CHURCH OF THE WEEK: First UMC Starkville

NAME: Giles Lindley
CHURCH: Starkville FUMC
CHURCH ADDRESS/TOWN: 200 W Lampkin St, Starkville MS
Spouse: Lisa, Children: Charla Lindley Howard (30), Dr. Chelsea Lindley Ragland (28)
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE CHURCH YOUR ARE SERVING? Starkville FUMC is in a college town with all the resources of a college community. Any instrument we need for our music ministry, any skill we need for a mission team, any language we need translated, we can find someone who can help us. Continue reading

Starkville’s Observance of the National Day of Prayer set for May 7

NDP_2015Theme-Content_403x403_2.00While it is important to pray for the community and its leaders every day, Starkville’s Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be a special time for residents to come together as a group to pray for our community, our state and our nation.

Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer is set for noon May 7 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend.

As part of this year’s event, community leaders will share their personal testimony of the importance of prayer in eight key areas of every community, including government, military, business, media, family, church, education and healthcare. Continue reading

Join us Nov. 13 for the Christmas Handworks Bazaar at Starkville FUMC

10655301_849066515123630_8889691076983885915_oIt is a great way to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, while helping out a worthy local charity.
Starkville First United Methodist Church will be hosting the 9th Annual Christmas Handworks Bazaar, set for Thursday, Nov. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. in the Christian Life Center.
Vendors from throughout the state will be on hand to provide unique artistic options for your Christmas gift-giving this year.

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Starkville First UMC packs over 34,700 meals for Stop Hunger Now

10655231_827158420647773_2260759247460573541_oIt was a big goal…packing 34,500 meals in two hours for the Stop Hunger Now program, but First United Methodist Church was up for the challenge.

They also raised $10,000 during the month of October to feed hungry people around the world. It is an important mission for Starkville FUMC, and a project the whole church family can be part of.

“Preschool children are helping their parents pour rice into the bags and people who can not stand for a long time are sitting and sealing the bags,” said Dr. Giles Lindley, senior pastor at Starkville FUMC. “We can put will over 100 people to work all at the same time.” Continue reading

Speakers named for Starkville’s observance of the 2014 National Day of Prayer

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Mayor Parker Wiseman, Rev. Joseph Stone, Sen. Gary Jackson, Michelle Lowe, Dr. Paul Miller and Dr. Paul Ruff will be among the speakers at this year’s National Day of Prayer observance in Starkville.

The event is set for noon May 1 at the Starkville Sportsplex. The public is invited to attend this year’s event.

The theme for 2014 is One Voice, United in Prayer, “emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men.”  To further highlight the theme, Romans 15:6 is the scripture for this year:  “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.