Pre-Owned Windows For Sale

Saving the past to beautify the future

Throughout the United States, declining memberships in congregations have led to the closing of many religious institutions in some areas while at the same time, churches in other areas have been rapidly expanding and building to accommodate growing church memberships.

It has been an interesting phenomenon that John Phillips Sr. has witnessed over the past 35 years from his unique perspective as a stained glass expert.

In the early eighties, John Phillips Sr. came up with an idea that would help many churches for years to come. While consulting with two churches in one day, he realized that one was closing while the other one was expanding and building a new sanctuary. Each had specific needs that he could help them meet together. A new service idea was born!

Associated Crafts now provides this service throughtout the United States. Our staff has been helping religious institutions that are closing to sell their stained glass windows to churches that are growing and in need of stained glass windows for their new sanctuaries and auditoriums.

"Designed in 1964 by the Willet Stained Glass Studios in collaboration with the esteemed artist Benoit Gilsoul the window was originally created for and located in Calvary Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington. Once referred to as the great East window, the work stands 38 feet tall by 16 feet wide. Known as the Nunc Dimittis, the window depicts Jesus first visit to the Temple in Jerusalem and marks the first occasion in which Jesus was recognized as the Messiah by the priest Simeon. According to the Gospel of Luke, the infant Jesus was brought to the Temple by Mary and Joseph to be consecrated to the Lord - an act required by Mosaic Law. Simultaneously the visit also served to purify Mary and required the sacrifice of a pair of turtledoves (Lev. 12). The window illustrates the moment of priests great outburst in the Temple, when he recognized the Child as divine. Call Associated Crafts at 888-503-1184 for pricing."