A Legacy Of Grace

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church has a rich heritage.

By God’s grace we have been faithful to our calling to be a diverse, welcoming place of community and healing for people as they journey through life.

1995 | Chapel Hill Founded

The story of Chapel Hill begins with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Vogt, who was then serving as a District Superintendent…

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1998 | Chapel Hill Preschool Began

A preschool was started with 1 classroom and 1 teacher. We are proud to say that our preschool has now…

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2001 | Groundbreaking Ceremony

On July 8, 2001, Chapel Hill held its groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the future building at 13th Street…

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2002 | Doors Open On Our New Home

After nearly a year of construction, Chapel Hill opened the doors to its new home at 1550 N. Chapel Hill…

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2007 | First Excursion To The Holy Land

Pastor Gannon leads the first excursion of 22 to the Holy Land.  All return proclaiming how the experience has transformed…

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2005 | The Good and Beautiful Series is born at Chapel Hill

From 2005 to 2009, the Reverend Dr. James Bryan Smith—teaching pastor at Chapel Hill from the very beginning—began field testing,…

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2010 | Planeview Transformation Coalition/Mission Statement

Chapel Hill helps form the Planeview Transformation Coalition, a partnership of agencies focused on the needs of the most impoverished…

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2010 | Building Committee Assembled

Attendance jumps from 550 to 650, with three Sunday morning and one Saturday evening service. In response to the sustained…

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2012 | Groundbreaking For The Expansion

Following a successful capital campaign, new ground was broken for the expansion of Chapel Hill, providing a 850-seat worship center,…

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2014 | Consecration Of New Sanctuary

Bishop Scott Jones celebrated Easter with Chapel Hill on April 20, 2014, by consecrating the new Sanctuary and facilities including…

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2015 | 20th Anniversary Of Chapel Hill

20th Anniversary theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of Grace.”  Throughout the year, the church bulletin lists significant events that have…

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2017 | First Mission Trip To Central America

The church takes its first mission trip to Central America.

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2018 | Extraordinary Journey

The first Extraordinary Journey is held at the church.  Fifty “Sojourners” who attend the weekend retreat are deeply immersed into…

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2019 | 2nd Excursion To The Holy Land

Pastor Gannon leads a second excursion to the Holy Land that is over double the size of the first one…

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2020 | COVID-19 Pandemic

The infectious nature of COVID-19 forces the church to cancel all its on-site worship services, classes and meetings.  Staff and…

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2020 | 25th Anniversary

Chapel Hill celebrates its 25th anniversary on October 25 by unveiling a new mobile-friendly website, a new logo, and an…

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