Thursday Doors: Epworth Methodist Church, Chicago

Every Thursday the lovely Norm over at Norm 2.0 has a fun feature called, “Thursday Doors”.  Norm challenges us to find unique and fascinating doors that we happen to come across during our travels.

This is the “Epworth Methodist Church” located in Chicago.  Built in 1890, the Romanesque style architecture and use of boulders and stones gives the church such an ancient, small village feeling.  In 2008 the structure was listed on the “Register of Historic Places”.

And those doors!  I love the slatted wood!  Can you see the ‘gargoyles’ on either side of the lettering above the doors?  It’s a feature that I absolutely love to see on buildings.  Besides the beauty on the exterior, it continues inside the doors; this is an inclusive, reconciling congregation.  All are welcome, whatever gender, race, age, sexual orientation, economic status, etc.

Thanks as always to Norm for providing bloggers with a great opportunity to display some very interesting doors!

  21 comments for “Thursday Doors: Epworth Methodist Church, Chicago

  1. September 5, 2019 at 8:46 am

    The architecture is beautiful Cher, someone had a wonderful concept. 😎

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    • September 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you, John! Yes, they certainly did, didn’t they? Cher xo

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  2. September 5, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I like this 👌

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  3. Jackie
    September 5, 2019 at 9:01 am

    You should post over at inSPIREd Sunday!!
    http://inspiredsundaymeme.blogspot.com/

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    • September 5, 2019 at 9:10 am

      Why thank you, Jackie! I shall definitely do that! Cher xo

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  4. September 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Beautiful and timeless doors most of all because of a beautiful message to welcome everyone!

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  5. September 5, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    This is so beautiful, the doors are awesome and the rock above is amazing! Great Photo. xo

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  6. September 5, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Simple, non-flashy doors just as one would expect on a church of this faith, unlike many of the wow-factor Catholic churches of the old world. I really like the field-stone walls. We see that a lot in older churches around here too.
    Nice one Cher 🙂

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    • September 5, 2019 at 7:19 pm

      Yes, I like the non-flashy doors too, Norm. Its simplicity seems more welcoming than the churches you are referring to, don’t they? Oh do you? Thank you, Norm! Now, onto hunt for next week’s door! Cher xo

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  7. September 5, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Beautiful! Have a great week, Cher… ❤ xo

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  8. September 5, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    It feels very welcoming.

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    • September 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Yes, I definitely feel that too, JT! Cher xo

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  9. September 7, 2019 at 1:32 am

    It’s a lovely old building, very unusual stonework.

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