Buford First United Methodist Church
Homecoming and Groundbreaking Service
Celebrating 144 years of Ministry
August 29. 1871 - August 19, 2015


1871 - 2016

Favorite Music of the Day -- We're Marching to Zion
Click link  to play MIDI  music 

Above: Future renovation and Christian Life Center 2016

Above: History of church development  1875 - 2015

Below: Groundbreaking Ceremony follows a very impressive Homecoming Service
in the Sanctuary. Congregtion exits the Homecoming Service singing
"We're Marching to Zion"  (click on video at bottom of this page.)

Groundbreaking begins at Buford FUMC - August 16, 2015

Pastor Sondra Jones uses the shovel to begin the groundbreaking




A happy congregation watches the groundbreaking -- complete with smart phone cameras!


A joyful congregation concluded the wonderful service with a delicious luncheon furnished by members and the Church.   It has been a glorious day, and everyone is looking forward to the completion of the new Christian Life center and the renovations of the sanctuary.  The day has finally arrived for the building to begin!


Worship Celebrants
Mrs. Sylvia Beard, Pianist
Bryan Burns, Trumpet
Rev. Richard Chewing,
Superintendent of the Gainesville District
North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Sondra R. Jones, Senior Pastor, Buford First United Methodist
Bishop Othal Lakey, Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, retired
Rev. DeDe Leetch, Former Pastor of Buford First United Methodist Church, retired
Mr. Hank Morgan, Organist
Mark Ridings, Director of Music and the Arts
Bradley Trammell, Accompanist for Children and Youth Choirs
Susan Rosenthal, Director of Children and Family Ministries
Special guests included:  Senator Renee Unterman and Rep. David Clark

    We are so grateful that many local businesses in Buford showed their support by
    giving generously to our building fund.  They were happy that BFUMC was staying
    in the city on Main Street and NOT moving to the suburbs.

Click on graphic above and listen to music of the day!


Web Page
 by BFUMC Member
 Bettye Chambers