Childrens Programs

Grades 5-12

We continue to meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am.  We stay busy until early evening.

We are also interested in helping our church families.  If you have some chores around your home you need help with, the Youth are taking on chores.  Contact the office.

Thank you for those who continue to support us with meals and hosting.  If you are interested in hosting a youth gathering, contact Louis Sampson or church office.

Youth meet in classroom across from Seekers (near Fellowship Hall).

Kid Central

We are so excited on how our children's ministry continues to grow.

We always need children's Shepard - not to teach the class but be here to assist the teacher.  If interested contact Jamie Hill at, or call the church office.  God bless, Jamie Hill. 

Kid Central is down main hallway from Church's Admin Wing.  It can also be reached off Walker Drive

“Leading for a Different Spot”

“Leading for a Different Spot”

After graduating from the University of Georgia, I took a few years “off” to work in campus ministry and discern where God was calling me long-term. It was a beautiful season personally as some of my most treasured friendships, including meeting and becoming engaged to Emma, were nurtured during that season. It also was formative for me as I learned from some great leaders, and also used it as an opportunity to do a lot of focused independent studies into different styles of ministry and leadership. I have many memories from those three years, but there are a few lines that have stuck with me when I think about what it means to lead and do something significant:

1. “You need to be in charge of something” – my boss

2. “Can you recommend a good book on leadership?” – me to the director of our leadership/internship program; “Yes, It’s called ‘The Servant’” – his response

3. “A famous concertmaster was asked what the hardest instrument to play in the symphony is… he responded ‘second violin’; sure the ‘first violin’ parts are more difficult, but what really makes the music come together is when you have someone play ‘second fiddle’ (literally) but play it with the same commitment as your first chair” – paraphrase of a chapter in another book I read on leadership during that time.

I took the first statement as encouragement that I had great potential. I took the second one as a wakeup call that sometimes potential is realized through humility rather than greatness. I took the third to nudge me in the direction that maybe greatness and humility actually have a lot more in common than I realized. Which all brings us to Sunday’s message. When God incarnate declares about himself, “the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve and offer his life as a ransom for many”, we should take it as a radical call to reevaluate our lives and our understandings of greatness. I cannot wait to unpack this together!

Here are a few other things to note:

Veterans Day – This Sunday is Veterans Day, and we look forward to recognizing all of our veterans in both services. Thank you for your service!

Please Return Commitment Forms by this Sunday – If you have not filled out a commitment form yet for 2019, there are still plenty available in the Narthex. We believe that by committing to the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness, that we have an opportunity to both grow in our faith and enable our church to reach its full potential! Getting the forms in this Sunday (or Monday morning will work too) will give us a chance to compile the giving and service commitments in a timely manner to properly plan for 2019.

Thanksgiving Dinner November 14th – Our Thanksgiving Dinner is this upcoming Wednesday, and we need to know if you are coming! This is one of my favorite events every year – we will enjoy food and fellowship together, as well as have a brief time of worship and reflection. Reservations are required!

Christmas Festival December 1st – We are actively planning this year’s Christmas Festival, which is not just an event for our church – it is for the whole community to enjoy! If you want to be a part of the volunteer team, we have many areas of need (logistics, setup/breakdown, parking, greeting, etc), so please let us know if you are interested in helping. Shoot an email to or call the church at 478-953-3090 to get on our list of volunteers.  Anthony

Week of November 11th

Sunday 11/11: Sunday Text (Mark 9) 

Monday 11/12: Sunday Connection (Mark 10)

Tuesday 11/13: Life of Jesus (Mark 11) 

Wednesday 11/14: Wisdom (Proverbs 20)

Thursday 11/15: New Testament Teachings (2 Peter 3) 

Friday 11/16: Story of God’s People (Esther 7) 

Saturday 11/17: Psalm (Psalm 139)

Save the Date - 2018 Christmas festival

Plans are underway for our annual Christmas Festival.  We need vendors.  If you are a vendor, or know of one, contact Nancy Brechin or the office.  We are also soliciting items for Silent Auction...more to come...stay tune

Bears for Christmas

We are collecting bears, any size, to be given to children at Christmas time. You can dress them or not. For the ones not dressed, the Friendship Circle will have a day of dressing and anyone is invited to help them. All the bears will be blessed on the Sunday following Hanging of the Greens (dates TBD). Just bring them to the church. There is a box outside the office. 

