Calhoun United Methodist Church is located in a small town of 500 residents, yet 6900 vehicles pass by our church everyday. We are located on State Highway 163, a major route running East and West from several larger cities. At the time of our sign purchase our average attendance was 55. This purchase by our church, since we are such a small congregation, was a major endeavor, yet we saw the future potential investment of our purchase.
We located Stewart Signs through their website, and then visited other signs in cities nearby. We did consult several other companies, but always came back to Stewart in working out the details of our sign. Our sales consultant was most helpful from the start in making sure that every detail we required was met. Stewart Signs evaluated our location and recommended to us the best sign available in our price range for what we were wanting. High resolution videos and graphics on our sign were a must, so Stewart Signs suggested our 40 by 112, open faced pixel sign, which would meet our needs. Since installation, three churches, one school, one fire department, and major manufacturer have come to our church to view our sign and were very impressed. To date, we have submitted four referrals to Stewart. We are highly please with our sign and consider it a privilege to recommend it to others. We constantly find cars sitting in our church driveway just to watch the various graphics our sign is running. Programming the sign is so simple. Stewart Signs has been very willing to help us work out any "bugs" that occurred during installation and start-up of the sign.
We have had several new visitors to our church since the sign was installed in December, 2012. More importantly, thousands of people driving by our church each day now see our church in action and what we have to offer. We use our sign for the benefit of the entire community as we promote not only events of our church, but other organizations. Currently we are promoting an event for another church in our area at their request. We consider this quite a compliment to ask our church to promote an event for them. Morale in our congregation has improved tremendously since the installation of the sign. Our congregation has become revitalized by seeing what our church "is" doing and "can" do in the future. We believe the benefits of our new sign are just beginning to appear and look forward to the results of our purchase. We do expect some of our new attendees to join our church very soon, as we have welcomed their visit to us on our church sign.
Calhoun United Methodist Church