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Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Malden, MA

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Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Malden, MA
Pillars & Foundations documents an exploration of communities, as well as faith through religious institutions. My intent is to share experiences, and spread the positivity that I observe. The hope is to provide a window into these organizations allowing those who might not other wise venture in to appreciate these thoughtful, often intimate groups in our midst. Faith centers embody a drive to make a difference which they deliver upon, regardless if it is with one person looking for hope & community, or a recipient of their expansive charitable work.


History/Building
Historically there have been at least two Methodist churches in Malden Massachusetts prior to Good Shepherd United. Centre Methodist Episcopal church is one, and another Maplewood Methodist Church was the direct predecessor of Good Shepherd United, which was constructed on or near the same location in the late 1960s. Today Malden's Methodist community has consolid…

Saint Patrick Parish, Stoneham, MA

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Saint Patrick Parish, Stoneham, MAPillars & Foundations documents an exploration of communities, as well as faith through religious institutions. My intent is to share experiences, and spread the positivity that I observe. The hope is to provide a window into these organizations allowing those who might not other wise venture in to appreciate these thoughtful, often intimate groups in our midst. Faith centers embody a drive to make a difference which they deliver upon, regardless if it is with one person looking for hope & community, or a recipient of their expansive charitable work.


Building & HistorySt Patrick Parish has a very different feel depending on which angle you are observing it from. The view above is the traditional front of the flower shaped window gives the feeling of a country parish. In spite of Stoneham's close proximity to Boston, their are still portions of the town that are very quaint, leafy and idyllic. Not far from a picturesque New England tow…

First Congregational Church of Reading, Reading, MA

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First Congregational Church of Reading, Reading, MA
Pillars & Foundations documents an exploration of communities, as well as faith through religious institutions. My intent is to share experiences, and spread the positivity that I observe. The hope is to provide a window into these organizations allowing those who might not other wise venture in to appreciate these thoughtful, often intimate groups in our midst. Faith centers embody a drive to make a difference which they deliver upon, regardless if it is with one person looking for hope & community, or a recipient of their expansive charitable work.


Building & History
First Congregational became a separate entity from two neighboring churches in Wakefield and North Reading in 1770.  While the current granite building built in 1910, is the fourth meeting place of this congregation, the organization itself is older than the country it resides in. The current church's architectural style is described as Collegiate Gothic b…

Restoration Road, Wakefield, MA

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Restoration Road, Wakefield, MA
Pillars & Foundations documents an exploration of communities, as well as faith through religious institutions. My intent is to share experiences, and spread the positivity that I observe. The hope is to provide a window into these organizations allowing those who might not other wise venture in to appreciate these thoughtful, often intimate groups in our midst. Faith centers embody a drive to make a difference which they deliver upon, regardless if it is with one person looking for hope & community, or a recipient of their expansive charitable work.

Building & History
Greenwood Union Church is the historical name of Restoration Road, and I suspect is the label many long term residents of Wakefield may know this building by. The sign in the front of the building still boasts this name, with "Restoration Road," added on below. Built originally in 1884-1885 it is one of the few churches I've visited to be bestowed with its own Wikip…