CHURCH SPOTLIGHT: Gordon's Chapel
District: Athens Elberton
Address: 6625 Nowhere Road, Hull, Georgia 30646
Mission Statement: To reach as many persons as we can with the love of God in Christ Jesus and make disciples of them.
Pastor: Rev. Bill Jackson
Sunday Services: Contemporary Worship at 8:30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast at 9:30, Sunday school at 10 and traditional worship at 11.
Local Outreach Ministries:
Support our Soldiers, Community Garden, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Prayer Gift, Book Bag, Toy Giveaway, Handyman, Prayer and Bible Study Groups, Visitation Teams, Music program, Christmas Caroling, Live Nativity, UMW, Annual Community BBQ, Church Picnic, Wednesday Night Supper, Fall Festival, Trunk ‘n’ Treat, Youth Sponsored Valentine Banquet, VBS, and Easter Celebration.
Gordon’s Chapel Church (Methodist Episcopal Church South) was organized in 1898 under the pastorate of Felix L. Church. Services were first held in a brush arbor and school house until 1900, when Mrs. J .F. Gordon donated a lot to build a church. A one-story frame building housed church and Sunday school for 51 years.
In 1917, land next to the original one-acre lot was purchased to be used as a cemetery. On Dec. 10, 1935, a decision was made to tear down the current building to make room for a new one. Gordon’s Chapel members, folks in other churches and around the community supported this effort by volunteering most of the labor. The first service in the new building was June 12, 1936.
In 1945, the county school board deeded four acres, a school house with four rooms and an auditorium to the church trustees. This property is currently being used for education and recreational purposes by the church and the community. The church is in a rural community, and serves as a public center as well as a place to worship. Its doors are open to all seeking to find peace in the Christian way of life.
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