This was the first hymnal for The United Methodist Church after the 1968 merger of The Methodist Church with The Evangelical United Brethren Church. It was published in October of 1989. Through a fundraising campaign, LCUMC was able to purchase 305 hymnals with bookplates affixed to the inside cover listing the donor's name and whether the hymnal was given as a memorial.
The Hume family lived in the old parsonage and were the first family to move into the new parsonage. Fred Willis moved into the old parsonage after the Humes. The new parsonage was built because the old one was below the conference's minimum standards for a church the size of LCUMC, and it offered little privacy by fronting on to the church parking lot. (People were occasionally stopping by seeking gas money, etc.) The Kroger loading dock was across the street and trucks were frequently coming and going late at night. The trustees spent $15K improving the house after Rev Willis moved out. They leveled the foundation and installed double pane windows to improve energy efficiency and cut down on noise.
At the Charge Conference in l 992, a building committee was fanned with the following officers: Mr. Steve Shelton, chairman; Mr. Sid Worthy, vice-chairman; and Rev. Robert Phillips, secretary. Other committee members included Rev. Fort, Mrs. Sandra Downs. Mrs. Laverne Johnson. Mr. Kevin Bauman, Mr. Barry Beck, Mr. Leonard Cruse. Mr. Lynn Watkins, Mr. Wayne Thigpen, and Mr. Don Driggs. After much study and discussion, the building committee decided to focus on both larger and more classroom spaces. The new building was completed in mid-1995, and a consecration service was conducted on July 30, 1995. District Superintendent Stewart Bell was the special guest.