Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mendocino Presbyterian Church.

Yesterday and today.

PLease read the History Here:

Sent to me by Paul and Yuna Cruce

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tiny Wayside Chapel

This teeny tiny Wildwood Chapel is in Marblemount, Washington on the way into the North Cascade mountains . Also known as the American Alps.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Historic St. Pauls Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint Paul is the house of God and a spiritual home for Catholics throughout the region. As the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it holds the cathedra, or bishop's chair, and is recognized as the bishop's official church.

The Diocese of Saint Paul was established by the Vatican in 1850 and elevated to an Archdiocese in 1888. In 1966 the name was expanded to include Minneapolis. It serves a 12-county area, containing 222 parishes, with approximately 800,000 Catholics. There are currently over 400 priests and 1,400 religious sisters, brothers and deacons who serve in the parishes as well as many other ministries. Each year, thousands of Catholics throughout the diocese come to the Cathedral to celebrate the significant events in their faith lives. Confirmations, Ordinations, and the Rite of Election for catechumens who are entering the Church all occur at the Cathedral.

Night photo taken by Mitch of Thank you.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chapel by the Lake

Printed by permission by Gwyn of Juneau Daily Photo

The log chapel was constructed in the mid-1950's. One of our three Sunday services is held in this picturesque and popular tourist site. In addition to the log chapel, the Chapel by the Lake campus includes a main sanctuary, fellowship hall, education wing, and quarters for the pastor's family.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Old Arizona Mission

Printed with permission by Sharon of Phoenix Daily Photo

This is Mission San Jose de Tumacacori, established on this site sometime after 1751 after nearby missions dating back to 1691 were destroyed and abandoned. This is one of the many missions established by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, the explorer, cartographer, and Franciscan priest who is responsible for the chain of missions running from within Mexico to northern California. This mission was abandoned by 1848 and began its fall into disrepair until 1908 when the area was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt. Restoration continues today although very slowly. In 1937 a museum was built at the National Monument which later became a National Park.

The mission is located in Southern Arizona between Tucson and the border with Mexico. Photos don’t really do it justice. It is one of those places you need to see in person in order to enjoy its beauty.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Summerfield Methodist Church--Alabama

I got this idea from 'ramblin' round' at

Organized before 1837, first under charge of Charles McLeod and next, Asbury H. Shanks. Contract for present building was let October 23, 1844; dedicated October 5, 1845. Greenberry Garrett was Presiding Elder of Summerfield District. Original building committee composed of Greenberry Garrett, A. H. Mitchell, T. B. Goldsby, John Paulling, George A. B. Walker. Original trustees were George Childers, Noel Pitts, John Paulling, David Mims. Here worshipped Bishop J. O. Andrew and other prominent Methodist leaders and educators. This church absorbed the congregation at Childers Chapel, south of this site, where a Medthodist congregation existed as early as 1824. Location: Dallas County

Friday, January 9, 2009

Historic Church

Salem First Methodist Episcopal Church ca. 1878
Salem First United Methodist Church is a Methodist congregation and historic church in Salem, Oregon, United States. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places under its original name, First Methodist Episcopal Church of Salem, in 1983. First United is the oldest Methodist church west of the Rocky Mountains, and is a designated United Methodist Heritage Landmark. It is one of the few high-style Gothic Revival churches outside of Portland, and has one of the rare tall spires left standing in the state.

I got this beautiful Church from A. Lawson of Salem,Oregon daily blog diary.