What's New . . .
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Here’s what you asked about most:
Why are the screens at an angle?
Angling the screens minimizes the glare of the sun on them making images on the screen easier to see. Angling the screens also prevents them from intruding too much into the chancel.
Why are we projecting on only half of the screen?
Mainly for two reasons: the chandeliers block the view of people sitting in the balcony if images
project higher, and it takes advantage of the wide-screen format today’s software and screens
When will the video project be completed?
Phase 1 of the project was a success – song lyrics, scripture, responsive readings, the Lord’s
Prayer, and announcements are now seamlessly included in the service. Next up are visuals
as part of the children’s message and the sermon, which we plan to continue using over the
next month or two. Soon we’ll be including camera views of baptisms, children’s message, etc.
We hope to have the entire system working smoothly (including cameras) within the next few
months. [Research shows we’re right on track -- it typically takes churches up to a year to get a
new AV system up to speed.]
Are the two people in the balcony playing video games with those monitors or what?
Alexander Fort and Elizabeth Ocampo are part-time video communication specialists who
create the visuals we see. They’re hard at work each Sunday “running the screen show” and
also practicing with the cameras for the next phases of the project.
Who has made all of this happen? You have! We’re thankful to so many who have contributed financially, with time and talents,
and with feedback on the system. The list of contributors is a long one, but the key fundraising,
installation and implementation teams include Jeanie Hamilton, Jim Dockendorff, John Hamilton, Jim Morrison,
Bruce Sylvester, Dean Violetta, Steve Shadix, Alan Stone, Les Reichard, Tudor Morse,
Suzanne Myers, Jim Abend, Raymund Ocampo, LP Jones, Steve Long and Janice Crago.
Here is one of the first "Flower" comments, regarding the screens:
"Kudos to those involved in the design and installation. The architectural modifications made to house the screens blend seamlessly with the existing architecture. And I was surprised by my reaction to the screens in the service: they seemed to broaden the sanctuary in a positive way. Years ago I visited a church in Northern Kentucky. What struck me most was the mural that covered most of the front wall of the church. In some inexplicable way it drew me into the space. I was surprised - although screens and fine art are very different gigs- to experience that same sort of feeling with the screens; it was totally unexpected."
As you enjoy the season’s warm sunshine while munching on your snack of choice, keep in mind that people in our community who are hungry can’t enjoy much about the season when their stomachs are rumbling. Remember to bring a food or non-perishable item when you come to church.
Your donation to the Hunger Fund joins those of other church members to help support two food pantries: SEM Food Pantry and the Batavia Emergency Food Program.
Kroger Community Rewards
Registering your Kroger Plus card to the church is a 2 step process- registering the Kroger Plus card and then linking it to "Mt. Washinton Presbyterian Church" The period is important after the Mt. Or you can use our NPO # 81658. To begin regestration go to: www.kroger.com/mykroger/014/community/Pages/default.aspx or
Click Here and click on "Enroll".
Basically you enter the email address that you want associated with your Kroger Plus Card; Enter a password; Click on the sign in button and then select Mt. Washington Presbyterian church.
You can also call Kroger customer service- 1-866-221-4141
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