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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Steeple Sunday: Raleigh Moravian Church

This church is on one of my regular walking routes. Until I started thinking about steeples, I never paid much attention to it the steeple. Imagine my surprise when I stopped to take a picture and noticed that there is a Moravian Star inside the steeple (click below picture to enlarge).It has a beautiful copper roof with a weather van at the top with the numbers 1956 carved out on it.

As recently as 1951 there was no Moravian Church in Raleigh. At that time a family recently
transplanted from PA offered to help establish a Moravian Church in Raleigh. Permission was granted. Their first service was held on December 7, 1952 in a Presbyterian Church in down town Raleigh. The Raleigh Moravian Church was organized on October 4, 1953. In 1954 3 acres of land were purchased for a future building. On March 24, 1957 the $62,000.00 building opened. Neither the weather vane nor the date 1956 were mentioned in the history. If I had to guess, I'd say 1956 is the date for the installation of the steeple/weather vane.

Mom here: TODAY IS MY Mama's 82 BIRTHDAY also!!!
Happy Birthday Mama...that is what I've always called her in spite of all her best
attempts to get me to call her Mother. My daughter calls me Ma and I love it!!!!


  1. Happy Birthday to Mama!
    The pictures are beautiful!
    Have a great sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  2. Happy birthday Mom with your Mama
    My Mama is the same age
    (She will be 82 years on jun 16th :-)
    I'm so proud on my parents :))))

    Have a nice sunday
    Hugs for Madi from Kareltje =^.^=

  3. Happy Birthday Mama; I hope all her birthday wishes come true!...I've always called my Mom by her first name...Pretty steeple, I like the copper roof.

  4. Happy Birthday to your Mama - we hope she has the best of birthdays.
    We loved the steeple although confess we have never heard of the Moravian church.
    You are lucky to be getting beautiful blue skies for a backdrop to your steeples.
    We are glad that blogging and taking pictures is making you notice things in your neighbourhood you didn't before!!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  5. Hi Madi and Ma,

    You are so blessed to still have your Mama. We hope she has a very special birthday today!

    Riley and Star.

  6. Well Happy Birthday to Mama! Thats what I always called my mother too. One of my daughters calls me that. I wonder what the star symbolizes??? Never heard of a Moravian Church???

  7. That is a very interesting steeple. I have never heard of a Moravian Church either! I always learn so much on your bloggie.

    I luvs that me and your mama share our Gotcha Days! Happy birthday to your mama and I hope she has a Most Beautiful day!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  8. Lovely star in the steeple!!!
    Happy, Happy Birthday to Mama!!!
    Please give her a big Georgia hug from me.

  9. Love the pictures and happy birthday to your Mama!

  10. Happy birthday to your Mama too. I also have not heard of a Moravian church. The star in the steeple is lovely.

  11. 82!! Wow, that's like 12 in dog years! So happy 12th birthday Mama! :)

  12. What a pretty steeple!

    And Happy Birthday to you Mama!!!

  13. Mama, and Ma... how cute, both. Happy birthday to your mama then...and many good years ahead of her. (Hi, Madi!)

  14. If you pinch her, she's supposed to grow an inch. See if it still works at 82:)

  15. Hi Madi
    Tell your Grandmama Happy Purrday from us!

    *woo hoo*
    I bet she will get a kick outta all the happy purrday from around the country!

    We love to look at architectural things, so we think it's so neat to see the churches.


  16. What a beautiful steeple!!

    Happy Birthday Madi Mama's Mama!!


  17. For fun I use to call my mom Helen and then sometimes daughter calls me Dorothy sometimes for fun...and then mom.

    Happy birthday to mother..

    Dorothy from grammology

  18. Happy 82 birthday to your mama! I hope it was the best birthday ever! With you as her daughter I am certain it was! Love the steeple shot and the information about it. I wonder why the star was in there? AND why they didn't mention the date on the weather vane....why put it on there then? Hope you had a fun weekend!

  19. Happy 82nd birthday to your mama! We hope she had a wonderful day!

    That is a very cool looking steeple - the history is very interesting too.

  20. Happy Birthday to Mama!!!
    Hope she had a wonderful,warm,happy birthday.

    Thank you for the beautiful photos of the steeple.
    They are really pretty.

  21. Happy Birthday to Mama!
    I hope she had a fantastic day.

    Love that steeple, the star and copper roof are so cool. I am loving your steeple Sunday posts.

    Tell Madi that Cindi Lou seems to have gotten over her Diva moment but I suspect it could come back any time.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Judy and Cindi

  22. Happy late B'day to your Mama!


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