The late Mary Edith Gore Hancock loved her church and upon her death, left money to help fund “needed projects.” The money was left in the trust of her brother, the Rev. Albert Gore.
With the help of the Gore family, Mathiston UMC has a new chancel rail, cushions, communion set and was able to renovate the church fellowship hall.
On Aug. 7, church members and members of the Gore family joined together for a special consecration service and a time of Holy Communion, led by Starkville District Superintendent Dr. Embra Jackson.
“My participation in the worship service was a Glory Sighting — the theme of my message,” Jackson said.
“Being there allowed me to be blessed by being with Rev. and Mrs. ‘Jeep’ Pepper, former co-workers from Wood College, and to meet retired Chaplain Albert Gore. I was also blessed by the generosity of the Gore family as they made a significant contribution to the Mathiston Church.”
For more information about Mathiston UMC, contact the Rev. Jeep Pepper at 258-2888.
See this story in the August 17, 2016 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2016/08/18/gift-enhances-worship-at-mathiston-umc/