On May 28, 2017 we dedicate a new cross to hang in Fellowship Hall. This cross was commissioned by Nancy Hamilton with the funds given in memory of her dearly departed husband and long-time church member Chuck Hamilton. The design and construction of the cross were made possible by Ken Bernauer, John Buchanan, Nancy Hamilton, Monica Liao, Bob Nadin, and Deb Sadowski. The cross project, which began with a conversation Pastor Donna had with Nancy Hamilton over a year and a half ago, truly was a labor of love. We rejoice that it has come to fruition.
The cross is made of cherry wood that is strong and hard and resists warping. It is a basic cross to remind us of Christ’s death and resurrection. The circle (making it recognized as a Celtic Cross) is a symbol of eternity that emphasizes the endlessness of God’s love.
On Memorial Day weekend, as we remember Chuck Hamilton’s life of witness and service, we dedicate this cross to help us remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for us and for our salvation.
As we gather for worship or fellowship, may we lift our eyes to the cross, remembering the One who gave his life so that we might live fully and eternally with God. May this cross mark this place as a refuge for those who suffer and seek peace and as a beacon to light the way to shape the world around us.
Through Christ, God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of the cross (Colossians 1:20)