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

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church Sanctuary and FUMC Chapel

City: Ann Arbor

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Wesley Foundation and a Beehive

Brief Description of Subject: The left is dedicated to the Wesley Foundation. The head of a young man and women looking toward the future was the emblem of the student movement of the Methodist Church. On the right is a beehive. Early Christians used the symbol of the bee for immortality, but in later times the motif was used as a symbol of preaching and eloquence.

Wesley Foundation and a Beehive
Wesley Foundation and a Beehive
Wesley Foundation and a Beehive
Wesley Foundation and a Beehive

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