Nine teens and young adults are baptized one Sunday at busy Piperton UMC


Nine teens and young adults are baptized at Piperton UMC on April 13. Submitted photo

By Dr. Roger Joseph, Piperton UMC pastor

Sunday, April 13, was not an ordinary Sunday at 
Piperton UMC, located in the McKendree District on the edge of Fayette County near Collierville, Tenn. Following the sermon, nine teens and young adults came forward to be baptized.

A spirit of joy and thanksgiving was experienced by all the 83 folks in attendance. 

Piperton UMC is known as the banner church. Folks in the area tell us they always read the banners to see what is coming up next at the church.  

Piperton UMC has a full schedule of outreach ministries: exercise classes, hobby workshops, pizza blasts for teens and an annual Veterans Appreciation Meal.  We also have a growing "Feed the People" ministry. Each month, we open our doors to feed our community.  It is great fellowship and it crosses all barriers.     

We have had three fund raisers in the last several months to help families in need, and we helped fund a missionary to Costa Rica. Our "Missions in Motion" committee is serving way beyond the walls of the church.

There is nothing ordinary here. Our people come from four different counties to worship and be a part of this "un-ordinary," growing church.