Centenary United Methodist Church is a congregation of the United Methodist Church. The church has 2 Sunday morning services (Traditional and Contemporary), and between services hosts a Fellowship time and Sunday School classes for adults and children. The dynamic congregation is involved in many mission and service projects in Jacksonville and around the world. An active youth and children’s ministry is thriving, which makes Centenary an excellent home for families.

Centenary belongs to the LaMoine River District of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church, which is formed of the 88 congregations. The Conference covers an area bordered by the Mississippi River on the west, Route 136 on the north, and Jerseyville to the south. The eastern boundary is mainly along route 267 (but also includes other communities such as Rushville and Carlinville). This western curve of the state has a rich tradition of Methodism with heritage that includes spiritual leaders like pioneer circuit rider Peter Cartwright and Peter Akers.

  • Traditional Service – 8:15 a.m.
  • Contemporary Service – 10:45 a.m.- praise band – ASL interpreted
  • Fellowship Time – 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. –  coffee, tea, or doughnuts in the narthex.
  • Sunday School – 9:30 until 10:30- classes for adults and children

More information for visitors can be found here.


Links About the United Methodist Church and Associated Missions

Illinois Great Rivers Conference

LaMoine River District

United Methodist Church

Global Ministries

United Methodist Women

Church World Service

Redbird Mission

Midwest Missions Distribution Center

Heifer Project

Habitat for Humanity