Save the Date!                                                                                                                                                                              Centenary Charge Conference will be held Sunday, October 8th at 2:00 P.M. at St. John UMC.  All officers and chairpersons should contact our church secretary, Tamala Young, to obtain appropriate forms. Please plan to attend.  Thanks!

Sunday School Breakfast                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Sunday School serves hot breakfast at 8:45 a.m. every Sunday in the E. J. Cox Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.


United Methodist Women - Kick-Off Meeting

We have all enjoyed a short summer break from UMW meetings.  It is now time for us to return to our duties and responsibilities as UMW. 

Our bi-monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 10:30 a.m. in the E.J. Cox Hall.  Please make every effort to attend. 

At this meeting we will: 

            Discuss our Calendar of Events for 2017-2018

            Elect officers for 2018

            Complete our 2017 Pledge to Mission

 •          Distribute Program Booklets for 2018 (price $10).

 Special Appeal:  The supply of PEANUT BUTTER IS LOW in the Food Pantry.   We have been asked to resume our monthly donation of peanut butter. 

Please bring your peanut butter to the Unit meeting or to church and give it to Mr. Thomas Lamon, until further notice.  Please help spread the word to all UMW.

Thanks.Erma P. Williams



Annual Men’s Day Picnic                                                                                                                                        Annual Men’s Day Picnic, Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the residence of Dr. Autry and Denise Parker, 570 Lexington Cir. Memphis, TN 38119 at 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please come out for food, fun and fellowship!


United Methodist Men’s Day Worship Celebration                                                                                                       You are invited to join us on Sunday, September 24, 2017 during our 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services for Men’s Day 2017! The theme: “Men Working Together for Change”.  We are calling all men to come fellowship and worship with us!


Methodist Mobile Mammography-

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Methodist Healthcare Wellness and Prevention Mobile Mammography will be providing breast cancer screenings In the convenience of a mobile unit. This event will be held in the parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


World Communion Sunday- October 1, 2017

World Communion Sunday – celebrated the first Sunday in October – is one of the most venerable of “special Sundays.”  The day has taken on new relevance and depth of meaning in a world where globalization often has undermined peace and justice – and in a time when fear divides the peoples of God's earth.  On this day we celebrate our oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world we are called to serve – a world ever more in need of peacemaking. So, on October 1st, 8:00 a.m. service will be held inside and 10:30 a.m. service will be held outside on the front lawn. Please wear appropriate clothing according to the weather.


Annual Fall Festival

Centenary UMC will host its Annual Fall Festival on October 28, 2017. Refreshments will be served. There will be fun and games for all ages, and it will feature our Trunk or Treat give-away! This is an opportunity for us to interact with our children and the children in the community in a fun and entertaining manner.  Volunteers are needed. Trunk or Treat will be Saturday, October 28th from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Come join in the fellowship and fun!



Men’s Meditation and Lunch

The United Methodist Men will meet in the E. J. Cox Fellowship Hall,  every second Wednesday, at noon. Thomas Milam, Chair



 The Trustees will meet  every second Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m. All members are asked to please be present.


P.A.C.E. Ministry

 The P.A.C.E. Ministry will meet every second Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the E. J. Cox Hall. All newcomers are welcome.   Elizabeth Burton & Billie Hansbrough, Co-Chairs


 Musician – Centenary United Methodist Church

Centenary United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time musician with demonstrated proficiency in playing

the organ, piano or keyboard; the ability to draw from a diverse array of musical traditions and styles; knowledge

of traditional hymns; and an enthusiasm for incorporating aternative forms of music, such as contemporary and

gospel. Duties will include planning for worship services, with the director of music and the pastor, and rehearsing, directing and accompanying soloists, ensembles and church choirs. Above average compensation.  Please submit

resume to Dr. Marie Milamat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Email Communications

We now have a new email list for Centenary news! If you were on the old list, you should be receiving an email  with an invitation. Click   the blue button that says “Accept this invitation” to continue receiving emails. If you did not receive an invite, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added.                              

Attention Acolytes!! The Acolyte Ministry is being revamped, and we will follow up with each of you soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pearl Pegues, (901-854-0917) or Fonda Fouché, (901-572-7156).                                                                                                                                                       

Finance Committee                                                                                                                                                                                                             A reminder to the congregation, it is important to remind all participants that any donations/offerings should be above the members’ regular giving.

Also, leaders over programs and fundraisers, if there is a cost to the church, please submit your plans to the Finance Committee at least one month in advance.

Opportunities to Serve (We Really Need Your Help!)

Food Pantry

Please donate one bag of canned vegetables and canned

meat to the Centenary Food Pantry or designate at least

$10 per month to support the pantry.


Food Pantry Report 

Thank you for your continued support in your giving. During the month of August, we

distributed a total of 63 bags of groceries. These bags provided food for 44 men, 19 women, and 5 children.                                                    - Reminder

Do you shop on Amazon?  Do your shopping at and select “Centenary Memphis” as your favorite charity.  A small percentage of your purchase could be donated to Centenary.  Every little bit counts!


Alton Volunteer Tutors Needed If you would like to volunteer to tutor students this school year, please see any member of the Adopt-A-School Committee. The Tutoring program is entitled " Team Read" and many tutoring coaches are needed to work with second grade students once a week. These student could truly benefit from additional assistance.                                                             

Project 20/20
Project 20/20 operates an eyeglass recycling center at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis. They supply clean,
refurbished and repaired eyeglasses and sunglasses to mission teams. Please bring in your new and used sunglasses and eyeglasses and place your donations in the designated box in the Family Life Center.

Worship Celebrations
8:00 a.m. Worship Celebration
We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion on the
1st and 3rd Sundays. On 2nd and 4th Sundays, we will be
led in song and praise.

10:30 a.m. Worship Celebration
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered on the
1st Sunday as is our current custom. Also, the altar will be
open for anyone who would like to pray prior to worship.
There will be individuals present at the altar during
that time, if you would like someone to pray for you and/or
over you. I am so excited about our time together in worship
and praise, and I sincerely pray that God will continue to
bless us as we gather for worship. Blessings to each of you!
Dr. Deborah B. Smith

Facility Usage and Meetings Form
Please be reminded that you must complete a facility usage /event
planning form before your meeting takes place.