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PraiseBanners Custom Stained Glass Banners

These banners are life-size, custom recreations of actual stained-glass windows! See images and story below:



"When Trinity United Methodist, Arlington, Texas, relocated to a brand new building on a new 30-acre campus, we were not able to take our cherished stained glass windows with us. So, as we began making plans for our 50th Anniversary year of celebration, as Minister of Worship & Fine Arts, I was looking for meaningful ways for us to reconnect to the past while making our new church home feel like “home”. We worked with a local professional photographer who took clean, crisp digital photographs of the stained glass windows in our previous location, and then we worked with Dusty and the great folks at J. Nissi. Corp to create life-sized banners of our old windows."

"The results were amazing, adding color and warmth to the vaulted Great Hall which greets folks as they enter our new building. Long-time members and newer ones as well were all delighted to see the w…

Eight Reasons to Use Banners in your Worship Space

1. Banners are Biblical.In ancient times and throughout Scripture, banners were ensigns or standards declaring allegiance to
God, a nation or an army. Banners helped lead the God's people into battle. Ancient followers of Jehovah used banners to declare the majesty and glory of the Lord and to beckon the lost to His safety.

2. Banners inspire worship.
We serve a creative God who reveals Himself through the beauty and majesty of creation. As His handiwork, we can proclaim His character through engaging colors, compelling imagery and thoughtful text. The Church is rediscovering the legacy and power of visual art in the worship experience.

3. Banners clarify themes. Our parishioners are bombarded with thousands of messages every day. A clearly expressed theme on a banner can fortify a pastoral series, inspire devotion and even propel action. Every news story needs a headline, what’s your church’s?

4. Banners define space.
 Especially in rooms not primarily designed f…

PraiseBanners Advent Banners Complement 90 Year Old Sanctuary!

These gorgeous images come to us from Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville, WI. What a beautiful sanctuary!  Here is what they have to say:
"Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville, WI has a 90 year old sanctuary and we are so pleased that the 18" x 5' banners fit beautifully on our altar. We love the variegated coloring because it so nicely complements the paraments we already own."
This image shows that you can take a smaller banner size like our 18" x 5' and create a beautiful focal point while staying under budget.  Thank you Zion Lutheran Church!

Change your space with Banners!

One Space - Two Different Looks!  Katherine Fagerburg has sent us yet another fine example of how you can change the look and feel of a space just by changing banners and fabric! If you will remember, she first shared the "Ephiphany" decor last summer during our image sharing contest. She later sent the "Christmas " decor image. What makes this even more special is that this is not a church, but a retirement community. These banners and fabric really brighten up this space.

Katherine, thank you so much for sharing with us. You are a blessing and inspiration!




The Colors of Christmas Series is now available in Spanish.


PraiseBanners® Before and After Banner Decorating Contest

Do you have a space in your church that needs adorning for the holidays? Now is the time to start because we are having our very first Before and After Banner Decorating Contest!

To get things started, we have decorated our front hallway using banners from our popular Shimmering Autumn Banner Collection and Colors of Autumn Collection  to show you what it looked like before and then after. See instructions and rules below this image.

Prizes:
First Place: One participant will be selected to receive a $200 shopping spree for merchandise on our website or in our catalogSecond Place: One 4' x 6' printed bannerThird Place: One 3' x 5' printed bannerFourth Place:  One 2' x 6' printed banner

Instructions and rules:
Decorate your space with your PraiseBanners® Thanksgiving, Advent or Christmas products. The space can be your sanctuary, office, classroom, etc - you decide. The more creative, the better!** Take some images of the space before and then more images of the tr…

PraiseBanners Names of Christ Banner Series

These images were shared with us by Grace Fellowship Church in Panama City, Florida.

"This is the latest addition to our sanctuary, and it is absolutely beautiful. Not overdone, but brings an elegance to our house of worship. We are a small church in Panama City, Florida. Our Pastors selected these banners for our sanctuary, and what a difference they have made! Your service is outstanding and your product simply perfect!! Both of these qualities are rare today, especially with an "on-line" order. We have included a picture of our banners at the church. Thank you again for your service and the quality of your product, and mostly for your love of our Lord Jesus Christ."



Thank you Grace Fellowship!


New Banners For Fall and Thanksgiving 2014

Shimmering Autumn Fall & Thanksgiving Banners Our design team has come up with a new series called Shimmering Autumn. These banners are printed on Satin Fabric with beautiful Foil Accents. They are a nice complement to our Autumn Foil Collection Banners.

Just take a look at all of these designs:








Church Welcome Banners in Action!

Banners are not just for worship! They can be used to welcome visitors and members. Moorpark Presbyterian shared these lovely images of PraiseBanners® used at their greeters' table. What a beautiful and inviting setting. 

