This is a logo for a year-long theme for my church. The church will be engaging in the idea of growing something new in our life as a church, in our community, in our world. We have spent 2 years exploring who we are - and that statement might be helpful:
Hilmar Covenant Church is a family of God's patchwork people rooted in loving God, listening for God's voice, and serving God's world.
We have focused programs in:
1) Healthy and welcoming relationships
3) serving one another, locally and globally
4) Serving children, youth, and families
5) growing God's kingdom in its many facets, especially compassion, mercy and justice.
These are the areas especially that we will be pushing growth in this year. I am looking for a logo to symbolize this campaign for the next year. It doesn't have to incorporate any or all of those programs listed above. The main thing for me is growing something new. The programs are there to give you an idea of who we are and what we do.
It is important to me to contain the words: grow something new
I am completely open to ideas and to different colors. Crosses are fine, but not necessary. PLEASE no crosses growing out of plants or flowers or things. Probably no fish. I like the idea of plants and/or flowers. But I also like things that are a bit abstract - not too much. Or, illustrated, not photograph-ish. Traditional churchy looking things are not encouraged.
We are an agricultural community - though mostly dairy. Lots of corn (lots grown for feed), almonds, tomatoes, walnuts, cherries...
Our church website is: hilmarcovenant.org. You can see our logo there, but please do not think I am looking for something to match it. I'm open to it, but am happy for this to look differently. I want something snappy, something kinda cool. Not really a traditional piece.