Friday, November 21, 2014

PraiseBanners Custom Stained Glass Banners

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


Custom Banner Before and After


Custom Stained Glass Banners from PraiseBaners
Stained Glass Custom Banners designed from actual stained glass windows by PraiseBanners Custom Banner Division


"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 wonderful addition that these stained glass banners made."

"Thanks, Dusty and everyone at Custom Banners!"



Rev GW Dub Shepherd
Minister of Worship & Fine Arts
Trinity United Methodist Church
Arlington, Texas 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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 for church, banners can define the worship space by directing attention away from distractions and toward the message, music and congregation. In the absence of sophisticated lighting, banners add color and energy to your worship environment.

5. Banners keep things fresh and new.


Truth be told, God does not need things to be new—we do! Refreshing the appearance of your sanctuary creates a sense of anticipation and dispels the sense of “same old/same old.” When familiarity does not breed contempt, it can breed apathy. It’s essential to keep things fresh.

6. Banners help us celebrate.


Just like wedding or birthday decorations, banners help us to celebrate the Holy Seasons, to rejoice in God's endless mercy and to invite participation in His service. “We will rejoice in thy salvation and in the name of our God we will set up our banners” (Ps. 20:5).

7. Banners can be customized.


In addition to myriads of pre-existing designs, today’s technology allows banners to be customized with any image or graphic on any number of fabrics and shapes. Exercise your inner Michelangelo!

8. Banners are affordable.


Technology continues to increase options and decrease costs. Enough said.


These are just some of the reasons our company has been creating and supplying worship banner resources to churches for more than two decades. We’re honored to serve churches of any size—and we’d be honored to answer your questions about banners or visual arts resources.

Article by:  Drew Trotman,
President and Owner of PraiseBanners®

Monday, November 17, 2014

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!
Advent Banners Displayed are from our Colors of the Liturgy Advent Candle Series.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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 banners in the image on the left are from our First Christmas Banner Collection and our Simple Elegance Banner Collection.  The banners in the image on the right are from our Colors of Christmas Banner Collection




Colors of Christmas Banners in Spanish

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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.

PraiseBanners Before and After Banner Decorating Contest
Prizes:

  • First Place: One participant will be selected to receive a $200 shopping spree for merchandise on our website or in our catalog
  • Second Place: One 4' x 6' printed banner
  • Third Place: One 3' x 5' printed banner
  • Fourth Place:  One 2' x 6' printed banner


Instructions and rules:

  1. 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!**
  2. Take some images of the space before and then more images of the transformed space afterwards.
  3. Send your images to info@praisebanners.com before December 30, 2014. Judging will be held at our Bransford Avenue Office by our Product Development Team. Winners will be announced on January 5, 2015.
  4. Put your daytime contact information in the email and include your phone number. 
  5. The shopping spree is only good toward PraiseBanners® merchandise of $200 and has no cash value.
  6. **No purchase necessary. We will accept entries using banners other than our own.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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."

From our Names of Christ Banner Series Lion of Judah in Blue


Thank you Grace Fellowship!



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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:

Shimmering Autumn Banners from PraiseBanners
Thanksgiving Banners Shimmering Autumn from PraiseBanners

Thanksgiving Banners from PraiseBanners
Thanksgiving Banners Shimmering Autumn from PraiseBanners

Autumn Banners from PraiseBanners
Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving and His Courts with Praise





Monday, August 11, 2014

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!

Easter Banner from Light of Easter Collection

Welcome Banner from Our Stock Welcome Banners

Welcome Banner from Our Stock Welcome Banners

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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!


PraiseBanners Contemporary Easter Banner Collection
Alleluia Easter Banner from our Contemporary Easter Collection

PraiseBanners Renewal in Spring Collection
Banner from our Renewal in Spring Collection

PraiseBanners Be Still and Know from Quiet Meditations Series
This banner is from our Quiet Meditations Series

"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


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Spanish Church Banners Names of Christ Series By PraiseBanners

Monday, May 19, 2014

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!   

Kingdom Life Cathedral Ministries, Charleston, WV
Partnering with Feeding America
 ‘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




Kingdom Life Cathedral Ministries, Charleston, WV
Food Drive for the needy. 




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.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

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.

Collins United Methodist Church Missions in Action, 2014

Collins United Methodist Church Missions in Action, 2014



Monday, May 05, 2014

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!


Missions Outreach BannersFrom PraiseBanners
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 International Flag of their choice.

    So go ahead and send us your images! You have until May 31, 2014.


     









Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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!

Banners from PraiseBanners® Names of Christ, Colors of Easter and Expressions of Love Series


Banners from PraiseBanners® Colors of Easter and Expressions of Love Series


Banners from PraiseBanners® Names of Christ Banner Collection




Thursday, March 13, 2014

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!


Christmas/Epiphany Banners from PraiseBanners
As Shared from Connecticut Baptist Homes, Meriden, CT.

Banners shown on this page are from two collections:

Simple Elegance for Christmas Banners

and

The First Christmas Banner Series in Blue and White




Thursday, February 20, 2014

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! 

Christian Church Banners

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

Monday, February 10, 2014

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.

Monday, February 03, 2014

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!

Easter Banners at Dunn's Corners Community Church
Westerly, Rhode Island

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

Friday, January 03, 2014

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!

Click Here to View Our Online Catalog

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