Nestled below the inspiring summit of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountain front range in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Family of Christ Lutheran Church has grown tremendously in the two decades …
Founded in December of 1999 as a small non-denominational church, Calvary Aurora is one of the many affiliates of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, CA, which today is home to some 30,000 believers. Calvary Aurora is home to a wide range of ministries geared towards children, youth, and adults from all walks of life. To further ensure that its message is relevant and engaging, the church recently upgraded its video projection capabilities—drawing from the product catalog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA-based Eiki International, Inc.
The new video system was designed and installed by Brett Nelson of Nelson Audio & Light of Eldon, MO, a sound, lighting, and video integrator that caters primarily to the worship and education markets. After consulting with church leadership to ascertain their goals and expectations, the decision was made to deploy four Eiki projectors: two LC-HDT2000 HD widescreen projectors with 15,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and native 2K resolution, and two LC-HDT700 HD widescreen projectors featuring 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 2700:1 contrast ratio, with native 1080p resolution. Nelson Audio & Light owner Bruce Nelson discussed the project.
Located on U.S. Highway 50, about 60 miles east of Pueblo, the town of La Junta is home to about 5,000 residents. Approximately 230-almost 5 percent of the population-are members of the La Junta Church of the Nazarene, and the congregation continues to grow.
The church’s contemporary-style services include a full praise band, and sound reinforcement had long been a challenge, due
to a very outdated system that fell far short of their needs. “The previous system had old, mostly blown speakers that should have been replaced ten years ago, two mediocre outboard EQs, and a crossover that was not doing anything,” recalls Lucas Lafferty, co-owner of systems integrator DK Audio Video of Colorado Springs. Lafferty’s team specified a new system, including a 1,600 watt Mackie HD1801 subwoofer with an 18-inch speaker that delivered all of the sub-lows required.
If you seek inspiration and perhaps a dose of humility, you might visit Montreal’s magnificent Marie-Reine-Du-Monde Basilique Cathedrale (Mary Queen of the World Cathedral Basilica). The interior may not be quite as grand as the Vatican’s St. Peter’s, after which the cathedral was modeled, but the gorgeous, 3 million cubic-foot building is a true gem. Inaugurated on Easter Sunday 1894, it was the first building in Montreal to cost more than one million dollars-so expensive that fundraising and construction took 24 years.
Spire AVL of Carslile, PA has replaced an older digital mixer at the West Shore Church in Mechanicsburg with an Allen & Heath dLive S7000 Surface. Spire AVL’s Seth Shoemaker explained the upgrade. “The church’s previous mixer had experienced technical difficulties and added nearly 25msec of latency in its processing,” he said. “We recommended the dLive because we knew it was a reliable mixer with very low latency and the drag-and-drop touch screens would simplify setups. We also provided fourteen ME-1 Personal Monitor Mixers to give the church’s musicians the ability to do their own in-ear monitor mix and we knew the dLive would integrate all of this very nicely.”
West Shore is an Evangelical Free Church with a 1500 seat worship center. The church’s stage includes 112 audio inputs allowing the band or choir to be placed almost anywhere on the stage while maintaining short cable lengths. Additional inputs are located in a catwalk area for overhead mic’ing and ambient pickup. An Allen & Heath DM64 MixRack and three DX32 Expanders bring all of these inputs to the dLive S7000 surface making it easy to patch the system digitally for worship services and other events. A Dante card in the DM64 feeds a digital multi-track recording system in another room.
Selects GY-HM890 Studio Cameras and GY-HM200 as ‘Baptism Cam’ JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, La., has upgraded to …
Featuring energetic, musically vibrant services that engage the congregation fully, The Church On 68 (www.c3greensboro.com), formerly known as C3, offers a wealth of programs to bring greater relevance to all …
When announcing that they would be opening their first permanent off-site campus, leaders of StoneBridge Christian Church called it a “journey of faith,” proclaiming that their church, which began in 1908 with only eight members, would continue to grow and attract new worshippers. Like all journeys of faith, however, this one was not without its challenges.
The single-story building in suburban Omaha that the church purchased for its new satellite location had been a Wonder Bread Outlet store and Hallmark gift shop. Realizing that creating a worship environment in such a structure would require an extensive audio, video and lighting overhaul, church leaders contracted CCI Solutions. The CCI Solutions team transformed the former store with help (on the lighting end) from CHAUVET Professional Ovation, Rogue and COLORdash fixtures.
The Household of Faith is a church based in Gonzalez, LA that can accommodate about 1,200 worshipers and holds services and events for the community. Recently, Pastor Bledsoe wanted to find a way to enhance the worship experience and captivate the congregation’s attention using video. With this in mind, he decided to upgrade the church’s AV installation and invest in new material that could provide a lot of flexibility to the church.
Walk down North Jefferson Street in the historic district of Indiana’s “Lime City” and it’s easy to become lost in time. Huntington earned its nickname because at one time it was a center of limestone production, and the stately homes on Jefferson Street, many of which date back to the 1840s, bear witness to the city’s solid traditions.
Not far from this historic district, (0.8 miles to be exact) is another time-honored part of Huntington’s culture, College Park Church. Founded in 1897, the church’s roots in the community run deep, but like the city of Huntington, which hosts a high-tech university and an acclaimed robotic auto parts plant, College Park Church has stepped into the future while continuing to honor its past. This spirit was at the heart of a recent remodeling project at the church that was done by CSD Group of Fort Wayne Indiana, using LED fixtures from Chauvet as key components of its new lighting system.