584 - HISTORY OF TOLEDO AND LUCAS COUNTY.
PERMANENT RELIGIOUS WORK.
It would be impracticable here to do more I than make brief mention of the great number of Church enterprises which constitute the religious work in Toledo. So far as may be, record will be made of these in the form of denominational history.
602 - HISTORY OF TOLEDO AND LUCAS COUNTY
THE FREE CHAPEL.--In 1884, for the purpose of providing accommodations for religious purposes, unrestricted by denominational views or associations, a building was erected at 205 Tenth Street, which was given the name of Free Chapel. The peculiarity of faith on which this movement is founded, consists in disbelief in human organizations as an agency for the promotion of Christ's Church on earth ; and in belief that individual believers should be held together only by the spiritual bonds of a common love and experience of saving faith. Hence, there is with such no society organization. Believers in this faith are scattered throughout this and other countries. The Toledo Chapel was built with means supplied by David T. Newton and others interested in the movement. The title is in the name of Lyman H. Johnson, the Pastor, and successors to be appointed by him. The work is largely promoted by a monthly publication, the Stumbling Stone, edited by Mr. Johnson. Worshippers at the Chapel comprise not only residents of Toledo, but also of the surrounding country. Services are held weekly, with semi-annual assemblies in March and November.
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