Centennial

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

We are celebrating 100 years in downtown Murphy in 2022!  The CORNERSTONE was laid for building our current house of worship in May of 1922.  A large commemorative celebration will take place on May 22, 2022 with a special service followed by a catered meal at The Hackney Warehouse in downtown Murphy.  Please let us know if you would like to attend the May 22nd worship service and/or meal so that our church can be well prepared.

Plans for the year will include special guests and music on various Sundays throughout the year of 2022.  Speakers and music will be posted on the calendar of this website and will be updated as things are added to the calendar.  Be sure to check back frequently so you may plan you return visit(s) to Murphy First United Methodist Church at a time most convenient for you.  We look forward to reconnecting with you and sharing the awesome things God is doing right here in the heart of downtown Murphy.  We send a hearty Methodist welcome and ask that you make plans now to join us the weekend of  May 22, 2022.  Of course, our doors are open to all at any time, but May 22, 2022 will be a special day of celebration and fun for everyone!

photo by Larry Van Horn, Brasstown NC

photo by Larry Van Horn, Brasstown NC

PICNIC ON THE GROUNDS AT HARSHAW CHAPEL ON SATURDAY,  MAY 21, 2022:

4pm:  Bring blankets, folding chairs and a picnic to the grounds surrounding the Harshaw Chapel on Saturday evening to enjoy a special program of music, fellowship and history.  Parking will be available at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah and Ivie Funeral Home, providing a short walk to the Chapel grounds.

DETAILS FOR SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022:

9:30am – 10:15am:  Fellowship/Coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall – take a trip down memory lane with photos and other artifacts of memorabilia.

10:30am – 12pm:  Worship service in the sanctuary with messages from former pastors, special guests, and music by current and alumni choirs.

12:30pm:  Catered luncheon at The Hackney Warehouse, walking distance from church, ample parking available for those who drive.

RSVP:  

Please complete the form below to let us know if you can attend.  For questions, please contact one of the following:  tlbcnicholson@gmail.com, charlenesmith51@gmail.com, or admin@murphyfirstumc.org.