The congregation recently came together to renovate and clean up the historic Ebbing Flowing Springs United Methodist Church near Rogersville. (all photos by Sheldon Livesay)
(The following report and photos are courtesy of Rev. Sheldon Livesay.)
ROGERSVILLE - One of the most historic church sites in Hawkins County is Ebbing Flowing Springs United Methodist Church.
The present church was built about 1899, but the site was used about the time of the founding of Rogersville for revivals done by the famous Bishop Francis Ashbury who stayed at the Thomas Amis Stagecoach Inn.
Recently under the leadership of Rev. Fred Dimond, and with the help of several grants, the local congregation has replaced floor joists, secured the foundation, renovated the belfry, and built a bathroom in a manner which does not distract from the integrity of the building.
The roof was carefully replaced with the same style metal shingles as the roof on the building.
Rev. Sheldon Livesay, who documented the renovation in photos, said,."The best news is not the face lift of the building, but the new energy and growing congregation."
The community is invited to Easter Sunrise at the church Easter morning and an open house and dedication will be announced soon.
A revival that began April 13 and goes through Wednesday night with Pastor Hugh Allen Hale.
The church is located at 327 Ebbing & Flowing Springs Road, Rogersville. For more information call (423) 272-3836.comments powered by Disqus