#COTW Shaeffer’s Chapel


ABOUT THE PASTORS

SENIOR PASTOR: Curtis Bray

STANDING WITH THE CONFERENCE: Elder in Full Connection

FAMILY: Pam Bray is his wife and they have two adult sons

ASSOCIATE PASTOR & MINISTER OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION: Sandra Brown

STANDING WITH THE CONFERENCE: Commissioned Deacon

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#COTW – The Columbus (Miss.) Circuit


                                                  CHURCH OF THE WEEK

PASTOR’S NAME: Antra Geeter 

CHURCH: Columbus Circuit — The churches are Military Chapel  is located in Steens, and Brownlee is located in Caledonia. 

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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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Swanson visits Columbus FUMC Easter Sunday


IMG_4442_2It was a powerful way to celebrate the risen Savior.

Mississippi Resident Bishop James Swanson served as the guest speaker at both the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services at First United Methodist Church of Columbus on Easter Sunday.

Dr. Embra Jackson, Starkville District Superintendent, said the text for the Bishop’s message was Luke 24:36-49 and the title of it was, “Too Good to Be True.”

“In his message, the Bishop reminded us that some of the first persons to see Jesus after he was resurrected were so awe-struck that they had a difficult time believing their
eyes,” Jackson said. “The bishop went on to compare these earlier followers of Jesus with us today. Sometimes in life we are so blessed that we have a difficult time believing how blessed we truly are. The Easter message reminds us that we are all blessed by the resurrection of Jesus.” 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