Powder Springs First UMC Celebrates 180 Years


Powder Springs First United Methodist Church celebrated 180 years of ministry on Sunday, September 16. As the city of Powder Springs began in 1838, so too did a small group of settlers decide a Methodist Church was needed.

From the very first worship service the people of Powder Springs First UMC have strived to serve their community. More than 10,000 worship services have been conducted during this time and thousands of people have been impacted by the ministry of this congregation.

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson was guest preacher for the occasion. There was special music, presentations, a covered dish luncheon and lots of memories. Guests from the governments of Powder Springs and Cobb County were present along with more than 50 representatives of the many agencies that Powder Springs First UMC partners with in ministry. In addition, special guests from international mission partners in Colima and Monterrey, Mexico and Navaisha, Kenya were be present.

The focus of the event was to remember the past, celebrate the present and anticipate God’s future. Powder Springs UMC is proud to be “Still serving after all these years.”