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Authentic Historic Rural Church

Orange Chapel


Famous Chicken and Noodles

Indoor dining is available during
the first two weekends in October.
Orange Chapel is famous for its chicken and noodles.
Homemade pie, sandwiches, and drinks
will also be served.

Take-outs are available.


The Orange Chapel
United Methodist Church

Invites everyone to join the congregation
for worship on Sundays

Worship Service
9:45 a.m.
Pastor Krey Leesman

Sunday School during Worship Service

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Many country churches have closed their doors due to a dwindling congregation, but the Orange Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 951 Knox Highway 27, rural Gilson, has served the rural community since 1856. The original church was made out of brick. The small, white chapel was built in 1900 and contains many original stained glass windows.

Other Attractions

Before leaving, relax a bit, and visit with the friendly folk who faithfully attend this serene church in the middle of the countryside. And be sure to pick up some homemade peanut brittle and baked goodies for snacking on later in the day.








For more information about the Orange Chapel stop please contact:

Leslie Wilt
219 W. North Street
Knoxville, IL 61448
(309) 289-6567

email: dlc88@centurytel.net