#COTW Kosciusko First United Methodist Church


NAME: Rev. Dr. D. Scott Wright

CHURCH: Kosciusko First United Methodist Church 

CHURCH ADDRESS/TOWN: 110 E Washington Ave., Kosciusko Continue reading

#HOLYWEEK2017 – His Last Days: The Passion Play

The 32nd annual Passion Play, His Last Days, will be presented by Kosciusko First United Methodist Church, Kosciusko, Miss., the three nights prior to Easter: April 13, 14, and 15,  at 8 p.m., on the grounds of the church.

The live outdoor drama which portrays Jesus’ betrayal, trial, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension begins in front of the church on Washington Street and progresses onto North Natchez Street where the last scene, the ascension, takes place.

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Giving in memory of Sarah Hillman to the Africa University Scholarship


The late Sarah Hillman with Rosia Jackson at a special event last summer.

Members of First United Methodist Church of Kosciusko believe, if a project is important to Rev. Byrd and Sarah Hillman, it should be important to them.

“Byrd and Sarah have been a part of this body of Christ for some time and this church family loves them dearly,” said Rev. Scott Wright, pastor of Kosciusko FUMC. “They are an amazing couple and love the Lord and His Methodist church through and through.  This church family knows that and reciprocates that love.  It is because of their example early on in our conference relationship with Africa University that we know and understand the importance of the work they does.  I think we believe that if it is important to Byrd and Sarah, it’s important to us!”

Over a year ago, the Starkville District of the United Methodist Church established an Africa University endowment in honor of Rev. Byrd and Sarah Hillman, with the goal of raising $130,000 over a three-year period. On Dec. 28, 2016, Sarah Hillman passed away, and churches throughout the district are sending memorials for the Africa University Scholarship program in remembrance of the passion this lady had for this mission.


Rev. Byrd Hillman with Rev. Dr. Embra Jackson, Superintendent of the Starkville District of the United Methodist Church

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HIS LAST DAYS: The Passion Play was WONDERFUL!


The cast and crew of HIS LAST DAY: The Passion Play at First United Methodist Church of Kosciusko did an excellent job tonight! The role of JESUS is played by our pastor, Rev. Matt Tucker of Bellefontaine United Methodist Church. GREAT JOB! Continue reading

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


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