In Honor of the 175Th Anniversary of Gay’s Chapel United Methodist Churchby Representative Richard Hudson
Posted on 2014-01-16
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 175th
anniversary of the establishment of Gay's Chapel United Methodist
Church in Salisbury, North Carolina.
The commitment and reverence that the congregation of Gay's Chapel United Methodist church has shown is a great accolade to their shared faith, and I commend them on this milestone.
Gay's Chapel, established on January 17, 1839, has withstood as a beacon of God's love and blessings in our community for 175 years. It provides community members fellowship and a place to gather together to worship and grow closer to God. The congregation has continually upheld Gay's Chapel mission statement: ``Follow Jesus, make disciples, and lovingly serve others through our gifts and talents.'' The church has been an essential, devoted piece of the community for many years.
Mr. Speaker, as I work here in Washington serving my constituents, I rely on my faith and my relationship with God to help me make the right decisions and to guide my daily undertakings. I wish to honor and commemorate the 175 years of fellowship Gay's Chapel United Methodist Church has offered to the citizens of Salisbury and Rowan County.