Boston Butts for Christmas Dinner!

Picture of Boston butt BBQ

UMM are selling tickets for Boston butts (10 lbs-precooked weight).  They will be ready for pick up on Friday December 21st, between noon and 5:00pm.  Cost is $25/each.  Get your tickets or call the office to reserve yours!

Church meetings

United Methodist Men

  • Meets first Tuesdays at 6:30pm
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast at Cracker Barrel at 7:00am

Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations.  You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as you are led) instead of paying the labor costs.  Contact Stevie Bowen or church office.

United Methodist Women Circles

  • Miss Terry's - Not meeting November
  • Lynn-Pritchett - Thursday, Nov 15th, 10:00 am
  • Friendship - Not meeting in November

United Methodist Women Achievements  

The North Central District United Methodist Women held their annual meeting last month. This was a celebration for all the local units in the North Central District to gather and fellowship, worship, sing, and give “kudos” to all the mission work done in the past year. Centerville UMC’s United Methodist Women were recognized in the following areas of achievement: Mission Today Unit – Gold level; Completion of 2 Mission Studies; Hall of Fame Mission Giving; Five Channels of Mission Giving; and Reading Program for participants Cynthia Boutwell, Brenda Craw, Debbie Gray, and Nancy Hudson. Kudos!

Join the Choir

There is still time for you to join the Choir and sing in our 2018 Christmas Cantata.  We would love to have another filled choir loft for it, so join us Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 pm.

Additional Programs

Dulcimer Minsitry

We meet most Thursday evenings and we love to teach new people.

Pre-School Program

Our program has been in operation for over 22 years offering children appropriate play experiences which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development in a safe and nurturing Christian atmosphere. We use the Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum which is faith-based.  

Call Church Office (478) 953-3090 for details.

Download fillable Pre-School application form

Quilting Ministry

“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”

Scouting Pack 400

Has weekly den meetings, and a monthly pack meeting,

Youth Ministry

We reject the lie that students should be immature and irresponsible, resulting in them  being irrelevant to others; but rather, we challenge our students to live out the Gospel  in all aspects of life.  

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Sunday Schools

Issues & Answers

You are invited to join us for study, fellowship, and of course, good coffee!

We meet on second room on the left as you enter Church's Administrative Wing

New Beginnings

Join us as we study Experiencing God by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King.  This book will remake you, reorient you and restore from the frustration of what you may have known as stale religion.

We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.

C'Ville Cafe -- "Sunday School for People that Do Not Like Sunday School"

Emma and Anthony are looking for individuals not currently part of a Sunday School Class.  Each session is conversational and built around what is going on in our lives, the world, and various things that we are learning.

Pilgrim Class

The Pilgrim Class continues the Wondering through the Bible.  This is an in depth study done with humor and light refreshments. We have breakfast every 5th Sunday.  Everyone is welcome and there is no age requirement. 

We meet down the hall from Fellowship Hall.


"The Real Heaven--What the Bible Actually Says... What comes to your mind when you think about Heaven? Clouds? Harps? Angels? Singing? Now, honestly, does that really sound like a great way to spend eternity? The good news is, that is NOT what Heaven is like. And when you discover what really awaits you there, it will radically change your view of your future and of Heaven. In this 3 part series from Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram digs into Scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like, what we'll do there, what we'll experience and how we're to prepare for eternity today. Join the Seekers SS Class as we discover the amazing truth of what awaits us all in Heaven"

We meet in the classroom closest to Fellowship Hall

Christian Heritage/Wesley Fellowship

Don Schall and Luis Morales co-teach this class, which alternates studying and discussing writings from contemporary authors such as Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Robert Jeffers, David Jeremiah, and UMC Adult Bible Studies.  

On Sept 2d, we will start studying the Book of James, using Dr. Jeremiah's What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do.  We will learn "practical and life-changing knowledge on how to react as a believer in every kind of circumstance."  

Joins in the Old Narthex from 9:15-10:15am; conveniently set between the two services and just down the hall from the sanctuary.  You will be glad you did.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services: 8:30 or 10:30 am.  Join us on during our Fellowship Meal, on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6:00 pm.

Centerville United Methodist Church

600 North Houston Lake Rd., Centerville, GA 31028-1146, US

(478) 953-3090 | Fax (478) 953-4660

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 12:30pm

Drop us a line!