Sumner Presbyterian Church
Sumner
Mississippi

38957



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Presbyterians are Protestant Christians who are part of the "Reformed Tradition," one of the theological traditions that emerged from the Sixteenth Century Reformation. Specifically, Presbyterian denominations in this country have their roots in the Church of Scotland, which is one of the places where the Reformed Tradition became the dominant Protestant tradition.

Sumner Presbyterian Church is a member congregation of the Presbytery of St. Andrew, which is in turn part of the Synod of Living Waters of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).



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Sumner Presbyterian Church
Walnut Street at Redding Street
Sumner, MS 38957
United States
Phone: 662-375-8734
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Rev. Ann Laird Jones
Rev. Ann Laird Jones
Stated Supply Pastor
Walnut Street at Redding Street
Sumner, MS 38957
United States
Phone: 662-375-8734
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An artist and theologian, Ann is a Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister with degrees from Eckerd College (’77) and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (’82). In addition to serving churches in Greenville, Jacksonville, Raleigh and Baton Rouge for the past twenty-six years, Ann has been the Director of Arts Ministries at Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC, for the past fifteen summers. Her passion is starting pottery and arts ministries in churches during the rest of the year. She recently received her Doctor of Ministry degree in Arts and Theology from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.   Edit
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PO Box 504
Sumner MS
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Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m

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History of Sumner Presbyterian Church Sumner MS

Organized: 1873

Shortly after the close of the Civil War there were enough Presbyterians in this area to warrant occasional visits from the North Mississippi evangelist, the Rev. R. R. McInnis, and from the Rev . Edwin Cater of the College Hill Church. Later these two ministers "began a meeting on the banks of Cassidy Bayou on October 11 ; 1873, closing on October 19 with the organization of a Presbyterian Church."

The charter members numbered fourteen, six of whom came by letter from the College Hill Church in Lafayette County. The name chosen for the new church was "Neriah" which means "my light is Jehovah." On November 11, 1873 the church was enrolled by the North Mississippi Presbytery.

Until late 1891, the congregation met for worship in the "Brooklyn Meeting House" which was owned by the Methodist Church and, occasionally, in the Woodmen of the World Hall. The Neriah Congregation voted in 1891 to build a house of worship. A one room white frame structure was erected. The original cement walk and one cedar tree still mark the location of the first building which was dedicated by the Rev. A. H. Caldwell of Senatobia in 1892. The next year the congregation asked Presbytery to change its name from "Neriah" to "Sumner." The cornerstone of the present building lists the name as "First Presbyterian Church."

The church was served at irregular intervals by a dozen different ministers. In 1905 the Rev. B; M. Cowan of Collierville, Tennessee was elected as regular Stated Supply and came twice each month. The church flourished. The women organized themselves into the "Earnest Workers" and took on many responsibilities. There was a strong Sunday School program at least as early as 1900.

In 1914 the church called the Rev. Morrison Brown of Charlotte, N. C. as its first full-time pastor. He served until January 1917. This same year the church building was moved to a corner lot and a large attractive manse was erected on the original church lot. Dr. Fred R. Graves of Greenville was called as pastor in the summer of 1917 and served this church until his death in 1943.   Edit


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