Hope

Holy Week has begun.

The time of the year when Christian churches “celebrate” the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Two weeks ago, we coordinated a funeral at what I will respectfully call a “real, country church”. We had been there once before in 2010 for the spouse of the woman we were burying this day.

Christ Baptist Church is located on the Aiken County/Edgefield County line in North Augusta, SC. The driveway leading into the church is unpaved and winds up a fairly steep hill.

Once you arrive at the church, you think you may have made a wrong turn and went to a hunting lodge in error.

The sanctuary at Christ Baptist Church

The sanctuary at Christ Baptist Church

If you thought that, you would be wrong…even though there is a retreat house on the property.

If I recall, the design for the church was written on the back of a napkin at a Cracker Barrel by Pastor Eddie West and some friends.

Gives the idea of a church making you feel at home, a whole new meaning.

Gives the idea of a church making you feel at home, a whole new meaning.

The funeral we were assisting with was for the mother in law of one of the assistant pastors, Pastor David Dowd. In as much as I always try to get along and be friendly with clergy, there is something about David that makes you want to just give him a big hug and then listen to whatever he has to say. I feel like a member of their family.

Anyway, I went through all this just to point out the door wreath on the front of the church….and to remind you about hope…and belief.

The front door of the church, no doubt adorned for Lent.

The front door of the church, no doubt adorned for Lent.

and a closer view.....

and a closer view…..

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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