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Church Pews for Sale: Factors to Consider During Church Renovations

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A congregation in Henrietta, New York reopened its recently renovated 200-year old church and celebrated the return of the 115-year old bell to its tower. While the congregation had always wanted to bring back the original aesthetic feel of the church, the call for renovations was made due to more pragmatic reasons. According to a Democrat & Chronicle article:
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Balancing Comfort and Utility with the Right Church Chairs in Place

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An article on the Anniston Star website interviews various pastors and churchgoers in Alabama and asks them about why a lot of people tend to doze off in the middle of a service. Congregants are expected to actively participate in worship, yet there are times when they can’t help but fall asleep out of sheer exhaustion and various other factors. Some pastors don’t take offense at such behavior, and offer the following reasons why:
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Looking for Church Pews for Sale? Some Vital Things You Need to Know

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One of the many details that make Christian churches timeless are the pews that line their length. This is most prominent in the great ancient cathedrals whose designs are still integrated even into today’s many sturdy church pews for sale. Just what is it about this seat that makes it stand out among almost all types of furniture, ancient and modern alike? (more…)

Should Your Congregation Stay with Traditional Wooden Church Pews?

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the-last-days-of-the-church-pewPews have been an integral part of the Christian religious landscape for centuries, but their role in churches seems to be changing as more and more churches in the U.S. are opting for chairs instead. A Savannah Now article relates one particular instance when a church chose modern chairs over traditional church pews for sale:

When the Rev. Charles P. Roberson moved his congregation into a new building on Tibet Avenue, leaders decided to freshen up the appearance and worship style of the former Southside Assembly of God building. They sold their 35 heavy, wooden pews to a start-up church in Springfield and replaced them with metal-and-fabric chairs that fall somewhere between folding chairs and theater seats. “It’s more important to us to be able to use the facility for multiple purposes,” said Roberson. And, with more than a third of its congregation being under age 18, the contemporary look of chairs suited them fine.
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How to Choose Different Church Pews for Sale

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A news article written by Lindsay Peyton last October 15 for chron.com reported on a Catholic church building that was recently renovated with the help of the church goers, including Sylvia Cameron, who helped build two baptismal fonts for the church. The article says, “Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Parish in The Woodlands had a humble beginning. It was 33 years ago that the founding members began gathering at Knox Junior High.” (more…)

Homilies Too Long? Get Comfy Church Pews for Sale for Parishioners

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homilies-should-be-under-eight-minutes-longMost masses last for more or less an hour, with a large chunk of it devoted to the homily, which typically lasts for around 20 minutes. For Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, homilies must only be at least eight minutes long. As the Catholic News Service reported:

Homilies should be no longer than eight minutes—a listener’s average attention span, said the head of the synod office.

Priests and deacons should also avoid reading straight from a text and instead work from notes so that they can have eye contact with the people in the pews, said Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops.

Even liturgy professor and Legionary of Christ Fr. Edward McNamara agrees that it makes little sense for homilies to last beyond 20 minutes. The problem is that Church doctrine has little to say about the length of homilies.

The Church stresses brevity when explaining the Scripture, but cultural differences may make brevity ill-advised at times. Fr. McNamara says some people may expect long discourses, while others don’t like a long, dragging sermon.
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A Quick Guide to Properly Choosing Appropriate Church Pews for Sale

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Early Christian churches did not have pews; instead, people only stood and were allowed to walk around and socialize with other church goers. Church pews were first introduced in the 13th century, however, it was only after the Protestant Reformation in 1517 when church services began to concentrate on the sermon rather than on interaction among church members. This is why church pews were popularized as part of church architecture and replaced stone seats with wooden benches.

A rockdalecitizen.com article published last August 26 discussed a local church buying an old movie theater (formerly the Carmike Cinema) and planning to hold services there once renovations are completed. According to Philip Lehman, lead pastor for Discover Point Church, the former theater is still in need of renovations, although the exterior will reportedly end up as the “prettiest part of the building.” Nevertheless, as no church’s interior should ever be neglected, pastors make the rounds of suppliers with various church pews for sale and other types of church furniture like lecterns and altars to properly spruce up a Sacristy or church interior.
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Choosing the Best Color for Your Religious Space Before Church Chairs

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Designs for religious spaces today are no longer limited to archaic motifs like the flying buttresses and clustered columns of old. In fact, contemporary religious interior designs target a new range of artistic sensibilities. However, many still tend to water down their selections and revert to a neutral scheme to get everyone to agree; the problem is that although playing it safe does have its merits, it can be quite boring.

An article by Sandy Stone in heimsmath.com refers to this practice as the “Everything is Beige” syndrome. She says that this is why color must be considered from the very beginning of the design process—long before you’ve chosen the appropriate church chairs to use. She advises that the church assigns a color committee made of three to four qualified persons who will work with the architect or interior designer to understand the impact of color on the church’s design.
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Church Pews for Sale: Rebuilding & Refurnishing Bethesda Baptist Church

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Last week, the 91-year old sanctuary of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Carrollton, Georgia burned down. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined by investigators. Rev. Mike Owenby, the church’s pastor, said that the loss would probably be “tough for some of the older members who have a lot of memories.”

At 7 PM on the same day the fire broke out, parishioners held their usual prayer service, although this time, members spent time sharing their fond memories of the old sanctuary. “We have the other building that we’ve been meeting in for a while now. We won’t have as many rooms as we did, but we should be able to carry on,” Rev. Owenby explained. Churches that have faced similar tragedies will definitely need the services of companies that offer affordable church pews for sale, like Covenant Church Furniture.
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Refinishing Church Chairs and Preserving Our Heritage: The Story of Calvary Baptist Church

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The repurposing of a 90-year-old former Calvary Baptist Church in the historic neighborhood of Deep Deuce in Downtown Oklahoma City has been getting mixed reactions from the public. Soon to be transformed into the law offices of a prestigious law firm, Calvary Baptist Church was built in the early 1920s, and was an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement. Case in point: civil rights pioneer Clara Luper and her students began their desegregation activities in this church in 1958.

Two years later, 1,500 people flocked to the church to hear a speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr. Most buildings in Deep Deuce—which was an African American cultural center in the 1940′s—were razed to make way for Interstate 235 in the 1960s. Dan Davis, the new owner of the property aims to keep the original pews, pulpit, and stage intact; they will likely get some much needed refinishing work. This ambitious restoration project should inspire churches that need similar work to have their wooden church chairs restored.
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