Calvary UMC (Calvary-Bethel Charge) - Southwest


History

Organized in 1908, this church began in a tent meeting.  Ninety-one members joined - 38 on profession of faith and 53 by transfer of membership.  The first pastor was Rev. R. W. Cannon.  The first building was also erected in 1908.  The trees were given by Joseph Herring and were sawed by H.I. Clay without charge.  In 1944, the building was remodeled and five Sunday School rooms were added.  In 1939, the W.S.C.S., now UMW, was organized with six members.  In 1951, the extension of S.R. 179 necessitated moving the building.  This was done in 1952 and an annex added.  The present building was erected in 1958-1959.

The parsonage was completed in 1956 and dedicated by Bishop Arthur J. Moore.  During the 1960's, a Hammond organ, a stained glass window over the choir loft, an altar candle/cross set, and altar screens were donated and dedicated during Homecoming services held on January 19, 1964.  In the 1990's, additional updates were made to the sanctuary that included: the installation of stsained glass windows, brass and glass pendent light fixtures, new carpet and pew cushions.  On January 29, 1995, a dedication service was held to present these gifts to the glory of God, to the up building of human life and to the service of the church

.  In June 2014, the church was moved from the dissolved Thomasville District to the newly organized Southwest District.

Location

4581 Old 179 S
Calvary GA 39829

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