sent me a copy of his recently published book, "Methodism in
Alderson". It contains written works by other authors that speak of
Methodism and its beginning in Monroe County, and the establishing
of Rehoboth Church near Union and how it all led to Alderson.
E. Chase Bare, writes of his "Fifty Years" in the service of the
Methodists in the first half of the century and the various
locations in the town until finally "Johnson Memorial" was completed
and they could move from the third floor assembly room of the Bank
building, (now the Alderson Renaissance Building) next door! The
book is dedicated to Mr. Bare, the "grand old man" of JMUMC.
Rev. Nat Barnhart writes of the years prior to WW2 and various
authors complete the book. Included are the complete list of pastors
and many lists of members and church officers of the years. The
recollections of many member of the church, of their youth and of
those times gives us a poignant look-back into the past that it may
guide us in the future.
The various church's and chapel's and other outposts of our church
are recorded as best can be done. The loss, and/or conditions of
many records of the church were the primary reason for this book. It
can serve as a record of an integral part of history of the JMUMC
and the town of Alderson.
Note; If you are interested in buying a copy of the book. John
has said he will be happy to assist you. The books are $13.95 and
first class postage is $5.75. Johns address is 217 Sunset Drive,
Alderson. WV 24901