Church Door Input
The front doors of the church need repainting and Jim Craney has offered to do
The church board would like input about changing the color of the front door
from brown to red. Please let a board member know your opinion.
The tradition of red doors dates back centuries. There are several meanings
associated with red doors.
Red symbolizes the sacrificial blood of Christ that saves those who come to him.
Red is also a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. Church doors
began to be painted red as a way of remembering the ultimate sacrifice that others
had made for their faith.
The red doors of churches traditionally signaled a place of sanctuary, refuge, and
safety. Those in need would not be captured or harmed inside the holy walls of the
church, which offered physical and spiritual protection. Some believe that the doors
of the Wittenberg Cathedral, where Martin Luther posted his 95 theses, were red.
Red doors on Protestant churches indicate their roots in the Reformation.