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Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Cherubs Overhead

In the sanctuary are eight cherubims who, 'hovering at the base of ceiling arches with wings unfurled,  hold aloft the triune lights.  The amber globes of the lights symbolize the light of the Gospel.

The story is told that the artisan who crafted these creatures from the Bible similar to angels was inspired by his own grief.  His small infant son had died and so he gave each of these heavenly creatures the features of his son.

Impossible to verify, 'the sweet, childish face and cap of curls which each cherub wears makes it easy to believe that they may have resulted from the wish of a loving parent that his cherished child might always dwell in the presence of God.'  (Madalayne Allen. These Stones Will Shout. Wesley United Methodist Church, 1988).

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A special "Friends of Wesley" group is made of individuals, organizations, and businesses who wish to support the historic preservation of the century old and historically significant Wesley Methodist Church (Wesley United Methodist Church) founded in 1910.

The inspiring windows dating to 1928 honored people significant to local Oklahoma City history but also to the history of Oklahoma Methodism.

The church founding and development was guided by lay people who were leaders in Oklahoma City development in real estate, banking, business, and education.

It stands as a rare remaining example of Methodist Churches in the English Gothic style and as work by a significant early architectural firm.

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Wesley United Methodist Church
1401 NW 25th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma