Welcome to Central United Methodist Church!

We hope you find this site to be accessible and helpful as you search for a church home here in Knoxville. We are located in the historic neighborhood of Fourth & Gill, just north of downtown.

There are a lot of exciting things going on in Knoxville as the downtown area has undergone revitalization in the past 15 years. The same can be said about Central.
We invite you to visit with us on a Sunday morning at 10:45 for traditional worship.

There are also plenty of ways in which you can help serve others through ministries such as our food pantry and our work with the Volunteer MInistry Center. Join us as we seek to share the love of God with ALL people here in the heart of the city.

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November 27  First Sunday of Advent
Love Revealed: Much Ado About Waiting

December 4  Second Sunday of Advent
Love Revealed: Judgement be Damned


December 11  Third Sunday of Advent
Love Revealed: An Awkward Question


December 18  Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Musical: Fantasia Noel
Orchestra and Choir


December 24 Christmas Eve
Christmas Candlelight and Holy Communion Services: 5 pm and 11 pm


December 25 10am (New time)
Celebrating Christmas: Songs of Faith for the Season



Sunday Schedule
Spiritual Formation: 9:30 (All ages)
Worship: 10:45 (Traditional)

Church Office Hours:
8:30am-4:30pm
Food Pantry: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm
A nursery is provided for infant to 5 years. 

Sunday Morning
    9:30 am Sunday School
    10:45 am Traditional Worship Service
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Listen to Sermons

November 20
The Grown-Up Jesus
Colossians 1:11-20 | Matthew 23:33-43

November 13
The Morning After

November 6
A Church Made for Saving;
Cultivating True Riches


An Evening in Advent

Sunday December 11

Family Nativity and Meal
4:30pm Make your own nativity
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00pm Nativity Story told by Children and Youth




Central is hiring!  We’re looking for a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. The ideal candidate would have previous experience working with children and youth, especially in ministry settings. The position is 20 hours per week. Salary and job description available upon request.