Friday, March 6, 2009

Here's the Church

Here's the church, and here's the steeple
Open the door and see all the people.
Here's the parson going upstairs,
And here he is saying his prayers.

We might not have any fancy new churches like a lot of you do, but we have some fine people who attend our churches.

And folks, these churches have some real history in them.

"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit." - Kahlil Gibran

Let me rephrase the above quote to read "sons and daughters."

Immanuel United Methodist Church

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

Evangelical Wesleyan Church

Detail of cross on Evangelical Wesleyan Church

Mariners United Methodist Church

Date on Mariners United Methodist Church

Graveyard at United Methodist Church

Asbury United Methodist Church

Wesleyan Church

Icicles on Wesleyan Church after snow storm

Somerset Free Methodist

St. Paul AME Church

Shiloh United Methodist Church
This church is undergoing restoration.

Crisfield Church of God

Crisfield Church of God Academy

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church side view

First Baptist Church plaque (click photo to view)

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church - built 1882

Side view of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church - built 1882

And, if I may put religion aside for one moment, if you are ever in Crisfield, check out the newspaper for church suppers. We want you to dine at all of our fine restaurants, but if you can find a church supper on a Friday or Saturday night, you will be treating yourself to some real home cooking, Eastern Shore style; and you will meet some super friendly people!


Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Wonderful photos. I love the churches in your town as well. You know, I always think there is so much that just looking at a church from the outside tells about the people on the iside.
Barry did a fabulous job with his churches as well.
Lol, you're right.....we have gone into the travel brochure business and I want my raise too....retrocative :)
Take good care and I hope you have the best birthday ever Patty :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Michelle said...

Great shots Patty. The Wesleyan shot is probably my favorite. I love how old some of them are. We are a little younger out here on the west coast.

I went out and shot a church today. I couldn't help myself and cropped it real it isn't a whole church shot.

I think I might try to make Friday my day to find a new church to shot.

2L3Bs World said...

Such beautiful churches.. You and Reggie Girl really made it.. I guess you could be partners in making your city well known to us..

J9 said...

Patty, there are some amazingly beautiful churches where you are. Ours are not as majestic, but nice all the same! Thanks for the invitation, and mine are finally up, but here it is still Friday!

Barry said...

I love the extreme perspective you used on the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. It does what churches should do, inspire us to reach for the sky!

J9 had some wonderful photos of churches in her community too. This was great fun visiting each other's towns.

Noelle said...

those photos are captured them beautifully.

Patty said...

Thanks to all those who participated. Next week it is people, so start clicking that shutter.

Our weekly shoot out is a great way to shine the light on our towns, cities, and countries.

Be sure and check out the others who participated:

Reggie Girl in Newnan, Georgia We fight a lot, but we love each other. We're both Georgia gals, but we recently met right here.

Barry in Ontario If you are a reader, you will get hooked on his site on your first visit.

J9 and stuff in Dublin, California Nice reading and great photographs.

J9 and stuff in Southern California She's a Canon girl, but I won't hold it against her. :)

Patty said...

Thanks Noelle. You keep looking for that camera so you can join us.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

The fighting is filled with love and admiration......everyone has to know that :)
I'm just plain ole proud that WE'RE both plain ole proud of the towns that we live in.
Couldn't think more of ya Huey........
and by the way,,,,,HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD GIRL!!!! How does it feel to to 60?? (Sorry, I forgot that you told me not to tel anyone...and yes, I know that you will get me later, lol).

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Patty said...

I will correct my duplicate J9 link tomorrow. I made a boo-boo.

Patty said...

You said it Reggie Girl! It is all in fun, and what fun it is! We can't wait to meet you and Prince. The crabs will be hot on the table when you arrive this summer! We will take you out on our boat, and go to Smith Island and Tangier Island. And of course, a meal a Gordon's is on us!

nessabates said...

What fun! I love seeing photos of old churches. We have a historical church tour here in Jacksonville, FL every year and I always much fun!

You did a great job capturing these!

Patty said...

Correction on the church links. I listed J9 twice. The "Canon Girl" comment was meant to be for Michelle who took a super photo of a church in her area. I tried to change it without deleting the whole comment, with no success.

Anyway, visit Michelle's site. She also has a Photo a Day project, which is pretty neat.

Sorry Michelle. Hope you will join us in our shoot out next week. I won't goof again!

Patty said...

Hey, Nessabates. Love your photos, too. You should join us next week. Jacksonville does have some beautiful churches!

nessabates said...

I might just have to do that :)

Patty said...

Nessabates: Looking forward to have you join our shoot-out. The subject is people in "our towns." Reggie Girl picked "old houses" for the following week. Remember, we post on Fridays.

Reggie Girl: Are we talking duded up old houses or falling in old houses or can we mix 'em up?

nessabates said...

I don't post on that blog much, this is the one I post on....

Patty said...

Nessabates: I am a follower now. Everyone should check out her photos
Another nice way to see travel without spending any money.

Do join us in out shoot out next week.

nessabates said...

I will...sounds like some fun and inspiration for another adventure :)