Friday, April 15, 2011

FMTSO... Churches/Temples/Synagogues

FMTSO (Friday My Town Shoot Out) Join us today at My Town Mr Linky you can find the rules at MyTownShootOut today our assignment was Churches/Temples/Synagogues

 Above and below, Harvest Chapel, my church at night.
I had PHUN putting the cross on to the door that enters the sanctuary.
 Oops! First Baptist sitting at the light. the bus drove around the corner and right into my picture.
below is the rest of First Baptist. they bought the old building and built the new and connected them with a walkway.

 above and below, again through the windshield, First Presbyterian , it is next door to First Baptist.


Episcopalian Church

 the last four photos are my most favorite. Above and below, Methodist church built in 1884 and is in Manatee Historical Village.

 Above church is in the Palmetto Historical Village
This last is in a state park about 40 miles from home. Can you tell I love OLD churches?
I googled to find how many churches in our town...
 with in 5 to 100 miles of our small town, see below
 5 miles 252
10 miles 389
15 miles 555
50 miles 3372
100 miles 5558

Churches in My Town comes to 555, do you want me to post a picture of ALL of them? I Will If You Want me to.... ha ha YOU KNOW I WILL
NY NY Stats....
Manhattan     308
Uptown 1105
Midtown 878
total 2291
within 100 miles 22,641

26 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I love old churches too. And, I love small churches. I'm also into steeples. Anytime I see one, I try to get a photograph. Oh, and I like white churches too.

Great photos.

Best,
Bonnie

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I like the old historic one the best. Neat.

Mama-Bug said...

They are beautiful Sandra! Love the little old church in the last photo.

DawnTreader said...

Now there's a project for you... You could post a different "church of the day" every day for the next two years... ;)
I like that Methodist church!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Hi Sandra, so glad you stopped by. I am always glad to meet someone on the cyberhighway who knows Ky. I know Pikeville. Been there one time. Your churches are all so different and inspiring. The churches in my town are all alike that is why I did not just picture them all. Love all the palms trees that is what makes them so interesting.LOL
QMM

GingerV said...

your stats are great. and I love the old churches best. More than likely they were built by the parishioners. not contractors. the love is still there.
If I went through Friburgo I would find the same denominations but not the grand churches. often the Baptist and Methodist churches are in store fronts, and not on the best streets (if there are best streets) they are often pretty raggedy and not clean. Is money the only issue?

Madeline said...

All the churches are beautiful but I too love the old ones best and the small ones. Keep snapping, Madsnapper!

Remington said...

I like the older churches too! Beautiful pics, my friend! Thank you for sharing. Do I want to see all of them....why not!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love your Church, old ones are beautiful also!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Such variety in church buildings,but we all worship the same God.

Snapper II said...

The Oldest, the Smallest and Greatest, God surely abides in them all. "Where ever there are two or three gathered in My Name there Am I in there midst".

George said...

It's too bad the bus got in the way of your first picture of the Baptist church, but I enjoyed all the pictures you shared in this post. I, too, like that old church. Obviously we're going to have more churches to look forward to.

Kim, USA said...

I like old churches too huge and small they are an inspiration. And by the way I haven't googled about churches in my area I will do it too ^_^

FTSO

S. Etole said...

What an intriguing variety of churches ... I'd love to see more!

Ginny said...

Yes, I DOO!!! And I am serious!!! I LOVE the last three, they are my fave, and I want to go in them...no, wait...I want YOU to go in them for me and snap away!!! YES!! A post a week inside these!! I pester Betsy and George endlessly because they rarely take pictures inside the buildings. Your pictures are beyond STUPENDOUS!! You always shine on these memes, they suit you, you need to join MORE!!! And I'm also loving that big blue mirrored skyscraper, I would hang out there all the time for reflections. Am I just Bossy Pants today or what? That's what Ella called me one day when I made her stop putting beads in her mouth. She called me Bossy Pants then then hid under a chair. I laughed the rest of the day. I have been meaning to ask you how is the church going?? Are you teaching or volunteering there yet, doing anything?

Ginny said...

Good grief you got a lot of comments, and it looks like some new followers, too. Join more memes!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

thanks for that lovely pictorial tour!
your part of world is so beautiful and those are such great shots.

happy weekend!
betty

Stacey Dawn said...

Hello my friend! LOVE those churches with steeples. Happy weekend!

Jama said...

I love looking at old churches too, the architecture are just too beautiful!

Regina said...

I like old buildings and the shadows are pretty too with the cascading trees. My..a lot of churches! I love architecture and am astounded by the places I see on the blogsphere. I don't see too much out of the ordinary here. I doubt if I'll ever get off this rock before I die (not being negative)..unless we have one of those erruptions and we have to escape (ha ha)!! We are so glued here! Enjoyed your captures my dear-

Pauline said...

I love your last two churches! The little old churches just seem more genuine to me.

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra - I love old churches too and old cemetaries that go with them sometime. I think to myself - all the history that goes along with that - and all the stories of peoples lives you'll never know.

You have pretty churches there.

In the eye of the beholder said...

My favorite ones are the last three! I'd love to see them in person.

diane b said...

Churches are so photogenic especially the old ones. Wow your stats are mind blowing. Are they all full every Sunday?

Ann said...

I think that would be an excellent series. I've been meaning to get out and take pictures of all the churches in my area. I just love the way some of them look, especially the older one. I really like that last picture, that one is my favorite.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well---I love seeing old churches, both inside and out... SO--if you want to post more, I will enjoy them!!!!

Great post today... I too tend to love the smaller and older churches when it comes to photos...

BUT--the bigger ones offer more for families when it comes to meeting needs.

Hugs,
Betsy