The March 3, 1902 issue of The Shelbyville Evening Republican contained a detailed account of the previous day’s dedication of the new First Christian Church on West Washington Street, under the leadership of E. Finley Mahan, Minister.
The paper reported, “the large windows are no doubt the prettiest in this part of the state”.
The north window depicts a descending dove with an olive sprig in its beak. A traditional symbol of the ark, peace and forgiveness. The same descending dove, without the olive sprig, refers to the Holy Spirit’s decent at the time of Christ’s baptism. This may be what is implied here, since there is a star above which could refer to Christ.
The Last Supper is commemorated in the grapes and wheat, representing the blood and body of Christ.