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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church of Dearborn

City: Dearborn

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Methodist Church Window

Brief Description of Subject: Left Hand Panel
In 1784, Methodism’s first bishop was Dr. Thomas Coke, who ordained Francis Asbury at the Christmas Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Center Panel
In 1939, three branches of Methodism, the Methodist Episcopal church, the Methodist Episcopal Church South and the Methodist Church. This union took place in Kansas City, Missouri. The significant moment of union was when a bishop from each previous demonization stood side by side and declared The Methodist are one. Bishop James Henry Straughtn, from the Methodist Protestants, Bishop Edwin Hold Hughes, from the Methodist Episcopal group and Bishop John M Moore, from the Methodist Episcopal South, had presided at the unification conference. There was no dissenting vote.

Right Hand Panel
This depicts a log cabin church- the first protestant church building in Michigan. It was erected in 1818 on the bank of the Rouge River near what is now Butler Road. The site is two and one half miles south of First Church’s present location.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 5.5'

Width: 6.75'

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came

The Methodist Church Window
The Methodist Church Window

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