Tuesday, July 10, 2012

METHODIST CHURCHES, Sandersville Georgia United Methodist Church west Church St. Washington County GA.

United Methodist Church, Sandersville Georgia, Washington County GA.  
Pastor, Mark Carter 

202 W. Church Street
Sandersville, GA.31082

SUMC Church Phone Number

Worship Times + Locations

Informal Sunday Service at 9:00am (Chapel)    
Sunday School at 10:00am
Traditional Sunday Service at 11:00am (Sanctuary)

On August 15, 1938, lightning struck the sanctuary and most of the building except the large southeast tower was destroyed by fire. The Rev. Marion Monroe Marshall was our pastor, but was also a practicing architect and contractor. Under his direction, the present sanctuary was erected, largely on the foundation of the old, and it was ready for use on Easter Sunday, 1939. The bell that was purchased for the 1859 church still hangs in the bell tower of our current sanctuary, a testimony to their heritage.
In 1940 the congregation became part of The Methodist Church, leaving behind the designations of Episcopal and South. In the mid 1960’s new buildings were added including an educational wing, chapel, offices, and fellowship hall. In 1968 the congregation became part of the United Methodist Church. Later in 1976, a comfortable parsonage was added which was first occupied by the Rev. Marshall Burns Willis and his family.