Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church (epiphanycelebration.org)
Anglican churches are often viewed as stuffy and out-of-touch; we're not!! We offer a traditional service, but we also offer a very contemporary service, with keyboards, guitars, drums and praise singers. We've been called "relaxed reverence", somewhere between the Pope and Jay Leno. A "coffee blend" is an overworked concept, but people who prefer black coffee attend here, as do those who like mocha latte. We're very Biblical, we respect tradition and are filled with the joy and the presence of the Holy Spirit. ("Upholding the Scriptures, the Spirit and the Sacred") Inspiring, challenging, equipping. Spiritual depth with relevance and personal application.
The church is made up of 150 people who were upset at the direction their national denomination was taking, so they walked away from their church building and started afresh. Same general approach to worship, but without any politically correct baggage or social agendas. Just worshiping Jesus Christ, standing firmly on the authority of the Bible and enthusiastically reaching out to others that they might discover what we have. Check out the website, please: epiphanycelebration.org
We're the "middle way" between Roman Catholicism and Puritan Protestantism. In other words, (1) if you grew up Catholic but you want a more contemporary service that speaks to your life today, you come here, (2) if you grew up in a more informal church and you want the Bible taught with authority, but you're looking for greater depth in worship, you come here, (3) if you grew up on one end of the church spectrum, and you married someone on the other end, and you're looking for a church where your whole family can worship together, be happy and be spiritually fed, then you come here, or (4) if you're used to attending a mainline denomination but don't like the direction they're headed in, you come here. This church is ideal for people that are tired of a society that's wallowing around in ambiguity, and wants truthful convictions preached in a way that understands what it's like living in 2010.
No superficial grins, no ritual for ritual's sake, no smarmy clerics. Honest, joyful, friendly, Biblically-based, deep, meaningful, relevant worship.
We're really interested in branding, per se. Our name, Epiphany Anglican, is usually mispronounced and mis-spelt, so we need the symbol, the brand that, when people see it, they immediately connect it with "the church over on Bay Street."
"Epiphany" means "the sudden manifestation of something new." In other words, it's an "ah-ha moment" when the lightbulb goes off in your head and you realize exactly - in our case - who this Jesus is and what He means to your life.
In Christendom, the Epiphany occurred when the wise men from the east realized who this Jesus is, and brought him gifts 12 days after Christmas (Jan. 6). Therefore, our primary symbol is a STAR. Given our unfettered faith as Christians, a star that emanates from a cross or, from a different perspective, can be seen as a cross, is not at all out of line.
Our primary color is royal purple, usually with white contrast.
We have a font that we use, where the "i" in Epiphany is dotted with a star, but we need a brand/logo. Something on our sign our front that grabs people's attention who are going by at 45 mph; something to use on our advertising and stationary. Something that causes someone to react with....
"holy crap, honey, we need to check this church out!"