Halloween: Sharing a few memories


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At a Fall Festival at Bellefontaine UMC many years ago, me and Pepper dressed up as black-eyed peas. We thought we were funny, but not everyone caught on! HA!

 

For many, Halloween holds a lot of fun memories.

Whether it was fishing for prizes at the Halloween Carnival at Eupora Elementary School or getting to wear the Superman costume you have wanted each year, but finally found, Halloween was a time of innocent fun and moments that will never be forgotten.

Christie Bailey Colvin of Tomnolan said her favorite Halloween years were those we spent on the Navy base.

“There were kids for hours,” Colvin said. “I remember buying five paper grocery bags of candy and running out! We all spent the evening outside, enjoying the neighbors.” Continue reading

CHURCH OF THE WEEK: Bellefontaine UMC


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ABOUT THE PASTOR

NAME: Roger Miller1009161721-00

CHURCH: Bellefontaine United Methodist (Miller also serves Lebanon UMC)

CHURCH ADDRESS/TOWN: P.O. Box 7013, or 9855 MS Hwy. 9, Bellefontaine, MS

PASTOR’S BIRTHDAY: September 19

PASTOR’S HOMETOWN: Eupora

FAMILY NAMES & CHILDREN’S AGES: Spouse: Ann Miller

Children: Amy Copley of Mathiston, Miss. &  Leigh Ann Grass of Carlsbad, Calif.

Grandchildren: 5 &  Greatgrandchildren: 3

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HIS LAST DAYS: The Passion Play was WONDERFUL!


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The cast and crew of HIS LAST DAY: The Passion Play at First United Methodist Church of Kosciusko did an excellent job tonight! The role of JESUS is played by our pastor, Rev. Matt Tucker of Bellefontaine United Methodist Church. GREAT JOB! Continue reading

Starkville’s Men of the Master perform at Lenten Lunch


Men of the Master from Starkville First United Methodist Church perform a variety of gospel favorites at today’s Lenten Luncheon at Eupora First UMC. Join us next week at noon March 23 when Rev. Brian Carubba, formerly of Bellefontaine UMC, will serve as the guest speaker.IMG_1073

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Local pastor portrays Jesus in Kosciusko passion play


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Rev Matt Tucker of Bellefontaine United Methodist Church and Lebanon UMC portrays Jesus in the upcoming production of HIS LAST DAYS: The Passion Play at First United Methodist Church of Kosciusko. The play is set for March 24, 25, and 26 at 8 p.m. on the grounds of the church. There is no cost for admission, no tickets are required, and no reservations are necessary to attend the performance. A nursery is provided.

Rev. Matt Tucker said portraying Jesus in the play, “His Last Days” at Kosciusko First United Methodist Church for the past several years, has been impactful.

“Try carrying a cross, literally, while some high school kids whip you,” Tucker said. “It will make you realize this was nothing compared to what Jesus actually went through for loving us. He is compassion, which means ‘that which you will suffer for,’ because studying about the crucifixion, I realized there I no more painful of a way to die than that and Jesus endured as an obedient servant of God’s will for our lives. That is awesome!”

For Tucker, it has been difficult as an actor thinking about Jesus’ reactions to different situations in the play, such as his facial expression when Judas betrays him, or when Peter denies him three times, or how to portray his suffering on the cross.

“I struggle with these parts every year but I also ask God to allow me to be His vessel before every show so He takes care of me,” Tucker said.

Tucker is the pastor at Bellefontaine UMC and Lebanon UMC in Webster County, but grew up in Kosciusko and recently served as their youth pastor for many years.

The 31st annual “His Last Days: The Passion Play” will be presented by Kosciusko First United Methodist Church in Kosciusko, the three nights prior to Easter, March 24, 25, and 26 at 8 p.m. on the grounds of the church. There is no cost for admission, no tickets are required, and no reservations are necessary to attend the performance.  A nursery is provided. Parking for vehicles, including vans and buses, is conveniently located near the church grounds. Continue reading