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Annual Pumpkin Sale, First Congregational Church, Saugus, MA

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Annual Pumpkin Sale, First Congregational Church, UCC, Saugus, 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.
16th Annual Pumpkin PatchI visited FCC of Saugus (See my post write-up here) a few weeks ago and have been anxiously awaiting this pumpkin sale which benefits a non-profit organization that provides services/employment to Native Americans. Additionally funds from this sale have been used in the past to raise money for the Danny Panico Memorial Scholarships to help sel…

First Baptist Church of Wakefield, Wakefield, MA

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First Baptist Church of Wakefield, 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 & HistoryPerhaps due to its size, height, and prominent location across from the upper common, First Baptist Church of Wakefield is certainly one of the defining pieces of architecture in the community. The building gives the town the text book appearance of the quaint New England village which persists amidst all of the modernization past and current in Wakefield.

The fir…

All Saints Episcopal Church, Stoneham, MA

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All Saints Episcopal Church, Stoneham, MAPillars & Foundations documents a journey through my surrounding communities, as seen through the experience of its religious institutions. My intent is to share exploration, 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 impactful 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.

This post is unique because I unfortunately did not have the pleasure of attending All Saints before their final service on January 7, 2018. Perhaps poignantly, I dropped by this week following work, and took these photographs at dusk in the autumn. I'm certain All Saints left an unforgettable mark on the community. Memories will last for years, and impact, b…

Sacred Hearts Parish, Malden, Massachusetts

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Sacred Hearts Church, Malden, Massachusetts
Pillars & Foundations documents a journey through my surrounding communities, as seen through the experience of its religious institutions. My intent is to share exploration, 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 impactful 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 & HistoryI was pleased to find an incredibly detailed history page on Sacred Hearts Parish's webpage that discusses not only the history of the church, but ties it into events going on in Malden and the broader world.  The parish first met in 1890, and began having services in the now gone Barrett Opera House, until 1893 when the basement of th…

First Congregational Church, UCC, Saugus, MA

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First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Saugus, 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 & History
First Congregational of Saugus sits right in the center of town on a busy rotary. Despite its bustle, Saugus's town center is quintessential New England charm, and this church fits in to the fabric nicely. The modern extension is built onto a recently restored older wooden structure which now serves William Sutton Masonic lodge, however the ch…