By Nicole Heubusch
United Methodist Church Limona Village Chapel is proudly celebrating 100 years of service this year. The doors opened in the rural community of Limona in 1916, and it originally began as a United Brethren Church that started meeting in a small school building. The church bought the school building and moved it to its current property until it was destroyed in a fire in 1968. After the new sanctuary was built in 1969, the church built the Francis Anderson Fellowship hall and broke ground for the Seymour Educational Building, which houses our Children’s Center. The youth building was built & dedicated the Philip Mook Building in 1991.
Today, Limona Village Chapel continues to serve its community, and maintains its history and heritage. It continues to be a busy congregation, hosting barbeques, The Village Fair, Family Promise, Boy Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, and more. They recently held their first Pumpkin Patch Festival for the community.
“My husband Merit & I have been members at Limona Village Chapel since 1956. We are the longest standing members on the rolls at this time. I was secretary there for 20 years and it was a blessing serving in this capacity,” said long-time member of the congregation, Joanne O’Neal.
Limona Village Chapel will be celebrating its 100th Birthday with a Centennial Celebration Service and dinner on Sunday, December 4 at 10 a.m. in its sanctuary. They invite the community to come celebrate with them, and hope to see many former members. If you plan on staying for dinner, please contact the Church Office at 689-8385 to make your reservation.
On Sundays, Limona Village Chapel offers a Contemporary Worship at 9:30 a.m. and a Traditional Worship at 10:45 a.m. Bible studies, small group, youth groups, and more are also offered.
Limona Village Chapel is located at 408 Limona Rd. in Brandon. For more information, please visit limonavillagechapel.com.