#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

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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Columbus FUMC had a ‘Smashing’ good time at Fall Festival

img_0726-1In just two hours last Sunday, Columbus residents got out a little frustration while helping raise money for a good cause.

Elizabeth Swartz of First UMC Columbus said at the Annual Fall Festival, held Sunday, Oct. 30, enough money was raised in two hours to buy 16 mosquito nets for the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

The “Smash Malaria” car was covered  with pictures of mosquitoes. Participants were charged $1 for three “smashes” at the car. All proceeds will go to the No More Malaria Campaign. They also distributed Imagine No Malaria offering boxes, information sheets and return labels for the offering. Continue reading

Latimer named Starkville District Chancellor

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Chris Latimer of Columbus First United Methodist Church, said he was “honored and humbled” to be selected for the position of Starkville District Chancellor.

“Every day I try to pray that I make the best use of any skill or talent with which the Lord has provided me,” Latimer said. “I hope to live up to that prayer in serving as District Chancellor. I really appreciate the opportunity to serve the District and look forward to it!”

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First UMC Columbus has ‘Best Youth Ministry’ in Columbus, according to readers

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Rev. Raigan Miskelly, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Columbus, said their Director of Student Ministries is “a vessel that God is using to help transform one life at a time.”

That is one of the many reasons Rev. Trey Skaggs and his team were named “2016 Best Youth Ministry” by the readers of The Columbus Dispatch in 2016.

“Trey has helped youth and parents discover the joy of knowing and serving Christ,” Miskelly said. “He has helped many realize their purpose and their passion as a believer in Jesus Christ. Trey is an excellent youth minister with a heart for young people and for partnering with Christ in transforming souls. He has surrounded himself with intentional leadership.”

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