Chewelah Baptist Church - Chewelah, WA
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N 48° 16.583 W 117° 43.144
11U E 446648 N 5347269
Quick Description: This church of many faces is on Main Avenue in Chewelah, Washington.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2013 5:27:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMJN31
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Though the steel roof and vinyl siding attempt to hide this church's age, the large square Gothic style steeple/bell tower is a give-away as to its true date of birth. In reverse order this church has been:
• The Chewelah Baptist Church, organized on May 27, 2001, with 31 founding members. It inherited all assets and liabilities from:
Calvary Baptist, organized December 5, 1974, with 42 charter members. Without a church of their own in town, Baptists from Chewelah had been forced to drive to Colville to worship. Initially, they met in the Oddfellows Hall (presently the home of Rebekah Lodge) until the purchase of this building in 1974 from:
• The managers of the Safeway store, who had been using it as storage for refrigeration equipment and miscellaneous items. They had bought it in 1969 from:
The First Methodist Church of Chewelah. The Methodists had built this wood frame church, along with a parsonage, in 1908. The church was organized in Chewelah in 1904, with services being held in the Woodman Hall (now the K. of C. Hall) until the completion of this building in 1908. Between 1923 and 1926 the attached recreation hall was added and 1956 saw the beginning of major renovations, both inside and out. Methodist services continued in this building until 1969, when the congregation voted in favour of amalgamation with the Congregational Church to form the United Church of Christ (First Congregational-Methodist).

Given this church's age, history and lineage, artefacts from its early years as a Methodist Church are now in the Chewelah Museum. Still the Chewelah Baptist Church, their first pastor joined the church on September 30, 2001 and remains to this day.

Date Built: 1/1/1908

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

Service Times:
11:00 AM 6:00 PM

Website: [Web Link]

Church Address:
210 W Main Avenue
Chewelah, WA USA

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