Who We Are

authentic, thinking, ACTIVE

Our Mission

At Centennial United Methodist Church we invite everyone to seek God in their lives by providing many pathways for creating authentic, thinking, active followers of Jesus who go out and build loving and just communities.

Our Values

God's love and grace is real, unconditional,
and precedes anything we do.
Therefore we will hold the value of

WE WILL welcome people as they are
WE WILL love each other and create a place of belonging in worship, fellowship, service, and listening circles
WE WILL develop community by being invitational in all we do
WE WILL worship and praise God

God created us with the capacity to reason and transform.
Therefore we will hold the value of

WE WILL grow spiritually through personal devotion and small group learning
WE WILL grow externally by developing connections and through service
WE WILL be transparent in our church structure, decision making, and operation through clear communication and collaboration
WE WILL never be done growing in faith

God sends us to love and serve our neighbors.
Therefore we will hold the value of

WE WILL do justice in all expressions of ministry worship, small groups, stewardship of resources, service, and outreach
WE WILL participate in Jesus' ministry to bring Good News to the poor, and liberate the oppressed
WE WILL center the voices of those in marginalized communities, including race, ability, economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity
WE WILL be a loving and supportive community for one another in prayer, presence, kindness, and attitude
WE WILL be conscientious and responsive to the events of the world

All Are Welcome ...
All Means All

Centennial United Methodist Church has a place for you. We believe God welcomes all people. We value diversity and recognize the sacred worth of each person, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, economic means, marital status, education, or faith story.
With open hearts and minds, Centennial United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation. If this is your first visit, welcome. If you are returning, welcome home.
We embrace diversity in our volunteers and staff, and therefore we do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in any level of leadership.

Our History

Centennial’s history is a tale of two communities. As the railroad suburb of St. Anthony Park began to grow on the northwest corner of St. Paul in the late 19th century, the Minnesota Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church saw the opportunity for a new congregation. The birth was accomplished in 1889 with the encouragement of other St. Paul Methodist churches. Growth was such that the congregation moved, built, and added on more than once before settling into the present location at Como and Hillside Avenues.
The story repeated itself 60 years later as another new community, Roseville, began to burgeon to the north. Once more, St. Paul Methodists, including several families from the St. Anthony Park Church, organized. Centennial Methodist Church chartered in 1953, while meeting in Lexington School, and the congregation soon began to build at County Rd. C-2 and Snelling Ave.
In 2016, After years of ministry within these neighboring communities, the congregations merged to become Centennial UMC, one church , two campuses, offering unique but complementary worship services and ministry opportunities based on the experiences and locations of both predecessor churches.

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