Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Window Light

"I think it takes as much faith to believe in evolution as it does to believe in creationism," Dr. Sterling Walsh Jr. explained.

This is an photo from a couple weeks ago. I found it while going through my February clips for MPPA. It is a portrait of Walsh, the Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church. He is reacting to a "Praise Darwin" billboard meant to honor Charles Darwin that is located down the road from his Church. Freedom From Religion Foundation were responsible for putting up the billboard in Dover, Pennsylvania and Dayton, Tennessee, both locations of significant evolution court battles.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Cute kids sell newspapers"

A photo from last week. The shoot was a bit stressful - Am still not used to the large amount of child related assignments I receive in York.

Teacher Megan McGurk, paints the foot of Dallastown resident Tyler Phillips, 2, so he can help decorate an American flag that will be sent to troops in Iraq. He was attending a family night held February 16 by the YWCA at the York County School of Technology.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Holy Moley part 3

Goodness. I guess I have become a bit of a regular at Shenberger's Chapel.
I suppose this post will be the last of a three part (Jesus inspired) series.
Today I photographed Alex Rosenkreuz. He removed an oil painting from the sanctuary and plans to restore and hold onto it until the new church is complete. He is a restorer and artist whose business, Rosenkreuz Arts, has been in his family since 1905.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Holy Moley part 2

Daryl Miller hugs his daughter, Kimberly, 6, during Shenberger's Chapel service at the New Bridgeville Fire Company Sunday, February 8, 2009. Miller helped to put out the first that destroyed much of Shenberger's Chapel last week.

Members of the New Bridgeville Fire Company from left, Captain Dusty Ettinger, Keith Trahan and President Larry Miller pray during a service with the congregation of Shenberger's Chapel at the fire company. The fire department was responsible for putting out the fire that destroyed Shenberger's Chapel last week. Services and Sunday school will be held at the fire company until a new church is built for the congregation.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Holy Moley

This is the story of my first communion
One of the oldest churches in York County burned down early Monday morning. I was sent to scope out the scene the next day
and cover a service later on. It was a bit stressful trying to find the place. The drive included many frantic phone calls and
getting lost in multiple small farm towns.

Shenberger's Chapel was destroyed by a two-alarm fire considered accidental in nature. The 111-year-old sanctuary suffered
the most, which added to an estimation of $500,000 in damages.

Mark Webb, superintendent of the York District of the United Methodist Church and Rev. Patricia Bollinger serve communion
outside the sanctuary in Chanceford Township.

Thelma Foey has been part of the congregation at Shenburger's Chapel for the past 69 years and attended the service Tuesday
afternoon. "We will rise again," she said. "God is with us."

"They're going through a lot of heartache right now," Karen Booth explained. Booth has been a member of the congregation for
nearly twenty years. She explained why an oil painting of Jesus was intact despite the severe damages nearby, "It is a miracle."