Sanctuary Technology Project

This past September, a Technology Committee was formed to do further research regarding Audio/Visual Enhancement for the Sanctuary.

Several Local Churches are utilizing this type of media: Hope United Methodist, River of Life (TV Monitors), Cornerstone, and Others.

In Early October, Technology Bids were requested of 3 Companies, to quote what they felt would be the best fit for our sanctuary, projectors/screens or TV monitors.  Those bids were received and reviewed.  Please see below for summaries of each bid.

The Technology Committee welcomed our congregation to open conversation, regarding this potential project  during coffee hours, on Welcome Sunday 11/4 and 11/18, a Project Board and Scope was available for viewing.  

We welcome all viewpoints and encourage positive and proactive conversations.  

Please share your viewpoints, and let us know if you like projectors and retractable screens, permanent TV Monitors, keep it as is, or do you have another vision??

Feel free to send an email:

  • Bid #1 - Kestner Electric

    •       Proposal includes all equipment, low voltage wiring, installation, setup, programming and training upon completion.
    •       Proposal does NOT include Electrical Wiring…(Note: Electrical wiring by others.)
    •       Provide 2- 85" Video Displays with wall mounts. These displays will be installed on either side of the Altar approximately 8' above the floor to the bottom of the display (approximately 1' above the doorway).
    •       Each display will receive an HDMI extension from the existing audio control board location where we will install a new desktop PC.
    •       Provide a desktop PC with windows 10 software and 1 year of office 365 which includes Microsoft Power Point to be used as your main source input.
    •       Provide a monitor for the PC.
    •       Provide an IR receiver at the A/V console location so you can use the provide TV remote to turn on the displays from the control location.
    •       Provide an audio output from the video system to the existing audio system.
    •       Total Cost, including Parts and Labor: $14,285.76

  • Bid #2 - WW Communications

    Quote Scope:

    • 2 Projectors w/Power Zoom Lenses
    • 2 Retractable Projector Screens w/ Light Rejection Screen Material
    • Necessary additional Receivers/Switchers/Controllers
    • Includes Installation/Labor/Programming/Testing/Training
    • Includes Electrical Wiring and Circuits provided by Guaranteed Electric
    • Estimated $43,400.00


    The Projectors will be mounted right above the 2 sets of double doors on each side of the Church, the Screens the left and Right of the Alter.

  • Bid #3 - ECS, Inc.

    We will furnish and install:

    (2) 82” flat screen monitors in the main sanctuary on either side of the main altar. Samsung UN82NU8000FXZA

    (1) 82” flat screen monitor on the wall of the basement fellowship room.

    (1) Vaddio 999-6980-000 camera on the wall in the main sanctuary above the sound control station.

    (1) Atlona Matrix AT-HDR-H2H-88HA

    (5) Atlona extenders 100CER-POE-EXT

    (1) HDMI Recorder Clover Box Pro

    *We will install the camera, screens, matrix, recorder, extenders and all the cabling to give you a working camera system capable of putting either the camera or up to 8 total different inputs onto the (3) screens.

    *The recorder can record your camera footage.

    *We will also dedicate an entire day (8) hrs to training church staff/volunteers how to run/control the new system.

    The material price for this is: $30,275.00

    The labor price for this is: $4,700.00

    The TOTAL PRICE is: $34,975.00

  • FAQ!!

    How can Video Projection enhance worship??  

    Click here for the results of the Congregational Technology Table Talks.

    Check out what the ELCA has to say about this question.