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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Birmingham

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1956

Subject/Title of Window: Preaching/Praise/Baptism

Brief Description of Subject: The following description for these chancel windows from the book, "The Windows and Symbols of First Methodist Church Birmingham, Mich. edited by Dr. Arnold F. Runkel and privately published by the Church for its members in 1966.

Within the chancel are six of the most meaningful windows; they typify the activities performed there. These windows are done in grisaille wherein the background is a grey monochrome, chiefly light in color. They thereby differ from windows in the nave, which have predominantly blue backgrounds.


Pulpit on which is an open Bible. Small symbol: the orb surmounted by a cross symbolizing the triumph of the preaching of the Gospel. Above the Bible are three shafts of light indicating the Trinity.

The lyre, an ancient musical instrument, with a clef sign and musical notes, symbolic of hymns of praise. Small symbol: crossed palm leaves suggesting the singing of Hosanna and the palm branches used on Palm Sunday.

The main subject, the baptismal font surmounted by a descending dove of the Holy Spirit. Small symbol: scallop shell with three drops of water signifying the Trinity --- 'in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.'

The windows on Preaching, Praise, and Baptism were presented as a memorial to Larry Pomeroy by family and friends.

Height: ~63"

Width: 21", each; 120" total

Baptsim/Praise/Preaching outside
Baptsim/Praise/Preaching outside

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