The unique, non-traditional Christ figure above our altar was carved by artist Ron Trammel especially for our church.
It is not a traditional crucifix because the sculpture integrates in a single symbol two important events in the life of Christ: His death and resurrection. The marks of His crucifixion nails give evidence of His suffering and death. However, His body is newly resurrected. He is no longer nailed to the cross, but is suspended in air, free to ascend to the Father. Nevertheless, He chooses to remain close to us and to His cross as a sign of His love for us and His desire for our salvation.
In this representation with Christ’s left hand pointing to our Heavenly home He reaches down with His open right hand to welcome all who would be joined to Him in friendship and love, saying as it were, “I will take you with me, that where I am you also may be.”
Imagine Christ’s right hand ready to receive from the altar our gifts of bread and wine and with His left hand to present this offering to the eternal Creator. The sculpture depicts Christ as an active participant in the liturgy.