Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Deep Roots

Welcome to Rehobeth Mennonite Church, in the city of Schuyler (pronounced Skylar).


It is less than an hour away from us. And it is just down the road from the real house and museum of The Waltons, of the T.V. show. That was not their real last name, by the way. Their real name was Hamner.

Most of the church is covered with ivy. And you can see it's huge strong roots, embedded in the church. You might say it's a church with deep roots.



"Even the tiniest of flowers can have the deepest roots."
Shannon Mullen





19 comments:

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...


Ivy adds charm to this building.

Reanaclaire said...

Soothing to the eyes, though..

Ann said...

WOW, it looks amazing. Someone obviously takes great care in keeping in trimmed back from the windows and doors.

Nancy Chan said...

Really amazing to see most of the church covered with ivy. I wonder whether the roots will harm the structure of the church.

Hootin' Anni said...

Very attractive. The contrasting windows & door add to its charm.

Buttercup said...

So beautiful. I love church architecture and try to visit churches whenever I travel. Definitely one more to add to my list. Take care and stay well.

Sandra said...

this is as of now my most Favrite Church ever! I LOVE THIS!!! truly love it and want to go inside. I love the building, the shape, the ivy, the roots and even the name of it. so beautiful

Natalia said...

Wow, amazing!

George said...

I really like these deep roots.

Inger said...

I have never seen anything like it.

Chambray Blue said...

That is so interesting! So Hamner, I remember that name... the author's name. I loved The Waltons! Can you go inside the church? Maybe that's a dumb question...>>? lol

Chatty Crone said...

That church building is just so breath taking. I knew that about the Walton's - I love that show. And the roots of that ivy blows my mind!

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary said...

Love this look of this church :)

photowannabe said...

I don't think I have ever seen so much ivy on a building. Amazing and definitely Deep Roots...

Ruth Hiebert said...

Unbelievable ! It is beautiful though.

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh Ginny, what gorgeous pictures!!! Rich history!! My son & I went to a Mennonite Church for a few years, back in the early 2000s. Our oldest daughter went to a Mennonite college and married a Mennonite man whose family is steeped in Mennonite culture in Ohio. They're "new order" and not "old order" but many of the beliefs and mannerisms are still the same. Stay safe, my friend. Love, Andrea XOXO

Rose said...

Wow, it really is covered in ivy!

Carla from The River said...

That is amazing. It is beautiful.

GretchenJoanna said...

You find the best quotes!