Laws Chapel Re-Consecrates New Sanctuary
According to Rev. Bobby Horn Jr., Douglassville-Union Chapel Circuit who serves on the staff of the Atlanta Citizens Journal, Laws Chapel UMC celebrated the completion of a major renovation and new construction project with a re-consecration service Feb. 1. Rev. Bill Taylor, superintendent of the Texas Annual Conference’s North District, joined the congregation, and representatives from area churches to celebrate the occasion. He offered prayers of re-consecration for the church building, the pulpit, baptism font, Lord’s Table and educational addition. “When your Word is read and preached from this pulpit,” he prayed. “Purify the lives and lips of those who speak here, that your Word may be heard and obeyed.”
Following the service, a reception was held in the fellowship hall with tours of the building. The church, built in 1868, underwent a major renovation in 2013. According to Rev. John Wilkey, pastor of Laws Chapel, beams from the original sanctuary were incorporated into the remodel, including constructing a cross that serves as a focal point at the front of the sanctuary.