Christmas is a season of tradition, and one of Columbus’ longest-standing December traditions began at First United Methodist Church more than a century ago.
It was in the spring of 2017 and a group of women from First United Methodist Church in Starkville were participating in a Bible study group when the women began to sense there was something more they should be doing.
After more than a year of volunteering at a low-income housing complex, women from Starkville’s First United Methodist Church realized residents lacked something simple: Access to books.
The Father’s Closet: Many hands, feet and hearts turned an idea into a full-fledged clothing ministry
It started with an idea Beth Jeffers shared with her Sunday School class — an idea to start a community clothing closet. Children’s clothes, women’s dresses, slacks, blouses, men’s suits, all free to those who need them.
For a 15th consecutive year, “Columbus Sings ‘Messiah'” will bring George Frideric Handel’s masterwork to the Golden Triangle.
Organizers hope a new holiday tradition takes root Saturday, with the debut of “A Christmas for Columbus,” a benefit concert by the combined choirs of First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church ensembles and Mississippi University for Women Singers.
STARKVILLE — Today, soldiers deployed overseas and Starkville natives living across the country can experience a little piece of home.
The 2011 Starkville Christmas parade, annually recorded by WOBV and aired throughout December, will be streamed live on the internet for the first time.
Attendance is up at Columbus’ Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen due to, in part, the economy.