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Chandeliers Shine and Stained Glass glows in Midtown Sacramento.

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Traveling on a Sunday allows one to be adventurous in church visits. There is such a cornucopia of churches to choose from and people to meet.  Inevitably you meet somebody special or learn something unique about people.

Today I met Barbara Spittler, who has been attending the First United Methodist Church of Midtown Sacramento since its building in 1925. For her age, I might add, she was sharp as a tack, and had answers to all my questions.  I mentioned to her that I thought the chandeliers seemed be be kept quite clean, (knowing at my church what a huge undertaking that is.)

Barbara, sitting in the pew next to me said, “Yes. They used safety ropes and pulleys to do that. Not an easy task. The chandeliers were made in the basement by our music director.  He was a welder.  He learned metal work for the sole purpose of building the chandeliers. All the chandeliers are one of a kind. ”

“Did they make the crystal?”

“No,” she laughed, “those are just dessert bowls that they picked up and the five and dime store that was down the street at the time.”

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After the service I enjoyed Valentines Cake in the annex.  Curious though it was why they were serving it a week early. I noticed a beautiful stained glass window, which had been imported from the older church in 1925.  I couldn’t help but want to take pictures.  Be sure to click on them for full effect.


Written by gettheconcept

February 9, 2009 at 2:19 am

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