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RESOLUTION No. ___



Introduced by: Kruse


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        A RESOLUTION commemorating the Meese Chapel Methodist Church on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
    

    Whereas, The Meese Chapel Methodist Church is celebrating its 100th birthday;

    Whereas, The original church was built in 1895 by a Church of God congregation and was known as the Lockwood Church of God in honor of James Lockwood, who helped build the church;

    Whereas, The land for the church was donated by W. S. Dancer, who designated that the land be used only for a church;


    Whereas, The congregation of the Lockwood Church of God soon fell upon hard times, and the mortgage on the church was sold to the Methodist Church;

    Whereas, Meese Chapel, named after a famous area evangelist, Reverend William Meese, was dedicated on October 20, 1899;

    Whereas, Reverend Meese was one of DeKalb's most colorful characters;

    Whereas, Reverend Meese was known as the "marrying parson" because he performed more weddings than any other pastor in the county; and

    Whereas, The Meese Chapel Methodist Church has played an important role in the development of DeKalb County: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to congratulate the congregation of the Meese Chapel Methodist Church on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the pastor of the Meese Chapel Methodist Church.


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