Ground breaking services were held at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. for the construction of a new building.
Participating in the ceremony were Rev. W. Charles Bryant, pastor; John Huntington, contractor; James Mitchell, vice president of Copiah Bank; Henry Banks, Mayor of Hazlehurst; Mary Cleveland, administrative chairperson; Larry Christmas, trustee president; Wilbert C. Bryant, layleader; Debra Christmas, secretary; Ron Sims, financial chairperson. Others present included Darryl McMillian, alderman Ward 4; Rev. Martin Washington, pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; and members of Mt. Sinai UM Church.
Mt. Sinai Methodist Church was orginally located on Massengill Street (the location was known as “the Methodist Hill”). After having burned, land on Monticello Street was donated to the members by Hardy Wilson. A new building was constructed on that site in the early 1950s. Rev. J.A. Bryant was the pastor. For more than 20 years he served that congregation. The first Head Start center in the county was housed there until they moved to a location behind Hazlehurst Middle School.
The pastor and members of Mt. Sinai UMC invited you to attend church services at 11 a.m. on first Sunday and 9:30 a.m. on third Sunday.