Mt. Carmel UMC celebrating 150 years

Destroyed by 2014 fire, homecoming in new church is this Sunday

This Sunday, May 5, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Jay will celebrate both its 150th homecoming anniversary and three years in the new, 8,000-square-foot facility, the fourth church built there since the church began in 1869.

Sunday School will be at 10 a.m. and at worship service at 11 a.m., will include Alabama-West Florida Conference United Methodist Church District Superintendent Tim Trent as guest speaker. Dinner on the grounds will be served and there will be sining and a church history given, complete with videos and pictures from the past.

The church has seen 150 years of cha...