Miss. UMC Bishop to preach in the Golden Triangle for Holy Week


bishop-publicity-photoHoly Week will begin and end with two opportunities for people throughout the Golden Triangle area to hear the preaching of  Bishop James Swanson of the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Beginning with Palm Sunday, Bishop Swanson will speak at the 11 a.m. worship services March 29 at First Unity United Methodist Church in Weir. And on Easter Sunday, the Bishop will be speaking at the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services at Columbus’ First United Methodist Church. The public is invited to attend services at both churches. Continue reading

Honoring the ministry of the Harper family at First UMC Eupora


cropped_7L2A0458First United Methodist Church of Eupora will celebrate the ministry of Rev. Trey Harper and his family on his final Sunday to worship as the pastor of the church.

The church will be hosting a farewell reception for the Harper Family on Sunday, June 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall to give church members and the community an opportunity to say goodbye to the Harpers. The community is invited to come and offer its thanks and prayers for a happy transition to Forest. A “love offering” will be taken for those wishing to express their appreciation.

Rev. Harper has been re-appointed to First UMC of Forest and will begin preaching there June 22. Continue reading

First UMC honors Harper family Sunday


cropped_7L2A0458When the announcement was made, there was not a “dry eye in the house.”

For First United Methodist Church of Eupora, it was heartbreaking to hear the news that their well-loved pastor of seven years, Rev. Trey Harper, and his family have been re-appointed to First UMC in Forest.

First United Methodist Church of Eupora will be hosting a farewell reception for the Harper Family on Sunday, June 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall to give church members and the community an opportunity to say goodbye to the Harpers. The community is invited to come and offer its thanks and prayers for a happy transition to Forest. A “love offering” will be taken for those wishing to express their appreciation. Continue reading