Pittman Park History
Get to Know the Church: Munholland UMC Thank You Gift
In Pittman Park's main hall, a framed image hangs with the inscription "Munholland UMC Thanks Pittman Park UMC." Pittman Park was connected with Munholland UMC in 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. Pittman Park members wanted to aid recovery efforts in the area, so they worked through United Methodist Church channels to connect with a congregation affected by the storms. Munholland in New Orleans, Louisiana was selected as the focus for Pittman Park's fundraising. Pittman Park member Karen Murphree was amazed...
Little Churches Handmade by Norman Wells
In 2006, Pittman Park UMC celebrated its 50th anniversary. Church member Norman Wells made miniature church buildings from wooden blocks and paint to commemorate the occasion. The tiny mementos distinctly resembled Pittman Park's sanctuary building, right down to the color, the bell tower and the cross in the front windows. A simple number 50 was inscribed on the back. Do you remember the 50th celebration at Pittman Park? Comment below to share more about the event. Dozens of these little churches were recently found in a closet of the...
Pittman Park and Ritz Crackers
A memory from Charlie Williams (Charter Member) The first Sunday, when the new members of Pittman Park gathered to worship, there were no offering plates. Someone went into the back and grabbed two boxes of Ritz Crackers and used those as the offering plates. I worked at Nabisco at the time and our pastor, Lawrence Houston, told me that was a very sneaky way of advertising.
The Origins of Pittman Park United Methodist Church
Pittman Park UMC began in 1956 when congregants from Statesboro First Methodists decided to form a new church in a more quiet location.
Get to Know the Church: Woody Powell
Dr. Woodrow "Woody" Powell was certainly special to Pittman Park, Georgia Southern University and the Statesboro community. His residence was rather small, but his giving spirit was so large that memories live on today. ROSES Powell had more than 200 rose bushes covering everything in his yard except the driveway. Every color and fragrance was on display and in abundance. Powell tended the roses meticulously, pampering them and sharing their beauty by cutting and delivering the blossoms all over the county to the delight of recipients. One...