We're A Friendly, Welcoming Church    -    Open Doors, Open Minds, & Open Hearts!

 Attend one of our services or activities!  If you are a Pentwater resident who hasn't yet attended or you are a Pentwater guest, you'll discover that we are a friendly, open, caring community and we'll make sure that you feel at home.  It doesn't matter if you aren't a member or you are just dropping in.  You don't have to be dressed a certain way or have money for an offering!  Churched or never been to church, Methodist or any other religious affiliation - everyone is always welcome.  Bring your family, bring your guests, and bring your friends.  Just join in!  We think you will be glad you did!

When Summer is Here    -    So Is Worship on the Green

We lead a worship service on the city green (park across from the water tower) every Sunday at 9:30 AM Between July 4th and Labor Day.  The service is always a refreshing experience when we are able to worship outdoors.  Delight as the birds sing with us!

Our Mission

Centenary UMC is a welcoming congregation that embraces purposeful growth, Christ-centered worship, and bold service for all who live in or visit Pentwater

Our Vision

Centenary UMC is a congregation of diverse people striving to learn and grow through a variety of opportunities such as small groups, Christian education, and outside resources… Our Worship will be inclusive where all feel that they have come into the presence of Christ. We will make use of available media to communicate the message of the church in ways that will be relevant and yet sensitive to all…We strive to utilize the unique talents, gifts, love, and faith that people bring to the Church in order to serve Christ in a meaningful way. We encourage outreach activities both within our community as well as nationally and beyond.

We Go Back A Ways!

The Centenary United Methodist Church is the oldest church in Pentwater and was built in 1867. It burned down in 1875 during the town fire.  The church was rebuilt with bricks from the Middlesex Brick and Tile Company (incorporated July of 1883) located on Lake Road near the present dead end sign.  Hence the yellow Pentwater brick.  Here are some older photos depicting our church:  Top:  1940.  Middle:  1923. Bottom:  1906.

1940

1940

Main Street 1923.  Church Steeple rises above treeline at the right end of the street

Main Street 1923.  Church Steeple rises above treeline at the right end of the street

1906 - Church Steeple rises just above treeline on left end of picture

1906 - Church Steeple rises just above treeline on left end of picture

About United Methodist Church

The Centenary United Methodist Church is part of the relational United Methodist Church. As such, we share the same beliefs and worship as all other United Methodist Churches.  Here are some links that will answer most of your questions about us.


  Our Story - The History of the Church
  The Church's Structure & Organization
  Funding & Giving
  Four Areas of Focus

Reflection
Beloved ones, if God loved us so much, we ought to love one another also.
I John 4:11