Thursday, July 19, 2012

Think Back Thursday ~ Church

it could be your current church,
a church you used to go to,
a church were a wedding was performed (yours or a friend, relative, whatever)
a church you just visited and thought was quaint,
a country church or a city church,
or even a famous church or cathedral.

I decided to post photos I took of the construction of the new addition we added to our church last year. I will also be posting photos of a few activities from the same time period. I thought about sharing photos I took of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. but decided on these. I hope you enjoy them.

Groundbreaking 01-24-2010

 the driveway and entrance to the church before construction 01-24-2010

 construction begins 03-21-2010

 Easter 04-04-2010
the pulpit area, choir loft and baptismal



the new front entrance, notice the line of trees is gone


church is not just the buildings
church is the people
this is our annual church picnic

(they always invite Jungle Jim and the kids enjoy his show)



church is children as well as adults
Fall Festival  10-30-2010

church is for pie and cake baking contests
Fall Festival  10-30-2010

the roof is going on, the walls are going up 10-31-2010

shingles on 11-21-2010

brick and stone on the front entrance 02-13-2011

Easter, freeing butterflies is a new tradition 04-24-2011

you can see the siding and the brick is done on the new addition

 Easter brunch in the old fellowship hall 04-24-2011 

The kids sing for Easter 04-24-2011 

 The old sanctuary 06-12-2011

the old foyer

 VBS in the new addition classrooms and gym 07-20-2011

For a while we had church and all activities, like VBS opening and closing, in the new gym while they were refurbishing the sanctuary. they rigged up a system to put our pews in the gym temporarily.

Refurbished and larger foyer now called The Commons..
with coffee bar (second picture) and information desk (third picture)

I cannot find my pictures of the refurbished sanctuary I was sure I took some. If I find them I will post them in a new post, if I don't I will take some soon and post them later.

Next week's theme is going to be
Playing WITH your kids
board games
computer/video game
playing house
anything else you "play" with your kids

Now these are not just pictures of your kids playing...
but YOU playing WITH them.
Take time to play with your kids this summer
make a memory
document it
and post photos of this years activity or previous times you have played with your kids
...and yeah, if you are in at least one of the photos someone else will have to take that picture for you. Let you kids take a photo, they will love it.

I have done some planning ahead for August and decided to share with you my current plans for Think Back Thursday so you can plan ahead while you are looking for this week's pictures you can be on the lookout for photos for the themes for the weeks ahead.

Aug. 2 - Earth/Dirt
Aug. 9 - Fire
Aug. 16 - Wind/Air
Aug. 23 - Rock
Aug. 30 - Night

The first 3 August posts are part of a series... we already did Water and Clouds. I decided to do some other basic "elements" of life on earth. I already have been thinking of some pictures for these posts, now I just have to find them in my many, many files. Aug. 30 can be any night shot, should be outside, inside at night is just an inside shot, not a night shot.

Here are the Rules for participating:
The purpose of Think Back Thursday is to link up a photo post about something from the past. You can reach back all the way to your childhood and bravely post pictures of you in your wild clothes and hair styles or post something from last year and tell us about it. I'm not picky. Hey, even yesterday was the past... LOL My posts will mostly be about events that happened prior to blogging, as a way to share those things with the world.
  • It can be about you, about your kids, about your parents, whomever. You can include video, I will not exclude video alone posts, but I prefer them along with photos, as this is a photo meme. I am doing a weekly theme now. That should help narrow it down from the myriad of photos we all have. For ideas check out the other posts in my label Think Back Thursday. 
  • Link up below. Please use a permalink that sends readers directly to the correct post. If you are not sure what that is click the word permalink for an explanation. 
  • Mention my blog and offer a link back. This is a requirement to take part and a kind gesture to me your hostess as well as your readers--they will know where to join in the fun, too. You can put the Think Back Thursday button on your site and in your post. You will find it on my right sidebar. Please use it to link to my site, to spread the word about my meme. Using the button will help others know how to find me and how to join. Tell others to click on the button in your post to find us here.
  • Leave me a comment. First so that you can let me know what you think of my pictures and secondly so that I will know a new post has been linked up and I can come visit your blog and comment on your photos. 
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Annette W. said...

I really enjoyed this!

Kym Thorpe said...

church building projects are so exciting! You have a great photo history of how it happened. Looks like a wonderful church and church family that you have. 8-)


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