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.

Ticket Sale - “Sounds of the Season”

Please see Robin Mathews and Denise Parker in the W. A. Miller Room after church for tickets to "Sounds of the Season: The Greatest Gift" on Saturday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold through Sunday, November 19th for $20.  Additionally, tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite, directly from our website, or through our Facebook.  



Veterans’ Sunday

On next Sunday, November 12th, we will honor and recognize our veterans – retired or former members of the military – and those who are currently serving!



Attention Work Area Leaders:

 All Budget Request forms are due by November 19, 2017

 Please complete and return a Budget Request Form for your work area. These forms can be found in the mailbox area located in the Family Life Center. Your cooperation is both needed and deeply appreciated.





Save the Dates!


November 19th (10:30 a.m. worship) Centenary UMC Church Anniversary-152 Years.  There will be no 8:00 a.m. worship celebration.


November 26th(10:30 a.m.) The Hanging of the Greens will be November 26, 2017. This serviceis one of decorating the sanctuary with the symbols of life - evergreen and lights. If you would like to be a part of the decorating committee to decorate our church on November 26th, please see Ms. Frances Williams or call the church office.  




December 2nd (4:00 p.m.) Centenary Mass Choir invites you to a Christmas Concert, “Sounds of the Season” held at Centenary at 4:00 p.m. The ticket cost is $20.



December 10th(12:00 p.m.) Annual Christmas Dinner. The Membership Care Committee’s Annual Christmas Fellowship Dinner will be in the Family Life Center immediately after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.



December 24th (10:30 a.m.)Hope you will join us for our Christmas Eve Worship and Sacrament of Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 24. Christmas Eve Celebrationis a favorite tradition of many to celebrate the day on which we recognize Christ’s birth by singing favorite Christmas carols and hearing readings of hope and joy.  There will be no 8:00 a.m. worship celebration.




Contact Information

Please make sure the church office has your current contact information (address and phone number) for future mailings and calling posts.  Thanks.




United Methodist Women

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



Church Council Meeting

The Church Council will meet this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the E. J. Cox Fellowship Hall.               Joe Myers, Chair



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 - 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!


 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 October 58, we

distributed a total of 61 bags of groceries. These bags provided food for 43 men, 15 women, and 7 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.