First United Methodist Church (Part 2): A Beatitude in Brick

On April 5, 1931 the congregation of First Methodist Church (see Part 1) held the first communion service in its new church building. The building was designed by church member Wiley Clarkson.

Some views of the building:

church first unitedlook up first united niche closelook up first united tower topentry first united methodist

look up first methodist archeslook up first united reveal

glass first methodist 1night first methodistYou can gain a fuller appreciation of this grand edifice by picking out a motif—such as the quatrefoil—and following it around the building.

look up first united methodist quatrefoilFour quatrefoils.

Three quatrefoils.

Six quatrefoils.

look up first united quatrefoil threeNine quatrefoils.


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8 Responses to First United Methodist Church (Part 2): A Beatitude in Brick

  1. Mellinda Timblin says:

    It’s a good thing that God doesn’t get tired. He can dance all night and dance a little longer. For myself, I think I’m about ready to go home.

  2. Mellinda Timblin says:

    It is a place one would expect God to visit.

    • hometown says:

      Take off Your hat and throw it in the corner.
      Don’t see why You don’t stay a little longer.

  3. Very interesting. Thanks for all you do.

  4. earl belcher says:

    the map looks like dark ages work mike.

    • hometown says:

      Those bird’s-eye-view maps are fascinating. And pretty accurate. We are lucky to have them from three years.

  5. Kay W. Davis says:

    My parents were early members (not sure if they were members at the earlier 1st church) but were faithful and generous members for many years. My mom was historian for the last ten or so years of her life. Both my daughter and I were married there in our times, and my grandangels, daughter, and I were all christened there. It’s a beautiful “cathedral” and all of the symbols have meaning as I learned in my confirmation class. The most notable symbol is the height difference in the two steeples “which symbolizes man and wife” I was taught.

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