Church and the Arts

Church and the Arts

Church and the Arts promotes artistic awareness, education and appreciation.

Throughout the calendar year, we sponsor and administer many cultural activities, promote an in-house art exhibition, and conduct docent tours of the church building and offer organ demonstrations.

We welcome everyone to enjoy our permanent art exhibition at UCC, featuring images and interpretations of Christ from all eras in the history of Christianity and from various cultures. The Gallery is found on the second floor of the church, on the north side of the Sanctuary. Please feel free to take a printed exhibition catalog, “Images of Jesus the Christ in Art,” located throughout the Gallery to give you more information to fully appreciate the art.

Docent tours, just reorganized by CATA, which include assistance in the Gallery and tours on the symbolism in the stained glass and Chancel Cross, are available for children and adults and Sunday School classes by contacting the church office. A full color booklet on our stained glass symbolism and other material of interest on art at UCC is also available. Understanding the rich symbolism in our Sanctuary, and other art elsewhere on our property assists in the enhancement of worship, Bible study, and appreciation for our history as Christians.

CASTING FOR BOAR’S HEAD AND YULE LOG FESTIVAL

Casting Dates: October 16, 23, and 30 | 9:30am -12:30pm | The Arches on the second floor


UCC’s beloved Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival will be returning in January 2023! Join the celebration of the triumph of good over evil and the true meaning of Christmas! The BHYLF is a wonderful way to celebrate Epiphany and ring in the New Year. Beautiful music, costumes and pageantry make the festival a unique experience you don’t want to miss being a part of!

CELEBRATION FOR JUDITH OELFKE SMITH

Sunday, October 16

CATA is planning a celebration in the Gallery honoring Judy Oelfke Smith on October 16, 2022, following the 11:00 service . Judy, a member of University Christian Church for 65 years, was a member of the Chancel Choir for 23 years. She was one of the first women appointed to the Board of Elders, and served as Secretary of the General Board for three years. She served on the Worship Committee and as Chair for several years, also as Chair of the Arts Committee off and on over the years. She designed the original sets, trenchers and Christ Candle for The Boar’s Head Festival as well as the program with descriptions of the symbolism.

Meet the Church and the Arts Staff