Monday, 17 April 2017

Bethany Lutheran Church April 14, 2017

Good Friday is a good choice for a day to track down and visit a church. I can occasionally get a little obsessive about visiting places. I had missed this on a prior visit because I was not exactly sure where it was located. Therefore I had to make another attempt to see this.

This is southeast of Oilmont, Montana located just off Gus Blaze Road. The church is a designated historic site and very rural. I had seen photos of this and I got a bit fixated on wanting to see it in person. The gravel roads were a little soft in places which is to be expected at this time of year. I parked on the road and walked up to the church. I could use the exercise and I did not want to take a chance on possibly getting stuck as I was not sure how soft this dirt road was. There is a farm somewhat close nearby and that is it. This is one of those places where you can see for miles.

The door was bolted shut and I did not try to venture inside. There is a marker outside. The church was built in 1926 by Norwegian immigrants and services were held until the 1950's. It is a simple straightforward beautiful little church. For a historic site it looks abandoned and in need of a little care. The fence is in disrepair. Strong winds in this area take a toll on places. Definitely worth the hours I spent driving to get here.


  1. Beautiful church and photos!! I like how lonely it looks.

  2. It is certainly a handsome, if lonely little church...glad you finally found it.

  3. Nice photography. You picked a great day for clouds to accent the image.

  4. I'm pretty sure I could stand in the middle and touch both walls. Cute church, wonderful setting. Those Sweetgrass Hills sure are something too.