No lovelier place in the dale
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the little brown church in the vale"
Onward I go, searching for churches that remind me of my childhood church. My church was not brown, nor were there any valleys or dales, but this song always made me think of home. I am sad we don't sing it any more in church.
My maternal grandparents are buried in the cemetery across the street from Piney Ridge UMC near Pamplin, VA.
Another church near Pamplin, VA (didn't keep track of the name - shame on me!)
A simple, old church, at Cades Cove, TN.
And then, when we were traveling in Ireland, we came across this church, built by a man, for his family's worship, on his property. I can't even get my mind around a church like this for private worship, but then, you would have to see the "house" he built as a wedding gift for his wife (Kylemore Abbey)!
Have a blessed day!