December 4, 2021

Glenn Independent Methodist Church receives Historic Preservation Award

Pictured (L-R):Paige Harrod (Organizing Member), Pamela Lyle, Regent, Carolyn Glover (Organizing Member and Church Trustee), Judy Miller (Chapter Officer), and Julia Saint, State Vice Chairman, Historic Preservation.

(Glenn, GA) — The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, recently awarded the NSDAR Excellence in Historic Preservation Award to the Trustees of the newly formed Glenn Independent Methodist Church (formerly Mount Zion UMC). 

This recognition honors individuals or groups that have saved and/or preserved their local history, including restoration of buildings, collections, significant objects, monuments, cemeteries and other important artifacts. Accepting the award on behalf of the church trustees was Carolyn Glover.

The church itself was originally founded in 1825 and has undergone many changes over its 196 years. 

The trustees of the church has assured that it will continue to be a place of family history, and a place of faith and fellowship for the Glenn community.  

In 2020, the James Stewart Chapter never got the chance to celebrate their 20th Anniversary because of COVID. 

The chapter started in the Glenn community with Lela Craft being the Organizing Regent for the chapter.

The Organizing Members would met at a house that overlooked the little church and the quiet graveyard. 

The chapter’s namesake has a marker in the church cemetery, placed there to honor his service in the Revolutionary War.  

It seemed only right that the James Stewart Chapter would adopt the church cemetery for Wreaths across America next month. Saturday, December 18th is National Wreath Laying Day around the country.

The chapter and church members will join thousands across our country to honor our veterans.  Our members will honor the veterans buried at Glenn Independent Methodist Church by placing a beautiful evergreen wreath beside their grave marker.

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