Monday, December 29, 2014

Rosebud Methodist Church Closes

Sad to see another of our old country churches closing. Rosbud Church being 116 years old.

 It's usually for the same
 reason- not enough members to keep them open.

The last service for this church was Dec. 21, 2014, according to the article in The Crittenden Press, written by Editor, Daryl Tabor.  The articles says there was only a weekly attendance of four - which included two members in the pews, the pastor and his wife.

There is not much early history about the church.  The first church was built in 1898 on land donated by Mr. Ira Nunn.

From an old Press article dated, May 24, 1900, it says: Our new church at Rosebud will be dedicated the fifth Sunday in July.

This picture of the church was made in the 1970's.

I'm sure there are many memories these old country churches hold for all the members that once attended and participated in all the activities that were a part of the church.

If at a later date some news about what will happen to the church building is found out, I will put the information in a post.  It will be up to the Methodist Association as far as what will happen with the building.

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