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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: Grand Ledge

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1912

Subject/Title of Window: Bee Hive

Brief Description of Subject: From the booklet, "First United Methodist Church, Grand Ledge, Michigan. Walking Tour Guide of the Stained Glass Windows," by C. Bernard Johnson (1994).
The window located in the rear of the sanctuary was given by Mr. and Mrs. James Nash Dewitt. James' parents, the Dewitts have a window located in the old choir room along side of Julia's parents, the Capwells. James was a mason contractor. He built the foundation walls for the church. Julia's first husband was George Dewitt, whom she divorced, and married James, George's older brother. The Dewitts moved in 1920 to Lake Odessa where they both lived the remainder of their lives.

In the new testament there is a reference that the church is a buzz with activity, just like in a bee hive. The bee hive is a colony of bees, and we are a colony of heaven on earth. Each local church and congregation would be in one sense its own colony, and in another sense a part of a larger piece of God's Holy Church, or Universal Church.

Inscriptions: Mr. and Mrs. James N. Dewitt

Condition of Window: Fair

Height: 6'10"

Width: 2'11"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Bee Hive
Bee Hive

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