Julie Gottman, known for their work on marital stability and divorce prediction; Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, founders of Imago Therapy; Terry Real – creator of Relationship Life Therapy, known for his transformational work with men and marriage; Dr. Sue Johnson, a leading innovator who developed Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and Dr. Dan Siegel, a pioneer in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology.

In addition, Judy Herman writes articles and provides video teachings that address mental health, marriage, faith, and relationship well-being. She also facilitates group retreats and speaks at universities, churches, non-profit, and civic organizations.

It's Candy Time!

We are excitedly making plans for our massively FUN Fall Festival! With 700+ smiling costume clad children, the need for candy is great. If you are interested in donating, we would be extremely grateful. Please drop off candy at the Welcome Center or in the buckets outside each worship space.

Fall Festival

October 22nd from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Save the date! This year our Fall Festival will be Sunday, October 22nd, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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.

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! We are currently offering 4 different classes for adults.

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

Maui Wildfire Relief

If you would like to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts from the devastating fires in Hawaii. Please consider giving through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. All gifts to UMCOR are used for disaster relief! You can give through the church (make gifts for Hawaii fire relief or UMCOR) or give directly through UMCOR with the following link:

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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