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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Called by Christians, The Last Supper, this beautiful wooden frieze of Jesus and His disciples at their last Seder together is the altar centerpiece of the First United Methodist Church in North Hollywood. (photograph for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht 2010) (Click on image to enlarge)
The parable of the Good Samaritan - early stained glass window - First United Methodist Church - photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.
Jesus asked his followers about the meaning of 'brotherhood". Then He told a story about travelers passing by a man who had been robbed and injured. A Samaritan stopped to aid the man. Who was the man's brother?
Stained glass window of Saint James the Great (or, Elder) - First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood.
Pilgrims to the shrine of Saint James in Spain were given little cockle shells as symbols of their achievement. Hence, Mary, Mary quite contrary ...
Stained glass window of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. An Anglican priest, Father Wesley sought to reform the Church of England by a de-emphasis on ritual toward what he saw as the greater inspiration preaching and music.
My favorite Wesley quote is:
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”

First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
4832 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, California 91601.

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