Hinton United Methodist Church in Patmos will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, May 19.
Hinton United Methodist Church in Patmos will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, May 19. According to a church history, the church was organized on July 15, 1913, at Hinton School in Patmos. Later, in 1915, the land on Hinton family property across the road from the school was donated by Mrs. Jake Hinton, for the church. The sanctuary was moved to its present location in 1957. The old building was torn down and moved by members and friends in Patmos and surrounding communities. The Sunday School rooms and the Fellowship Hall were from the Sardis Union Church, which was located on Patmos Road. In 1976, the church disbanded and John Wilson donated that building to be used for the Fellowship Hall. Again, many gave of their time, talents, and money. “With all this, much prayer, and God's help, the Sardis building was moved and attached to our building and became our Fellowship Hall, Sunday School room, nursery, and restrooms” Mary Beth Murray, a longtime member of Hinton said. “I have been a member since 1960 and there are folks who have been members long before that.” Fellowship will be held at 10 a.m. Worship service will be at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow, provided by church members. “Please feel free to bring pictures or write down stories and memories to share,” Murray said. “We would love to hear about the early years of Hinton United Methodist Church in the community.” Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, or for directions, call 870-722-2831, or 870-777-4776. Brother Gary Riley is the church pastor.