God said, “Let there be light.” Applewood Community Church agreed, and set out to find that light through a major renovation.
Applewood Community Church’s humble beginnings consisted of a small building nestled in the outskirts of Golden, Colorado, created for its community in 2005. However, as the community grew, so did the congregation. By 2011, the congregation had grown by more than 20 percent, mostly with kids. And one thing became certain – it was time for a renovation.
From July 2011 to August 2012, Applewood Community Church underwent a major renovation consisting of a complete renovation of the downstairs classroom space, an addition with new office space for the staff, a larger kitchen, updated landscaping, and a facelift of the sanctuary.
The result was nothing short of a miracle:
But as church patrons filed in for services in their beautiful new space, they quickly noticed a critical piece of equipment for worship that failed to be upgraded – the sanctuary’s projector.
“Our old projector was 14 years old, not bright enough for the space and had very low resolution,” said Andy Platt, the leader of the church’s audio visual team.
It didn’t help that the new sanctuary was filled with light from its newly-installed bordering windows, making it nearly impossible for the projected images and videos to be seen.
“We had rebuilt the old projector once, maybe twice, and determined that even rebuilt, the projector was not going to meet our sanctuary’s needs,” Platt continued. “Our projector also had color and quality issues; the red was also shifted by two pixels to the left so sharpness to the image was impossible.”
The solution? The Epson PowerLite Pro G6750WU – and what a difference it made.
The words and images that were once hard to read and see were now bright and crisp. Patrons were wowed by the quality and brightness of the projected song lyrics, scripture and videos which had a huge impact on the worship experience.
The church also hosts a myriad of community activities, from classes to movie nights, and all experience the benefits of the PowerLite Pro G6750WU.
“The difference has been night and day. We can read the words on the screen in any lighting environment, and our movie nights are now better than ever,” professed Steve Seybold, one of the church’s technology consultants.
And the biggest difference between the old projector and the new PowerLite Pro G? It works within the bright light of the sanctuary.
“We can now leave the curtains up and lights on while watching a video. This was never previously possible,” said Seybold.
Be it through song lyrics, scripture, images, or videos, Applewood Church patrons are finally able to see their messages clearly, and the final piece of the renovation is complete, thanks to Epson and very dedicated members of the congregation.
*Photos courtesy of Justin LeVett Photography