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

Tucker is looking forward to becoming ‘part of the family’

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Matt Tucker, the new pastor for Bellefontaine and Lebanon United Methodist Churches, said he is most looking forward to “becoming part of the family.”

“I hope to love and be loved by the people at both churches and in the community,” Tucker said. “I definitely am looking forward to meeting people and learning about the churches history and where each of the members are in their personal journey in life. And most of all, I hope to help the work of the Lord in the area.” Continue reading

Forest First UMC welcomes the Harper family

cropped_7L2A0458With a passion for seeing all the amazing ways God will be at work at First United Methodist Church of Forest, the church welcomes Rev. Trey Harper and his family on June 22.

“Everyone who has met Bro. Trey has fallen in love with him,” said Mary Jones, chair of the pastor-parish relations committee for Forest’s First United Methodist Church. “We are really excited about him and his whole family being part of our church family.” Continue reading

Honoring the ministry of the Harper family at First UMC Eupora

cropped_7L2A0458First United Methodist Church of Eupora will celebrate the ministry of Rev. Trey Harper and his family on his final Sunday to worship as the pastor of the church.

The church will be hosting a farewell reception for the Harper Family on Sunday, June 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall to give church members and the community an opportunity to say goodbye to the Harpers. The community is invited to come and offer its thanks and prayers for a happy transition to Forest. A “love offering” will be taken for those wishing to express their appreciation.

Rev. Harper has been re-appointed to First UMC of Forest and will begin preaching there June 22. Continue reading

First UMC honors Harper family Sunday

cropped_7L2A0458When the announcement was made, there was not a “dry eye in the house.”

For First United Methodist Church of Eupora, it was heartbreaking to hear the news that their well-loved pastor of seven years, Rev. Trey Harper, and his family have been re-appointed to First UMC in Forest.

First United Methodist Church of Eupora will be hosting a farewell reception for the Harper Family on Sunday, June 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall to give church members and the community an opportunity to say goodbye to the Harpers. The community is invited to come and offer its thanks and prayers for a happy transition to Forest. A “love offering” will be taken for those wishing to express their appreciation. Continue reading

Wesley UMC celebration in April

thWesley United Methodist Church has learned that a church is more than a building this year, but they are excited to have a brand new “home.”

But church members are very excited to move into their new church building in April, with a special consecration service set tentatively for 3 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 13.

“This date has not been finalized but we are hopeful that we will be able to finalize it very soon,” said Rev. J. L. Morris, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church. “To God be the glory.” Continue reading