|Here are Dick Smith's descriptions of each window's content. Imagine
yourself in the Worship Center doorway. The descriptions are of the windows
in clockwise order from that location.
|Epworth Helping/Reaching Hands
This is one of two partially secular windows. It's dedicated to the work
of the church helping in the community and accepting those in need.
The hands represent all ages, races (non-specific colors) and both
sexes. Inside the octagon is Epworth's long-time logo, which is
symbolic itself. Extending from mid-window to the top in the
backround is a three-pronged element -- God, the Trinity, supports all
This and the next three windows represent the four seasons of the
church celebrated at Epworth. Each is done in the liturgical colors
used in the particular season.
This first of the series -- Advent -- has the candles and wreath used
as we prepare for the coming of Christ.
|Christmas / Epiphany
This window combines the two seasons as they often seem to be
inseparable. The three kings follow the same star that announced the
birth of Jesus, and the silhouette used here is the same one
projected on Epworth Church during the Christmas season years ago.
Intentionally, this scene is serene with a Christmas-card look.
| Lent / Easter
The cross and crown of thorns on an ash-gray octagon background
are the Lenten symbols. A lily rises, interacting with the cross to
usher in new life and hope. This could be considered more of a
traditional church window.