Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)
Center United Methodist Church, established in 1796, is located in rural Yadkin County about three miles west of Yadkinville and continues to be a vital part of the community. We have a history of strong inter-generational worship, caring for the people of the community, and seeking to reflect the light and love of Jesus in our daily living.
We are thankful for the many ways God has blessed us with ample and abundant resources for mission and ministry. The building and grounds includes a beautiful traditional sanctuary complete with modern technology for meaningful worship. Thanks to the grace of God, Center Church faithfully realized a major building project in the first decade of the twenty-first century. This new addition includes a modern fellowship hall, kitchen, bathrooms, elevator, nursery and classrooms – almost doubling the size of the church facility.
"We cannot fully know why a Methodist church has existed in this place since 1796, but we do know that Methodism, as laid out by John Wesley, flourished under the direction of class leaders, persons of spiritual strength and insight. Just as the church originally began on the day of Pentecost and was perpetuated by the disciples and other Christians who carried the message into other parts of the known world, so the early disciples at Center practiced their Christian beliefs in an enduring fashion from 1796 to the present." —Helen Sheek Wishon (1996)
We celebrate our past and are excited where
God is leading us...