Columbus FUMC will have a ‘smashing’ good time this Sunday


fullsizerFirst it was the Imagine No Malaria challenge video, then members of First UMC Columbus assembled the collection boxes to be used to raise money for mosquito nets that help save lives, and now, they are beating up a car.

Elizabeth Swartz of First UMC Columbus said this Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Annual Fall Festival, there will be a special fundraiser to buy nets while raising awareness for this project.

Swartz said they will have a “Smash Malaria” car! They plan to cover an old car with pictures of mosquitoes and charge a $1 for three smashes at the car. All proceeds will go to the No More Malaria Campaign. They will also be distributing Imagine No Malaria offering boxes, information sheets and return labels for the offering. Continue reading

Bishop Swanson to preach at Louisville FUMC


bishop-publicity-photo Bishop James Swanson Sr. will be the guest speaker at the morning worship service at Louisville First United Methodist Church on April 3.

“It is an honor for us to host the outstanding Bishop of the Mississippi Conference, and we hope many of you will take advantage of the opportunity to hear this man preach God’s Word,” said Rev. Mike Childs of Louisville FUMC.

Swanson will be the guest speaker at the morning worship service, set for 11 a.m. in the Christian Life Center (CLC) building at Louisville FUMC. There is a ground floor entrance from the parking lot behind the church. The public is invited to attend. Continue reading