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Old 12-30-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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I wish more people posted their churches
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Well I'm not really into churches since I'm Jewish, but I gotta post this one, because it's awesome, represents Philly and is down the street from my college. It's the largest stained glass black Jesus in the world. At the Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philly:


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Old 12-30-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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churches-synagogues it's all good...I am also jewish

love the black jesus
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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These churches around the courthouse square in Independence, Missouri are very historical. There are a few others in that general area. Most, if not all, are the oldest in Jackson County. It is the same county Kansas City is in. The suburb of Independence actually pre-dates the larger city by just a few years.

This Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is more impressive architecturally than my photo skills would show. I thought it interesting that 8 of the original 35 members were black in the year 1835. Alexander Campbell and Barton Stone are somewhat considered heroes among some in the Restoration Movement.




This is the Community of Christ temple. It is supposed to look like a seashell, I think. They are a splinter group of the Mormons. One of Joseph Smith's wives started the movement, if I'm not mistaken. She decided to have them in Independence, which has historical significance to the Mormons.



As you can see, this is where the future President met Bess as children in Sunday school. The house he went 'home' to as President, is just around the corner. He also retired there after the presidency. The locals have a lot of interesting stories about Harry.






This is believed to be the oldest African-American church in Missouri:




Lastly, this Episcopal Church where Harry and Bess Truman were married:


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