We are incredibly grateful to worship in a place that is so unique, beautiful, and rife with symbolism. We invite you to join us and enjoy the history and symbols that surround us.
The cross on the roof is not perpendicular like a flagpole, but reclined as a sign of humility and suffering, rather than “triumphalism.”
The roof represents the breaking of a communion loaf to symbolize that the church, like the communion table, is welcome to all.
The baptistry is located in the narthex, or entryway, because baptism is the traditional sacrament of entry into the church. It is centered to heighten the sense of community and active participation of the congregation in surrounding each new member with love and support in their individual faith journey.
The communion table
The communion table was made with pieces of wood from congregants homes as a reminder that the table does not belong to any one person, but is a representation of the communal nature of the church.
The airy structure made of wood, stone, steel, glass, stucco, and concrete with a reclined cross atop the roof is intended to be a visual prayer and teaching tool of what we believe church is in the modern world.
The exposed trusses of black-painted steel and woodwork at the back of the chancel are in the shape of a St. Andrew’s cross to honor our denominational roots that stemmed from Scottish Presbyterianism.
The black metal work, both inside and outside the building, represents the disciples, who simultaneously support and are sheltered by the church.
The cement floor
The cement floor symbolizes the foundation of over 2,000 years of Christianity upon which our faith and traditions are based. Throughout the sanctuary, earth-tones offer a call to stewardship and care of creation.
The movable mission-style pews, chancel furniture, and communion table were all made by a Colorado craftsman.
Memorial stained glass window
Cornerstone is the title given to the Memorial Stained Glass Window which hovers above the altar and behind the reredos in the Evergreen Christian Church Sanctuary. It was designed by ECC member and artist George Meyer and created and executed by him and Mark and Christina Gillespie. It is a gift given by and to the congregation in memory of those members of this church, young and old, who have died in the faith of Christ and entered into the final and glorious mystery of God's love, grace and presence.
This window is based upon the following theological and philosophical insights.
It reflects the mystery of our faith, which is ultimately beyond words, thus inviting symbolic artistic expression to fire our imaginations.
Its art of abstract expressionism compliments the contemporary architecture of our sanctuary.
Its postmodernist perspective fits the complex nature of the culture in which our mission takes place.
It invites our continued reflection for making meaning together as a Christian community who live in nature and grace, faith and mystery, time, and eternity.