Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Sunday, May 29, 2011

STEEPLE SUNDADY #32: APEX FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Happy Steeple Sunday....these lovely flowers are from us
to you!!


Apex Baptist Church began in the early 1870's when residents of what was then called Log Pond met in members homes each week. In 1873, Log Pond was incorporated as Apex and the small congregation of 28 people built their first church on South Salem Street.  As the congregation grew, the need to expand resulted in a new church building which was constructed on the present site in 1912.  I expect in 1912 the corner it sits on was a sleepy country road.  However, today it is a bustling intersection  on a major artery through the city.  These pictures were taken while waiting at the stoplight of that intersection.  I'm not sure what the little compartment is on the right.  There are floodlights there and what appeared to be some plantings.
They expanded again in 1951 and 1961 to add more Sunday School rooms.
In 1987 the sanctuary pictured below was completed to replace the aging 1912 sanctuary and in 2000 their new educational facility, family life center and fellowship were completed behind the sanctuary.
The Town of Apex is expected to triple in size during the next decade.
They are certainly keeping up with the times.  They have a blog and are on FaceBook.

Mom and Dad are taking a road trip today.....but she promises to
check in with my friends when the return mid afternoon.
psssst the Par-tay starts at 9:31 am.  Don't forget the secret password and BYOFF,(bring your own Fancy Feast).
Madi, the Hostess with the mostest.

17 comments:

  1. Madi, I got that flowers in front of my house : ) But now it's Winter, I saw the flowers in your blog instead....Thank You
    xoxo

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  2. We think those flowers a lovely color! My human grandma has some that color in her yard!!

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  3. Very pretty flowers Madi and looks like a nice church!!

    wags
    Jazzi

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  4. Beautiful flowers, great big pom poms!
    Another wonderful looking church in your area!

    You rascal, Madi! I thought it was: when the cat's away the mice will play! :)

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  5. Wroooo wroooo,
    We're on our way...don't start without us!
    Those hydrangeas are amazing!

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  6. Beautiful flowers and lovely church.

    We're firing up our magic afghan and will be there shortly to party with you, Mads.

    xxxxxxx

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  7. What beautiful flowers and such a pretty Church!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

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  8. Here we are Madi! We brought a few Georges too, shall we let 'em loose?

    Mommy said we had to behave, but we told her to look at the nice church and mind her own bees-wax!

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  9. I brought a couple of cases of fancy feast and some peanut butter bones!

    Your pal, Pip

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  10. Nice post!!!!
    Ps.: We don´t forget the password!
    Kisses

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  11. Happy Sunday Madi and Mom! My mom luvs it when you do Steeple Sunday!!

    Woofs and LIcks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS Am I to late fur da Par-tay? ;)

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  12. Dang, Madi! We think we missed the party!! Your mom and dad must be back by now!

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  13. It is a beautiful church!
    I hope your mom and dad had a nice trip!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  14. What a pretty little church. It looks like it has quite a bit of green space even though it is in the city. I love those pretty pink hydrangeas.

    Hugs,
    J

    PS, from Cindi. It was a great party Madi, our moms and dads need to leave every once in awhile so we can do that again.

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