Local church plans to close

One local church will be ending it's services soon.

Posted: Mar. 25, 2018 10:53 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A local church will be closing it's doors come June.

After deep a rooted history of worship and recovering from a devastating storm, First Christian Church in Tupelo has decided to end its services.

Julie Martin, who has grown up in the church, says they've come to a point where they don't have the physical resources to have leadership and to do the things they need to do as a church.

The church has been worshiping for over 100 years, but the original building was destroyed in 2014 when an EF-3 tornado touched down.

Pierce Lehman, the youngest member of the church, says she is grateful for her time there and the people she has met.

Many of the church members, including Martin and Lehman, plan to join The Sycamore, another congregation leasing the newer building from First Christian.

First Christian will host it's last service on June 3. It will be a closing service followed by a fellowship.

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