Co-op helps repair United Methodist church


Needing $8,000 to help repair a historic church, the ACTS (Active Christians Together in Service) Cooperative Ministry was able to raise $8,500 for the project. 

Davis Chapel, a small United Methodist Church in Panola County, was founded in 1851 and is on the Register of Historic Places. It has no indoor plumbing or air conditioning and still has the old slave balcony which has many children’s names written in the plaster over the past 155 years.  

The little church has about seven members and averages about 10 in attendance as they meet to worship on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The church had fallen in need of repair. The ACTS group came together, and with God’s help, raised $8,500 for Davis Chapel.  

The group held a fund-raising event at Sardis United Methodist Church in the Senatobia District. The event included a Hee-Haw Show, and the mayor of Sardis and some of his friends cooked fish with all the trimmings. One church member at Sardis said it was the largest crowd in the history of her church.