Columbus FUMC had a ‘Smashing’ good time at Fall Festival


img_0726-1In just two hours last Sunday, Columbus residents got out a little frustration while helping raise money for a good cause.

Elizabeth Swartz of First UMC Columbus said at the Annual Fall Festival, held Sunday, Oct. 30, enough money was raised in two hours to buy 16 mosquito nets for the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

The “Smash Malaria” car was covered  with pictures of mosquitoes. Participants were charged $1 for three “smashes” at the car. All proceeds will go to the No More Malaria Campaign. They also distributed Imagine No Malaria offering boxes, information sheets and return labels for the offering. Continue reading

Two Columbus churches kick off Holy Week in a special way


IMG_3498 It has become a tradition–First United Methodist Church of Columbus and St. James UMC of Columbus working together to make Holy Week special for the community.

Lee Burdine of Columbus FUMC said it is the fifth year the two churches have joined forces to create a special Palm Sunday event, that includes a community Easter Egg Hunt and picnic.

“We always enjoy working together with our friends at St. James,” Burdine said. Continue reading