The Church Council approved a new church logo in 2014. The Ruling Elders will emphasize living out the Vision Statement and the new Mission Statement in all the church does. Promoting that emphasis in worship, in church events, and in activities outside of the church will be done using various media. This logo will be a visible reminder of who you are as a people committed to welcoming, growing and serving.
The new logo was created by a local graphic designer. She was asked to consider the following when creating the logo:
1.) She was given a copy of the church history and stressed that the "shallow ford" and water are important themes for this congregation--the location of the church, biblical symbols of water, sacrament of baptism. These elements needed to be included.
2.) She was supplied the design for the artwork for the "Currents" newsletter and asked to incorporate the "waves" which would honor the church's past design elements.
3.) She was given the passage from Isaiah that was foundational for the start of this church.Isaiah 43.19a: "I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" She was to honor this passage in the design. You will notice the new growth to the left of the church name. The shoot represents new growth, new life, new things springing forth.
4.) Previous church logos pictured a person with outstretched arm—praising, offering support. The stem and leaves “icon” represent a person welcoming, growing, serving.
5.) We provided the typeface for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and asked that the "Presbyterian Church" on the logo match it thus honoring our connection to the PC(USA). The blue used in the church name approximates what's called "Presbyterian blue."
6.) Our new Mission Statement "Making A Difference" was to be used in the design.
7.) The font for the name of the church was to be a modern font symbolizing newness and the future.
The Church Council is excited about the possibilities to make a difference and enthusiastically looks forward to the new things God has in store for the Shallowford Presbyterian Church.
"I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43.19a)
This quote from the prophet appears on the original charter of the church. The metaphor of newness permeated the artwork and logos of the church when it first started.
The name of the church comes from the physical location of the property. A "shallow ford" runs through the plot of land on which the church now stands.