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Guatemala Mission Partners 

We have partnered with Association for Creativity & Development of Guatemala (ACD).  ACD Guatemala is a non-profit and faith-based organization operating in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Their mission is to serve children and families that are exposed to vulnerable conditions, violence, and irregular migration in rural Guatemala. Our headquarters is located in Quetzaltenango. We focus on education, development, medical and spiritual care, helping children and teens to engage life purposes, healthy relationships, and participation to experience community growth.

Ways to get involved:

- Join our upcoming Mission Trip to Guatemala. October 8-15. Email wlauderback@firstcentenary.com for more information. 

- ACD 15: ACD15 is a giving program through ACD where you give $15 a month for individual support. $5 goes to the children. $5 goes to the community. $5 goes to communion. 


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.

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