Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial

United Methodist Church 

 

On the exterior walls of the building, high up near the roof, are to be seen various symbolic designs. 

 

Cornerstone 

 

 On the exterior walls of the building, high up near the roof, are to be seen various symbolic designs. On the west

side, beginning at Main Street, they are as follows: Four fishes caught in a net, signifying God’s care over those

who trust Him; the Anchor which is our faith in His Word; the Bible, and finally the Peacock, which is the symbol

of immortality. On the east side, beginning at Main Street, they are as follows: Two fish, for as the draught of

fishes on the west side shows his miraculous power able to supply all our needs, these show his daily provision;

the Crown; the Ark which from the days of the Roman Catacombs has pictured the Church as able to ride through

all periods of persecution, and the Lamp which is the light of His Word. In the panels between the two portions of

the front window on Main Street are found cut in the stone: the Star of Bethlehem, the Carpenter’s tools (for Christ

was a carpenter), the Lilly and the Palm (symbols of purity and triumph), the Crown of Thorns, and the Cross. 

Peacock, which is the symbol of immortality

Four Fishes Caught in a Net

  

Noah's Ark  

  

                                                 

Two fish, shows Jesus miraculous power able to supply all our needs

Holy Bible

Anchor

Crown

Lamp

On the front of the church - Star of Bethlehem,

the Carpenter’s tools (for Christ was a carpenter),

the Lily and the Palm (symbols of purity and triumph), the Crown of Thorns, and the Cross.