Stained Glass Windows
The glass was dedicated on Sunday November 2, 2014 at each worship service. As November 2 is All Saints Day, it was a particularly fitting day for dedicating this project.
This project was funded entirely by memorial or honorarium gifts. No general funds were used.
Thanks to all who supported this project through their prayers, financial support, or in serving on the design team.
The south or left hand side is about beginnings. The blues and darker colors suggestive of Genesis and the swirling chaos which God calls to order. The trumpets suggest God's voice calling forth creation, but also those trumpets represent the early years of Rejoice. Designed by Reid Swanson, those trumpets are still used today as a logo for Rejoice. Blue is also the color of Advent and the beginning of the church year.
In the lower left you have an image of the Ten Commandments and a stylized book symbolic of scripture. These are building blocks of faith.
As you move to the right the colors change to whites and yellows, suggestive of Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost, the seasons of growth. As the grains of wheat ripen, the hands rise up in thanksgiving to God. Finally in the lower right corner, we see the blues again, leading us back to Advent.
The dove and fish have long been symbols of the Christian faith and here stand out representing baptism and discipleship. Woven through the lower windows is Rejoice's mission statement to grow in faith (mustard seed), love (heart) and service (hands).