1925 view of Burr Oak Mennonite Church
1925 view of Burr Oak Mennonite Church

Charter members of Burr Oak Church used wood from a township school to construct the original meeting house.  If you’re ever involved in a remodeling project at church you will probably see some original lumber from the old school.

These same people used recycled wood from a train boxcar.  That wood was used for the ceiling of the current Music Office.  The hammer dents and dings tell a story of the labor behind this effort.

On tables at a Starbucks coffee shop it is not unusual to see the words “Recycled Urban Wood” stamped on the surface of the table.  If Burr Oak wanted to advertise our early leanings toward environmental awareness they could have a sign on the ceiling of the music office that says “Recycled Rural Boxcar Wood”!