Martha Meeks Banners in Sanctuary


The banners on the Copeland Room wall in the sanctuary were designed by Martha Meeks in 1969. The banner, “Action,” was given in the memory of Frances McCoy, mother of Phyllis Barclay, who for many years prior to her death in 1971, attended our church while visiting the Barclays. Remembered by many as a deeply committed Christian, and always concerned about others, Mrs. McCoy epitomized the word “action” found in the banner given in her memory. In 1972, friends contributed a banner in memory of Anita (Malone) Shaffer’s parents. Based on Psalm 24, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,” it is called “The Earth Established on the Seas.” Chi Rho is a black cross inscribed in a circle, which has black and white lines suggesting sections of a globe.