Kettle Falls Community Church - Former Baptist Church - Kettle Falls, WA
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N 48° 36.529 W 118° 03.284
11U E 422252 N 5384508
Quick Description: This little former Baptist Church is enjoying its second life in its second town, the second Kettle Falls.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2013 3:57:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMJPHP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Dedicated on May 1, 1931, this was the second church to be built by this congregation, the first having burned to the ground on November 25, 1929. The depression was underway and the church couldn't afford to hire a minister, but Reverend Rupp volunteered his services for one year in exchange for the use of a house, what vegetables could be spared and what collections could be raised. Then, in 1937, with the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam and the subsequent formation of Lake Roosevelt, the town of Kettle Falls was about to be flooded.

The church sold the property to the government for $6,232.95, then bought back the building and had it moved to Myers Falls, now Kettle Falls. It was moved in early May of 1939, with the first Sunday School being held in the building on July 23, 1939. Along with the church, most of the rest of Kettle Falls also moved to Myers Falls, which then undertook to change its name to Kettle Falls, in honour of the town that disappeared under the waters of Lake Roosevelt.

Ground breaking for a new Sunday School building took place on March 30, 1958 and on August 4, 1966, footings were poured for a new parsonage. On April 14, 1970 the church withdrew from the American Baptist Convention and became an Independent Baptist Church. The church is presently affiliated with Village Missions, a non-denominational organization dedicated to saving and preserving small country churches.

Date Built: 5/1/1931

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

Service Times:
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - Bible Classes for All Ages 10:45 a.m. - Worship and Junior Church 5:30 p.m. - Junior and Senior Youth Groups

Website: [Web Link]

Church Address:
170 East 5th Street
Kettle Falls, WA USA

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