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First United Methodist ready for another 125 years

September 30, 2012 • Local News


First United Methodist Church is celebrating its 125th birthday this weekend. (Chaunte’l Powell Photo)

First United Methodist Church began the three-day celebration for its 125th birthday Saturday with a chicken dinner at the Girl Scout Pavilion. Both longtime and new members gathered at the pavilion to visit, reminisce and have a good meal.

Helen Johnson founded the church in1887 after she was forced to conduct the funeral for her son following his tragic death. Over the past century the location has changed, the building has expanded and the congregation has grown, but the message of love and dedication to serving the community has been constant.

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