New Cross and Flame at First UMC
An 18-foot-tall aluminum version of the United Methodist “cross and flame” logo was installed Wednesday on the rear of First United Methodist Church, where it will be visible from much of the downtown area. The aluminum sign was crafted by artist Tony Viscardi of Viscardi Designs in Louisville, Kentucky, and was installed by a crew from Lee Company, which has been doing electrical and utility work at the church over the past few weeks. The sign was dontated by church members Wendell and Dinah Agnew. The logo dates back to 1968, when the Methodist denomination merged with the United Brethren to form the United Methodist Church.