This month, the Fine Arts Committee finishes a dream more than three years in the making. The H. Deane Pierce stained glass window now shines from the Choir Room library near the north hallway off the Sanctuary. It was designed and crafted in Lubbock.
The window portrays the Star of Bethlehem announcing the birth of Christ. Some say the brilliant morning star also represents the light which master architect and designer H. Deane Pierce, through his work and witness, instilled into the hearts of thousands of friends, clients and fellow Christians around the globe. Today, Pierce lives at Carillon House; his creativity is evident in many areas at FUMC.
They reflect the man who, for more than seven decades gave his prayers, presence, gifts, and service to First Lubbock. Nowhere is his legacy more beautifully shown than in the music department, and specifically with the Chancel Choir.
The Deane window is being paid for through individual donations, with no funding from the church budget. If you would like to be part of this historic endeavor, contributions to finalize the project are welcome, through checks to FUMC Music/Window or via online giving at fumc.com.
Watch the August edition of The Window for the full story on Deane’s remarkable legacy with FUMC.