About Us


Hello “Saints” and welcome to The ‘Historic’ Centennial UMC’s website! We claim the title “Historic” because we are 109 years young, and the “Mother” of all African American United Methodist Churches in Kansas City, Missouri. However, we are also a faith community that embraces and strives to ​positively ​impact every racial, ethnic, age and societal aspect of the community. We truly live to be a missional faith community ​“Loving God…Loving Others…Serving Others”! During your visit, our goal is for you to have an interactive worship experience. Whether it is via an online Bible discussion, engaging a recommended reading, an uploaded youTube video, ​or an archived encounter with the proclaimed Word, we want you to leave here feeling better than when you came! Additionally, if you are actually in the Kansas City metropolitan area, our hope is that you would find your way to one of our worship celebrations, and experience an encounter with the risen Christ for yourself! There is a Word from God today…AND IT’S FOR YOU!!!