The Stories and Images of our Windows
~By Richard Durham
Some of the greatest beauty of First Congregational Church’s sanctuary is provided by our stained glass windows. Many of us have noticed their stunning glory, but few know the stories behind them or how they came to First Church. This series will examine our blessings, window by window, relying heavily upon the research and work of the late Ruth Shuster, many years a clerk of First Church and to whom this series is dedicated.
There is deep Christian symbolism in the colors used in the windows. Red represents divine love, devotion and courage. Blue signifies eternity, divine wisdom and loyalty. Green is the color of hope and victory. Gold signifies spiritual treasure and worthy achievement. Violet represents mystery, penitence, and justice. White is the symbol of faith, truth, peace, and serenity.