Just hear what they have to say:

"We are using your praise banners for the Greeters' Ministry at Moorpark Presbyterian Church in Moorpark, California.  As guests and others arrive, we have a greeters' table and trained greeters from our congregation who welcome them.  During the worship service, first time visitors are invited to stop by the greeters' table for a free gift and additional information about our church.  Your banners add a great deal to the appeal of the table.  They're also used for programs other programs at the church."
Thank you Moorpark Presbyterian!




PraiseBanners Customer Shared Images

These beautiful images come to us from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Snohomish, WA from their Nartex. What an attractive and welcoming setting!





"The banners were just set up this past Friday and the response on Sunday was ever so positive. Thank you for your beautiful banners!"  

Christ the King Lutheran, Snohomish, WA


Missions in Action, Kingdom Life Cathedral Ministries, Charleston, WV

Kingdom Life Cathedral Ministries in Charleston, WV partnered with Feed America to give out bags of potatoes to their community and provided over 50 personal hygiene bags to homeless men and women as well. Way to go Kingdom Life!   

‘Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.’
 Matthew 25:40







You can share your church mission images with us until May 31, 2014 as part of our Missions Month at PraiseBanners®. We will be giving away missions banners and products to randomly selected entries. Send images and any inquiries to info@praisebanners.com.

Missions in Action!

Our Missions in Action spotlight is on Collins United Methodist Church, Collins, MS. They purchased toys, clothing and shoes for 37 children in the Covington County Boys and Girls Club in December 2013. They decorated a banquet hall for the Boys and Girls Fundraiser Banquet in April, 2014. Way to go Collins UMC! The Boys and Girls Club are blessed by your hard work and dedication. 

Remember to share your images with us at PraiseBanners. During the month of May, 2014 we will be giving away Missions Banners and products to randomly selected entrants.





May is Missions Month at PraiseBanners!

Are you a mission-minded congregation? Whether you feed and clothe the hungry in your home town or minister to the needy halfway around the world, we want to celebrate YOU -- For YOU are the salt of the earth!
During the month of May 2014 send us pictures of your missions in action. We will be posting these images with descriptions of your mission on our website and social sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) . Send your pictures via e-mail to info@praisebanners.com along with information about your church and mission.
Everyone is a winner so there is actually no way to hold a contest. We will be randomly selecting entries to receive our Missions Banner Products. 

We will be giving away: First Award: One participant will receive a stock banner from our Missions Outreach Banner series in their choice of seven available sizes.  Second Award: Three participants will receive a stock 18” x 5' Missions Banner of their choice Third Award: Four participants will receive an Economy Internationa…

Transforming Worship Spaces with Banners

From shooting hoops to singing praises - all in one space!
Aaron Decker shared these images with us from First Baptist in Neosho, MO. They love their banners because it makes the building feel more like a sanctuary -- even though they meet in a gym!









Epiphany Banners

Our hats are off to Katherine Fagerburg of Connecticut Baptist Homes in Meriden, CT! When I showed this image to our staff, the comments ranged from "Wow" to "Beautiful".

Katherine says "The Praisebanners help transform our multipurpose room into a place that is more easily identified as "church" for our residents. Thank you for helping us make our Community Room beautiful in all seasons!"

Thanks so much for sharing Katherine!



Christian Church Banners

This image was shared by Cindy Goates from Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church in Dover, AR. Cindy says they have been using banners from PraiseBanners® for several years and can't imagine what they did before. What a beautiful job of selecting banners and fabric to create a warm and inviting worship space. Thank you Cindy and your church family at Mt. Vernon FBC! 

These banners come from our Names of Christ Banner Series and are hung using  Banner Wall Mount Bracket Kits.

Banners in Worship

This Christmas Pageant image was sent to us by Pastor M. Park Hunter from Mosinee United Methodist Church in Mosinee, WI.  Pastor Hunter says they use banners from PraiseBanners® to add color and interest to their worship services. If you look beyond the sweet, smiling faces of these beautiful children, you will see our Colors of the Liturgy Series in Purple (background left and right). These banners are great for seasonal or year-round use and come in a variety of colors. For more information on our Colors of the Liturgy Series follow this link.

Easter Banners in Worship

Just wanted to share this image from Dunn's Corners Community Church in Westerly, Rhode Island. Andy Wallace, Music Minister, says they have gone from zero banners in the last few years to using banners most every week - all from PraiseBanners® of course! Members will often ask which set he is going to put up next - and they all have their favorites. Looking forward to more beautiful pictures from Dunn's Corner!


If you like this series you see pictured above, visit our site at:
 http://www.praisebanners.com/easter-banners-for-church.htm

PraiseBanners New Easter 2014 Catalog

Our new 2014 Easter catalog is ready! 
Easter is April 20, 2014 but it is never too early to start planning for your spectacular Easter service. Buy in January and save 30% off everything!