Welcome to Centenary United Methodist Church

Downtown Richmond, VA

Centenary United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation, extending hospitality and encouraging full participation of all, regardless of age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, educational or economic background, and physical or mental ability.


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This Week at Centenary

Sunday, February 25th 

8:40am - Informal Worship
10:00am - Sunday School
11:00am - Traditional Worship Service

"Hey Jesus - This Isn’t What We Signed Up For!"


An Upcoming Event at Centenary

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Church meals live in legendary lore-Sunday dinners, church picnics, circle suppers, etc. The "Wednesday Night Supper" is a time honored Methodist tradition. These meals strengthen and forge friendships, entertain strangers, and celebrate God's goodness. Join Centenary's Wednesday Night Lenten Fellowship for food, learning and discussion. We begin with a brief time of worship in the Chapel at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and conversation at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.

Here are the themes for each of these four gatherings, as well as the menu for each week:

February 28 - Liturgy as the "Gate of Heaven" (Barbeque and Steve Kraft's world famous beans)

March 7 - Rhythms of the Spirit--Daily Prayer and The Christian Year (Grandma's Chicken Casserole)

March 14 - Water and the Spirit: Living out our Baptism (A Winter Picnic)

March 21 - The Rhythm of the Table: Eucharistic Living (Pizza)


Our study will be based on a book by Daniel T. Benedict, Jr. entitled "Patterned by Grace: How Liturgy Shapes Us."

It's not mandatory for you to have the book, but if you'd like to purchase it and read it during this Lenten season, we certainly invite you to do that.

Click here to take a look at the book.

We hope you'll join us for this journey-and share it with someone else who is searching for God's presence and a loving Christian family.

***Promising homemade goodness or a good phone app for pizza. A donation basket will on the table.

Weekly Services

Our weekly services are open to all, regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. We invite you to attend any of our weekly worship services and encourage your full participation.


  • Informal Worship Service: Sunday @ 8:40am
  • Sunday School (all ages): Sunday @ 10am
  • Traditional Worship Service: Sunday @ 11am

Childcare is offered during all Sunday services.

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Upcoming Events

Learn more about all of our upcoming events and programs by viewing our calendar:

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Get Involved

We offer several programs for children, youth, and adults. Our arts programming includes the visual and performing arts, as well as instrumental and choral music. These programs are open for all to participate and enjoy. Come be a part of this exciting and lively community!

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