United Methodist Church 

1834 Woodland Avenue 
Kansas City, Missouri 64108  

(816) 421-5527, 5528, 4154 
FAX: (816) 421-0013 

Rev. Amos Browne 



BISHOP: Ann B. Sherer

Worship Services 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM each Sunday

Sunday School Classes (K-12 and Adult) 9:30 AM each Sunday


  Our Mission Statement

We believe that Faith in Jesus Christ is Sufficient to make everyone whole. Our goal is to plan and implement programs consistent with our belief.  

Church Organizations

Acolytes - Carry the cross and flame to light candles at every worship service. Provide an opportunity for young people to participate in leading of worship service.

Administrative Council - The Administrative Council is the governing body of the United Methodist church.

Altar Guild - Provide leadership in communion worship services and provide training to acolytes.

Calendar Club - Support the financial goals of the church and its ministry through various fundraising activities as well as monthly birthday recognition.

Epworth Club - One of the oldest Christian women's societies who also supports the church ministry spiritually as well as financially.

Evangelism Committee - Leads the congregation in reaching out to the world and joyfully receiving into the family of faith all who would follow Jesus Christ. This website is a product of this ministry.

Health and Welfare - Send out cards and other remembrances to our sick and shut-ins. Also keep congregation informed of various health and welfare issues.

Hospitality - Provides greeters before Sunday morning services, fellowship after Sunday morning worship services and dinner for bereaved families.

Prayer Breakfast Team - Provide programming and breakfast for the 8:00 AM 1st Sunday services.

Stewardship Committee - Provide quarterly stewardship classes to increase our understanding of giving of our time, our talents and our financial resources.

Trustee Board - The Board of Trustees is responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of all physical property of Centennial United Methodist Church at 1834 Woodland as well as the church parsonage currently located at 8435 E 56th Terrace.

United Methodist Men - The United Methodist Men is responsible for ministering to the needs of the men of Centennial. It also works in conjunction with other church organizations in performing outreach ministry and physical upkeep of Centennial property.

United Methodist Women - The United Methodist Women is responsible foe ministering to the needs of the women of Centennial as well as women in the community at large. The United Methodist Women is perhaps the most active of Centennial's organization in terms of its commitment to the educational and spiritual needs of its constituency.

Usher boards - Our doorkeepers, consisting of the Senior Usher Board, Usher Board No. 2 and Youth Usher Board.

United Methodist Youth Fellowship - The United Methodist Youth Fellowship is responsible for ministering to the needs of the young people of Centennial. It also performs outreach ministry and community service at food pantries and homeless shelters.

Music Ministry

Youth/Children's Choir - Upbeat music ministry, ages 5 - 18

Genesis Choir - Younger adult choir, generally contemporary gospel music ministry

Chancel Choir - Most senior choir at Centennial, generally anthems and Negro spirituals

Men's Chorus - Their ministry is heard every 5th Sunday

Handbell Choir - Ministry provided through the ringing of handbells, persons of all ages

Outreach Ministry

Audio Tape Ministries - Cassette tapes are available on request of morning worship services and special events.

Food Pantry

Inner City Summer Youth Ministry - Six weeks of tutoring, educational trips and work experience.

Mentoring Program - Partnership with Wendell Phillips Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School

18th and Vine Authority - Cooperative member

Internet Website

Van Ministry

The church van is generally available to provide transportation to and from Centennial worship activities. Ridership may be scheduled by contacting Mrs. Ernestine Darthard, Van Ministries Coordinator, at 921-5617

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