#COTW Kosciusko First United Methodist Church


ABOUT THE PASTOR

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


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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.

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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’ is an impactful experience


FB_20150326_19_07_27_Saved_PictureRev. Matt Tucker said portraying Jesus in the play, “His Last Days” at Kosciusko First United Methodist Church for the past several years, has been impactful.

“Try carrying a cross, literally, while some high school kids whip you,” Tucker said. “It will make you realize this was nothing compared to what he actually went through for loving us. He is compassion, which means ‘that which you will suffer for,’ because studying about the crucifixion, I realized there I no more painful of a way to die than that and Jesus endured as an obedient servant of God’s will for our lives. That is awesome!”

For Tucker, it has been difficult as an actor thinking about Jesus’ reactions to different situations in the play, such as his facial expression when Judas betrays him, or when Peter denies him three times, or how to portray his suffering on the cross. Continue reading

Benton named Starkville District UM Women President


Maudie BentonMaudie Benton said being a member of United Methodist Women has been a rewarding experience.

“It has made me grow stronger in my faith in how I not only can help people in my church, community, and state, but throughout the world,” Benton said. “An organization of such will strengthen the church because women are persistent in getting things done.”

Benton has recently been named the President of United Methodist Women for the Starkville District of the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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