Resources on FPC Yazoo City

First Presbyterian Church – 179 Years of Worship and Witness

By Charlie Wingard · August 15, 2020 · 2 Comments
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Today marks the 179th anniversary of the founding of  First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. The church has its beginnings in the protracted meetings that once played a vital role in the religious and social life of Southern protestants. Believers from various denominations, some traveling many miles on shabby, bone-jarring roads, gathered to pitch camp and enjoy several days of fellowship, fine cooking, and the preaching of God’s word. In late summer 1841, the kind Methodists of Benton, Mississippi hosted one such meeting. Gathering with them was a handful of Presbyterians from Yazoo City, who organized Yazoo Church on August 15, 1841. The church’s name was changed in 1843 to First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. The Rev. Richmond McInnis…

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First Presbyterian Church and the 1904 Yazoo City Fire

By Charlie Wingard · August 8, 2020 · 0 Comments
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  Nettie Clark Byrd passed  along this picture of our church after the 1904 fire. The conflagration left most of Yazoo City in ruins, including this structure at the southwest corner of Main and Broadway. A new church building, our current meeting place, was erected in 1905 on the corner of North Washington Street and Powell. Three thoughts come to mind when I see this picture: 1. All buildings are impermanent. No matter how grand, the time will come when they succumb to natural disaster, man-made destruction, or decay. Our church, devastated by fire, reminds me that we are God’s pilgrim people, citizens of heaven, living outside the heavenly city “that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.” Our…

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The Christian and Technology

By Charlie Wingard · January 15, 2020 · 0 Comments
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Dr. John V. Fesko will present a six-week series on “The Christian and Technology” at First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. Dinner is served at 6:00, followed by Dr. Fesko at 6:30. Schedule 1/29: Screens 2/5: Social Media 2/12: The Automobile 2/19: The Book 2/26: Unfettered Access to Evil 3/4: Virtual Reality About the Speaker Dr. Fesko is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He was ordained to the ministry in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1998 as a church planter, served as a pastor, Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He and his family moved to the Jackson area last summer. Dr. Fesko and his wife, Anneke, have three…

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By Charlie Wingard · August 31, 2018 · 0 Comments
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For many years First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City has enthusiastically supported Thomas Christian Academy. Today I caught up with founder and head of school, Pastor Charles Thomas. He stands for the best in Christian education – strong academics, biblical instruction, and the development of godly character. Classes start next week, and Pastor Thomas and his team were hard at work today getting the school ready.

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Tinnin Home Renovations

By Charlie Wingard · June 26, 2018 · 0 Comments
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Thank you Women in the Church and Deacons for undertaking exterior renovations to the Tinnin Home! Our Deacons are overseeing many improvements to our main building, the Cookie House, and the Tinnin Home. I am thankful for their leadership in caring for the property God has entrusted to our care. First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City is located at the corner of North Washington and Powell Streets in Yazoo City.

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