At College Wesleyan Church, we embrace the concept that Worship remembers and enacts the story of God. We look back at the things God has done and respond to Him in the way we live our life. The Gallery of Liturgical Art at College Church is one means in which we seek to remember and enact God’s work. Whether it’s in looking back at the biblical narrative, revealing present works of God or recalling the promises of what’s to come in the future, we use art to testify to God’s work and his character throughout all of time.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SHOW
The season of Advent practices readiness for the coming of Christ at Bethlehem and at the end of history. It calls the Church to wait in anticipation for the Lord’s coming. The season of Christmas celebrates the fulfillment of Israel’s longing. The Messiah has come. The prophecies have been fulfilled. The Savior of the world has arrived and the Church actively rejoices in the joy and hope of the Incarnation. Opens the first Wednesday following the first Sunday of Advent (4 weeks before Christmas) and remains up through the 12 days of Christmas (ending January 5)
Epiphany literally means manifestation. This season communicates a journey with Christ in his ministry as he reveals himself as the Son of God through signs and wonders to not just the Jews, but to the whole world. Opens the first Wednesday following January 6 and remains up until Transfiguration Sunday (the Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
The season of Lent is a time to travel with Jesus toward his death. It calls on the Church to put to death the sin and the indifference we have in our hearts toward God and our fellow persons. It beckons us to enter once again into the joy of the Lord—the joy of a new life born out of a death to the old life. Opens on Ash Wednesday and remains up through Holy Saturday (the Saturday before Easter)
The season of Easter celebrates the great saving event of the death and resurrection of Jesus for the salvation of the world. It stands as the most crucial event of the Christian year and the source of all Christian-year spirituality. It is a time of great joy and rejoicing in the Church. Opens the first Wednesday following the first Sunday of Easter and remains up through Pentecost Sunday (the 8th Sunday after the first Sunday of Easter)
The Church is born on Pentecost Sunday with the coming of the Holy Spirit. Time after Pentecost witnesses the spread of the gospel and the growth and trials of the early church. It’s a time for the Church to remember its call to be Christ’s Body in the world and to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. Important Sundays include Trinity Sunday, World Communion Sunday, All Saints Day and Christ the King Sunday. Opens in June with multiple shows through November
Though each Gallery show is unique in featuring new art, the themes of our shows are reoccurring as we adhere to the Christian Year. If you have any work that you’d like us to consider for any of these shows or if you’d like to put on a full show for one of these seasons. Please contact Daniel Rife for more information or fill out an Artist Submission form by clicking one of the following links.