Abstract: Otis Joyce discusses the following topics: the method of membership in the Methodist church; the Methodist mode of sprinkling or pouring; baptism by immersion; church members being embalmed after 1930; opening the church doors; six week revivals; visiting ministers; homecoming; ministers being sent by the conference; comparisons between Methodist and Baptist preaching styles; the church offering; communion; the alter of prayer; Sunday afternoon dinners and fellowship; business meetings; care of the combined parsonage; and the quarterly conference of the four churches in the region.
Biographical / Historical note: Otis Joyce was born in Golden Pond, Kentucky. He was raised in the Land Between the Lakes area of Kentucky and lived there until his property was purchased by the Tennessee Valley Authority. He resided at Hematite until the Tennessee Valley Authority purchased his property. Joyce and his wife were active members of the Hematite Methodist Church in Center Furnace, Kentucky.
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Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Land Between the Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.
Center Furnace (Ky.)
Hematite (Ky.) – History.
Hematite Methodist church (Center Furnace, Ky.)
Tennessee Valley Authority
Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history.