History Leaves of the Methodist Tree
Compiled by Johnny Cordell
Did you Know?
There are at least 23 other churches in the United States that have the same name as Chapel Hill United Methodist in Dunlap, TN. The following list may not be complete, but If you know of any more Chapel Hill United Methodist Churches, let me know.
|Alabama||Chapel Hill UMC||Decatur|
|Georgia||Chapel Hill UMC||Rome|
|Indiana||Chapel Hill UMC||Indianapolis|
|Kansas||Chapel Hill UMC||Wichita|
|Kentucky||Chapel Hill UMC||Henderson|
|Michigan||Chapel Hill UMC||Portage|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Battle Creek|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Sodus|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Kent City|
|Mississippi||Chapel Hill UMC||Pope|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Ackerman|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Sandersville|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Duck Hill|
|North Carolina||Chapel Hill UMC||Chapel Hill|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Denton|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Reidsville|
|Chapel Hill UMC||Statesville|
|Ohio||Chapel Hill UMC||Mansfield|
|Oklahoma||Chapel Hill UMC||Oklahoma City|
|Tennessee||Chapel Hill UMC||Chapel Hill|
|Texas||Chapel Hill UMC||Farmers Branch|
|Chapel Hill UMC||San Antonio|
|West Virginia||Chapel Hill UMC||Buckhannon|
Last month’s question? What event in 1864 eventually led to the rebuilding of the Church in 1884? The convicting religious experience of a young girl praying in an apple orchard. Her testimony caused quite a sensation at school the next day. The teacher Mr. Stewart sent word by his students that there would be a prayer meeting that night at the home of Josiah Rogers. This meeting was led by chief lay leaders Stephen D. Thurman, Josiah Rogers, and William D Stewart. A great crowd assembled and the prayer meeting continued all night with 15 young men and women converted. The meeting then moved to Liberty Church (located next to the Austin Farm where James Burch once resided) The meeting lasted for three weeks resulting in over 200 conversions. This revival prepared the people for the trying times of Civil War Reconstruction and eventually paved the way for construction of a new church in 1884.
Question: What Methodist Civil War General helped to establish a well-known college within the Holston Conference following the war? College was named after a U.S. President located in East Tennessee.