The Centennial United Methodist Church was organized in 1948 and chartered in 1949. Rev. Joan Pell is currently serving as the pastor at Centennial.
In 1959, Centennial UMC was one of the founding churches of the South Sacramento Ecumenical Parish (SSEP), now renamed South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP), which sponsors the Food Closet, Clothes Closet, Counseling Center and School of English.
In 1973, the parent parent participation Centennial Christian Preschool was established and continues today.
Centennial UMC sponsored refugee families in:
- 1961 - a Dutch Indonesian family
- 1976 - a Vietnamese family
- 1983 - two young men from East Africa.
In 1993, Centennial UMC established the Fijian Language Ministry. Within two years, 46 Fijian became members of the Centennial church body. In 2001, the Tongan Language Ministry was also established. Twenty Tongan brothers and sisters joined our church family. Today, both ministries are strong, active, and still growing.
Centennial's Vision for the 21st Century is: We are Many - One in Christ: A Church that Embraces Diversity! It is our fervent hope and prayer to journey through life by faith and love, and to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ.