GIG HARBOR, WA (April 26, 2011) – When Michael White, senior pastor of Harbor Covenant Church, experienced a sudden inspiration, it meant member and artist Sanne Beavin had to work fast.
Two weeks before Lent, White was finishing his plans for how the church would observe the holy season. Then the idea came that he should ask Beavin to do a series of eight paintings depicting Jesus’ journey to his death.
At first, Beavin struggled to find her own inspiration. She had to experience her own Lenten journey, which was one of tears, desperation, and ultimately exhilaration when the images came to mind. She completed the project in just three weeks.
Each week, the congregation was presented with a new painting in a tableau of related symbols as a visual focus for the members’ journeys. “The paintings gave us a profound visual focus and exposes us to the reality of Christ’s suffering and his incredible sacrifice,” says member MaryLee Powell.
During Holy Week, the church scheduled several opportunities when area residents were able to make the Cross-Way journey.
To see all of the artwork and read the artist’s interpretation of each, click here. Photos were taken by Mike Hagen.
Walnut Creek Member Earns Pitching Honors
RIVERSIDE, CA – Steven Fischback, a member of Hillside Covenant Church in Walnut Creek, was named Big West Pitcher of the Week for his performance that led Cal Poly to a 4-2 decision over No. 5-ranked Cal State-Fullerton.
Winning the honor was special because Fischback had missed the entire 2009 and 2010 seasons while recovering from labrum surgery.
The senior right-hander pitched a five-hit complete game against the Titans – his first career win against a top-25 team. He walked three (two intentionally), struck out seven, and retired the side three times.
The outing improved Fischback’s record to 4-2 on the year and lowered his earned-run average to 3.60.
With the help of Fischback, Cal Poly won the series against Cal State Fullerton for the second time in 38 years.