"In 1867 nine devout souls met in the home of W.A. McCanless to organize a congregation of 'the people called Methodist.' From that day, the First Methodist Church has made a continuing contribution to the spiritual and moral resources of Tupelo. The one hundred years of its history is the story of its ministers, its members, and the countless ones whose lives have been touched by its ministry in the name of Jesus Christ."
These words were written by the Reverend Bill Carroll for the Centennial History of First United Methodist Church of Tupelo, Mississippi on April 16, 1967.
On April 17, 2016, we begin our year long Sesquicentennial (150 year) celebration which will culminate on April 16, Easter Sunday of 2017. From the opportunity to be a part of a meaningful local mission as we build another Habitat for Humanity house, to experiencing beautiful and inspirational music from songs we have loved for 150 years, to being inspired by preaching from every former living senior pastor of our church, there will be opportunity for everyone to join in our celebration. We hope each member of our congregation will take the opportunity and responsibility to be a part of the year long fellowship. as we celebrate this year, let us reflect on all the accomplishments of this historic and wonderful church and rededicate ourselves to the work God has called us to do here at FUMC Tupelo. -The Sesquicentennial Committee
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