Page Title: Religious Flags

Buddhist Cross Ornament
Christian Flag Custom Banners Mormon United Methodist Church Flag
Christian Hand Held Flags Desk Sets Pole Ornaments Vatican Flag
Christian Themed Episcopal Flag Presbyterian Flag Zion
Church Signs Indoor Sets Star of David
Israel United Church of Christ

Mims House of Prayer, Mims Florida, January 2,005

Church Signs: The beginning of a hobby. You know the ones. You see them on the highways and byways all across the land. I get a kick out of the sayings they think up to put on them. Plus their messages are also commentary on current social issues. As such, viewing them is a way of taking the pulse of the nation. They are signs of the times. So I got the notion of starting a photo gallery of church signs at the bottom of this page.

My format is to show each church sign as a pair of photos. One photo shows a close up shot of the church sign. The other shows the sign along with the church building so you can see its community setting. We do not sell church signs. But they are usually real nice signs. Check back often. I will be adding to my collection of church signs in an effort to bring you our country's wayside pulpit. The opinions expressed on the church signs are those of the churches shown.

You can share my collection with your friends! Tell them to go to  churchsignonline.com That domain name leads right to this page

Flag of Mormon Heritage

This flag is no longer offered for sale. It's design and the story behind it is archived here for historical interest.

Copyright for the Flag of Mormon Heritage held by the designer 2006

We made a batch of custom personal flags whose design and meaning we found uniquely compelling. So much so, we asked its creator if he would like to offer it to others. Here it is. While its designer is a Mormon and the flag's symbolism derives from his faith and personal background, it needs to be well understood that this flag has no official connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is not "The Mormon Flag." To our knowledge, there is no official Mormon Flag. The church makes no mention of one on its web site. This is a flag that expresses our friend's Mormon heritage. Hence he calls it a "flag of Mormon heritage." Here is how he describes his Mormon heritage flag's meaning:

“A white field transversed by twelve dark blue bars, offset towards the hoist, at the center of which is a circular charge with a dark yellow sun having twelve rays. The use of the number twelve represents both the twelve Tribes of Israel, which will be restored in the last days, as well as the twelve apostles. The sun symbolizes Christ as the center of His church with His twelve apostles, both ancient and modern, as the guiding light to mankind. The sun also represents the celestial kingdom that we aspire to attain and the coming millennial rule of Christ on earth. As well, the use of the sun evokes the desert state of Utah as the central home of the Mormon religion. The circle represents the one eternal round of life, without beginning or end. The central device also evokes the image of a wagon wheel and thus reminds us of our pioneer heritage.

“The color white represents purity of the heart – cleanliness of thought, word, and deed. It also represents the clarity of eternal truth.

“The color blue represents the first gospel ordinances – Faith in Christ, Repentance, Baptism for the remission of sins and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. It also symbolizes the principles of truthfulness, chastity, benevolence, virtue, humility, sacrifice – striving to live a Christ-like life.

“The color yellow represents the brightness of the noon-day sun, celestial glory.”
copyright for the Flag of Mormon Heritage held by the designer 2006
This flag represents an interesting new project for us. Since 1977, of all the custom flags we have provided for people, we have never offered any of them for sale to the public at large. After all, why would someone in New York buy the personal custom flag from someone in Oklahoma? But this latest custom flag we are producing struck me as being an attractive simple design and one that might have appeal to an audience beyond the one person who created it. So I asked him if he would like to see if others have interest in his flag. The designer and The Flag Guys® have derived a great deal of satisfaction in seeing this flag through it's development and production. I have also personally enjoyed this project because it is a real world case of someone doing exactly that which vexillology studies. Our customer had a need to express a set of concepts. He viewed flags as an effective medium to telegraph his concepts. He looked around and saw no appropriate flag. He created one.

If vexillology were taught in a college it would exist in the humanities department along with literature, art, history and music. What draws us to cave paintings surely is not their wonderful use of perspective, their lush color palette or their clever, ironic Norman Rockwell like use of story telling. After all, those are stick figures on those rock walls. Those colors are perhaps red, and then more red, because raspberries were the available source of pigment that summer. And the story line is simple: "We had a hunt, I killed a boar. This is me" No, what draws us to cave paintings is that we recognize the humanity of the work. We understand that long ago in a moment frozen on the rock wall one of us was taking a precious moment to send the rest of us part of himself. We know that with all the challenges in that person's life just to survive, enough effort was summoned to still create for us that record of his mind. He had the need to share his world view with others and with posterity. Part of being human is having the need, the compulsion to express.

With apologies to the designer, who is no caveman and will excuse us the comparison, I am pleased that he chose our company to be the purveyor of his flag. It is an expression of his mind, his religion and his world outlook here in these United States right now at the top of the 21st century. With apologies to cavemen, we hope that this flag may prove to posterity to be as enduring as their own works. If a thousand years from now, this flag is meaningful to our Mormon brethren, then our satisfaction will have been compounded many times beyond our commercial interest.

I do not even know if my flag customer is aware of the term vexillology. I did not guide him in his design. He came to me with it. It is simple with meaningful symbols. It uses two colors and no text. As far as I know it does not duplicate another flag. Where have we heard these five points before? NAVA Principles of good flag design

Strange, but there is a relationship between good flags and good cave paintings. They both share the same preferred design attributes. They both are effective ways to communicate a mind's expression. They both are simple, use few colors and no text.

