Passion for Arts

Sanctuary Art Glass

Beginning in 2004 the church was honored to work with respected local glass artist Bill May of May Studios to design art glass for our sanctuary. The glass was carefully planned so as not to overwhelm or darken the space. The pattern is based on nature through interpretation, not illustration.

Images are geometric, not literal, and are intended to allow views to the clouds and trees outside. Thoughtful use of both colored and textured glasses help tie our room and organ together and fill the room with an uplifting spirit. These windows help us experience God’s gifts of light and serendipity.

Mouthblown European glass was utilized, with German new antique glass for the clear background areas in the clerestory windows. For the balcony window, the bevels are custom ground and polished. No image can duplicate the brilliance and spirit of the actual glass.

The congregation responded to the design with overwhelming support and funded all the windows in only a few years, mostly through memorial and honorary giving. Click on a window image to discover in whose honor it was created.

Special text for Balcony Window
For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12