Sanctuary Installation Projects


David Teich

I serve First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown, NJ as Communications Director. Graphic communication is emerging as an essential element of worship services.

My work encompasses several projects throughout the church year; I have built a team of members who conceptualize, design, and execute works of visual, graphic and decorative art that enhance the quality of worship, communication and even healing within the church, by direct involvement in creating the worship environment. It serves a need for more inclusive, engaging, and contemporary worship activity, and appeals to a broader and younger demographic of members.

Projects are timed to coincide with seasonal and church calendar events. The Sanctuary and Narthex are the areas we focus on. The general structure of the projects is an initial concept session focusing on a scriptural theme. Reflection and personal expression are developed into a design concept. Subsequent sessions allow for detailed planning, execution and installation.


Project Updates 2014-2015

Project updates for 2014-2015 included rebuilding the World Communion Globes, replacing the Advent paper hangings with fabric, and adding major elements to the Pentecost installation.


Sacred Spaces


Still Life


Print and Church Publication Design


At First Presbyterian I am responsible for Connections, the weekly calendar publication, including layout, photography, typography and illustration. A few sample links are shown here.

Most of our members access it for information on church schedules, committee meetings, Christian Education, commitment rosters, and special events.



In His Image - Art Ministry ePub

A complete catalog of all major installation projects:  World Communion Sunday, Stewardship, Advent, Lent, Easter, Penetecost, Ordinary Time. Self-published.

Detailed illustrations outline the processes used for installation, and provide inspiration for churches interested in art ministry.

Available for download on the iBooks store.


Graphic Design and Illustration

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