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Churches of Adair Co.: Columbia United Methodist

Click headline for Doug's photo essay featuring Columbia United Methodist Church. If you'd like to submit a church to be featured on Columbia Magazine, send photos and descriptions to photos@columbiamagazine.com.

By Doug Beard

We have some beautiful churches in our city and county with wonderful histories. I think it would be nice to feature these houses of worship on CM. I will start it off with Columbia United Methodist Church. I believe your readership would find this to be of interest.




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Columbia United Methodist Church history



2020-09-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Doug Beard.
Doug writes, "A history of the church, beginning in 1801. All ministers that have served the church are listed in the back hallway."

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Columbia United Methodist Church Sanctuary



2020-09-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Doug Beard.
The sanctuary of Columbia United Methodist Church.

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Columbia United Methodist Church foyer window



2020-09-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Doug Beard.
The foyer window at Columbia United Methodist Church: I am the Good Shepherd."

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Columbia United Methodist Church: Small Chapel



2020-09-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Doug Beard.
Doug writes, "These windows are from the previous church building and furniture from that sanctuary is now housed in a small chapel setting."

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Columbia United Methodist Church sanctuary windows



2020-09-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Doug Beard.
The stained glass windows in the sanctuary at Columbia United Methodist Church.

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Columbia United Methodist Church



2020-09-13 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Doug Beard.
The chancel area of Columbia United Methodist Church.

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Former Columbia UMC pastor married Johnny and June



2020-09-19 - Franklin, KY - Photo from keepsakes of Ann Heskamp Curtis.
Columbia native Ann Curtis writes, "After seeing Doug Beardís beautiful photo essay of the Columbia United Methodist Church and the wall of its former pastors, I recalled that at least one of those pastors had a later claim to fame. Reverend Leslie Chapman, pastor of CUMC in the 1950s, officiated at the wedding of Johnny Cash and June Carter. They were married in the Methodist Church in Franklin, Ky in 1968."
The local newspaper, the Franklin Favorite, reported the event with the note that the night before the wedding the couple had won a Grammy award for their song, "Jackson".

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