The stained glass windows seen in the sanctuary are a source of beauty, history and contemplation for members and visitors alike. Unfortunately, original records identifying the studio and the maker of these windows have not been located. For well over a century the windows have served to uplift the spirit, record for posterity the names of founding members and donors, and reveal spiritual truths for reflection.
“Contemplate the windows.” That is the exhortation made by the late Rev. Dr. Forrest Church in his final book, The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology. He writes “The Light of God (or Truth or Being Itself, call it what you will) shines not only upon us, but out from within us as well. Together with the windows, we are part of the Cathedral, not apart from it. Together we comprise an interdependent web of being.” He continues, “We shall never see the Light directly, only as refracted through the windows of the Cathedral. Prompting humility, life’s mystery lies hidden, beyond knowledge’s most ample ken. The Light (God, Truth) is veiled.”
Alpha to Omega
Sanctuary south wall
When visiting Eldorado Universalist Church, take time to admire and contemplate the windows. They are in full view, both reflect and conceal the Light, and await the seeker.
Parable of the Sower
Nave west wall
The Good Shepherd
Nave north wall