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Why do churches often have altars?

In Judaism, the template had an altar for sacrificing. But we believe our sacrifice is done. So, what is the point of a church altar?
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Why do churches have steeples?

What purpose do steeples serve? Are they put high up on church buildings as some sort of marketing tool so it can be seen from far away or is there some other reason(s)?