Here is the church, here is the steeple ...


PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / the sumter item

Painters freshen the steeple of First Presbyterian Church, 9 W. Calhoun St., on Wednesday. According to the church's website, First Presbyterian Church was first organized in 1823 and was the second church in what was then called Sumterville. The present church sanctuary was dedicated on Nov. 10, 1907. The Rev. Nicholas Cheek has served as the church's pastor since August of 2016.