The current structure of Flint Hill UMC in Alex City was built after a fire destroyed the prior building in the late 1940s.
Following the fire, the people of Flint Hill did not have enough money to build an entire structure so they first built a basement that was used as a worship center until the sanctuary could be built above.
The basement room stayed much the same until recently when a team was formed to suggest a face lift.
The congregation wanted to use the room for an extra space for special worship services and other events such as Celebrate Recovery (a ministry the church is considering beginning in the fall of 2012). After much hard work, the room was recently completed.
On Sunday May 20, 2012, the church held the worship service in the new room and 145 individuals participated. Pastor Dee Dowdy preached a message concerning the importance of being active in a church family. Also, during the service, Associate Pastor Mike Jackson helped Rev. Dowdy and the congregation rededicate the room to the service and glory of the Lord.
Now the church has decided to do away with the old term of fellowship hall and begin calling it the “Flint Hill Family Room.” This will be a space where the family of God gathers to learn, love and grow.
These recent renovations come after a remodeling of the sanctuary two years ago to help the church have more room for their praise team to lead in worship.
Rev. Dowdy explains, “All of this work is being done to make the facility more ‘seeker’ friendly as the church seeks to continue to make more disciples for Jesus Christ.”