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‘Stability and worship’ are keys to 100-year-old Mississippi church’s longevity, members say

The Natchez Democrat reports on the 100-year anniversary of the Corinth Church of Christ in Woodville, Miss.

Corinth Church of Christ’s humble beginnings a century ago included Sunday school classes under an oak tree.

Stability through worship of God, church leaders said, helped the congregation through the Great Depression, merger and a location change, all of which will be highlighted during a 100-year celebration service at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the church, located at 1409 Buffalo Road in Woodville.

Longtime member Peggy Fairchild said she grew up in the church, moved away during her husband Charles’ service in the U.S. Army and returned following Hurricane Katrina.

“Family is very important to us and so are the values that were instilled in us through this congregation,” Fairchild said. “We went from Sunday school classes under the oak trees to having a more modern building with all of the comforts. My siblings, there were four of us, remember well having classes outside.

“Stability and worship of God has been part of our lives.”

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According to the 2012 edition of “Churches of Christ in the United States,” the congregation has 125 members and an active prison ministry. 

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