Dis my church, y’all.
YES, they let me in. NO, the ceiling doesn’t collapse. WTF, be nice!
This is Corydon Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and how cool is it, a church with a parenthetical phrase as part of its name? Way, that’s how!The door is around the corner and up a walk. I haz a key. Up there atop the door is one of our new stained glass windows. Here it is, where you can see it better.
Just inside the door, where we greet people, is this display. The display changes every so often, but this is here, now. The glasswork is done by Zimmerman Art Glass in Corydon, and is made out of scraps from our new windows. Nifty!
Here’s some more of what our kids used to call “neat ka-teet holy junk” behind a glass door. The round thing is a glass Christmas ornament, also made by Zimmerman’s, out of scraps from our old windows.Below that is another cabinet — with more doors — holding a shelf of various iterations of the church cookbook. I don’t know the date of the first one, but we were founded in 1833, so it can’t be older than that. I have some recipes in the most recent one.
This history is
stolen quoted from our website:
Our church was founded in 1833 by four women . We have a letter written by Elizabeth Spencer, one of the women, in which she talks about leaving the church where she grew up. She said that she met a pastor traveling through the area who introduced her to the idea that she could read the Bible for herself and think about what it meant. She and three other women were baptized by immersion and through much prayer founded Corydon Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Within the first few months, they had 20 members – 18 white women, one white man and one black man.
This is part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up. Hop over to his blog, see what he found to share this week, and follow the link at the bottom of his post to a list of participants. It’s fun!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Does your main character go to church? Did they ever? If they did, but don’t now, do they ever miss it? Answer for your character, now, not for yourself.