Listen to “Church in the Wildwood” performed by Nashville Bluegrass Ensemble

Every Sunday during the 9:30 Worship Service at Jacksons Grove UMC, “The Church in the Wildwood” is sung as the Gathering Hymn (verses 1 & 3). It was written by Dr. William S. Pitts in 1857 following a coach ride that stopped in Bradford, Iowa and the words and music can be found in “The Cokesbury Worship Hymnal” on page 121. If you read about the history of Jacksons Grove you will find that the present building was constructed and dedicated on September 23, 1875 so is only fitting that “The Church in the Wildwood” be the official Gathering Hymn.