Three Interwoven Circles
The Three Interwoven Circles of equal size symbolize the equality, eternity, and unity of the three persons in the Trinity.
In honor of Rebecca and William R. Sears by Louise, Robert, and William Sears and Marjorie Meece.
The Trefoil is symbolic of the Holy Trinity – God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
In honor of Marjorie and O’Leary Meece by Ann and Charles Farris, and Marjorie and Elizabeth Farris.
Triquetra with Circle
The Triquetra with Circle is formed by three trefoil circles expressive of a beginning, a middle, and an end. This is also symbolic of the three days Christ spent in the tomb.
In memory of Zelleen Flynn Hughes by children.
This is another symbol of the Trinity expressing the word of “Pater” for Father, “Filius” for Son, and “Spiritus” for Holy Spirit.
In memory of Earl Graybeal by family.
Circle with Triangle
The Circle with Triangle is the monogram of the Trinity standing for the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
In memory of Dean Graybeal and in honor of Hazel Graybeal by their sons, David and Joe.
Triangle, Cross, and Circles
Triangle, Cross, and Circles entwined illustrates another symbol of the Trinity and denotes the Glory of God. The cross is symbolic of finished redemption.
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flynn by Jim and Elizabeth Corder.
The Triquetra, formed from circles, represents eternity and emphasizes various attributes of the Trinity.
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Offutt by Gene Belle Offutt.
The Anchor Cross means hope and was used by the early Christians. This cross rises out of a crescent moon, a symbol for our Lord’s mother Mary, from which rises a cross.
In memory of W.R. Nichols and in honor of Mrs. W. R. Nichols by family.
Another symbol of the Trinity is the Budded Cross. The budded ends represent Christian growth in Christ.
In honor of Renius and Dorothy Smith by their children.
The Easter Cross entwined with the vine of “New Life” is changed from the “shameful cross” on which Christ died to the symbol of the Son of the Righteousness who lives in splendor and glory forever more.
In honor of Thomas F. and Glenda W. Adams by their children.
Cross and Crown
The Cross and Crown signifies Kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ. It emphasizes Christ’s victory over sin and death and His place of honor at the right hand of God.
In memory of Mason E. Burton by the family.
Methodist Cross and Flame
The Methodist Cross and Flame is the official symbol of the United Methodist Church since its union in 1968. This lifts up the great emphasis of the Cross upon which Jesus died for our salvation and the Flame representing the power of the Holy Spirit in God’s people.
In memory of J. Hiram Smith by wife Rosella.
Cross-Crosslet portrays five crosses, which represent the five wounds of Jesus; the large center cross signifies mosaic law, and the four smaller crosses symbolize the four Gospels, which as Christians we are to take to the four corners of the world.
In memory of Jesse and Ethel Keltner by Abe and Lillian Keltner Strunk.
The Celtic Cross with the circle emphasizes the eternal effect of the redemption secured by the death of Christ on the cross.
In memory of Hugh B. Morrison by wife, Peggy Morison, and children, Scott and Jane.
The Easter Lily marks our hope in the resurrection. When the bulb is buried, out of it grows foliage and a new bulb. This depicts the gaining of immortal life by death of the body.
In memory of Rev. Clifton L. Neikirk and in honor of Florence Neikirk by Mrs. Florence Neikirk.
Grapevine and Branches
The Grapevine and Branches is symbolic of the unity of the church. The vine is one of the most vivid signs in the bible to express the relationship between God and His people. The grapes represent the blood of Christ. Thus, a grapevine with branches often symbolizes the unity of the church.
In memory of Paul R. Hughes by Helen H. Hughes.
The Triumphal Entry illustrates our celebration of Palm Sunday as it portrays palm branches with a cross resting upon the world, signifying the triumph of the gospel.
In memory of Edward Howard Kelly by Mrs. Myrtle Kelly and Pat Kelly.
The symbol of Creation re-emphasizes that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” It also reminds us that our individual human “roots” forever spring from the creative love of God.
In memory of Grace Margaret Eads by Dr. B.E. Eads and Children.
Christmas Rose with Five-Point Epiphany Star
The Christmas Rose with Five-Point Epiphany Star represents the Messianic Rose of Hope as Epiphany is the time that the Christ child was shown to the Wise Men. The Epiphany Star is commonly known as the Star of Bethlehem.
In memory of James F. Prather, Sr., and Josephine Prather by John and Jim Prather.
