This is Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, which is perched on top of a roadside hill in nearby Gloucester County. I've been wanting to take its picture for a long time now.
Driving by last week, I was mesmerized by the shadows and couldn't resist the urge to pull over.
According to the sign out front, the church dates back to the 1700s. It's a beautiful if not slightly unusual building for a church. There's no steeple, no bell, none of the usual features you expect to see on a church around here. In some ways it resembles a schoolhouse more than a church. There are two very small graveyards on site.
Otherwise, I don't know much about it.
Perhaps Chesapeake Bay Mother, who's from Gloucester, can shed more light or share more details.
Regardless, it's a beautiful building that no doubt has an interesting history.
There's no particular reason I featured churches two days in a row; it just worked out that way. The frigid temperatures and lack of time have prevented me from going out to take many new pictures. This is more of a coincidence than a conscious effort on my part, I promise.
Coincidence vs. Conscious Effort could be a T-shirt, a bumper sticker or maybe the title of my next book, who knows. The bottom line is very little conscious effort is put forth here or anywhere else in my life. I discovered a long time ago 'tis better to go with the flow than try to control
The philosophical portion of this post, as well as the original portion relating to a church in Gloucester, is now over. Thanks for reading!