Statement of Purpose
The Faith and the Arts Committee (formerly the Visual Arts Committee) of Central UMC believes that God calls us to express our love of him in every way possible. We also believe that there are diverse ways of experiencing the Divine. We see the visual arts as a medium which can motivate dialogue, encourage understanding, and provide comfort to creators and viewers of art, all of which may serve to stimulate and enhance spiritual growth.
Church Street Gallery Statement
The visual arts gallery of Central UMC will provide our church community with opportunities for evangelism, education, spiritual growth and reflection. Initially we will seek out local and regional artists for submission. There will be at least six shows a year which will help the members of Central and our larger community experience and connect more deeply with God. This gallery will enhance our observation of the liturgical seasons of the Christian year and the various ministry areas of our church. Overall the gallery will broaden our conception of the Divine as it adds a visual dimension to our church experience.
What we do:
- Create visual displays to enhance Central UMC's worship services
- Curate the Church Street Gallery outside of the sanctuary and chapel
- Serve as a visual arts resource to other groups in the church
- Seek to beautify the interior of the church building
Join us for our next Faith and the Arts Committee meeting
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the conference room of our church. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO JOIN US. If you have any questions, please reach out to Hugh Meyer at email@example.com.
The Faith and the Arts Team created this display for the sermon series on Jonah.
"Beauty is always available. It is there to be attended to, and art is our human response to whatever we see as beautiful. Not the kind of beauty we might call pretty or decorative--it can be strong, shocking, confusing, boundary-breaking, thrusting forward in experimental ways--but beauty that most often reflects glory, the glory of our God who created us with the capacity for recognizing, responding, and receiving beauty through the work of artists."
--from the Foreward by Luci Shaw to For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts by W. David O. Taylor
Notecards for Sale
Central UMC's Faith and the Arts Committee is selling notecards featuring the artwork of Monroe Moore. The images feature different scenes from around the church. The notecards are available for purchase in Jan Griffin's office during weekly office hours.
Individual cards are $4. A package of 5 cards is $18. You support the work of this committee with your purchase.