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GMUMC windowThe Story of the Window on the Hill

A bright and beautiful stained glass window adorns our sanctuary, shining in on us and shining out to the rest of our community.

This window has a message – – that God’s spirit filled Jesus Christ and he became “the light of the world.” That same spirit and life have come into our lives and our church. It then flows out as a stream, taking life to those in our community and our world.

The bright colors are the colors of nature – – the gold of the sun, the blues and greens of the ocean and the sky.

The white light of our sun shines through the glass and is transformed into the colors of the rainbow. Remember that God put the rainbow in the sky as a symbol of hope.

The brilliant circle of light and its rays symbolize Jesus, the Son of God, who said, “I am the light of the world.” He also said we are the light of the world and should not cover our light but let it shine for all to see.

Inside the glowing light are two images. One is a descending dove, a bird that is flying down to the earth, a symbol of God’s power and love. Remember in the Bible it says after Jesus’ baptism that the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove.

Surrounding the dove, if you look closely, you may be able to see the shape of an angel, one of God’s helpers and messengers in heaven.

The green ripples running down and outward from the light represent the water of life which gets deeper and wider and brings life to us all.

The black circles describe our expanding care and concern for all people and for our world.

This window is strong, like our church, made of glass of many colors and epoxy and encased in steel and anchored to this building whose foundation goes deep into the ground. We build our lives on the firm foundation of God’s teachings.

This wonderful window was a gift to the church in 1979 from the family of Jim and Shirley Core in memory of their parents.

A prayer of thanks: We thank you, God, for this window and its message. Help us to be brighter lights and streams of caring and sharing as we open our lives to God’s spirit and power. Amen.