9315 County Rd 7708, Troy, Alabama 36081, United States

Murphys Chapel United Methodist Church


  • Rev. Ron Lee is our interim pastor due to  absence of Rev Bob Yawn who is recuperating from heart surgery.

About Us

Church Information



  • Pastor: Rev. Bob  Yawn
  • Sunday Schedule
  • Sunday School 10:30 AM
  • Sunday Worship 9:30 AM

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Fall Festival



Announcements & Upcoming Events 

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  • Driving Directions:
  • From Troy Hwy 231 – from Hwy 231, turn north on Three Notch between KFC and CVS. Follow thru downtown Troy, pass Piggly Wiggly and out of town on Hwy 29.  Look for a deep valley on your left and a railroad track on your right. Turn left on Hwy 7708 and drive 9.3 miles thru beautiful Pike County countryside.  Murphys Chapel will be on your right with a large granite marker beside the road.

  • From Montgomery drive south on Hwy 231 to Pine Level.  Pass Sikes & Kohn and the Nut House.  Left onto Meriweather Trail (Montgomery Co Rd 28) Drive 5.6 miles to China Grove – about ½ way you will enter Pike County and road number changes to Pike Co 7702.  Right onto Pike Co 7707 and drive 0.3 mi.  Left onto Pike Co 7708 and drive 5.7 mi to church on left with large granite sign beside road..



Our Bulletin

 July 21st         9:30AM


Welcome / Announcements 

Birthdays – Anniversaries / Meet & Greet


Hymn To God be the Glory    No. 98

*Affirmation of Faith

*Gloria Patri No. 70

Prayer Requests - Pastoral Prayer - Lord’s Prayer

*Hymn Leaning on the Everlasting Arms No. 133

*Responsive Reading 

Tithes and Offering

*Doxology No. 95

Favorite Hymns

Empty Mansion    No. 393

Old RuggedCross    No. 322

Savior Like a Sheperd Lead Us No. 165

Scripture       John 5:1-9

Message “Stirring of the Water” Rev. Ron Lee

*Hymn Just As I Am   No. 605 



*Congregation Stand as able


Monday July 22nd: UMW @ 6:00 PM 

Tuesday July 23rd Men’s Lunch 12 Noon 

Prayer Concerns:

Bob and Cheryl Yawn, Family of Kelsey Starling, Jean Lee, Lynn Hudgins, and Lucy Jones.

Our Service Men and Women around the globe

The Poor - The Needy - The Infirm 

Ongoing Needs - Unspoken Requests - Our Church 


A quiet morning with a loving God puts the events of the upcoming day into proper perspective.


“When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself.” 

     Charles Swindoll

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Our History


Murphys Chapel United Methodist Church

According to records passed to us by our ancestors, the actual beginning of Murphys Chapel was in the home of Robert A. Murphy about 1855. Very soon there was not space enough in the Murphy's home, so he petitioned the Ala. Conference for a preacher and meetings were moved to a brush arbor. 

On 12/16/1859 a two-acre plot of land was purchased, and a log building was erected by slaves. It had a dirt floor and a large fireplace for heat. In 1860 Mr. Murphy died and other leaders moved away but Murphys Chapel remained flourishing in the service of the Lord and growing in membership. Later the log building burned, and a frame building was erected. There were two front doors; one 

for men and one for women. 

In 1890 a dispute caused the building of another church,  Brooks Chapel. Both churches were active until 1950, a period of 60 years. By this time both churches had lost members and were beginning to discuss consolidation. Because of the cemetery Murphys Chapel was chosen to become the surviving church. 

In 1951 the old frame building was torn away, and a brick building was erected. By the time this building was debt-free, the congregation was dreaming of a fellowship room. In June 1972 Pugh Davis, J.W. Coston and J.G. Townsend arranged for the building of a fellowship room with kitchen area and bathroom. In 1988 Pugh Davis gave land and a parsonage was built. Very soon the fellowship room was growing too small, so once again a loving united effort was exhibited, and the fellowship room was extended to triple the original size, with two more bathrooms. 

It would seem God has been present in this little Rural
Methodist church during the last 145 years. Submitted by: Virginia Peacock, Rt. 6, Troy, AL 36081 


Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

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  • UMW meets at 6:00 PM 4th Monday night of each month at the church.
  • A light supper is served, and fellowship, business and a program is enjoyed. Come and enjoy with us!

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9315 County Rd 7708, Troy, Alabama 36081

Murphys Chapel Cemetery

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