The Fleur-de-lis is emblematic of the Trinity because of its three-fold division. This is sometimes used to symbolize the annunciation of our Lord.
In honor of Marie Humble Neal by William R. Humble, Mary Vaughn, and Allison Marie Boss.
Iris is the flower of the Virgin. It means “sword lily” referring to the sorrow of the Virgin at the passion of Christ.
In memory of Virgil D. Roberts and Mae Thurman Roberts by Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Roberts.
Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega, “the first and last, the beginning and the end, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” These Greek letters from the beginning and end of the alphabet refer to our Lord.
In memory of Mrs. Frank Ellis by Children.
IHS are the Latin letters representing an abbreviation for the name of Jesus. In most of our Protestant Churches this symbol is seen more often than any other except the cross.
In honor of Rev. and Mrs. Charles Hogg and in memory of Kenneth Whitaker by Mary Whitaker.
Crown with The Branch
The Crown with the Branch symbolizes the victory of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. It reminds us not only of Christ, but also of the kingly office which all Christians must fill where Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”
In memory of Carlus LaFavers and in honor of Mary Ellen LaFavers by Mike LaFavers family and Jane Trimble family.
This sacred Greek monogram is symbolic for Prayer. As the sweet odor of incense rises heavenward from the censer, it indicates prayers to Christ.
In honor of Threasa Wesley by Elizabeth and Paul Wesley.
IHC with Crown
IHC with Crown is another ancient Greek monogram for the name of Jesus and the life that He lived. The crown above the lettering reminds us of His kingship and place at the right hand of God.
In honor of William C. Wesley (Bill) by Elizabeth and Paul Wesley.
INRI are the Latin letters that were inscribed on the cross of our Lord, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.”
In Memory of Mary C. Curtis and in honor of Earl B. Curtis by their children.
Chi Rho with Alpha and Omega
The Chi Rho with Alpha and Omega depict the eternalness of Christ. The “XP” are the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ. The letters for alpha and omega show us He is the beginning and the end.
In memory of William Allan Brooks by Mel, Sonya, Brad, Brandon and Allison Brooks.
Cup and the Cross
“Oh my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.” The Cup and the Cross reminds us of the suffering of our Lord.
In memory of Ralph Winton and Kim Wesley and Rev. J. Rue Wesley by Mrs. J. Rue Wesley, Rue and Anne Margaret Wesley.
The crosses are significant of the Crucifixion. The cross is the most significant symbol we use in our Christian faith. It is a representation of our redemption as the medium of reconciliation.
In honor of Rev. Ralph G. and Gladys W. Wesley by the Elizabeth W. and Barry Bacon family.
The Holy Sacraments emblem illustrates the “communing” of Christ with his disciples after the crucifixion. Jesus shared a breakfast of fish with the disciples by the edge of the Sea of Galilee. This is seen through the sheaths of wheat representing the bread, the fish, and the water at the bottom of the cross indicating the Sea of Galilee. Jesus then said, “Go and feed my people.”
In honor of Patrick L. Jasper, M.D., and in memory of Margaret W. Jasper by Rev. and Mrs. Ralph G. Wesley.
In the symbol of Gethsemene, we again see the cup with the cross rising out of it referring to the suffering of our Lord. This emblem has a covering which represents the Holy Spirit. The Garden of Gethsemene, where Jesus often prayed, was the place of His arrest and agony.
In memory of Rue R. Wesley and son, Walter, by wife and mother, Dorothy Wesley.
Triumph of Gospel
The Triumph of Gospel symbol contains the Latin Cross resting on the world with the earth covered by the descending Holy Spirit. This represents the conquest of the Gospel throughout all the earth.
In honor of Joe R., Sr., and Faye Griffeth Hines by Joe R. and Odell Hines, Norman and Betty Faye Dykes and John G. and Becky Hines.
IHS, Four Lamps, and Cross
“Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel…” This passage is illustrated by the four lamps, representing the four corners of the earth, on the emblem of the IHS, Four Lamps, and Cross. This denotes the Divine Light and Wisdom of God’s Word.
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Hines, Sr., by Edwin D. Hines, Jr., Edwin D. Hines, III, and Kevin Kennedy Hines.
Baptism Shell with Cross, Water
One of the earliest symbols for baptism was a scalloped shell with falling drops of water. Here our Christian Baptism is illustrated in the Baptism Shell with Cross and Water.
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ben P. Hines by children, Arthur, Joe, Helen, Edwin, and Bill.