Gift enhances worship at Mathiston UMC


ChurchGift08-17It was a “gracious gift” that will enhance the worship experience for members of Mathiston United Methodist Church for years to come.

The late Mary Edith Gore Hancock loved her church and upon her death, left money to help fund “needed projects.” The money was left in the trust of her brother, the Rev. Albert Gore.

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A symbol of faith finds a new home


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Former pastor Franklin Lowe (left) and Roger Miller showcasing the cross from Wood College at its new location at Mathiston UMC. Volunteers said the cross has been repainted and benches added. They hope to add flowers to the area soon. (Photo submitted)

It has been a landmark in Webster County for many years, and now, the cross from Wood College has a new home at Mathiston United Methodist Church.

Church members say the move was a perfect fit, marking the landmark’s continued representation for the work God in Webster County.

According to members of Mathiston UMC, the cross and flame were a gift for Wood from the class of 1942 and 1992, marking 50 years of service to students and God.  Because Mathiston Methodist became church home to so many students, the church requested its placement on church grounds after Wood College was sold to the Golden Triangle Regional Planning and Development District.

“Wood College has been a United Methodist Institution in Webster County for years,” said Rudy Johnson, director for the Golden Triangle Regional Planning and Development District. “It was only fitting that the cross and flame go to Mathiston UMC for the Mathiston community, where it all started.” Continue reading

Pepper entertains at Lenten Lunch


10013930_488664471240075_69009017_nJeep Pepper, pastor at McAdams UMC and former pastor of Lebanon UMC, speaks on the importance of Bible study at Eupora First United Methodist Church’s Lenten Lunch series. Luncheons will be held from noon until 1 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent in the church fellowship hall. The community is invited to attend.

 

See this photo in the March 27, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/03/27/lenten-lunch-series/