About Us

Our History, Our Future


We are a diverse congregation with a rich history. The church began as an Evangelical Brethren congregation who built our current building in 1900. Today, as part of the United Methodist Church, our members have a strong faith in Jesus Christ and we live it out in the missions of mercy which we engage in within our own building, in the local community, and in other parts of the world. We are working toward a 2020 vision, when the building built by those servants who came before us will serve our community as a mission center well into the future.



Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. we offer a "Traditional" worship service with choir, hymns, and preaching by one of our clergy.

We also occasionally offer services of healing, when special prayers and anointing are offered.

Mission Meets Mercy


We host Centennial Community of Hope and other ministries which offer meals twice a week as well as tents and other supplies for our homeless and low income neighbors. You can support these efforts through AmazonSmile.

Our congregation values living out our faith by engaging in a variety of other local missions as well.

In addition, we participate in mission trips around the United States and around the Western Hemisphere on an annual basis.

The United Methodist Church

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


Daily Inspiration

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path - psalm 119:105


upcoming Events at Centennial Memorial umc


bible study

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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bible study

 We invite you to our Saturday Bible Study.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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community dinner

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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community dinner

 We invite you to our Saturday Community Dinner.  

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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worship service

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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worship service

 We invite you to come worship with us for our Sunday Traditional Service. All are welcomed in the House of the Lord.  

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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Meet Our Pastor


Rev. Deb Linton

Rev. Deb Linton comes to Centennial after serving for eight years as the Senior Pastor at Araby UMC in Frederick. A graduate of Wesley Seminary, she received her Masters of Divinity in 2010. Prior to ministry Pastor Deb’s career was in Social Work with a BSW from Radford University and Counseling with a Masters of Education from West Virginia University. Passions for our lead pastor include Social Justice, advocacy for the poor and the homeless community in Frederick as well as seeking to connect existing agencies to better serve the needs within our church community.  

Pastor Deb’s recent position as the Associate Pastor at Brooklane Mental Health Facility in Hagerstown offers a special vision to help identify critical needs within our Centennial Community of Hope Ministry. 

While attending Seminary, Pastor Deb earned four credits of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) including CPE Level I and II. She worked as a chaplain under the supervision of Rev. Dr. Jim Browning at Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg, PA.. 

Our Pastor maintains that her greatest and most significant job has been as mother to her three grown children, Ali, Joe and David. Her daughter graduated from Hood College and is a Social Worker in Frederick. Son Joe graduated from Towson and is working in Baltimore. Son David is nearby and works in management for TCC Verizon.  

 “This position at Centennial Memorial UMC is a dream come true. All of my passion and past work experience has funneled into this one place  8 West Second St., where Mission and Mercy meet. I hope you will come to see what great things the Lord hath provided as we open our doors every Wednesday and Saturday to serve meals to members, celebrate worship and become the living gospel, serving generous portions of peace, mercy encouragement and HOPE.”      

What's Happening?

Weekly Bible Study


Bible Study starts at 2:45 p.m. every Saturday. 

We spend time in prayer lifting one another up and sharing our concerns and joys for the world. 

Everyone is welcomed.

We also offer adult Sunday School 

at 9:30-10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

saturday community meal


Join us every Saturday at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our Community meal.  We also offer assistance to our homeless and low income neighbors during this time in partnership with our own 

Centennial Community of Hope.

If you are interested in preparing and serving a meal, you can sign up by clicking  here.

Donate to our ministries

Community Resource Network


Occasionally we have agencies and nonprofits from around the Frederick community visit at dinner time and talk about the services they offer. 

If your agency is interested in connecting, contact  Pastor Deb Linton to arrange a Saturday to visit.   

Annual Conference 2019

Bishop Easterling's powerful ordination sermon at the 2019 Annual Conference of the BWC 

the "new" centennial early learning center

Our newest students at the centennial early learning center

36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Mark 9:36-37


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Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

8 West 2nd St, Frederick, Maryland 21701, United States

(301) 663-5273


Saturdays:  Community Dinner at 4 p.m.

Sundays: Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

Other days and times by appointment