First UMC is Columbus’ oldest church family


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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story and photos originally ran in the HISTORY OF FAITH column in the November 2006 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family. I love the photos and wanted to share again…

They started out at the historic Franklin Academy in 1823 and First United Methodist Church of Columbus has been making a positive impact for Christ on the city of Columbus throughout the years. Columbus FUMC is on record as the oldest church organization in Columbus and they hope to continue that tradition of faith for many years in the future.

The exterior of the current building exhibits an imposing facade of old handmade brick with a towering spire. The building, located at 602 Main Street in Columbus, is considered a local landmark. Continue reading