Mission Statement

“The First Congregational Church Art Committee was established in 1949. Our mission is to provide the church body with guidance and direction regarding the appearance of the church building, its equipment and adornments. The Committee will review all matters pertaining to endowment gifts, financial and or physical, that may affect the aesthetics of the building. They shall be reviewed with regard to artistic quality, function, appropriate placement and historic relevance. Careful consideration will be given to both spiritual and historic importance. Our primary objective is the preservation of the architectural and design integrity of our magnificent structure, to the glory of God, the benefit of our church family and the community we seek to serve.”

FCC Constitution

ART COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2020

  • Deborah Anderson (Textile Artist)
  • Allen Baker (Interior Design)
  • Richard Sayre (Historian, FCC Archivist)
  • Rupert (Twink) Starr (Realtor, retired)
  • Gleva Stephens (Retired)
  • Becky Taft (Watercolor Artist)
  • Al Waddell (Realtor)
  • Anne Hudson – Immediate Past Chair
  • David Mailer: Music, Arts & Heritage Commissioner
  • Scott Jones: Music, Arts & Heritage Commission-Elect
  • Kevin Jones, Minister of Music – Staff Liaison

PREVIOUS MEMBERSHIP

  • Margret (Peggy) Alexander (Art History Library OSU, Painter; deceased 2020)
  • Allan Wingfield (Interior Designer; deceased 2007)
  • Ralph Fanning (Art & Architecture Historian OSU, Painter; deceased 1971)

Names of many other previous members are added as research reveals their names

IN APPRECIATION

The Art Committee would like to acknowledge the following for their generous contribution in making this site possible:

  • Deborah Anderson
  • Allen Baker & Al Waddell
  • Joe Bellissimo & Kevin Jones
  • Rev. Earl and Pauline Fritz
  • Sarah Giffen
  • Richard (Ric) Sayre
  • Drew Wade