Discover the Story of Old Summertown,
Yellow Fever, Cholera, and
Learn of Inspiration for Name and Song Little Brown
Church in the Wildwood
Find the Names of Relatives and Friends Important
to Our Community
Hear Tales of the Chapels Construction
and of the Builders Fate
Read Summaries of Many Chapel Events Through
See Over 100 Photographs of People, Places
Be Inspired by the Congregations Written
Savor Memorials to Dear Friends Long Past
Use the Extensive Index for Reference
Pictured on the jacket are those
in attendance on Sunday,July 27, 2008, as they began to celebrate
the Centennial. Attendance that day was 214 (plus 7 dogs) and
contributions were $2,925.64. Photograph by Greg Forehand.
The author, Karen Paul Stone, has attended the Little Brown Church
from birth, and serves as Historian.
of Waldens Ridge was founded in 1908 to meet the need for
a summerSunday School when the trip to Chattanooga from the mountain
took four hours. It has operated every summer since then. There
is no official membership, and it drawsworshipers from all Christian
denominations without benefit of clergy or paid staff.
Lessons are taught by lay teachers at
10:00 a.m. everySunday from the first of June until the end of
August. A child leads the days Responsive Reading, and
children take up the collection. At the end of the service, the
children also ring the bell while the congregation sings lyrics
adapted for them in 1932 by R. H. Williams from the originalsong
Little Brown Church in the Wildwood.
Originally several Sunday School classes
met simultaneously in the one-room Chapel. In 1937 an area was
added at the rear. In 2002 the rear section of the Chapel was
removed and completely reconstructed in conformation with the
preexisting design concept, except that three rest-rooms were
added. A stone patio along the side and another in front accommodate
the growing congregation and provide handicapped access.
These projects were generously underwritten
by caringChristian individuals, and no money from Benevolenceswas
diverted for the work. One hundred percent of fundscollected
each Sunday goes to support Christian works.
Weddings are often held at The
Little Brown Church, and rents pay for all Chapel expenses.
Union Chapel welcomes all who will, of
whatever age or creed, to come and hear the Gospel of our Savior
and Lord, Jesus Christ, taught according to the Bible, Gods
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