Buck Creek UMC - Northeast


History

Named for the nearby creek, this church was organized in 1875. The first church was a small log building. The first pastor was Rev. J.W. Flanders. Lumber for the second building was hauled from town on two-wheeled carts. In 1939, Sunday school rooms were added. Later improvements included a deep well, gas heating, a piano, an organ, and new pulpit furniture. In 1968, the church was brick-veneered and more Sunday school rooms added. Music was always a joyful addition to the life of this church. In 1933, the Sunday school supported a singing school for the community. They enrolled 40 pupils who paid fifty cents each. For two weeks, a schedule like public school was held in the one-room church, the pupils bringing their lunches. A Mr. Peavy from Jesup taught the notes, rote singing, and a chorus.
 
In 1955 the parsonage was completed. A Methodist Men's club was organized in the late 1950s. Five classrooms across the back of the annex were remodeled in 1975 and a public address system was installed in the sanctuary. The church also celebrated its Centennial year in 1975.

 

Location

2508 Buck Creek Road
Sylvania GA 30467

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