The Message of our Windows

Dreams are where great things begin. The dream is the seed that is painted in a mind and when cultivated can grow and bloom into wonderful accomplishments. The beautiful stained-glass windows are just such a dream.

As we look around our sanctuary and bask in the beauty of the sunlight streaming through the brilliant colors of the windows accentuating the historic Christian symbols, this dream-come-true enhances not only the appearance of the sanctuary, but encourages us in praising and worshipping God.

These exquisite windows are dedicated to the glory of God and to all the saints who were and are faithfully committed to Somerset First, and to all those who so lovingly expressed their devotion by the giving of these windows.

In viewing the windows, you will find the symbols are listed in order of window placement, the first symbol being the first window from the front of sanctuary to the rear of the church.

May these Christian symbols portrayed in the windows continually remind us of God’s greatest gift to all, Jesus Christ.

October 29, 1983 (Updated July 2021)


Gladys Wesley, Chairperson
Katherine Hamm
Mike LaFavers
Margaret Thurman

The First United Methodist Church wishes to express appreciation to the committee and friends for their dedicated work on this project. A special word of thanks to Gladys Wesley for providing the interpretation of the symbols in The Message of Our Windows.

Windows designed and installed
Louisville Stained Glass, Co.

This Webpage was created as part of an Eagle Scout Project from a Boy Scout in Troop 82. Special thanks to:

Dylan Blankenship, Cade Alexander, Logan Baker, Brian Blankenship, Ed Blankenship, Wanda Blankenship, Ryland Bradley, Walter Chenault, Peyton Cross, Kane Denney, Brian Dopp, Ethan Dopp, Joey Dopp, Mike Girdler, Jo Ann Medley, Sandra Medley, Wayland Medley, Moriah Perry, Judy Price,
And Commercial Printing