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Centerville UMC - North Central


In 1962, the Conference purchased land for a new church in this area. May 13, 1965, in the Centerville Library, thirty-four people met and on Sunday, the first preaching service was held. A steering committee was formed at this meeting including Leroy Carter, Harvey Coleman, and Steve Bowen. Rev. F. J. Beverly preached and Judy Thomas played the piano. During Wednesday night prayer service, a Sunday school was organized to meet the next Sunday with Margaret Bowling as the temporary Sunday school superintendent. A vacant office in Franklin Plaza was rented. Riverside Methodist class gave twelve hymnals; Aldersgate volunteered $300 of the pastor's salary, and the Conference supplied chairs. On June 9, 1965, Rev. Tom Elder arrived as pastor and by the 20th, the church had moved to the fire station to accommodate the numbers. Constituted September 12, 1965, with sixty-three members, the church began a building complex which was consecrated January 15, 1967, and dedicated by Bishop Joel D. McDavid. Rev. Tom Elder preached the first sermon in the new sanctuary. A Vacation Bible School was organized and three Girl Scout troops formed to meet in the church facilities. On March 5, 1978, the ground was broken for a new social hall with Church Summers and Jim Winn assuming the roles of building supervisors. The new building was completed in 1981. A five-room expansion to the parsonage was completed in 1986, and a preschool program began in 1995. The Pumpkin Patch, a new fundraiser and community outreach, was started in the fall of 1997 by the UMW and, in January 2000, the dedication of the new social hall addition and renovated kitchen and serving areas were held. 



600 N Houston Lake Blvd
Centerville GA 31028

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