Historic Photo Assignment

Group Photo Assignment: by Amber, Hannah, and Noa

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Above is a picture of the historic First Lutheran church. It is on the Northwest corner of Market Street and Blough Street.

This is what the church looks like now:Selinsgrove031

These are the pictures we took in front of the church on our adventure:

 

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We chose to take a trip to the church because Hannah lives in Selinsgrove, and she said that the church was easy to get to. We also thought that the historic picture of the church looked pretty cool, and seemed to be the most interesting out of the three pictures.

We had a pretty easy time finding the photo’s location, since Hannah does live in the area and was able to lead us there immediately. The only challenging aspect we came across was finding a good time that all three of us could meet up.

The Sharon Lutheran Church (originally called the First Lutheran Church) was built in the 1800s. The original building remained untouched until 1977, when “the Nave (which is the central approach to the high altar) on the original site was demolished. The new Nave was enlarged and the pulpit shifted to the north side.”  Since then, renovations have continued over time “to enhance its social and work spaces while also making it accessible to the handicapped.” This year, it is celebrating its 225th anniversary.
(All information gathered from http://sharonlc.org/who-we-are/history)

Obviously, a lot has changed in both the church and the society since the 1800s. However, the biggest change to this church has absolutely affected the community, the proof in the above paragraph. Because the church is now handicapped accessible, the doors are now opened for a whole new group of people to worship. This creates a greater sense of community and helps show just how much a simple change can help a whole society.

My Favorite Places

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Choir Room at my High School
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Degenstein Theater

 

The first picture is of the choir room in my high school. I spent a majority of my time there and developed great friendships with my classmates in the choirs. I made some of my closest friends in choir, and I miss it more than anything. We were all like a big family, and although we had some tough times, especially when a member of the choir and my class passed away, we all got through it together. We had two different directors in the four years I attended the school, and I loved them both. They were wonderful and treated each and every one of us as respectable individuals. When I was in choir, I felt like I could really be myself and embrace my creativity. Choir was my second home, and I’m so happy to say I could spend all four years with my musical family.

 

The second picture is Degenstein Theater, which I took only a few days ago. We are currently rehearsing for the upcoming play Her Naked Skin, and it is one of the most fantastic experiences I’ve ever had. Going from high school to a professional theater is absolutely incredible, and I feel so accepted in the cast even though it is mostly upperclassmen. I’ve had a difficult time adjusting and making friends here, but at rehearsal I really feel at ease and like I belong. Everyone in the theatre department has been a joy to meet and work with, and it’s the one place on campus that I’m absolutely in love with. The atmosphere is fantastic and it makes me proud to be a theatre major.