We are focused on reconciliation. That means we are always trying to help individuals find healing and wholeness and live into their God-given potential. We want to be a place where everyone feels welcome regardless of age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, educational or economic background, and physical or mental ability.
Frequently asked questions:
What time are the worship services?
We have an informal worship service at 8:40 am and a traditional service at 11:00 am. Sunday School is at 10 am for all ages.
Feel free to come between the services and enjoy coffee in our fellowship hall, located on the ground level.
Where is the church located?
Centenary United Methodist Church
411 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219
Main Phone: (804) 648-8319
Where do I park?
The CENTUMC parking lot is located behind Centenary, at 400 E. Franklin, Richmond, VA 23219. If you’re driving down Franklin Street (which is one-way eastbound), you’ll see it on the corner on your left just beyond Fourth Street. If you’re driving on Fourth Street (one-way northbound), it’s on the corner on your right just beyond Franklin Street. Parking is free to Centenary members and guests. Since we often have to park cars three deep, you may need to leave your keys with the parking attendant.
You may also park on the adjoining streets. Be sure to check signage to ensure the space is open for parking.
Is there handicap accessibility?
Handicap parking is available on Grace street directly in front of the church. A sidewalk leads to our handicap entrance on Grace Street. Enter the church at the ground level and take the elevator to the Sanctuary.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. Most of the congregation will be dressed in business casual. Our pastor, lay leaders and musicians will be dressed in traditional church robes.
What about my kids?
We want you and your children to get the most out of our worship services. We provide professionally staffed nurseries for infants and toddlers, up to five years old, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm each Sunday in rooms 108 and 109. Nursery staff supervise the children with age-appropriate activities. Children are welcome to join their families in the sanctuary.
Will I be asked to stand and be recognized as a guest?
Am I expected to give money during the offering?
During the service, church volunteers will collect an offering. This offering helps support the church and our missions. If you are a guest, you should not feel obligated to give, though of course you are welcome to participate if you wish. The offering time is for members and those who consider Centenary their church home.
Are your worship services traditional or contemporary?
Our 8:40 a.m. service is an informal worship service. We sing a mixture of praise choruses, new, and old hymns. We share joys and concerns and pray for one another. After the sermon, we celebrate Holy Communion each week.
Our 11:00 a.m. service is more formal. We sing traditional hymns and are graced by an amazing choir. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month. The pageantry of this service, in the beautiful setting of our sanctuary, is a vital aspect of many of our members’ experience of God’s presence.
Everyone is welcome to participate in our Holy Communion.
How long are worship services?
Services last about an hour.
- Informal Worship Service: Sunday @ 8:40am
- Sunday School (all ages): Sunday @ 10am
- Traditional Worship Service: Sunday @ 11am