Columbus FUMC will have a ‘smashing’ good time this Sunday


fullsizerFirst it was the Imagine No Malaria challenge video, then members of First UMC Columbus assembled the collection boxes to be used to raise money for mosquito nets that help save lives, and now, they are beating up a car.

Elizabeth Swartz of First UMC Columbus said this Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Annual Fall Festival, there will be a special fundraiser to buy nets while raising awareness for this project.

Swartz said they will have a “Smash Malaria” car! They plan to cover an old car with pictures of mosquitoes and charge a $1 for three smashes at the car. All proceeds will go to the No More Malaria Campaign. They will also be distributing Imagine No Malaria offering boxes, information sheets and return labels for the offering. Continue reading

First UMC Columbus has ‘Best Youth Ministry’ in Columbus, according to readers


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Rev. Raigan Miskelly, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Columbus, said their Director of Student Ministries is “a vessel that God is using to help transform one life at a time.”

That is one of the many reasons Rev. Trey Skaggs and his team were named “2016 Best Youth Ministry” by the readers of The Columbus Dispatch in 2016.

“Trey has helped youth and parents discover the joy of knowing and serving Christ,” Miskelly said. “He has helped many realize their purpose and their passion as a believer in Jesus Christ. Trey is an excellent youth minister with a heart for young people and for partnering with Christ in transforming souls. He has surrounded himself with intentional leadership.”

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