Art and Environment Ministry
The Art and Environment Ministry is responsible for the visual aesthetics of the interior church building to include the Sanctuary and the Gathering Area. This is an important function in that it not only serves to make these areas look pleasing, but it also signifies that the church is a place of importance. In this sense, while it is important to keep the whole church property nice and attractive, the primary purpose is to show honor and respect to what occurs at the ambo and the altar; that is, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. So, for example, though it is nice to have attractive plants located on the sides near the altar area, they must not detract from one’s attention to the ambo and altar. The décor at the ambo and altar must attract one’s attention to these areas without becoming the focus. It is the ultimate responsibility of the Art and Environment Ministry to foster this notion.
Another aspect of this notion is that the Church is to be decorated in a way to compliment the liturgy; not to emphasize secular days of recognition. In other words, the décor should not change to focus attention to national holidays and celebrations (i.e. Independence Day, Mother’s Day, etc.). The Liturgy is always the focus.
General responsibilities include:
If you have questions or would like to contact the Art and Environment Servant Leader, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.