Madi and Mom

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Steeple Sunday #23: N. Raleigh Presbyterian

North Raleigh Presbyterian Church took me by surprise for two reasons:
1. I didn't know of its existence we just happed upon it, luckily I had my camera.
2. It has one of the two most unusual steeples I've ever seen.


The church was founded in 1984 and it is a part of the Presbyterian Church of USA


In 1983 the area known as North Raleigh was totally different from how it is today. There were a few shopping centers and schools but no churches. At this time a group of citizens living in N. Raleigh began to worship together on Sundays at Children's World daycare on the corner of Ray and Strickland Roads. They quickly outgrew the space. The were given access to Lynn Road Elementary school on Sundays. By 1984 the N. Raleigh Presbyterian Church was officially organized.

In 1989 N. Raleigh Presbyterian Church moved into what is now called their Faith Ministeries Building. In 2002 they dedicated their new sanctuary.

The more I looked at this steeple the more I wanted to look at it.

There is something about it that simpley intrigues me......


Pictures were taken on July 5, 2010...absolutely beautiful blue skies but also very, very hot.

19 comments:

  1. It is beautiful!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  2. Good morning C.

    It is an interesting steeple, it has very modern lines compared to the others you have featured. I kept enlarging the photos just to get a closer look at it.

    I see they have lights aimed at the steeple, I'll bet it looks really cool at night.

    Hugs,
    J

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  3. Hello Madi Diva Cat!
    Firsts we have to come clean on somthings,(from our own bloggie) the term "chain of shame" is Maggie Mae's, we just adopted it and can take no credit for its origination.

    Now, about the steeple, this looks Art Deco to my uneducated (but non-the-less-brilliant hooman) but we read from your blog it built in 1984. It is very unusual though.

    Wiggles and Waggles
    Hector and Bonny too!
    xx

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  4. Hi Madi and Mom,
    Once again your pics are stunning - the steeple has such a quality when seen against the backdrop of that amazing blue sky.
    Have a peaceful, restful Sunday.
    love
    Martha and Bailey xxx

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  5. I agrees with Bonny and Hector bout da Art Deco style...and I can only agree cuz I'm still brain dead from last night and can't come up withs anything else on my own.
    It be's a good thing they put their worship times on da sign...some of us prolly need to go to church dis morning afters da pawty...hehehe!

    Puddles

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  6. That is a very different steeple.

    HiC investigating services is a success again.

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  7. Well that sure is cool! Very different and very pretty!

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  8. OH! I like it! You are right--it is intriguing!

    Give Madi a Sunday hug for me!

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  9. Gosh, I thinks that is one of my very favoritest steeples yet! I wonder where a Church gets a steeple? Do they call a steeple designer? Do they design it themselves? Go to Steeples R Us?

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  10. I like that steeple. I can't decide between Arts and Crafts style or an Asian influence...but I like to open airiness of it. It draws your eyes and thoughts Heavenward.

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  11. That is unusual. Modern done really well.

    Hope you're having a great Sunday.

    lotsa licks, Lola

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  12. I likes this steeple very much, it's unique and different. Tank youz for sharing it with us this morning.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  13. I agree with Puddles about many of us needing to go to church this morning after everything that happened this weekend ...

    Your pal, Pip

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  14. MAdi
    That is one mighty cool steeple!! I like the unique ones!! Thanks for sharing

    wags
    jazzi

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  15. Now THAT is a Carolina Blue sky!!!!

    MinnaK

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  16. Very unique steeple and such gorgeous deep blue skies!!
    Thank goodness you had your camera!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  17. Do you know anyone who goes to the church? I think I would have to ask why the steeple looks that way!

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