Alliance Church Receives Grant For Upgraded Projection System

Pictured is a new television the Jamestown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church purchased as part of an upgrade of its sanctuary projection system.

The Jamestown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, located on the corner of West Third Street and Lakin Avenue in Jamestown, recently received a $2,000 grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Karl Peterson Fund.

The money was used to upgrade the sanctuary projection system.

The project replaced an old portable projector with two large screen televisions and a “comfort monitor” to aid those on the platform. The new screens are easier to read than the old system and can be seen from both sides of the sanctuary. The prior system was not visible in all areas. Set-up and wiring for the system was completed at no cost by members of the church.

“It makes the Power Point more visible for the congregation.” said the Rev. Wayne Eppehimer, pastor of the church. “The comfort monitor is very helpful to the worship team and me. We get to see what the congregation is seeing.”

The projection system is used to show videos about the world wide ministry of the C&MA, chorus and hymn lyrics, announcements and the pastor’s Power Point notes that accompany his sermons.

The Community Foundation awards grants from the Karl Peterson Fund throughout the year. Awards are given for funding needs of smaller projects to 501(c)3 and religious organizations. For more information, call the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation or visit