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Edgefield United Methodist Church Dedicates the New Parsonage

Rev. Barry Cannon and artist Virginia Culbertson hold a picture that Mrs. Culbertson painted of the Shepherd House that sat on the site where the new parsonage is located. The watercolor is painted after an oil painting by Florence Mims Bryan c. 1980. A photo taken by Cynthia Bull of the new parsonage sits on the table beside Rev. Cannon.

Rev. Barry Cannon and artist Virginia Culbertson hold a picture that Mrs. Culbertson painted of the Shepherd House that sat on the site where the new parsonage is located. The watercolor is painted after an oil painting by Florence Mims Bryan c. 1980. A photo taken by Cynthia Bull of the new parsonage sits on the table beside Rev. Cannon.

Sunday, June 29, 2014, was a special day in the life of EUMC.  After years of planning and hard work, a new parsonage was dedicated during worship services.  The parsonage, located on Buncombe Street, is the result of a vision first begun by a long range planning committee.  This committee knew that in order for Edgefield United Methodist Church to better serve the community, the church needed to provide better housing for its pastors and make better use of the land on which the present parsonage now sits.  As a result of the committee’s vision, a financial campaign headed by and later named for Dr. Ned Nicholson was begun.  Land was procured on Buncombe Street, and the rest is now history as the parsonage is complete and the dedication is done.  Rev. James Friday, district superintendent, and Rev. Jim Arant, congregational development specialist, were on hand along with former members to help in the dedication and celebration.  After services, lunch was served in the church fellowship hall and a final blessing of the house was made at the parsonage.

Rev. Barry Cannon, Rev. Jim Arant, Lay Leader Tony Watson, and Rev. James Friday lead church members in the dedication ceremony for the new parsonage.

Rev. Barry Cannon, Rev. Jim Arant, Lay Leader Tony Watson, and Rev. James Friday lead church members in the dedication ceremony for the new parsonage.