Nurturing the Children in Our Community through Tutoring, 
Physical Education Programs, and Avenues for Spiritual Expression.

Currently Enrolled Students Only: 

click below for 2023-2024 registration

About The Centenary

The Centenary is an outreach ministry of First-Centenary United Methodist Church that has been nurturing the children in our community since 1967 through academic tutoring, physical education, life skills development, and avenues for spiritual expression. We offer an after-school program for students in kindergarten to 12th grade and a summer day camp.

Have questions? Contact us.

(423)266-3345

mgmoses@firstcentenary.com

Inquiry Form

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in your child attending The Centenary and we will contact you. 



Volunteer

Homework Tutor

Work with the age group of your choice from 3:40- 5:40pm. Choose either K-6th grade students, 7th & 8th grade students, or 9th-12th grade students.

Reading Tutor

Work with K-5th grade students under the direction of our Reading Specialist from 3:40- 5:40pm.

Friday Volunteers

Share your skill or talent with two to four students on Friday afternoon from 4-5pm! Past Friday classes include painting, sewing, drawing, chess, baton, dance, nature studies, knitting, chemistry experiments, guitar lessons, and math games.

Click the right hand arrow to fill out the volunteer signup form 

Interested in volunteering? 

Please fill out and submit the following form.








Donate

Centenary Discretionary Fund

Goes to the greatest need.

Student Need Fund

Provides needed items such as clothes, shoes, and books directly to students.

Student Launch Fund

Preparing students for college and life after graduation.

Summer Program Fund

Provides scholarships to Camp Lookout and helps the seven-week Summer Camp Program which includes daily academic enrichment, physical education, field trips, and summer reading.

Meet the team.

Mary Grey Moses

Director

Monique Strickland

Assistant Director

Ian Goodman

Athletic Director

Carolyn Chapman

Recreation Specialist

Mary Grey Moses

Director

Mary Grey has been a member of First-Centenary since 1993. Mary Grey holds an A.B. from Davidson College and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.  She and her husband Ansley live on Lookout Mountain and have two adult children, Ann Tyler and Thatcher.

mgmoses@firstcentenary.com

Monique Strickland

Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Monique Strickland and I have been with The Centenary (formerly known as Inner City Ministry) for 17 years.  I have worked as a Group Leader, Teen Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Tutorial Director and currently as Assistant Director.  I was born, raised and educated here in Chattanooga and attended college at Austin Peay State University.  I am a wife and mother of two.  My family and I have one fur baby named “Bear”.

My job has become my ministry as I love that I am able to contribute to lives of the children we serve in a positive, encouraging, and loving way.  I count it a blessing to be in a position where children’s lives can be impacted educationally, outside of the classroom.  Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting volunteers with kids in an effort to foster meaningful, supportive relationships.  Working alongside staff and our committed volunteers, we assist students with homework and offer one on one attention in tutoring and reading.

mstrickland@firstcentenary.com

Ian Goodman

Athletic Director

igoodman@firstcentenary.com

Carolyn Chapman

Recreation Specialist

cchapman@firstcentenary.com