Operation Christmas Child makes an impact

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Not only does Mary Purtee want to do all her shopping for “the boys and girls,” she wants them to have some of her favorite toys, as well.

The three-year-old Mary Purtee is an inspiration as First United Methodist Church of Eupora looks to grow their Operation Christmas Child ministry. Mary is proof that this ministry can help teach children about the importance of giving. Continue reading

Men of the Master perform at Lenten Lunch

2015-03-11 12.34.56Men of the Master from First United Methodist Church of Starkville perform gospel favorites at today’s Lenten Lunch at Eupora’s First United Methodist Church. The Lenten Lunch Series continues at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 18 in the Eupora FUMC fellowship hall. Continue reading

A little history about Ash Wednesday…

EVGW_DayofDust_1It is a time to remember and reflect. It is celebrated all over the world, and today, there will be a variety of services for Ash Wednesday.

At Eupora First United Methodist Church, Ash Wednesday services will be held at noon and at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The noon service will be a time of prayer (and if you desire) the “imposition of ashes.”  This will be a “come and go” service which ends at 12:30 p.m.

The 6 p.m. service will be a short service of worship, with music, scripture, prayer and “imposition of ashes.” Continue reading

Eupora’s Trunk or Treat set for Oct. 31

Trunk or TreatIt’s an occasion where chocolate makes everything better.

The sixth Annual Community Trunk-or-Treat event is set for 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Eupora. Trunks full of candy will be lined up along the “high side” of downtown Eupora for children to trick or treat in a safe, family friendly environment. The event will be held in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Eupora in the event of rain.

Members from each church as well as several businesses, churches and organizations throughout the community will have their vehicles decorated for a “family-friendly” Halloween event. First United Methodist Church of Eupora and Eupora’s First Baptist Church will provide hot dogs and sodas for children attending. Major sponsors for the event include North Mississippi Medical Center, Bank of Kilmichael, Sonic Drive In, Golden Living Center and the City of Eupora. Continue reading

Photos from the Harper family reception at Eupora’s First UMC

The big group photo was in the Wednesday, July 10, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/07/10/fond-farewell/

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