SEDGWICK, Maine – The historic stained glass windows of the First Baptist Church of Sedgwick will be featured in a succession of brief talks to be given at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at the church. The Rev. Douglas Drown, pastor of the North Sedgwick Baptist Church and Saunders Memorial Congregational Church in Little Deer Isle, will highlight the Biblical symbols in the six windows, interspersing his presentations with traditional hymns relating to the themes.
Drown is a member of the American Baptist and Congregational Christian Historical Societies.
The church was built in 1837 to house the Baptist congregation, which was founded in 1805 and disbanded in 2008. The windows were dedicated in 1905 at the time of the church society’s centennial.
The church is located on High Street in Sedgwick village, just off Route 172. The event, which is part of the annual Touring through Time weekend of the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle historical societies, is open to the public. Free will donations toward the restoration and maintenance of thechurch, which is now owned by the Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society, will be welcome.
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