Welcome! Wondering what to expect? We want to answer your questions so you will feel as comfortable as possible when you visit Centenary for the first time. If you do not see your question below, feel free to contact Rev. Meg Gaston.
What Will We Do?
Centenary United Methodist has traditional, informal, and innovative worship services on Sundays and Wednesdays. One preacher, usually our Senior Minister, The Rev. Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III, preaches at all Sunday Services – only the setting and music varies.
What About My Kids?
All ages are welcome to join in all worship services. More detailed instructions and information about children’s ministry is found in each Sunday’s bulletin and online here.
Nursery for Infants – Pre-Kindergarten Children: offered during every Sunday service, second floor of children’s building. Staffed by professional childcare workers.
Three and Four-Year-Olds: Bible Storytelling Time, 11:00 am in the nursery. Led by children’s ministry staff.
Kindergarten-Third Graders join their parents for the beginning of the 11:00 am service and are invited to leave for Children’s Worship mid-way through the service.
Please enter the children’s building through the first-floor lobby for nursery and Sunday School check-in.
How Long Does It Last?
Each worship service lasts approximately one hour.
What Should I Wear?
Most people will dress in business casual or casual clothes at Rejoice, Simplify and Roots Revival services and more formally at the traditional services.
What If I Need Special Assistance?
An accessible ramp is available near the Sanctuary entrance on 5th Street. The 4 1/2 Street entrance is also accessible to those with limited mobility and from there, a nearby elevator will take you to the Sanctuary and upper floor/classroom areas.
Our Sunday Services?
Simplify Informal Worship 8:30 am, Memorial Auditorium
Rejoice! Jazz Inspired Worship 9:00 am, Sanctuary
Children/Youth/Adult Sunday School Classes, 10:00 am
Traditional Worship, 11:00 am, Sanctuary (Live Stream on the Centenary Website)
Junior and Senior High Youth Groups and Choirs, Sunday Evening
Interested In Membership?
We invite you to come and explore your faith journey at Centenary. Our Starting Point class will give you the tools to discover a deeper connection to Centenary and its membership. Please click the link below for more details about our next session. If you are interested in joining the session, please contact Juana Jasinto at ext. 1300 or sign up below. Childcare is available with your reservation; please arrange when you register to attend.
Welcome to Centenary! We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our church. We want to make sure you can easily find your way around our expansive campus. Please complete our first-time guest form on the linked page and a member of our welcome team will be in touch with you to assist you in planning your first visit and answer any questions you may have.