Choosing a name for the new church was an important part of our preparation process. A cornerstone is a crucial element in the construction of a strong building on which other elements are built and rely. Christians believe Christ is the cornerstone of his Church (The worldwide people of God) and it is on his teaching, example, love and salvation (being set free from sin) that we seek to build the life, worship and service of this congregation in Uckfield. We aim to place Jesus Christ at the centre of our lives, our community and our worship.
In Psalm 118 verses 22 & 23 (Old Testament - The Bible) we read: "The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes." Jesus is the cornerstone.
WHAT'S THE LOGO ABOUT?
Our Logo includes key elements of the Methodist and United Reformed Church emblems as well as some additional features:
The red circle represents the world - Christians believe that Jesus is for all people, the Light and Saviour of the World.
The white cross reminds us of the cross on which Jesus died - but the empty cross reminds us that he rose again from the dead.
The fish is an ancient Christian symbol. In early church times when Christians were persecuted for their beliefs people used this sign as a secret way of revealing to others that they were a believer. The Greek word for fish is Ichthus, the letters of which, in Greek, are the initials of the words Jesus Christ God's Son and Saviour.
The blue corner represents Christ the Cornerstone.