Art as an Expression of God’s Grace

We believe we have been created by an amazing, gracious, and loving Creator and set free to worship Him with excellence, passion, and creativity. We believe that creativity should be overflowing in our worship of the Creator, and worship that honors and glorifies Him should be at the heart of the arts. We want to use everything in our means, therefore, to worship our amazing God who has blessed us to “show theimmeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” By supporting artists of faith and incorporating the arts more fully into the life and worship of our community, we hope to connect people to the power and presence of Jesus Christ.

Kairos Gallery

Kairos Gallery Presents “Crossings” by Glenn Howell

  • September 1 – October 25
  • Meet the Artist Reception  September 1, 7:00-8:00 PM

The Worship Arts Ministry is pleased to announce a new exhibit of photography by distinguished artist Glenn Howell.

We are surrounded by boundaries in this world; places where things come to an end and something continues on the other side. Boundaries, limitations, edges, etc. all imply that there is something past them. We are limited in our perception. Only by the Grace of God can we see past this veil to those places where the angels cross. The idea of crossing those boundaries has been a fascination to Mr. Howell and this show is about those places/times when the veil is thin and the “other side” is caught with a flickering glimpse.

The ancient Celts marked these places with churches or stone altars and called them “Thin Places”. I believe these “Thin Places” can be anywhere at any time and are signs to God’s people of His presence as a reassurance of his Love for us.

 

About the Kairos Gallery

The Kairos Gallery is the art gallery at the Mt Pleasant campus. Located in the multipurpose room behind the altar in the Ministry Center, the Kairos Gallery features works in a variety of media by St. Andrew’s, local, and nationally known artists. Exhibits in the gallery can be viewed anytime the room is not in use Mon – Fri 8:30 – 5:00, as well as before and after services on Sunday and Wednesday.

Lulie Wallace painting in the Artists Loft.The Artist’s Loft

St. Andrew’s City Church (Charleston)

If you have worshipped with City Church on a Sunday morning, you will have noticed an artist perched in the right balcony, painting away during the service. The Artist’s Loft is a component of the Worship Arts Ministry at City Church, and those who serve on team range from local professionals to hobby artists. The common thread is that every Sunday, the artist on schedule commits to pray for us as we gather. The drawing, collage, or painting that emerges throughout the morning is the fruit of that prayer – meant “for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4). We encourage you to venture up to the loft after the service to see how the Lord may meet you through this ministry.

If you have questions, would like to share how the Loft has blessed you, or are interested in serving through The Artist’s Loft, please contact Jessica Smith (JSmith@StAndrews.Church or 843.284.4323).