Thursday, March 23, 2017

Valley Creek Presbyterian and 10th Blogaversary

Valley Creek Presbyterian Church has the distinction as the oldest 
 Presbyterian church in Alabama, and I chose to feature it 
for this blog's 10th anniversary. 

Yes, Selma, Ala., Daily Photo is 10 years old today, but that
 is just a tad when compared to the long legacy of this 201-year-old church.

 The congregation formed in 1816 before Alabama even became a territory.
 The eight families that founded it hailed from North Carolina,
 and they built a log structure in 1821. It was replaced by this
 Greek Revival building around 1857.

And yes, this church still meets! Although its active membership has dwindled 
to just a few, services are still held the second and fourth Sundays
 at 9:30 a.m., and they sing lovely old hymns from a 1946 hymnal. 

Notice the two floors. You enter on the ground floor which serves
 as a fellowship hall, then climb a couple flights of stairs
 to the second-floor sanctuary. 


Above is a plaque in the foyer that was placed by the Alabama Society
 of the Daughters of the American Revolution noting the church's
 distinction at the oldest Presbyerian church in the state. 

Many thanks to the readers and contributors of this blog! 
I have met so many interesting Selmians, researched local history
 and stretched my creative limits to shoot photos of the same subjects
 at different angles, in different lighting and different seasons 
to try to keep a small-town photo blog alive and fresh!

Thanks also to City Daily Photo Blogs which introduced me to this
project and to hundreds of cities and bloggers from around the world! 

Linking to Signs, Signs 



Small City Scenes said...

Happy 10th. Excellent post.

Linda said...

Congrats on doing this for 10 years! Well done. And the church is interesting.

Kate said...

It is a fine photo of the plaque, esp with the flowers in the foreground.

William Kendall said...

Quite a distinctive looking church. Congratulations on the milestone!

Jim said...

Good shot

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Congratulations and long live both

Tanya Breese said...

great post to go with your blogiversary! i'm coming up behind were one of the first blogs i followed from cdp!

Tom said...

...well, 10th anniversary. A most interesting church, I'd love to see the inside. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Congrats on your blogiversary and what a perfect picture/place to commemorate it. I started blogging in 2007 also -- around April or May..... and like you learn so much from this hobby -- and really so appreciate those of you who take time to read and encourage.