Welcome!

When are the worship services?

We offer four worship services on Sunday. 2 traditional services in The Sanctuary. One at 8:30 am and the other at 10:45 am. 2 contemporary services in The Vine (inside The Oak Street Center). One at 10:45 am and the other at 5pm. You can also watch the livestream.

What safety precautions are in place to prevent
the spread of COVID-19?

The safety of all of our worship attendees and staff members is our top priority. You can read all our safety guidelines by clicking here

How do I join?

 We welcome anyone who wishes to join First-Centenary as a means of living out the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can learn more by clicking here

What is the style of worship music?

We offer two different worship music experiences. The Sanctuary worship services include music in a variety of styles, from baroque to contemporary, American folk to world music, chant to contemporary hymns.  In addition to the Chancel Choir, organ and piano, we utilize handbells, brass, strings, woodwinds and percussion.  We have contemporary worship music in The Vine with a band comprised of drums, electric guitar, piano, bass, and vocals. The band plays a variety of worship music from contemporary christian songs to gospel hymns. 

Is childcare available?

Yes, you can learn more about it here

I can't find where I'm supposed to go inside the church.
Is there a church map?

Yes! Click here to view our church map.

What are the beliefs of First-Centenary?

We follow the beliefs of The United Methodist Church. You can learn more about the teaching of the UMC by clicking here

Are there Sunday School classes?

Yes! We have several Sunday School classes available. You can find your class by clicking here

Where should I park?

You can park in The Oak Street Center parking lot and the UT-Chattanooga parking lot on the corner of Houston and Oak. You can also parallel park for free on Houston Street, Oak Street, and McCallie Avenue. 

Have more questions?

Contact our Congregational Care Director, Debbie Donohue, and she'll answer any questions you have.