A History of Our Building
The first church building in Hannibal.
Presbyterian Church completed in 1840.
The Second Presbyterian Church building at Fifth and Church Streets.
This building, completed in 1862, was considered inadequate after the churches re-united. It was vacated in June, 1894 and demolished at a cost of $ 450.
The current church after it's completion in 1895. The final cost of building the church was about $35,000. That would be almost $2,000,000 in today's money.
A photo of our home in 1909
Stained Glass at FPC Hannibal
Created by Tiffany and Co., it is thought that this window depicts the vines and branches.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;
apart from me you can do nothing. "
John 15:5 NIV
This large rose window overlooks the sanctuary. Brides have been known to time their weddings so that the wedding party is bathed in the warm glow from this window.
Another painted window, this one depicting Jesus walking on water.
During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When
the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said,
and cried out in fear.
But Jesus immediately said to them;" Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
"Lord, it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
"Come," He said
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But
when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out "Lord save me!"
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith: he said,
"why did you doubt? "
Matthew 14:25-31 NIV
Though not technically a stained glass window this painted glass windowdepicts the parable of the lost sheep.
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.; I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Luke 15:1-7 NIV
The stained glass at the front of the sanctuary above the organ.