Chapel on The Hill has come a long way since its conception.The congregation is an orthodox church that serves the Granite Falls area. It was started in the eighties in a little brown house on Galena Street.
In 2004 the congregation moved to a store front on Stanley Street. Through donations the chapel moved out to 15 acres at 18212 Engelbretson Rd. and built a small church for their 40 members. Pastor James Kyes began bickering at Chapel on The Hill in 2006 and was installed in 2010.
Chapel on The Hill features mid week services at 6:30 p.m. with a soup and salad potluck before the service for attendees. The congregation is currently working on decorating a tree in the church parking lot with lights in preparation for their midnight Christmas service. The service starts at 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and everyone is invited to attend.
“Our midnight service is very popular and well attended,” Pastor Kyes said. “When I first decided to have a midnight service I thought who’s going to get up at 11:30 to come to church. It was about three or four years ago and there was a foot of snow. I couldn’t believe the turnout. People turned out from everywhere and the church was just packed. And it has been since then.”
Chapel on the Hill is also hosting a game night on December 17 at 5 p.m. Kids are welcome to come and enjoy pizza and games. In the future Kyes and Chapel on The Hill hope to start a daycare center and open a community garden in Spring. The garden will feature 14 beds where community and congregation members alike are welcome to garden.