Sunday, April 13, 2014


First group of baptized Christians met on May 29th, 1800 to form a church that would service the communities of Macedon, Palmyra, Farmington, Phelps, Augusta, Bloomfield and Canandaigua.  They met at the home of Lemuel Spear in the town of Palmyra, New York.  Over the years the congregation had grown and in 1803, several members asked to me be dismissed to form their own church in the town of Northfield, which is now known as Pittsford, NY.

In 1808 a meeting house was build west of Palmyra.  Membership grew and many felt hardship of travelling to Palmyra.  In 1832, forty two members broke to form a group in Palmyra (which is the Baptist church on the four corners in Palmyra), and a second church, Second Baptist Church of Walworth.  In 1835, the above church and property became First Baptist Church and Society of Macedon.  The church building was taken down and relocated to the Village of Macedon where it stands and is used today. The rededication took place January 1, 1836.

What is unusual is in looking at the beams in the attic, they found that each one is numbered for when the church was moved in 1835.


1/2 cup butter
Judges, 5:25

2 cups flour
1-Kings, 4:22

1/2 tsp salt
Leviticus, 2:13

1 cup figs
1-Samuel, 30:12

1 1/2 cups sugar
Jeremiah, 6:20

2 tsp baking powder
Luke, 13:21

1/2 cup water
Genesis, 24:11

1 cup raisins
1-Samuel, 30:12

3 eggs
Isaiah, 10:14

Cinnamon, mace, cloves
1-Kings, 10:10

1 tblsp. honey
Proverbs, 24:13

1/2 cup almonds
Genesis, 43:11

Blend butter, sugar, spices and salt.  Beat egg yolks and add.  Sift in baking powder and flour, then add the water and honey.  Put fruit and nuts thru food chopper and flour well.  Follow Solomon's advice for making good boys-1st clause of Proverbs, 23:14.  Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.  Bake for 1 hour in 375 degree oven.

NOTE:  I bake in a round tube pan, but you can use a round or square pan, just check on baking time.  Also, the cake is very rich and doesn't need frosting, but I do sprinkle confections sugar on top of it.

Soldiers of the cross do their best fighting on their knees!


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you enjoy the church and recipe today.

It is going to be in the 70's here today. Maybe even the 80's. But on Tuesday is suppose to go down to the 40's. Am enjoy the heat while I can.


Anonymous said...

crazy weather. yesterday beautiful, today rainy and snow tomorrow

Evie said...

This recipe has so many of my favourite ingredients Jean Thank you

I looked up Scripture cake and the history of it is very interesting It was popular in Britain and America in the 1800's and was used to teach both baking and the Bible in Sunday School

Thank you for finding my comment last week Marilyn


Evie said...

It has happened again Marilyn can you please find my earlier comment -thank you


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Jodie,

Sorry you are having such crazy weather. Hope spring comes soon.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Evie,

I found you and got you out. Wonder how you keep ending there. Thank you for the information about the cake, I didn't know that. It's very interesting.