At First-Centenary we believe that it is important to serve our community. We operate two outreach ministries
(The Centenary & Mustard Tree) and support several Chattanooga area ministries. 

Our Outreach Ministries

Ministries we support

Costa Rica

We support two United Methodist Missionaries in Costa Rica named Ray & Lidia Zirkel. We have been sending teams Costa Rica to help the Zirkels build a Children's Home (Hogar Metodista) in Coronado, just out of San Jose, for many years now. We have several members dedicated to this project and they are always looking for more folks to join them. We also sent a team to Puerto Viejo to help build an addition onto a church.

Click here to follow Hogar Metodista on Facebook


First-Centenary United Methodist Church is partnering with four pastors and six churches in different cities and villages in Romania. This partnership consists of financial support and regular visits between our pastors and laity and the Romanian pastors and laity. Sometimes we send teams there and sometimes we bring their pastors here. Our Romanian pastors have infectious hearts for Jesus and they are doing AMAZING work all over Romania.
We are so excited to share with the congregation the things that are happening in Romania! 

Contact Pastor Barry for more information


We support Rev. Harry Howe who is a Board of Global Ministries missionary serving as a Church and Community worker in Marion, VA as the Executive Director of Project Crossroads. Project Crossroads is an outreach ministry designed to address the basic needs of people in that area, alleviate human suffering, and provide an avenue to witness the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rev. Howe works with agencies, churches and local organizations in a 7 county area to identify and assist with housing needs for the elderly, handicapped and low income families.

Upcoming Mission Trips

Hey folks, I have been talking to Samuel in Romania and he is hoping to be finishing the outside of the church in May. If Covid doesn’t interfere, we are hoping to get a group together to go there leaving May 2 and returning May 9. If you are interested, let me know by February 28th–– Barry Kidwell

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