This was our total Church membership back in 2007. Now we are lucky
if we average 15 members total due to deaths and nursing homes etc.
I don’t know when this photo was taken but I do know that Chad Price,
Jason and Melisa Begley, Aaron Hammond and Joseph Templeton are
This was one of our all time favorite projects that we started in 1993.
It was our $1000 scholarship program to our High School Graduates
who furthered their education. I don’t know the figures but I assume
we have given approx. 51 total since 1993!
This photo was taken in 2013 of our entire church membership!
Since then, we have lost three more faces from our membership.
We are a small mountain church nestled in the Templeton Valley
above Manville. We do not have many young people to draw from
as potential church members cause all of their previous generation
have left Manville because of their work, education etc.
These two cuties were Jessica Kaarlela’s twins. Jessica is one of our
church members. I will also add that she is also a wonderful Shepard!
Alley’s Chapel UMC, c/o Jessica Kaarlela, 6429 Manville Rd, Gate City, VA. 24251-4716