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Large Flags

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured)

Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5'

3x5'

Buddhist Flag

$41

   

$75

 

christian flag

Christian Flag

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured) Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5'

4x6'

5x8'

3x5'

4x6'

$36

$56

$69

$69

 

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$91

Episcopal Flag: Click to see embroidered design on 3x5' and 4x6' sizes. 5x8' sizes are printed.

 

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured)

3x5 and 4x6' Embroidered

5x8' Printed

Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5 and 4x6' Embroidered

5x8' Printed

 

3x5'

4x6'

5x8'

3x5'

4x6'

$57

$79

$105

$79

$99

Israel (Zion) Flag

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured) Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5'

4x6'

5x8'

3x5'

4x6'

$37.75

$50.50

$77

$64.50

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$79.50

United Methodist Flag

Methodist cross flag flame flag

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured) Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5'

4x6'

5x8'

3x5'

4x6'

$44

$62

N/A

$76

$96

Presbyterian Flag

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured) Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5'

4x6'

5x8'

3x5'

4x6'

$56

N/A

N/A

$87

N/A

United Presbyterian Church Flag

Click to enlarge for closeup

 

 

 

 

 

United Presbyterian Church Flag

3x5' sleeved with gold fringe

 

#ES13 $92.00

United Church of Christ Flag

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured) Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5'

4x6'

5x8'

3x5'

4x6'

#R4

Clearance

$29.00

 

$60

N/A

$69

 

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$85

Vatican Flag

Outdoor flag with heading/grommets (Pictured) Indoor/Parade flag with sleeve and gold fringe

3x5'

4x6'

5x8'

3x5'

4x6'

$56.75

$65.50

$114

$79

$94.50

 

Vatican Flag 3x5' Polyester finished with heading and grommets for outdoor use

#CFVAT $23.00, $30 for two flags

Buy in Bulk

Wholesale Papal Flags:

$60 for 12 flags!!!

That makes them $5 per flag

 

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Complete Religious Mounted Sets

For mounted indoor floor sets, see the American flag page by clicking here. On that page you will see an American flag set that will be a match to the religious sets shown here.

Buddhist Flag Set $280.00

United Methodist Flag Set $280.00

Presbyterian Flag Set $280.00

United Church of Christ Flag Set $280.00

Sets have a 3x5' gold fringe sleeved flag, two piece 8' x 1.25" oak finish two piece pole with brass screw joint, Endura gold anodized floor stand, gold cord & tassel, brass plated metal passion cross (Buddhist set has a round ball, Israel set has a Star of David)

9' Ceiling Clearance Is Needed To Display These Sets

MOUNTED SETS REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL $15.00 BE ADDED TO THE STANDARD SHIPPING COST SHOWN AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

 

Christian Flag Set $291.00

Episcopal Flag Set $299.00

Israel Flag Set $284.00

Vatican Flag Set $298.00

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4x6" Desk Flags, pictured with stands which are sold separately

Christian Desk Flag Shown With Stand

Desk Flag Pricing

Episcopal Desk Flag Shown With Stand

Desk Flag Pricing

Vatican and Israel are also available as desk flags

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Christian Hand Held Flag 12x18" Cotton, mounted on a natural wood dowel with a spear tip. Sold by the dozen only 

One Dozen 

6 Dozen 

12 Dozen 

 $66 ($5.50 per flag)

$60 per dozen ($5.00 per flag)

 $39 per dozen ($3.25 per flag)

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Religious Ornaments for Parade/Indoor Poles

Star of David #ORND $45.50

Passion Cross Brass Plated #CCP $49.75

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The opinions expressed on the church signs are those of the churches shown.

 

Moulton Memorial Baptist Church, Old Little Britain Rd, Newburgh, NY

First Baptist Church Icard, North Carolina

Independent Baptist Church, South Carolina. I forget which town exactly. This is when I was not as organized about this hobby as I will now be in my church sign collecting.  I have lost where I wrote down the name of the town  However, it must be near Waxhaw, 10 miles north of Lancaster SC. It was there I was visiting in Nov. 2005 the birthplace of Andrew Jackson our 7th president. Two towns and states claim to be the Andrew Jackson's birthplace. Both places are on the border between the two states. I visited both of them. Each state has a stone marking the Andrew Jackson Birthplace. The story gets told different ways. But from my readings it centers around the question on which of the two different uncles' farms his mother gave birth. Every account I read agrees that his mother was visiting the farm of his uncle when she gave birth to him. North Carolina claims it was at the uncle's farm on its side of the border. South Carolina claims it was at the uncle's farm on its side of the border. Everyone agrees it was near the border. Jackson himself believed he was born in South Carolina.

In the spirit of true sportsmanship and fair play in settling differences, there used to be a yearly football game between the two respective high schools with the winner allowed to have the bragging rights to the Andrew Jackson birthplace for that year. But at the Andrew Jackson Historic Park in South Carolina, one of the state rangers told me the custom was discontinued over liability concerns. Don't it just figure!  After all, if someone from one state gets hurt on the way to a school sanctioned event in another state, which school does he or his family get to sue? I suppose sending high school football players across state lines has become fraught with complexity now a days.

Ashley River Church of God, North Charleston, South Carolina

Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Cornwall, NY, My home town, three miles from my business.

Grace Bible Church, Wappingers Falls, NY; Mothers Day weekend 2007, About 15 miles from The Flag Guys

Trinity United Methodist Parish, Fostertown Rd, Newburgh, NY, About 10 Miles from us

Solid Rock Church of God, Rt 32, Cornwall, NY about 3 miles from us. Sunday May 27,2007, Memorial Day Weekend

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