I love getting a little creative with my worship space. My first appointment, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, had a wonderfully flexible sanctuary that allowed for some interesting altar designs. Here are a few of my favorite worship setups, captured on camera.
Left, the Spirit gets creative all on its own, casting a little heart up by the cross one Sunday morning during confirmation class.
Above left: A garden path, where we encountered the risen Christ Easter Sunday. Above right: Crepe paper flames dance on Pentecost.
Below left: Caution! There’s a containment breach and God’s presence is leaking out into the world (at the end of the service, we cut the tape to help it along).
Below right: Removing all the chairs provided enough space to unfurl a labyrinth for a contemplative summer service.
Right: Christmas Eve service using the poinsettias and Advent candles to form a wreath, with the Christ candle and manger at the center
Below: Another Christmas Eve service, focusing on the stable and the manger.