Friday, January 30, 2009

Summerfield Methodist Church--Alabama

I got this idea from 'ramblin' round' at www.selmaala.blogspot.com


Organized before 1837, first under charge of Charles McLeod and next, Asbury H. Shanks. Contract for present building was let October 23, 1844; dedicated October 5, 1845. Greenberry Garrett was Presiding Elder of Summerfield District. Original building committee composed of Greenberry Garrett, A. H. Mitchell, T. B. Goldsby, John Paulling, George A. B. Walker. Original trustees were George Childers, Noel Pitts, John Paulling, David Mims. Here worshipped Bishop J. O. Andrew and other prominent Methodist leaders and educators. This church absorbed the congregation at Childers Chapel, south of this site, where a Medthodist congregation existed as early as 1824. Location: Dallas County


3 comments:

George Townboy said...

Very nice! You are gathering an excellent collection of churches from around the world.

There is a program offered by one of those self-publishing book sites that 'slurps' the blog and creates a book from it, which you can edit before publishing. You probably know about it already, but just thought I'd mention it, because this blog would make a great coffee table book at a given point in time.

Janice Thomson said...

George is right MB - this would make a fantastic book.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Mary Beth, I had no idea you had this blog... I may have to start another blog just for specific things such as waterfalls, churches, etc.. Great idea. Now---all I need is more TIME to do it!!! ha ha...

I've added this one to my list--and will take time to check it out...

Thanks for the great idea.
Hugs,
Betsy