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Artist: David Wilson - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hartland, Michigan

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Building Name: Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church

Artist Name: Rich Buswell

City: Grosse Pointe Farms

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 2000

Subject/Title of Window: The Nativity

Brief Description of Subject: The eighteenth-century hymns of Charles and John Wesley, founders of the Methodist Church, were chosen as the unifying theme of the windows, a theme that also reflects the congregation's great interest in music. This is one of six windows on the right side of the sanctuary, based on the New Testament. The Nativity window is based on the Book of Luke. The square window designs appear to "float" in surrounding colorless glass, which allows views of the out-of-doors. The Nativity window features the infant Jesus surrounded by angels with the guiding Christmas star overhead. It too is based on lines from Charles Wesley's Hymn 88: "Let all the angel throng give thanks to God on high/while earth repeats the joyful song and echoes to the sky."

The Nativity
The Nativity

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