Blythe Island UMC - Coastal


Contact Information

Phone
912-264-6784
Email
Website

Location

6334 Blythe Island Hwy
Brunswick GA 31523

Mailing Address

6334 Blythe Island Hwy
Brunswick GA 31523

Pastor(s)

Beth Day

Service Times

Main Service Time
11:00 AM

Summer Service Time
11:00 AM

Other Service Time
n/a

School Time
9:45 AM

Directions
From the south - turn off I-95 exit 29 (hwy 17, hwy 82, hwy 520); turn west (left) under 95; at 2nd traffic light turn north (right) onto hwy 303; go past Blythe Island Park; before you reach the only traffic light church is on the right. White with bright red doors. From the north - turn east (right) off I-95 at exit 36A Brunswick (hwy S 25 & S 341) - go straight through 2 traffic lights close to I-95; turn south (right) at 3rd traffic light (hwy 303); continue south through 1st traffic light; church is on left not far past the traffic light. White with bright red doors.

 

The first meeting to organize Blythe Island was held on June 21, 1961 in the home of Mrs. Mary Strickland.  The second meeting was held on July 3, 1961, and at that meeting arrangements were made to purchase the present tract of land.  A tent and benches were borrowed from Lakeside Methodist Church, a pulpit desk from Arco and a piano from Mr. Chester Anderson.  On July 30, 1961, the first service was held with 16 charter members and an attendance of 22.  The Rev. I.L. Bishop agreed to serve as pastor for the first year and the first hymn sung was Sweet Hour of Prayer.

On August 4, 1961, the church was officially instituted by Dr. H. S. Brooks, District Superintendent, and on October 29, 1961, the ground breaking ceremony was held.  The parsonage was completed on January 15, 1962, and the first service was held in the present building on Easter Sunday, 1962.  In 1964, three new Sunday School classrooms were added. 

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