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Ruth's Chapel UMC - Northeast


History

This church was organized in Ruth's Chapel school house in 1889, by Rev. I. C. G. Rabun, pastor of the Mt. Vernon circuit. The presiding elder was W. C. Lovett and the bishop was Robert K. Hargrove. The land for the school was given by J. R. Adams and a Sunday school was organized in 1889, with R. C. Harris as superintendent. Land for a church was given by Charles S. Hamilton and deeded on December 2, 1890. The trustees at this time were J. R. Bekum, Charles L. Hamilton, W. J. Hamilton, J. J. Matthews, and Martin Hightower. The sanctuary was completed in 1981 and named for the wife of Charles S. Hamilton.
 
In 1934, the building was damaged badly by a storm and, therefore, was moved a mile east to land donated by Mrs. Mollie Smith. The present building was constructed using as much material from the original sanctuary as possible. In 1951, the sanctuary was enlarged and three classrooms were added, and in 1958 a dining and recreation hall, kitchen and two bathrooms were added. In 1954, Mrs. Annie Beckum deeded land adjoining the church property for the cemetery. 

 

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3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

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3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

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99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

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