Thoughtful Thursday


Though this church was erected in 1890, its congregation first requested a preacher in the year 1795.  And, this congregation still remains strong.  It sits on a corner lot on Main Street and the Neo-Colonial house to the right came on the scene in 1904.  

"This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; but, I found myself instead." 
Magic in the Backyard~excerpt from American Honey
Kellie Elmore 


Comments

  1. I love your view of small town country life. I live in a small rural area, but often don't appreciate the unique homes, barns and other landmarks like you seem to. Your photos give me pause to take a closer look at the world around me! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

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  2. Morning Michelle, so beautiful.....love the picture and that it is so old and still going strong, Blessings Francine.

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  3. Oh this is so peaceful and beautiful. I love the architecture and love your quote. B

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  4. pretty, strong-looking building to go with its congregation. :)

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  5. I love that quote, if it is a book, I would like to read it. As always, a beautiful thoughtful picture.

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  6. Very nice church and I love the Christmas decorations!

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  7. So beautiful! Nice to hear the history behind the church as well.

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  8. What a beautiful church! I love those old stone ones..

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  9. Why cant i live in such a beautiful small town as you Michelle? Its so unfair, im going to write to Santa and tell him what i really want for Christmas.

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  10. I am in love with old churches. This one is a beauty.
    Laura

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  11. I have so missed your pictures. I hope to get back and catch up more properly in the next few days. I need to seriously think about running away from my calendar for a few days. Loved seeing your church lit with the spirit of Christmas!

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  12. I have so missed your pictures. I hope to get back and catch up more properly in the next few days. I need to seriously think about running away from my calendar for a few days. Loved seeing your church lit with the spirit of Christmas!

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  13. Another fine photo, Michelle. Your second comment today, from di2009, hit the nail on the head! You have a great eye for your surroundings.

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  14. Beautiful Church building...I admire your eye for capturing the perfect shots...
    Shug

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  15. That stone church is just wonderful. I adore rock buildings. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. A quite old church with an interesting story in an impressive night shot!

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  17. You are such a fine photographer. Love this to pieces.

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  18. Great history and image, Michelle. xo

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  19. Lovely lighting.

    I guess the congregation worshipped somewhere else for quite a long while.

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  20. I like to think I live near one too. I did 'find' myself... I think.

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  21. Wonderful photo and good to see the congregation continues on and enjoys using this great church.

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  22. Beautiful church - and I love the garland and wreaths!

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  23. Gorgeous, love the sturdy brick bell tower above the entry... dressed simply for a Christmas celebration. Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #61!

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  24. I love the light on the old church!

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