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Recovery UMC - Southwest


History

Organized in the late 1800s, this congregation first met in Whiddon School House. In 1901, John R. Gholson deeded one acre of land for the church building which was built of prime lumber. The sills were pure fat "lightered"; the blocks were chipped off rocks at Hutchinson Ferry on the Flint River. This church was sold in 1951 and services were moved to the Recovery School House, which had been built in 1923. This white frame building is still in use.
 
In 1940, the first Easter Sunrise Service was held at the church. The congregation had to move out in 2001, due to building structure problems, raised the renovation funds, and rededicated the church in February 2002. During the early 2000s, members of the Lydia Gathering, the church women's group, toured Vashti and bought Bibles for mentally challenged patients at Florida State Hospital.

 

Location

307 Recovery Road
Bainbridge GA 39819

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Conference Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Administrative Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

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