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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Steeple Sunday: Happy 4th of July!!!

This church began in the minds of eight couples in 1965. They felt a need for a Baptist Church in North Raleigh. Their first Sunday Service was held on May 2, 1965 in a restaurant on Wake Forest Road. On September 5, 1965 the church was officially organized with 28 charter members.

The front entrance to the church is dwarfed by the huge window to the left of the front door.
In fact, the huge window even makes the steeple appear rather small.

On April 30 1968 the church purchased 5.5 acres of land on which the church is now located. The first service in the new church was held on February 23, 1969. Also located on the property behind the church is Friendship Christian School which was organized in 1970. Education starts with 3 and 4 year old children in preschool and continues through 12th grade. They have graduated over 500 students since their first graduation ceremony in 1980.


  1. This one is beautiful too!
    Happy Independence Day!
    Kisses and hugs

  2. Hi Madi & Mom,

    Another beautiful church but I don't think I have ever seen a window that large on a church before. It makes everything else seem so tiny.

    Has Madi found her hiding place to avoid the fireworks noise yet? We heard a few earlier tonight a block or so away and Cindi has been glued to me all evening.

    Have a safe and very Happy Fourth! I hope it isn't too hot over your way.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Judy and Cindi Lou

  3. Lovely!
    Have a Happy, Yappy 4th,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  4. Wonderful Sunday post...again. :)

    Happy July 4th!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  5. You are right about the window. The steeple does look small in comparison. Very interesting.

  6. Another Beautiful Church!!
    Happy 4th :)

  7. Beautiful Madi!! You guys have a wonderful 4th!!

    Licks from me!!


  8. A very nice church. I was wondering though, are there an infinite number of churches in Raleigh? It seems like there are quite a lot anyway, which is all to the good because we get to see them.

    Happy 4th to you all.

    wags, Lola

  9. Happy Independence Day! Thanks for another Steeple Sunday...appropriate as our Country was founded for freedom of religion.

  10. Very lovely Church and steeple post.

    HI Madi!

    Happy Fourth of July!




  11. Another wonderful Steeple Sunday!!

  12. HI Madi and Mom.
    Love your steeple Sunday!! Not worry about running out of churches. You can just start all over again. We have a Friendship church here in Tally Town too!! Happy 4th!!
    XXOO, Happy, Bambi & Fern

  13. That is a very interesting entrance to the church. I'm surprised they don't have some type of rain porch.

  14. Thank you Cecilia and Madi for your visit!!!
    Love your company!!! I wish I could come over for tea!!
    XXOO, Fern
    PS I hope it has been a good one!!!

  15. I love the history you have found on all of these fine churches in Raleigh!! How do you find so much info?

    When we blog, we save the brochures from the places we go to, can't rely on the memory cells for all of those tidbits!

    Great pics, too!

  16. You're right, that is one big window!


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