Community Church Congregational United Church of Christ in Corona Del Mar, California. That’s quite a mouthful for a name. Lots of C’s for sure.
On January 21st while I was in California my sister and I spent the morning at Crystal Cove and on our way home I spotted this church on a side street off of PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy) and my sister humored me and turned down the street so I could take some photos.
We took full advantage of the sunny days in between the rain storms that Southern California experienced while I was there.
Linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally. It’s been a few months since I’ve linked up.
We are still planning what we will be doing for Super Bowl Sunday and if anyone will be joining us. Maybe some New England Clam Chowder and a Georgia Peach Cobbler if I go with a game theme to represent each team. It will definitely be a fly by the seat of our pants kind of day! What are you planning?
On a road trip we took early in October we drove through the little town of Concrete along the Cascades Highway and Skagit River. Concrete is a town in north-central Skagit County, Washington, United States. The population was 732 at the 2010 census.
St. Catherine Catholic Church.
Community Bible Church
Mount Baker Presbyterian Church
Concrete Assembly of God. This is one of three oldest wood structures in Concrete that survived several fires prior to 1921. After all the fires the city decided to use their ample supply of concrete for future commercial buildings.
How Concrete Got Its Name
Early settlers came to the Baker River in 1871, originally calling the settlement on the west bank “Minnehaha.” In 1890, the townsite was platted by Magnus Miller, a post office was set up, and the name “Baker” was adopted. On the east bank of the river, the community that sprang up around the Washington Portland Cement Company (1905) was named “Cement City.” After the Superior Portland Cement Company plant (1908) was built in Baker, it was decided to merge the two towns, and in 1909, after much discussion, the new community settled on the name “Concrete.”
The Concrete Fire Dept. and Police Dept. stand side by side sharing a mural on the front of their buildings.
I’m linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally and to Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo.
We are having a quiet Saturday as predicted. All outdoor surfaces are wet but not puddly. The rain is just a mist so far. Have you started shopping for Thanksgiving day? I haven’t yet since we are going to friends for the big meal. We are thinking of making our own turkey after Thanksgiving on the Traeger grill this year. Time will tell. Hope your weekend is going well.
My last two churches from Ohio Amish Country happen to both be white. This first one is St. John’s United Church of Christ.
The name of this simple church is Holmesville Church of Christ.
I think the best feature on this country church is the belfry. We did not see any bats up there…
Bats in the Belfry: An antiquated term for insanity, madness. Belfry: the top of a bell tower on a church, where the bell is housed. Often infested with bats, who enjoy the darkness and seclusion of the place.
She’s got bats in the belfry, sqirrels in the attic, owls up in the loft.
Linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally.
Central Christian Church in Elkhart, Indiana
Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Indiana.
We saw these two churches and a few more on our Heritage Trail Driving tour while in Indiana the end of September. I’ll add a couple more here that were quick drive-by shots.
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, Indiana. Goshen is the county seat for Elkhart County and the following photo is the courthouse.
Linking up with Beth and Sally for InSPIREd Sunday.
While we were in Shipshewana Indiana we took a drive on The Heritage Trail to many small towns circling back to Shipshe. We stopped at this church in Bristol to take photos and found out it was a historic landmark.
Linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally.
We are having a slow Saturday here at this old house. Patio covers are removed and…
…we are just watching the leaves fall. How’s your weekend progressing?
When were were driving the Heritage Trail on a Sunday in Indiana it didn’t take us long to figure out that there was a church gathering happening in a room in this barn.
All the horses were unhitched from their buggies.
At one point a fussy little one had to be taken out to the buggy for something to soothe the tears.
I’m linking up to…
InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally and
The Barn Collective with Tom The Backroads Traveller.
We are in the country again this weekend in Northeastern Washington State. The guys are working on finishing up a staircase project while us girls are walking and enjoying other things. The big storm that was suppose to hit the Western part of our state fizzled out. That’s okay by us. Hope your weekend is filled with peace.
I tried to get some information on this mural on line and couldn’t really find anything. There were some references to Corn School.
La Grange Methodist Church?
1st Presbyterian Church in La Grange, Indiana.
On our way to Shipshewana, Indiana from the Detroit airport we stopped in La Grange on Highway 20 a few miles from “Shipshe” for dinner and saw these churches and mural while scoping out our dinner options. It didn’t take long to decide on one of the two spots that were open. The barn was spotted on the road before we reached La Grange.
Linking up with Tom the Backroads Traveler for The Barn Collective,
InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally,
and Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo
Combining these three memes since all these photos are from La Grange, Indiana.
Steeples and bell towers from the road in Spokane, Puyallup and a message in Colville Washington.
Peace Lutheran Church in Puyallap Washington.
I think this is the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane taken from Providence Sacred Heart Hospital. I plan to take an up close and personal view of this cathedral in the future.
For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
I saw this verse on the side of a building in Colville, Washington.
We are having a nice visit with my cousin and friend from college who married my cousin. The weather has changed here with wind and rain and lots of leaves falling.
We took a selfie. We are eating well with an egg scramble for breakfast, cucumber salsa, and pulled pork sandwiches with beans and coleslaw for dinner and a shrimp cocktail chaser that my cousin Jim served up. Oh and there’s a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for dessert.
Tomorrow Jim and Jeanie head to Canada and a ferry ride to Vancouver Island. We are inspiring them by watching the survival show “Alone” that was filmed on Vancouver Island. Have you watched that show?
Linking up with InSPIREd Sunday hosted by Sally and Beth! Thank you!
I copied the description of this church from their webpage.
We are a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church located in Colville, WA. We are a Reformed church. Our prayer is to reach out to this world with the good news of the gospel. We proclaim God’s free grace in Christ, we worship our Lord in Spirit and in truth, and we seek to grow in unity and maturity in the Lord.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church…is a worshiping body of believers, united to the Lord Jesus Christ by faith and nourished by means of the public ordinances of Christ’s Church. We are a local congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a conservative, Reformed, and Presbyterian denomination.
The Word “Orthodox”…
…in our name means: “committed to correct teaching and doctrine.” We are unswervingly committed to the whole Word of God as the divinely inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word from God — the only rule of faith and godliness.
I took these photos in August while visiting our son and daughter in law.
To see more of InSPIREd Sunday posts from around the world go to the link up hosted by Beth and Sally.
We are having a beautiful weekend here in the Seattle area. We celebrated Dear’s birthday yesterday and tomorrow we are looking forward to a start of a new series at church called God and Politics. Should be interesting and of course it’s timely. Hope you are having a peaceful weekend.