FBC Eupora to host special services for Good Friday, Easter Sunday


easter-dayWhat a wonderful weekend to join First Baptist Church of Eupora for a variety of events that will celebrate that “Jesus is Alive!”

“It is our prayer that He (Jesus) lives in you,” said Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora. “If you do not know Jesus personally, we would love to share with you how you can.”

Weekend events begin with the Good Friday Service, set for noon March 25 in the church sanctuary. The community is invited to come and focus on the passion of the cross in preparation for the joy of the resurrection.

The Easter Sunday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with Sunrise Service on the front lawn (weather permitting), followed by Easter Fellowship Breakfast in the Family Life Center at 8:15 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday. Continue reading

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

Getting Easter Weekend off to a good ‘hop’!


2015-04-02 09.13.59Preschoolers from the First Baptist Church of Eupora started the Easter weekend with a “hop” to North Mississippi Medical Center – Webster Hospital to visit with the Nursing Home patients. Then the group had an Easter party and an indoor Egg Hunt due to the rainy weather this morning. Aren’t they sweet!

 

See this photo on the front page of the April 8, 2015 edition of  The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2015/04/08/easter-activities/

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