published Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church

CELEBRATION

Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary and 50th anniversary of its present name with a Homecoming Day service today at 10:50 a.m., led by the Rev. Charles Lippse, a former superintendent of the denomination's Chattanooga District. A covered-dish luncheon will follow. A celebration of music and memories will conclude the festivities at 2 p.m.

FAST FACTS

  • Location: 1543 Mercer St., Lupton City.

  • Membership: Approximately 40.

  • Pastor: The Rev. Terry K. Huffer.

OUTREACH

Interfaith Homeless Network, Heifer Project, Christmas baskets for needy, mission supplies provider and urban poor ministries.

notable dates

  • 1936 -- Church organized in heart of Lupton City, a designed mill village in a building set aside by Dixie Yarns.

W.R. Rollins appointed the church's first pastor.

  • 1961 -- Church moves to newly constructed building on wooded lot on a hill that borders Lupton City, Fairfax Heights and Bagwell City. Congregation renamed Brooks Memorial for a former pastor.

QUOTABLE

"Although a Homecoming honors ... the past, we also look to the future for new ways to serve the community. We especially welcome people in the neighborhood to come and celebrate ... as we move toward the 100th anniversary of Brooks Memorial." -- The Rev. Terry K. Huffer

-- Compiled by staff writer Clint Cooper

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