Welcome to the Upper Adams United Methodist Charge website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our churches are thriving communities of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Centenary, Idaville and Mt Tabor each have a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for a service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.




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Sunday Morning

Idaville 8 a.m. -Traditional 

Mt. Tabor  9:20 - Traditional

Centenary 10:45 a.m. Blended Service

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Youtube.com & type our channel into the search bar! 

Several playlists are available for viewing.

Brother Rick McCauslin will be giving the message this week!

Next Weeks Message: Baptism Of Repentence: Change To Transformation


         God Is Tremendous 

          All The Time

          Pastor Gary







Daily Devotion

The Hero and the Schoolboy

How many people stop because so few say go. Dreams keep you reaching higher. The auditorium was packed. More than a thousand students crammed in to hear the speech by a national sports hero. As he walked to the front of the stage, the man put his hands in his pockets and let a deep silence fall on the room. Then, with a booming voice he said, “Do you know who you are? You don’t, eh? Well I’m here to tell you. You are Americans, and you are children of God. You can be somebody. You can be anything you want to be if you have a goal and will work and believe and have good moral character. You really can be what you want to be with the help of God.”

For a moment, the speech inspired the kids, but when the applause died down, the students all filed back to class and forgot about it ---all except Jesse.

Throughout the talk, Jesse sat on the edge of his seat in the front row, his eyes fixed on the speaker. The hero had passion and had achieved something Jesse admired. Every word of the speech was etched in the young boy’s mind --- so firmly in fact that, even decades later, he could still recite it from memory.

The day as the auditorium emptied, Jesse hopped onto the platform to meet the speaker, and when they shook hands, the boy felt an impulse like an electric shock jolt through his body. As that moment, the torch was passed. And from that day, the path of Jesse’s life lit up and God lead him to greatness.

Throughout high school and college, he ran hundreds of miles as enthusiastic coaches helped hone his remarkable athletic ability. But Jesse’s road was far from easy. Since they had six other children to clothe and feed, his parents couldn’t afford to pay for his education. So in addition to classwork and a grueling training schedule, Jesse worked odd jobs before school or late at night. Then, finally, one of the trilling days in American sports history, Jess’s work paid off.

The man at Jesse’s school that day had been American track star Charlie Paddock, hailed on many sports pages as “the fastest human alive.” But, in 1936 when the boy in the front-row, Jesse Owens, astonished the world by returning home from the Olympic games wearing four gold medals.

In his later years, Jesse Owens organized Junior Olympics games for eighteen hundred inner-city youngsters between the ages of twelve and seventeen. He also sponsored clinics with nationally known athletes as instructors. He said “The top athletes can keep the kids interested and out of trouble. They inspire kids, just as I was inspired by athletes when I was younger.”

Our problem is that we do;n’t always know what God wants us to do. There are so many choices, so many options on the menu of life. But like a good father, God knows that all we’ll ever get from riding the fence is splinters. So he shines his truth in the face of our ambiguity and prods us toward a decision.

Ministries are born when people had the courage to step forward and accept God’s call. Ministries that touch and change lives is a mission and last a lifetime and beyond.

God Is Tremendous, All The Time;



How can God use me to light the world?


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