Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


St. Matthew Church, Winder, honors longtime parishioner

Published October 2, 2014

WINDER—Betty Cohron was honored for her 50 years of service to St. Matthew Church, in Winder, as the community celebrated a milestone with a picnic.

The Cohron family saw St. Matthew grow from its early days in a school building to the construction of the current sanctuary seven years ago. Parish leaders honored Betty with a plaque of recognition.

The Winder mission, about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, was established in 1964 and it became a parish in 1999.

Hundreds attended the Sept. 21 festivities, with lots of food, games, cakewalks and dancing.

The parish started in a vacant schoolhouse built decades before. It was in bad shape until church members made it their house of worship. As the parish grew, more space was needed and a new sanctuary was built. The original building continues to be used. The pastor is Father Gilbert Exumé.