First United Methodist Church in Pascagoula has created a buzz this past year when they first began to rejuvenate the exterior part of their building. New landscaping led the church to winning the “Beautification Award” awarded by former mayor Jim Blevins. While the outer part of the church has drastically changed, the service inside is what has most people talking.
‘FUMC Pascagoula’ is hosting a free event & concert for the community called, “Underground Pascagoula.” The free event is to welcome the students of Jackson County and surrounding areas back to school with a free concert featuring Christian hip-hop artist and teaching pastor, KJ-52.
“The last time we did this event it went well. The youth pastors and churches in Pascagoula banded together to do what a lot of churches don’t do well, and that’s outreach,” event organizer Jamey Foster tells us. Foster also explains, “We haven’t done this event in a while. I am humbled and excited that our home church FUMC Pascagoula saw the vision and importance of hosting an event like this. Although FUMC Pascagoula is hosting it, it is for everyone. We are looking to our neighbors at Oasis, Centerpoint, Union Baptist, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Riverside Baptist, Ingalls Baptist, Lighthouse, and recently moved Arlington, and all other churches from Jackson County to come out and support a county wide vision. We have a lot of young people spread across the schools in this district that I know will have a great time.”
FUMC Pascagoula has partnered with a few local businesses to help put on the event, Pastor Eddie Kirby tells jaxcohome.com, “We are really excited to host a community outreach like this. A fun, positive event for the whole family that is sponsored by the church I believe is needed in Pascagoula. It would be great to see this grow with the help of the community. We are looking forward to having a great time.”
Underground Pascagoula will be held at the Aaron Jones Interactive center on Market Street in Pascagoula. The event is free to the public. There will be door prizes and a drawing for a XBOX ONE. For more details, please contact Jamey Foster [email protected].