Sunday, July 03, 2011

Job's Temple

It is only appropriate that we close the series of the West Virginia Folk Festival blogs with the service at historic Job's Temple, which has been the official closing event of the Folk Festival for several years.

Job's Temple is a log church that was built in the 1860's. The original congregation split from Pisgah Methodist Church before the Civil War because of differences concerning slavery.

The Folk Festival Belles arrive at the site on a bus driven by that special lady, Susie Kirkpatrick.

Once everyone is seated in this special place, the service begins with singing, a short sermon, and history of the church.

Song leader for many years has been Bob Carpenter. He is well known throughout the area for his quartet singing.

Rev. Brian Groves presented a wonderful message entitled "My Granny's God". Here Brian is with Louella Stalnaker. Louella is one of the special folks who cares for this old church.

It was an uplifting morning.

Judy is with the Marion County Belle who she knows through Delta Kappa Gamma Society of teachers.

The Belles returned to Glenville so they could prepare to start the journey to lunch and then to their respective counties.

Judy and I hope you have enjoyed our personal glimpse of the 2011 West Virginia State Folk Festival.


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