Thursday, 4 June 2015

Raven Union Church

Stopped here on my way home from a motorcycle trip on May 18, 2015.


Just in front of the steps is the highway.


A simple write up outside states a minister performed a funeral May 1, 1924 at the Raven Cemetary. It was decided to build a church on the side. The church was built in 1926 through donations, fundraising, and volunteers. 


This is a very peaceful spot.


 I walked the grounds. Very quiet and slightly cold.


The earliest grave I saw was from 1924. The cemetary is still being used.


I tried the door and it was unlocked. I took a photo of the inside. This is a simple church with practically no adornment. I could not find any clues as to what denomiation this is. Everything is original and well preserved.


7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful church. A fantastic find and photos, BW!. Love the log bench.

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  2. In 1925 the men of the Community cut logs and prepared them for the construction of the church. There was splendid co-operation by everyone that it was build with the understanding that any denomination may use it.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate the information. It is a great piece of history.

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  3. I really like this place, I like the history, knowing that all denominations are welcome and joined together to build it for a united purpose. Beautiful, and still lovingly cared for. Most excellent!

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  4. Strange how they stories get twisted https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=berry&GSiman=1&GScid=2318666&GRid=129561439&

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  5. Does anyone have a contact name and phone number for the Church or grounds keepers to assist with a burial?

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