A Long Legacy

1915 Longview Chapel was built and financed by R.A. Long for Longview Farm workers and their families...The building served as church, local school and social center for the Farm.
1965 After a steady decline in attendance and activity due to farm families moving out of the area, the congregation met on December 15th, celebrated 50 years of service, and decided they still had a viable ministry.
1970s A fire brought out the faithful 'old' members and a large cooperative effort was given to salvage and replace the Chapel as it had been known.   The congregation received the deed and title to the building and grounds. The Church was renamed as Longview Chapel Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the congregation assumed full responsibility for the upkeep.
1980's Church was placed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.
1994 Membership dwindled to 12 families and future of church was questioned.
1994 Funds were on hand for at least a year's salary, and  the congregation decided to hire a full time minister and try for one more year to keep the doors open.
1996 - 2000 New life there is! Membership increases to 147 active families.
1999 Expansion wing begun. New windows in memory of loved ones added to sanctuary.
2000 December 9th & 10th, 85th Anniversary and dedication of new children's classrooms.
2001 New Fellowship Hall is added and second Phase of Building Expansion Begins.                               
 

Over the years, local residents and members of the congregation have written articles and papers about the Longview Chapel

 Memories of Loula Long Combs - by Eva McCance

 Chapel Memories - by Louise Overman

  My Christmas at the Chapel- by Joyce Maxey

Longview Chapel 85th Anniversary 2000 Special Historical Edition "The Chapel Speaks"

Longview Chapel Memorial Windows

 

 

 

 

 

  

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