Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pentecost images








These banners represent different languages saying "Holy Spirit" (Arabic, English, Chinese pictograph, Japanese/Chinese calligraphy).

Pentecost ideas that Lara found.



Pentecost hangings...maybe for next year in the sanctuary, but this year in the chapel.

Altar cloth

Lara and I were on the phone chatting and thought maybe we could put together a book of all our plans. Our hope is to have a liturgical calendar so we can plan out the whole year in advance. We could have one or 2 meetings a year to flesh out ideas and then assign projects to those interested.
Darcy and I saw some beautiful ribbon hangings up 15th street from Lavaca. A church had "T" shaped bars with ribbons hanging off. Wouldn't that be beautiful in the chapel garden and in front of the sanctuary steps. Lara said she has seen them with bells on the end as well.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Special Sundays that require change to altar decorations.

Human Relations Day: January 18, 2009
One Great Hour of Sharing: March 22, 2009
Native American Ministries Sunday: April 26, 2009
Peace with Justice Sunday: June 7, 2009
World Communion Sunday: October 4, 2009
United Methodist Student Day: November 29, 2009

http://www.umcgiving.org/site/c.qwL6KkNWLrH/b.3595593/k.A832/Special_Sundays.htm
Use this site to get more info on these special Sundays.

Pictures of Altar decorations I found on the web.





Pentecost is coming up.

We need to decide what we want to do for Pentecost. Here is a thought Jen and I had...we use 4 banners in the sanctuary. 2 hang in the usual spots and one on either side of the choir loft (using stands). We have red or white backgrounds and use red gauzey type material to have fire flow across each of them. Kind of like it is moving.

Thoughts?
Mel