The beautiful Chapel located on the south end of our campus has unique history and special signifance to our church family.
The Chapel was built by the Woodmen of the World in 1929 to provide a universal church and sanctuary for the patients of the Woodmen War Memorial Hospital (located where the Tanglewood Apartments now stand). From the 1930s until its closing in 1956, the hospital provided members with the most up-to-date treatment for tuberculosis, and patients could attend non-denominational church services in the chapel.
The chapel was named the William A. Fraser Memorial Chapel, after the society’s president at the time, and it was dedicated to the memory of all the deceased members and war dead who had no monuments erected at their graves.
The building, constructed of native limestone, features a 60-foot-high carillon tower which contains 25 chimes, a tranquil courtyard with fountain, and mosaic-tile walkways from Mexico. The chapel has multiple beautiful stained glass windows. The plaques on the walls in the entryway contain the names of the Woodmen of the World who lost their lives in World War I.
The Sunset Ridge Church of Christ purchased the chapel in 1959, and the main church building, designed to match the Chapel, was built in 1965.
The Chapel is NOT available for rental at this time.