The old rough sawn tabernacle at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church will be the revival site for the Alderson United Methodist Charge. The Alderson Charge is comprised of Johnson Memorial, Grace, and Mt. Vernon United Methodist churches.
The old tabernacle was constructed during the depression of the 1930’s to provide seating for huge crowds during summer revival services. Each summer the tabernacle provided space for services until the mid-1950’s when services were discontinued. In the early 1980’s maintenance was performed and annual revival services were started again. A few years ago theft of the benches that were used as pews prevented the continued use of the structure. The acquisition of some used pews has enabled the Old Tabernacle to continue as a site for proclaiming God’s word.
This year’s revival will begin at 7 p.m. each night on Sept. 11, 12, and 13.
The speaker on Sept. 11 will be Evangelist Danny Legg with Ben Hersman providing special music, Appalachian historian and minister John Wyatt will speak on Sept. 12 and Shannon Vance will provide special music. On Sept. 13 great preaching continues.
Please join the congregations of the churches on the Alderson Charge in rededicating the Old Tabernacle for the service of God.
Pie and Ice Cream Supper
There will be a Pie and Ice Cream Supper at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. The church is located between Fort Spring and Sinks Grove on Mt. Vernon Road.
The menu will consist of pork barbecue, hot dogs, various side dishes, several types of desserts, including pie and ice cream. Proceeds will be used for the church ministries. Excess food items, including pies, will be auctioned after the meal.