Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Steeple First Baptist

I really love the color of the tiles on this steeple and it's shape and how proudly it stretches into the gorgeous blue sky. First Baptist on Salisbury Street in Raleigh, NC was organized in 1812 with 23 charter members.


Even though First Baptist sits in the middle of down town Raleigh it has a very active and large congregation. The above picture was taken standing across the street on
Capital Square. It is quite an impressive compound.


Today First Baptist has over 1,400 members and an annual budget of 1.5 million, it is home to Raleigh's largest free-clothing store for those down on their luck, an AIDS ministry an active preschool, a Japanese ministry.
It will celebrate it 200th anniversary in 2012.....

21 comments:

  1. That is a unique and beautiful steeple...We hope your Sunday is wonderful...Kisses to lovely Madi!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  2. What lovely pictures again - just perfect against the blue backdrop of the sky.
    Such a lovely church and steeple and how nice to know it remains an active part of the community 200 years on.
    We do so like 'living' churches that reach out in a practical way to show their message.
    We are so excited about your mom's meet up today - can't wait for the pics.
    Our internet seems to behaving and we were able to complete a post!!!
    love
    Martha & Bailey xxx

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  3. We'really look forward to these Steeple Sunday posts. That one is a beauty.

    wags, Lola

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  4. That was interesting.

    Have a wonderful day...........for all of us ..... lots of hugs...

    xoxoxoxo

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  5. That sky is indeed blue!! And the steeple is very pretty! I, too, like how it is two-toned....very nice! Thanks for sharing! Cat, Lautrec and Tiny

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  6. Why I think I love this one the best! Happy Sunday Madi and Mom!

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  7. I love your steeple posts!
    Have a wonderful time today meeting Kath and Grant!
    Hugs,
    Kit

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  8. Wow! 200 years! That's almost as old as my mom! Thank you oh-so-much for sharing this very special steeple.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  9. Mama always loves the steeples on Sunday....us, well, we miss seeing darling Madi....:) xxxxxxxxxxx

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  10. Great pics! And very informative! You have such fun posts! Thanks!

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  11. This steeple is so beautiful!!
    Love the lines in the tiles!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments for us!!!
    Our mommy is really happy to have met you,Madi and Mom!!!
    We are surprised you have Japanese friends! a lovely surprise!!

    Happy Steeple Sunday!!

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  12. What a cool church steeple MAdi!! You sure do have alot of neat steeples in NC!! Have a wonderful Sunday

    wags
    Jazzi

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  13. So pretty! We need more church steeples! So pretty against the blue skies!

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  14. Beautiful!
    I hope you are having a great sunday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  15. What a lovely church and so much history!

    Hi Madi!!

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    Abby

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  16. Such a pretty steeple! You sure have a lot of beautiful churches in your city!

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  17. So much history in that church. 2012 will be such an amazing year of celebration for you.
    Say hi to my new friend Madi for me!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  18. Now that is a beautiful church! We don't have big rich churches here. :)

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  19. That is a very impressive steeple, love the design of this one. There are so many interesting church steeples in your area and I am thoroughly enjoying seeing them.

    Cindi Lou say to tell Madi, "Meow, meow, mew, meow, purrrrr!"

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  20. So there is a big Japanese community there? Interesting.

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  21. Another wonderful steeple Sunday, thanks Madi (and Madi Mom!)

    Smileys!
    Dory

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