Banners

These two banners were designed by Ellen Boda and created by Becky Granger.  They are a part of a rotation of banners that we use at the front of our sanctuary.

Many of the symbols have a rich usage in Scripture and the descriptions given below should not be seen as limiting.  For example, while the tree can represent mature Christians, we can see in the banner the image of the tree of life found in Revelation 22:2.

The Dove Banner
Scriptural Inspiration:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not form yourselves.  It is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.  (Psalm 9:1)

Symbolism

Sun:  Jesus is the light of the world and gives light to us.
Dove:  The Holy Spirit at salvation, giving us the power to believe.
Cross:  Jesus’ sacrifice for us.
World and Representational Flags of the World:  We are a part of a world community of believers and responsible to bring the gospel to all the world.
Hands:Various skin tones representing each believer praising God.
Clasped hands: Loving each other and meeting each other’s needs.

The Bible Banner
Scriptural Inspiration:
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.  (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be glory both now and forever!  Amen.  (2 Peter 3:18)

Symbolism
Tree:  Mature Christians
Vine:  Young Christians
Yellow Sky: God’s light showing us the way
Bible and Water: God’s living Word that brings us life and helps us to grow into the people that God wants us to be.

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